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ZUMABUS 6 (1982)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bechmann, Gotthard (Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe)
  • Frederichs, Günther (Universität Kiel)
  • Teckenberg, Wolfgang (Universität Kiel)
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Crime
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Natural resources and energy
  • Abstract

    This omnibus survey has the following main survey focus areas: 1. Questions on use of drugs (moved to study no. ZA5988), 2. Attitude to energy and environmental questions, 3. Occupation and job market, 4. ZUMA standard demography, 5. Miscellaneous Topics: 1. Questions on use of drugs: (moved to study no. ZA5988). 2. Attitude to energy and environmental questions: attitude to energy policies and questions of nuclear energy (scales); supporter or opponent of nuclear energy; attitude to an increased use of coal as energy source; possible areas for use of coal; attitude to coal liquefaction and large power plants; assumed consequential damages for the environment from increased use of coal; alternative energy sources; assumed protests given increased expansion of coal-fired power plants, possible reasons for small or greater readiness to accept coal-fired power plants; attitude to participation in selected protest actions for and against nuclear power plants. 3. Occupation and job market: self-assessment of social class; detailed information on vocational training and employment; characterization of activity exercised primarily; length of company employment; work at place of residence; company size; business size; monthly, weekly or daily payment of salary; achievement-based income; specification of wage or salary group; collective bargaining area; image of one´s company in comparison with other businesses in the vicinity; management duties and size of span of control; personal freedom to decide about start of work; flextime; freedom to decide in establishing work processes; days absent, days of vacation and times of unemployment in the past year; overtime worked and core working hours; general occupational satisfaction and work satisfaction (scale); work satisfaction (scale); demand criteria for an optimum job; recommendations on job improvements made with the works council; mobility readiness with change of job; school training and occupational demands; readiness for further education in occupation; desire for change of job and reasons for remaining at current job; assumed difficulties to find a comparable position after loss of job; number of jobs up to now. Characterization of previous job: reasons for terminating this employment; description of occupational activity; company and business size of this job; management duties and span of control; arrangement of working hours. The following questions were posed to those persons not employed: interest in employment; reason for the desire for work. Unemployed were also asked: length and times of unemployment since 1970. 4. ZUMA standard demography: regional and social origins; school degrees of parents; self-assessment of social class; sources of income; characteristics of one´s own employment and of spouse; extensive recording and encoding of occupation after the ISCO code system; housing situation; religiousness; memberships; local residency; age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; type of company; income; household size; household composition; interest in politics; city size; state. 5. Miscellaneous: political interest; postmaterialism (scale); occupation activity of spouse; school degree of spouse; social origins; year of birth and month of birth. Interviewer rating: spontaneity of answers given and uncertainty of respondent on the question of personal deviant behavior.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-04 / 1982-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Research area: FRG incl. West Berlin.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample of German citizens 18 years old and older living in private households
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1993
    Number of Variables: 480
The remaining ZUMABUSSE are archived under the following Nos.: ZUMABUS 1 - 1976 (ZA Study No. 0861) ZUMABUS 2 - 1977 (ZA Study No. 0814) ZUMABUS 3 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1224) ZUMABUS 4 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1017) ZUMABUS 5 - 1980 (ZA Study No. 1225) ZUMABUS 7 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1336) ZUMABUS 8 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1337) ZUMABUS 9 - 1985 (ZA Study No. 1338) Parts of the ZUMA standard demography have been summarized in a time series and archived under ZA Study No. 1233.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1226 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1226

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 17 | Registration Date: 2015-07-22

Bechmann, Gotthard; Frederichs, Günther; Teckenberg, Wolfgang; ZUMA, Mannheim (2015): ZUMABUS 6 (1982). Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.