Vicars and Young Pastors (Panel 1974-1977)
- Przybylski, Hartmut (Lehrstuhl für Christliche Gesellschaftslehre, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
- Lehrstuhl fuer Christliche Gesellschaftslehre, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum (Data Collector)
- Religion and "Weltanschauung"
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Post-compulsory education
- Religion and values
- Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
AbstractAttitude of theologians to theology, Christianity and church. Judgement on their training and detailed information on their occupation as pastor. Topics: First wave: The survey content is identical to the content of ZA Study No. 1514 with exception of the part of the survey only for former theologians. Second wave: 1. Theology and study of theology: university situation and judgement on the study of theology; relationship to theology; changes in attitude to theology and to the study of theology in the parsonage; judgement on relevance to reality and practice; motive for the selection of the study of theology; associations with the term theology (semantic differential); most important supplemental subjects for theology students; theological subjects within the training that could be reduced; personal influence from a theological direction or school; knowledge about personal attitude to theology among selected groups of persons; established protestant church in state in which vicar training took place and judgement on this training. 2. Church: personal view of church and concepts of an ideal church; experiences with the church and relationship to the church; actual and desired role of the church in society; the role delegated to the church by society; associations with the term church (semantic differential); management activities in trans-parish committees and church work; characterization of the relationship to immediate superiors; knowledge about personal attitude to church among selected groups of persons; changes in attitude to church in the parsonage. 3. Politics and society: influence of student movement on theology and church; social-political attitudes; active participation in student politics; party preference; assessment of personal political position by oneself and others; party membership; characterization of the Federal Republic; familiarity of one´s own party membership in parish; perceived party preference of selected persons and party preference desired of respondent by them; most important political and social problems in the Federal Republic; personal contribution to solution of these problems; knowledge about personal political attitudes and activities of selected groups of persons; changes in attitude to politics as well as in political activities during time in parsonage. 4. Christianity: concepts of the Christian and Christianity; perceived significance of Christianity in practical life; the way one sees oneself as Christian; knowledge about personal attitude to Christianity in selected groups of persons; changes in attitude to Christianity and in personal devoutness during time in parsonage. 5. Parsonage and community: judgement on one´s own occupational competence and training; preferred and non-preferred fields of work; judgement on the social prestige of pastors; personal view of pastor and criticism of the occupation of pastor; judgement on the bonus payments of the church; perceived job stress and effects on personal life; judgement on the identifiablity of the duties of a pastor; judgement on the possibilities of personality development in the parsonage; type of parsonage; official service designation; personal selection of current parish; knowledge about parish from vicar training; living in the area of the parish; size of church parish; situation of the parish; proportion of occupational groups in the parish; religious groups in the parish; leadership of these groups; representation of these groups in parish committees; church attendance of these groups; main honorary workers from these groups; adequate presence, rejection of tasks and independence of the main honorary workers; relationship to the main honorary workers; participation of these workers in meetings of church committees; number of permanent members of the presbyterium or the church parish council; representation of a certain theological and political direction by these committees; composition of these committees according to age, sex and occupational groups; characterization of the way these committees see themselves and judgement on personal relationship to these committees; institutions present in the parish; responsibility for taking care of administrative work; presence of honorary workers in sufficient number and judgement on personal relationship to these workers; perceived changes in attitude to theology, study of theology, personal devoutness, Christianity, politics, political activities, the occupation as pastor and the parsonage; significance of honorary helpers and main honorary workers for parish work; relationship regarding the parish and experiences with parish work; perceived hinderances for the occupation as pastor; associations with the term parish (semantic differential); ordination and choice of pastor; events and institutions with the character of a national church; opportunity to occupy oneself with problems of the national church public corresponding to one´s own concepts; majority party or governing coalition in the community; most important municipal political problems and personal effort to solve these problems; characterization of relationships with selected institutions and organizations in the community; group of persons with strongest criticism of the decision to go to the parsonage; transfer to the parsonage immediately after the second theological examination; number of pastor positions up to now and interest in a change; second study and type of major; termination of the occupation of theologian with an occupational alternative; interest in change to a special or function parsonage; satisfaction with current pastor position; knowledge about personal attitude to the parsonage among selected groups of persons; personally hiring or firing employees; time expended for selected activities; manner of processing personal occupational experiences; group of persons with strongest demand on one´s own work; comparisons by parish with predecessor; desired main job focus; changes in the parish intended and already completed; feeling of control over private life-style; changes in one´s circle of friends due to transfer from curacy to parsonage; active participation of partner in parish; main difficulties of parish pastor; number of pastors in church parish; composition of circle of colleagues according to age and sex; personal friendship with colleagues in church parish; areas of cooperation with colleagues; influence of colleagues on one´s own work; frequency of discussions with colleagues and participation of non-theological workers in these meetings; representation of a certain theological and political direction in the circle of colleagues; discussion of occupational experiences and problems with the colleagues; composition of the circle of friends; main focus of occupational commitment among colleagues; characterization of relationship with colleagues. 6. Social data: year of birth; number of siblings; social origins; manner of child-raising in parental home; praying together with parents in childhood; personal contacts of family with a pastor during one´s childhood; church or theological occupation of a relative; type of school at high school graduation; reading religious or theological writings in parental home; participation in vacation stays or church youth camps; group leader in a church youth group; attending church events as schoolchild; comparison of personal devoutness as well as active participation in church life with that of parents at time of decision for the study of theology; other subjects during studies; judgement on participation in church life and on one´s own devoutness in comparison to that of partner; point in time of marriage; occupation and current occupational activity of partner; time of birth of first child; current active memberships; time of second government examination; city in which currently active; cities of college attendance; housing situation and size of place of residence. Also encoded was: ZIP (postal) code.
1974-08 / 1977-12
Germany (DE)FRG incl. West Berlin
Number of Units: 79
- ZA1515 (Type: ZA-No.)
Przybylski, Hartmut: Von der Studentenbewegung ins Gemeindepfarramt. Frankfurt a. M.: Lang 1985. (Europäische Hochschulschriften, Reihe 22, Soziologie, Bd. 100)
Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22