Occupational Satisfaction 1987

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:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
job satisfaction; course of education; occupational choice; job history; working conditions; work satisfaction; professional qualification
  • Abstract

    Prerequisites and reasons for the decision for the occupation, attitudes to work, the current activity and conditions and effects of modern technology. Topics: School degree; type of school attended; place of school; occupation after conclusion of school; current qualification and year of degree; identity of occupation learned and occupation application; expectations of work responsibilities and working conditions in choice of occupation (scale); occupational qualification realized or training (scale); desire for further qualification; desired qualification level; occupational training interrupted; agreement between vocational training and requirements of practical occupation work; achievements of public education for personal and occupational development; relevance in practice of vocational training; time of first full employment; length of occupation in current company; change in activity undertaken in current company; prerequisites in order to be able to learn desired occupation (scale); reasons for taking up current work (scale); change of company; occupation characteristics (scale); satisfaction with current employment; length between conclusion of vocational training and fulfillment of requirements at work; social recognition in collective; significance of colleague relations; assessment of relationship with superior; intended change of place of work or company; satisfaction with company; attitude to work; problems arising at work (scale); assessment of technical level at place of work; interest in modern technology at work; activity suitable for qualification; type of activity regarding degree of automation; hinderance of scientific-technical progress through lack of acceptance, knowledge, material incentives, material-technical prerequisites, willingness to accept risk; pace of implementing technical innovations at work; changes of content and conditions of work through modern technology (scale); improvement recommendations and their implementation; making improvement recommendations; solidarity with occupation learned; reputation of the occupation; renewed decision for occupation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Interviewed were workers and employees from cities of different size.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 120
    Number of Variables: 109
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6092 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22