Cultural and Ethnic Identity of Migrant Workers in Intercontextual and Intergenerational Comparison

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Alpheis, Hannes (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Hamburg)
  • Esser, Elke (Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)
  • Esser, Hartmut (Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)
  • Friedrichs, Jürgen (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Hamburg)
  • Hill, Paul B. (Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)
  • Kurosch, Ingo (Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)
  • Korte, Elke (Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)
  • Prust, Renate (Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)
  • Schnell, Rainer (Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universität-Gesamthochschule Essen)
Publication Date
  • Fachbereich 1, Fach Empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet-Gesamthochschule Essen Institut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Minorities
    • Housing
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
migrant; regional origin; social background; school education; job history; religiousness; integration
  • Abstract

    The general situation of foreign workers in five large German cities. Topics: ethnic origin; year of arrival of parents in Germany or personal year of arrival; attendance at day nursery, kindergarten and school in the Federal Republic; length of school attendance; attendance and duration of a special preparation class for foreigners; time of first day at school in regular school; attendance at schools providing all-round education; school degree; proportion of foreigners in the school class; length of native language instruction along with regular instruction; occupation after conclusion of all-round education school. The following questions were posed to persons born in country of origin: regional origin and city size; school attendance and vocational training in country of origin; vocational training; current or last employment practiced; shift work; living together with parents; proportion of foreigners in the building, in the immediate residential surroundings and in the part of town; residence equipped with sanitary facilities; possession durable economic goods; presence of institutions for foreigners in the residential area; parents living in Germany; regional origin of father; school attendance of parents; number of children; number of children living in country of origin; religious practices in parental home and strictness of observing religious rules; educational goals of parents; decision-making structure within the family; reading newspapers from Germany or the country of origin; nutrition habits as in the native country; use of video films and listening to music in German or one´s own language; use of the German language or native language in conversations within the family; frequency of mutual visits with Germans; contacts with Germans, relatives, friends and acquaintances as well as place of residence of these persons; memberships; circle of friends; nationality of friends; frequency of getting together; help from the circle of friends with personal difficulties; cultural milieu in one´s circle of friends; agreement with friends on questions of religion and fashion; conversations about the situation as foreigner in Germany; conversations about religious matters; nationality of colleagues or other students; attitude to assimilation and integration; self-assessment of knowledge of German; knowledge of native language; perception of discrimination (scale); satisfaction with living conditions, school or occupational situation and the housing situation in Germany; identity assimilation; feelings of homelessness and feelings on visits to country of origin; instinctive ties to ethnic groups in country of origin; interest in participation in municipal elections; party preference; postmaterialism index; personal feelings of segregation; personal sympathy for various nationalities or assumed sympathy of the Germans for these nationalities; solidarity with the region, the city as well as the part of town; earlier places of residence; personal religiousness; attendance at a Koran school; sex role orientation; personal wish and plans for return of parents to country of origin; interest in living together with with Germans; personal investments in native country; judgement on one´s own situation in life given a return to country of origin in comparison to the current situation in Germany; number of children; nationality, place of residence and length of stay of spouse in Germany; religious affiliation of spouse; current occupation of spouse; detailed information on circle of friends; degree of relationship and nationality; length of stay in Germany; friends as advisers; language ability of friends; cultural and religious milieu in one´s circle of friends; sex role orientation of friends; identity assimilation of friends and number of contacts with friends; knowledge of events to improve the situation of foreigners or promote understanding of Germans and foreigners; participation in such events; status of residence permit; interest in acquisition of German citizenship; desired measures to improve the situation in life of foreigners in Germany. Scales: intolerance of ambiguity; anomy; brief German language test. Demography: age; sex; religious affiliation. Interviewer rating: length of interview; language ability of respondent; presence of others; disturbances during the interview by other persons; willingness of respondent to cooperate and conduct regarding the interviewer. Also encoded was: type of building and use of building; condition as well as age of building; industrial companies in vicinity of residential building; sub-unit of part of town; date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1984-05 / 1984-11
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Persons of Turkish and Yugoslav nationality from the resident registries
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1846
    Number of Variables: 455
In every city about 180 persons of Yugoslav and 180 persons of Turkish nationality were interviewed, of which 90 were to be from each of the the 1st (14 to 25 years) and the 2nd generation (above 25 years). The selection of persons interviewed took place in parts of town with differing proportions of foreigners. The interviews were conducted in the respective national language. Comparable investigations can be found archived under ZA Study Nos. 1578 and 1579.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1580 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Esser, Hartmut; Friedrichs, Jürgen: Kulturelle und ethnische Identität bei Arbeitsmigranten im interkontextuellen, intergenerationalen und internationalen Vergleich: Zwischenbericht. Essen und Hamburg: Universität, o.J. Esser, Hartmut; Friedrichs, Jürgen: Kulturelle und ethnische Identität bei Arbeitsmigranten im interkontextuellen und intergenerationalen Vergleich: Endbericht. Essen und Hamburg: Universität, 1986.
  • Esser, Hartmut; Friedrichs, Jürgen: Kulturelle und ethnische Identität bei Arbeitsmigranten im interkontextuellen und intergenerationalen Vergleich: Endbericht. Essen und Hamburg: Universität, 1986.
  • Hill, Paul Bernhard: Ohne Heimat zwischen zwei Kulturen: Probleme der Ausländerintegration. In: Forschung-Mitteilungen der DFG 1/88, S. 12-15.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 250 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22