Child, Occupation or Both
- BRIGITTE, Gruner + Jahr, Hamburg
- Deutsches Jugendinstitut, München
- GFM-GETAS, Hamburg (Data Collector)
CESSDA Topic Classification:
- Family life and marriage
- Gender and gender roles
AbstractSituation in life and life planning of young couples. Topics: Both partners were interviewed separately. For the survey two different versions of the questionnaire were produced differing insignificantly from each other in sex-specific areas. The following description refers to the questionnaire for women: Length of current partnership or marriage; length of living together; earlier relations; judgement on one´s own partnership in daily life (scale); giving and taking in the partnership; attitude to housework (scale); satisfaction with division of labor in the household; associations with the term housewife (semantic differential); self-assessment of personal role model as a woman and personal concept of the ideal woman; judgement on role allocation of partner and personal concept of the ideal man; assumed partner´s concept of the ideal woman; judgement on one´s own psychological constitution (scale); comparison of the general situation in life of men and women, couples with or without children as well as housewives or working women; associations with the term employment (semantic differential); judgement on the importance of selected aspects of employment (scale); judgement on the importance of various prerequisites for a successful return to professional life (scale); willingness to make concessions in selection of a job; interest in training in new employment areas; possible duration of an interruption of professional life without problems returning; attitude to children (semantic differential); children or employment as the meaning of life; preferred point in time for desire for children (scale); desire for children as topic in the partnership; changes in attitude to the desire for children; children as reason for the maintenance of a partnership; preferred person to raise children after a separation; fears in connection with the birth of a child (scale); number of children; mother model (scale); concepts of an ideal mother; characterization and judgement on one´s own mother; extent of employment of one´s own mother in various phases of life; attitude to employment of mother; employment of father during one´s own childhood; concepts of an ideal father (scale); characterization of father; certainty of one´s own future occupational plans; residential status and other residents; extent of employment; shift work; length of employment; company size; time expended on the way to work or place of training. The following questions were posed only to women with children: number and ages of children and information on the relationship from which they come; desire for children and desired number of children; judgement on one´s own situation in life at birth of children; current occupational situation; advantages and disadvantages for a working mother in daily life at work (scale); desired opportunities for making employment easier for mothers and available facilities; use of leave for new parent and additional interruption of employment after birth of children; extent of employment and type of occupation after return to work; children as an accident or planned; judgement on one´s own solution to the child/occupation dilemma; expectations of partner at birth of the first common child and his actual behavior; self-assessment as a good mother and assessment of partner as a good father; mother role; time spent by partner for child care and personal time expended; satisfaction with division of tasks in child care; importance and use of selected forms of child care outside of the family; attitude of partner to one´s own employment; conduct of partner with problems with the children. The following questions were posed only to non-working mothers: reasons for leaving professional life (scale); characterization of current situation as housewife (scale); intent and planned time of resumption of employment; judgement on one´s own confidence regarding return to professional life; obstacles to resumption of employment. The following questions were posed only to women without children: desire for children and desired number of children; reasons for childlessness; assumed distribution of tasks for child care in the partnership; desired extent of employment after birth of a child; expectation of partner at birth of a child; current occupational situation or judgement on confidence regarding finding a job after conclusion of training; perception of working mothers in daily life at work (scale). Interviewer rating: weekday of interview; date of interview; length of interview.
Germany (DE)FRG incl. West Berlin
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Number of Units: 1274
Number of Variables: 520
- ZA1708 (Type: ZA-No.)
BRIGITTE (Hrsg.): Kind? Beruf? Oder beides? Eine repräsentative Studie über die Lebenssituation und Lebensplanung junger Paare zwischen 18 und 33 Jahren in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland im Auftrag der Zeitschrift Brigitte. Hamburg: Gruner + Jahr 1988.
Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22