The Function and Role of Employment Adviser

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schröder, Helmut (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminar für Sozialwissenschaften, Abteilung Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
  • Kunz, Gerhard (Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultät, Seminar für Sozialwissenschaften, Abteilung Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Erziehungswissenschaftliche Fakultaet, Seminar fuer Sozialwissenschaften, Abteilung Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    The role of the employment adviser. Topics: position in office; frequency of conducting selected employment adviser activities; importance of selected sub-duties for providing individual occupational advice and providing training; description of the professional image of employment adviser; most important principles of providing employment advice; job satisfaction; judgement on selected areas of focus at work regarding time expended and personal leeway; personal attitude to talking with those needing advice and personal effort for them; self-classification of knowledge about relevant regulations; frequency of contact with institutions outside of the employment office; knowledge about expectations of selected groups of persons and their satisfaction with activity of employment adviser; frequency of requests for advice on the part of those seeking advice, companies, teachers, students, colleagues and superiors; influence of expectations on one´s own daily work; professional or bureaucratic orientation of occupation of adviser; assessment of success of advice on external factors; unemployment rate in district of one´s own employment office; difficulties in arranging training positions; rate of applicants not receiving a training position; overview of occupational interconnections and environmental conditions; adequate number of employment advisers in employment office district and average wait for personal consultation; evaluation of organizational conditions in employment office; sources of information on occupations used; participation in further education measures and supervisions. The majority of the topics were asked in the form of scales.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-11 / 1987-01
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
Sampled Universe
Employment advisers
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample of employment advisers who were members of the German Association for Employment Advisers (dvb) in the three states mentioned. Beyond this non-members were also selected as a comparison group (115 respondents).
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 301
    Number of Variables: 369
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1794 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schröder, Helmut: Die Funktion und Rolle des Berufsberaters: Eine Mehrebenenanlyse seiner Aufgaben bei der Berufsallokation. Nürnberg: Institut für Arbeits- und Berufsforschung der Bundesanstalt für Arbeit, 1989. (Beiträge zur Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung, BeitrAB 132)

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