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Vocational Training in the Country 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Occupation, Profession
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Vocational education
    • Community, urban and rural life
    • Youth
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
rural population; occupational choice; career aspiration; vocational education; FDJ
  • Abstract

    Influences on choice of occupation and vocational training in plant and animal production and on the way of life of young people in villages. Topics: Influencing choice of occupation (scale); time of occupation decision; identity of occupation learned and desired; applications rejected; participation in polytechnical instruction in an agriculture company; place of practical vocational training; occupation learned; selected direction of occupational specialization; reasons for choice of occupation (scale); occurrence of problems in transfer from POS to vocational training (scale); confidence regarding work in occupation learned; concepts on further occupational development; satisfaction with parts of vocational training (scale); demands in theoretical or practical occupational training; change of attitude to training occupation through vocational training; valuation on socialist occupation competetion (scale); current abilities in training occupation (scale); mastery of modern technology through forms of education (scale); readiness for change or change of training (scale); readiness to change place of work, occupation, location of work, place of residence, qualification, work responsibilities as a result of changed work demands from science and technology; reasons for inadequate training performance (scale); expected final examination grade; strength of achievement in different parts of training; attitude to the agricultural policy of the GDR; world view; goals in life (scale); existence of a FDJ base organization in the village; activities of FDJ in training (scale); participation in social activities and FDJ actions (scale); knowledge of documents on support of young people; participation in working out the youth support plan; assessment of the development of agricultural production at place of residence; assessment of voluntary participation in agricultural care and harvest work; evaluation of cooperation between plant and animal production; assessment of development at place of residence; evaluation of agriculture policies of government and party; solidarity with the country; city where raised; intent to remain in the country; current and expected place of residence; evaluation of leisure possibilities in the country; frequency of reading daily newspapers and monthly magazines; reading selected magazines; number of books of different literature genres read; frequency of use of various sport opportunities; possession or use of durable consumer goods, communication technology and leisure equipment; participation in youth club work in the village; belonging to leisure groups; membership in mass organizations, SED; intended service form in armed organs; final examination grade in school; membership of parents, respondent in an LPG.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-03 / 1988-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Apprentices of the second year of training in plant and animal production.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative sample.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1316
    Number of Variables: 213
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6065 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Gericke, Th.; Holzweißig, W.; Süße, H.: Lehrlinge in der sozialistischen Landwirtschaft. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1989. ZIJ: F 89/1.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1988): Berufsausbildung auf dem Land 1988. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.