Learning Conditions and Student Orientations 2012/13

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Georg, Werner (Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Universität Konstanz)
  • Ramm, Michael (Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Universität Konstanz)
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Bonn, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Universität Konstanz (Data Collector)
  • 2644 (Distributor)
  • 2644 (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
course of academic studies; study requirements; study conditions; study situation; social relations; university policy; occupational choice; political attitude
  • Abstract

    The Student Survey is a trend study on the development of the study situation and student orientations at universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany. The aim is to provide comparable information on the study conditions at German universities over time. The concept of the student survey aims at ´educational measurements´ in the higher education sector. At the end of the 1970s, six areas were identified as the subject of such performance measurements and recorded with the survey instrument: Efficiency, qualification, evaluation, socialization, selection and placement. The student survey covers a wide range of topics: e.g. access to higher education, choice of subject, course of studies, study requirements, quality of studies, contacts and social climate, difficulties in studying, internationality, wishes and demands, but also questions on career choice and values as well as on social and political orientations. The core of the questionnaire has remained stable across the various surveys. Topics: 1. Professional studies and university entrance; 2. Study and teaching; 3. Learning and working behavior; 4. Student´s living situation; 5. Contacts and consulting; 6. Study experience and study problems; 7. University development; 8. Choice of career and job expectations; 9. Social-political ideas; 10. Demography
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-12 / 2013-04
    Winter semester 2012/13
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Students at 25 German universities and universities of applied sciences
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 572
The trend study ´Studiensituation und studentische Orientierungen´ at universities and universities of applied sciences has been in existence since the early 1980s; it is the most comprehensive continuous observation of the development of the study situation at universities in Germany. The first survey took place in the winter semester 1982/83, the subsequent surveys were carried out every two to three years. The 12th Student Survey was conducted in the winter semester 2012/13. Further studies of the series are archived under the ZA-Study-Nos. 1884, 1885, 2416, 2417, 3130, 3131, 3511, 4208, 4344, 4263 and 5081.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5126 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.5126
  • Bargel, Tino: Studium im Wandel. Im Zeitraum von 30 Jahren: 1983 - 2013. Studentische Erfahrungen und Evaluation. Universität Konstanz: Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Hefte zur Bildungs- und Hochschulforschung (92), 2017
  • Ramm, Michael; Multrus, Frank; Bargel, Tino; Schmidt, Monika: Studiensituation und studentische Orientierungen. 12. Studierendensurvey an Universitäten und Fachhochschulen. Berlin: Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung, 2014

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 23 | Registration Date: 2016-04-01