Learning Conditions and Student Orientations 1982/83

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Peisert, Hansgert (Forschungsprojekt Studiensituation, Universität Konstanz)
  • Bundesminister für Bildung und Wissenschaft, Bonn
Publication Date
  • H. Peisert, Forschungsprojekt Studiensituation, Universitaet Konstanz (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
school education; subject of study; course of academic studies; university policy; study conditions; academic; career prospect
  • Abstract

    Learning conditions and student orientation. Topics: 1. Subject of studies and university admission: first course of studies or second course of studies; subject combination; government examination sought for the teaching profession; type of high school graduation or entitlement to university admission; average grade in final report; year of high school graduation and activities after high school graduation. 2. Experiences and main focus areas in the upper level: attendance of the reformed upper level; interest in selected school subjects or fields of specialization during high school upper level; high school graduation subjects; usefulness of the main focus set in the upper level for current studies; quality of school preparation for selected aspects of studies; general judgement on the time in upper level (scale). 3. Education selection and expectations of studies: motives for selection of course of studies; extent to which informed about selected questions of college studies; assessment of the usefulness of change of high school, research practical training, studies abroad, specialization, studies beyond major subject, involvement in university policy, rapid conclusion of course of studies, supplemental qualification through second course of studies as well as doctorate for personal development and to improve employment prospects; benefit of college studies; preference for studies oriented on inclination or later occupational chances; characterization of personal major subject area and the demands presented. 4. Study and work habits: number of hours each week for selected study activities; attending courses beyond major subject; study and achievement orientation; self-evaluation of study achievements; satisfaction with study achievements; study habits; fear of examinations and time burden from studies; regulating studies; studies course and studies planning. 5. Studies path and studies course: intermediate examination completed and average grade; self-evaluation of one´s own study achievements; determinants of the results of studies up to now; employment as student assistant or tutor. 6. Questions on student situation in life: manner of financing studies; adequate financial means and money available each month; number of hours of employment each week besides studies; relevance of this employment to studies or later employment; actual and preferred housing situation; judgement on current housing situation; distance between city of study and home town; admission via the ZVS; studies abroad; interruption of studies and change of university; planned studies course and change of subject or termination of studies; number of semesters. 7. Contact and communication: description of frequency of contact with friends outside the university, family members, students of one´s major subject or other subjects, assistents, professors and persons in the future employment field as well as desire for increased contacts with these groups; satisfaction with contacts with fellow students and instructors; advice and coaching through instrutors; characterization of professors in instruction and contact with students; frequency of coaching and counseling used; importance of coaching and advice in selected areas of studies; perceived isolation and anonymity at the university (scale); participation in activities of selected university groups and university activities; preferred tasks for student representation; representation of personal university policy views by the current ASTA; participation in elections for student representation; attitude to university policy involvement; perceived differences in the university situation of men and women; demand for improvement in the situation of women at the university. 8. Study problems: extent of personal difficulties and burdens in studies; judgement on structure, quality and organization of personal course of studies; most important change to improve personal learning conditions; perceived social, technical as well as intellectual support in studies; satisfaction with decision for selected major subject or interest in other training. 9. Role as student: advantageous aspects of student life; judgement on the standing of students in society; satisfaction with life as a student. 10. Ideas about university and science: currently determined tasks of the university as well as desired most important tasks; preferred goals of university reform; attitude to selected forms of university policy protest or criticism; attitude to progress of science and the influence of science on daily life as well as on economy and industry; attitude to technical progress. 11. Role and chances of graduates: greater responsibility of graduates regarding society; specifying particular characteristics and abilities of graduates in comparison to non-academics; attitude to increased income and social status of graduates; perceived changes of the chances of upward social mobility; judgement on the prospects of advancement. 12. Choice of occupation and concepts of occupation: occupational moral concepts and occupation areas sought; occupation prospects; perceived alternatives with job market difficulties. 13. Attitude to various areas of life: importance of areas of life; attitude to employment of women and preference for family or occupation; characterization of one´s own personality. 14. Political interest and position: interest in politics in the area of general politics as well as also with university policy interests; political participation; attitude to democracy and the political system in the Federal Republic (scale); democratic conviction; judgement on political relationships; self-classification on a left-right continuum in comparison to various groups; attitude to selected political goals; alternative orientations and activities (participation in groups sharing a residence, citizen initiatives, peace movement, autonomous work collectives and women´s groups); extent of realization of general social and democratic goals in the Federal Republic; assessment of social differences in the country; legitimizing social inequality; attitude to achievement orientation and the competition principle; self-classification on a top-bottom scale; social origins; expected development of one´s own social position in the next ten years.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-12 / 1983-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Students at the universities in Munich, Hamburg, Bochum, Frankfurt, Freiburg, the TU Berlin, the TU Karlsruhe and the Polytechnic Essen
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 7817
    Number of Variables: 613
Survey unit: college students### The survey is part of a survey series. The other studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1885, 2416 and 2417.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1884 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.1884
  • Bargel, Tino; Framhein, Gerhild; Gleich, Johann M.; Kammhuber, Siegfried; Lenske, Werner; Peisert, Hansgert: Studiensituation und studentische Orientierungen: Eine repräsentative Untersuchung im Wintersemester 1982/83. Kurzfassung. Bonn: Bundesminister für Bildung und Wissenschaft, Referat Öffentlichkeitsarbeit. (Bildung und Wissenschaft aktuell, 7/84) Bargel, Tino; Framheim, Gerhild; Gleich, Johann M.; Kammhuber, Siegfried; Lenske, Werner; Peisert, Hansgert: Studiensituation und studentische Orientierungen: Eine empirische Untersuchung im Wintersemester 1982/83. Bad Honnef: Bock 1984. (Studien zur Bildung und Wissenschaft; 5)

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