Social Interconnectedness of Urban and Rural Residence Groups using the Example of the City of Halle

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Sahner, Heinz (Institut für Soziologie der Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg)
  • Stadtverwaltung Halle/Saale
Publication Date
  • Institut für Soziologie der Martin-Luther-Universität, Halle-Wittenberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Community, Living Environment
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Social stratification and groupings
  • Abstract

    Informal social relationships and social support services of inhabitants in communities with varying degrees of urbanisation. Topics: Description of the residential area (rural, urban); number of residential parties in the house; description of the residential buildings in the neighborhood; commercial use in the immediate neighbourhood; duration of residence in years (apartment and place); city size during the socialisation phase; importance of different ideals: traditionalism; political commitment, social commitment, respect for law and order; self-assessment of interaction with others (scales); social network for personal affairs, sociability, and practical help; illness and death of a confidant, and thereby perceived impairment; relationship problems; financial problems; Immobility; household members; social network for leisure time, at the last birthday and at hobby discussions; social network for mutual support: lending and borrowing, household help, watching over another apartment, work problems, advice, discussion of personal matters; other important persons and indication of age, sex, marital status, school leaving examination, gainful employment and degree of relationship to the respondent; acquaintance to the important person and duration of acquaintance (member of the same organisation, colleague, neighbour, acquaintance, friend); relationship between the respondent and important reference person: mutual use for personal matters, distance of apartments from each other, frequency of telephone, written and personal contact, trust, commitment, assessment of the frequency of joint activities in the future; closeness of social network. Demography: sex; age (year of birth); school leaving certificate; employment; occupational status; net household income; marital status; stable partnership; Size of household; children no longer living in the household; parents of respondent and partner still alive; memberships in organisations, trade unions, professional association, political party, associations and religious community. Additionally encoded: acoustic and spiritual understanding; linguistic abilities; willingness to cooperate before and during of the network query; impression of exaggeration or understatement at the number of names cited; assessment of communicativeness.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2000-01 / 2000-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Halle (DE-ST-HAL)
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample by place of residence, age and sex
Collection Mode
  • Telephone interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 492
    Number of Variables: 134
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3512 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.3512
  • Petermann, Sören: Soziale Vernetzung städtischer und ländlicher Bevölkerungen am Beispiel der Stadt Halle: Abschlussbericht und Codebuch. Halle: Martin-Luther-Universität, Institut für Soziologie 2001. (Der Hallesche Graureiher 2001-2)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 21 | Registration Date: 2015-05-07