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The Influence of Television on Rural Municipalities of Tunisia (Panel: 2nd Wave, 1983)

Resource Type
  • 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, Rached Institut 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
  • 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 occupation for sons or grandchildren; unmarried children; preferred place of residence for children after marriage; personal 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 furnishing; 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 of the life of politicians 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 city; ownership of a television set by the most politically aware people in the city; judgement on life in a large Tunisian city; political discussion partners; assumed attitude of Islam to birth control; frequency of watching television and the use of programs in French and Arabic; location of television; social position of television as well as number of people present; main television partner; length of watching television; frequency of watching selected television programs; ownership of television; preferred place to watch television; frequency of discussions about television programs; judgement on television programs as suitable for the whole family; ownership of television and radio by friends and neighbors; frequency and length of use of radio; ability to read; frequency of reading magazines; preferred medium for information on politics, sport as well as topics from the areas of culture, religion and education; preference for personal participation in political, religious, musical and sporting events or watching them on television; marital status; size of household; education level; employment status; occupation; ownership of selected pieces of furniture, consumer goods and articles of decoration; frequency of leaving the city. Additionally encoded were: respondent´s place of residence; place of interview; presence of third party during interview; date of interview; length of interview; interviewer identification.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Tunisia (TN)
    selected cities in Tunisia
Sampled Universe
People over 15 years from the cities Douar Ouled Amor, El Kouamlia and Sidi Neji
Quota samples
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 355
    Number of Variables: 191
The study is the second part of a three-wave panel survey. The first and third waves of the investigation are archived under ZA Study Nos. 5014 and 5016. Of the 347 respondents from the first wave 194 could be interviewed again. The other 161 respondents of the second wave were interviewed for the first time.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5015 (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.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 78 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Kepplinger, Hans M.; Donsbach, Wolfgang; Hamdane, Mohamed; Kembi, Mohamed A.; Skik, Rached (1990): The Influence of Television on Rural Municipalities of Tunisia (Panel: 2nd Wave, 1983). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Data Archive. Dataset.