The Influence of Television on Rural Municipalities of Tunisia (Panel: 3rd Wave, 1985)

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, Rached Institut de Presse et des Sciences de l´information del´Universite de Tunis (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 as well as 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 and grandchildren; unmarried children; preferred place of residence for the children after marriage; personal marriage; preferred place of residence after personal marriage; traditional vs. modern objects; 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 a politician as easy or difficult; judgement on the housing situation in the city; preferred dress style for men; attitude to a life without work; 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 a daughter´s employment in a modern city hotel; judgement on personal housing situation; observing obligatory prayer within the family; preferred dress style for women; perceived changes in the living conditions in the region; time of last visit of a welfare worker in 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 partner; assumed attitude of Islam to birth control; frequency of watching television as well as the use of programs in French and Arabic; location 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 set; preferred place to watch television; frequency of discussions about television programs; judgement on television programs as suitable for the whole family; possession of television and radio by friends and neighbors; frequency and length of use of radio; possession of a 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 personally taking part in political, religious, musical and sporting events or watching them on television; preferred acquisition in the case of having a particular sum of money; preferred occupations for young family members; attitude to birth control; attitude to wife or daughter taking part in a public political event; preferred time of the day and leisure preferences; attitude to work; frequency of leaving the city; perceived use of foreign aid programs; marital status; size of household; education level; employment status; occupation; ownership of selected pieces of furniture, consumer goods and articles of decoration. 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
  • 1985-08
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
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral interview with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 356
    Number of Variables: 201
The study is the third part of a three-wave panel survey. The first and second waves of the investigation are archived under ZA Study Nos. 5014 and 5015. Of the 194 respondents interviewed in the first and second waves 169 could also be interviewed in the third wave. Additionally 187 further interviews were obtained (in part with respondents from the first and second waves).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5016 (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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