My da|ra Login

Detailed view

metadata language: German English

Education of the Germans Part A

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • DER SPIEGEL, Hamburg
Publication Date
1996
Contributor
  • EMNID-Institut, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Education
Description
  • Abstract

    Knowledge test in the areas knowledge of German, religion, sports, politics, history, law, science and music. Topics: knowledge of selected personalities from politics, sport and science; knowledge of inventors; knowledge of selected terms; legal knowledge about sales contracts with door-to-door purchases; knowledge about the right to asylum; knowledge about the right to refuse to testify; knowledge about the right to vote and freedom of religion; knowledge of the age of majority; questions on right of ownership; knowledge of chemical formulas and the composition of the air; knowledge of the mass units for weight, electric power and volume; knowledge of the speed of light; historical knowledge; knowledge of the significance of historical dates; spelling knowledge; knowledge of syllabification; biological knowledge; knowledge of legal questions on abortion; frequency of attending sporting events and cultural events; frequency of use of calculator, computer, video recorder, CD player, reference works, telephone and bicycle; assignment of soccer clubs to the 1st national league and soccer players to their clubs; knowledge of sports data; knowledge of a foreign language and age at starting to learn French or Russian; knowledge of the seat of the European Parliament; party affiliation of selected prime ministers; knowledge of the Ten Commandments and the wording of the Lord´s Prayer; knowledge of terms and names from the Bible; assignment of classical works as well as works of Rock and Pop music to their composers or performers. Religiousness; occupational use of calculators, computers and foreign languages; frequency of reading books; interest in politics; self-classification on a left-right continuum; party preference; watching television in hours; specific choice of programs or zapping; possession of durable economic goods including bicycle, music instrument, Duden, lexicon, Bible and telephone; frequency of writing personal letters; difficulties with filling out forms; estimated number of books possessed in household; problem-solving ability of science; importance of all-round education.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-10 / 1994-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
The population 14 years old and older.
Sampling
Multi-stage stratified sampling (ADM mastersample) according to a quota procedure outside of the last level.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1004
    Number of Variables: 211
Note
Due to the abundance of test material the survey was conducted in two parts. Part B is archived under ZA Study No. 2835.
Availability
Download
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
Rights
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see https://dbk.gesis.org/dbksearch/guidelines.asp
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2834 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
Publications
  • DER SPIEGEL: Lücken und Leere. DER SPIEGEL 51, 15.12.1994, S. 92-114.

Update Metadata: 2019-03-30 | Issue Number: 82 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

DER SPIEGEL, Hamburg (1996): Bildung der Deutschen: Teil A. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2834