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The Occupational Integration of the Blind (Survey of the Blind)

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Müther-Lange, Helga (Rheinische Hauptfürsorgestelle beim Landschaftsverband Rheinland)
Publication Date
1998
Contributor
  • Infas, Bonn (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
Description
  • Abstract

    Occupation and employment biography of blind persons. Topics: 1. Visual handicap, well-being and personality: degree of visual handicap; remaining visual acuity; additional visual handicaps; number of impairments; ability to read black text; ability to read writing with electronic aid; mastery of braille; further health impairments; type of health impairments; recognized reduction in earning capacity and amount of reduction in earning capacity; personal dealing with and well-being in visual handicap (coping); aid available and used with tasks in daily life; subjective certainty in eating in public; mobility practices outside of the residence; accompanyment; assessment of the employment situation as well as the fitness for work of the blind (locus of control and success orientation); suitable activities for visually handicapped. 2. Employment biography of the early blind: situation of choice of occupation; counseling discussions about training and work opportunities; number of counseling sessions; occupation practical training during time in school; post as a trainee after time in school, measure to find an occupation; work trials after time in school; vocational training, college, retraining after time in school; completed vocational training; vocational training specially for blind; vocational training in a facility for blind; vocational training site in the vicinity of place of residence; family, technical and colleague support in vocational training; full-time employment; reasons for non-employment; length of full-time employment; course of employment (longer work absence due to illness, unemployment, change of job). 3. Employment biography of the late blind: employment before going blind; reason for non-employment before going blind; length of employment before going blind in years; occupational activity at time of going blind; last occupational position before going blind; area of business; company size; department; going blind (suddenly or gradually); subjective situation, personal feelings at going blind as well as fears for the occupational future; counseling discussions about training and work opportunities and evaluation of occupational counseling of selected advice centers; participation in measures after going blind (mobility training and instruction in visual aids); retraining after going blind and current retraining status; personnel as well as technical support in retraining; primary occupational activity after going blind; reasons for non-employment; change of job after going blind and form of arranging the new job; type of company (special facility for blind or normal company); change of activity; usability of existing qualifications; re-equipment of the workplace; workplace for handicapped; duration of employment after resumption of work; course of employment after going blind. 4. Employment status and current occupation: employment status; length of non-employment; intended employment; part-time or full-time employment; place of work subsidized; type of company (special facility for the blind or normal company); area of business; company size; length of company employment; department; occupational position; activity now exercised; gross monthly income; further education in current employment; initiative for further education; support at work and need for support; means of transport on the way to work and distance between residence and place of work; foreseeable change of situation in life regarding occupation or family; pension application and type of pension applied for. 5. Unemployment: status as unemployed; support from the employment office (earnings-related unemployment benefit or unemployment benefit); compensation payment, adjustment aid; participation in employment office measures; number of positions offered by employment office; initiative applications in the last three months; reasons for not bothering with applications; assessment of the chances of success in looking for work; prospects of status change; length of unemployment; termination of last employment (personally giving notice or by employer); reasons for termination of last employment. 6. Pension, early retirement: reasons for retirement; type of pension received; length of retirement; planned later employment; status before retirement. 7. Education, retraining, further education: length of current training; type of training; training for the blind in special facility; participation in tests; plans for the time after training. 8. Last employment before unemployment or retirement: full-time, part-time, time limitation; support by the employment office or other bearers of the costs; type of company; area of business; company size; department; occupational position; occupational activity last exercised. Demography: age; age at going blind; school education; type of school; going blind before or after end of time in school; sex; citizenship; regional origins; marital status; living together with a partner; visual handicap of partner; occupation of partner; number of children in household (currently and earlier); accomodation in a home; size of household; household net income; personally available income; receipt of welfare; amount of current welfare; form of housing; residence costs; additional costs; membership in organizations for the blind, in handicapped sport group or other organizations; frequency of church attendance; social origins. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview; intervention in the interview; willingness of respondent to answer; assessment of reliability of the information; type of building of target household; course of interview, conversation and cooperation; atmosphere and residential surroundings of respondent; form of settlement; length of interview and type of survey.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-05 / 1994-07
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Blind receiving aid for the blind and registered in the area of responsibility of the Landschaftsverband Rheinland (file on aid for the blind spring 1994)
Sampling
Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1013
    Number of Variables: 474
Note
See also the survey of companies that occupy the blind archived under ZA Study No. 2394.
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2993 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Landschaftsverband Rheinland (Hrsg.): Die berufliche Integration von Blinden: Untersuchungsergebnisse (Tabellenband). Landschaftsverband Rheinland 1995.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Müther-Lange, Helga (1998): Die berufliche Integration von Blinden (Blindenbefragung). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2993