Women, Men and Computers

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Brandes, Uta (Institut Frau und Gesellschaft, Hannover)
  • Schiersmann, Christiane (Institut Frau und Gesellschaft, Hannover)
  • BRIGITTE, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg
Publication Date
  • SAMPLE, Moelln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social change
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    Attitude to the computer. Topics: interest in computers; primary application areas and associations with the term computer; personal use of a computer; possession of a home or personal computer as well as purchaser of this device; attitude to computers at home; conversation about computers; interest in possession of a personal computer; computers as birthday wish; computers as gifts and possible recipient of such a gift; usefulness of computers; naturalness of dealing with computers; attitude to computers; expected influence of computers on the working world and especially the jobs of women as well as on people´s daily lives together; stress on personal life from computers; assumed change of daily life from computers; fear of technical developments; technical understanding; assumed capability of a computer; expected influence of women on more meaningful use of computers; assumed jeopardy to health from work stations; attitude to work at a computer screen; occupational activity or training on a computer; technical education. Demography: sex; marital status; school education; vocational training; occupation; employment; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; respondent manages household; number of persons in household with their own income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons between the ages of 14 to 64 years
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample (ADM mastersample)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1965
    Number of Variables: 160
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1595 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22