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International Social Science Program: Work Orientations, 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • International Social Survey Program (ISSP)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
attitudes; comparable worth; employment; job satisfaction; job security; job stress; leisure; public opinion; technological change; wages and salaries; work; work attitudes; work environment; working hours
  • Abstract

    The International Social Science Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1983, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. The "Work Orientations" module includes data from Austria, Great Britain, Hungary, Ireland, Israel, Italy, Norway, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, United States, and West Germany. The module covers three main topics: (1) general attitudes to work and leisure (e.g., work vs. leisure time, the work ethic and commitment to work, the role of work in creating feelings of personal worth, and the alienating effects of not having work), (2) work organization (e.g., attitudes about self-employment, public vs. private sector work, full-time vs. part-time, job sharing, profit sharing, large vs. small workplaces, and attitudes toward getting ahead), and (3) work content, including collective interests and second jobs (e.g., characteristics or qualities of work, unions, employers, and managers, collective interests organized around work, and information about second jobs including reasons why second jobs were held).
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values..
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1989
  • Collection date: 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • Austria
  • Germany
  • Global
  • Great Britain
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Netherlands
  • Northern Ireland
  • Norway
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 18 years and older from West Germany, Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Austria (14 years and older), Norway, Hungary, the Netherlands (16 years and older), United States (noninstitutionalized English-speaking only), and Italy (the Italian population).
Multistage stratified probability samples.
Collection Mode
  • Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln, from whom additional copies of the printed codebook (ZA-NO. 1840) may be obtained. Records for Great Britain, Northern Ireland, Austria, and Norway have a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. No weighting was done for West Germany, the United States, the Netherlands, and Italy. No weighting information was provided by Hungary.

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This study is no longer distributed by ICPSR.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 9784 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR09784.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

International Social Survey Program (ISSP) (1992): International Social Science Program: Work Orientations, 1989. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.