The Influence of Television on Rural Municipalities of Tunisia (Panel: 1st Wave, 1982)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Kepplinger, Hans M. (Institut für Publizistik, Universität Mainz)
  • Donsbach, Wolfgang (Institut für Publizistik, Universität Mainz)
  • Hamdane, Mohamed (Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l´information de l´Universite de Tunis (I. P. S. I.), Tunisie)
  • Kembi, Mohamed A. (Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l´information de l´Universite de Tunis (I. P. S. I.), Tunisie)
  • Skik, Rached (Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l´information de l´Universite de Tunis (I. P. S. I.), Tunisie)
Publication Date
  • Hamdane, Mohamed (Data Collector)
  • Kembi, Mohamed A. (Data Collector)
  • Skik, RachedInstitut de Presse et des Sciences de l´information de l´Universite deTunis (I. P. S. I.), Tunisie (Data Collector)
  • M. Hamdane, A. Kembi, R. Skik, Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l'information de L'Université de Tunis (I.P.S.I.), Tunisie (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Living and housing situation in rural municipalities in Tunisia and the influence of television on the rural population. Topics: knowledge of selected personalities from the areas of politics, sport and music; preferred names for children (index of modernity); children or grandchildren without work; preferred work for sons or grandchildren; unmarried children; preferred place of residence for the children after marriage; personal marriage as well as previous marriage; preferred place of residence after personal marriage; importance of owning selected pieces of furniture and consumer goods as well as objects from the area of home decoration; attitude to life in a large European or American city as dangerous; knowledge of a person who spent time in Europe in the last year; judgement on the life of politician as easy or difficult; judgement on the housing situation in the city; preferred dress style for men; preferred occupations (index of modernity); attitude to family planning; personal opinion leadership in the city; assumed frequency of selected activities of politicians; frequency of political discussions about the Tunisian government; unmarried daughters; attitude to employment of a daughter in a modern city hotel; judgement on personal housing situation; observing obligatory prayer within the family; preferred dress style for women; perceived changes in living conditions in the region; time of last visit of a welfare worker to the region; ownership of a television set by the most politically aware people in the city; judgement on life in a large Tunisian city; interest in a discussion with a politician about personal problems; political discussion partners; assumed attitude of Islam to birth control; frequency of watching television as well as use of television programs in French and Arabic; place of television; social situation of television as well as number of people present; main television partner; length of watching television; frequency of watching selected programs; ownership of television; the right of wife and children to watch television in the absence of the head of household; preferred place to watch television; frequency of discussions about television programs; judgement on television program as suitable for the whole family; ownership of television and radio by friends and neighbors; length and frequency of use of radio; ownership of a radio; ability to read; frequency of reading magazines; marital status; size of household; education level; employment status; occupation; ownership of various objects of decoration, consumer goods and pieces of furniture. Additionally encoded were: respondent´s place of residence; place of interview; presence of third party during the interview; date of interview; length of interview; interviewer identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-01
Geographic Coverage
  • Tunisia (TN)
    selected cities in Tunisia
Sampled Universe
People over 15 years in the cities Douar Ouled Amor, El Kouamlia and Sidi Neji
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 347
    Number of Variables: 181
The study is the first part of a three-wave panel survey. The second and third waves of the investigation are archived under ZA Study Nos. 5015 and 5016.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5014 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kepplinger, Hans Mathias; Donsbach, Wolfgang; Auer, Reiner; Kembi, Mohamed Ali; Hamdane, Mohamed; Skik, Rached: The Impact of Television on Rural Areas of Tunisia: A panel field experiment on changes in social perception, attitudes, and roles after the introduction of television. In: Revue Tunisienne de Communication, 10, Juillet/Decembre 1986, S. 107-162.
  • Donsbach, Wolfgang; Kepplinger, Hans Mathias: Dallas and Mohamed. In: Forschungsmagazin der Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz 2/88, S. 34-40.
  • Donsbach, Wolfgang; Hamdane, Mohamed; Kembi, Mohamed Ali; Kepplinger, Hans Mathias; Skik, Rached: Les Effets de la Television dans un Milieu rural Tunisien. In: Communications, 11, 1985, No. 2, S. 75-97.

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