Attitude to Work and Work Activity 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to work, current working conditions and expected changes in work activity after German-German unification, representation of interests at work. Topics: Participation in scientific surveys; interest in unification efforts of GDR and FRG; attitude to achievement principle and trade unions; moral orientations (scale); compatibility of employment and family; confidence regarding personal and social development; fear of environmental catastrophes, violence and aggression; increase in foreigners; fears regarding deterioration of working and living conditions in the future; identity of qualification and activity; change of activity and company in the last 2 years and reasons for this; expectation of negative effects of the market economy on personal job situation; readiness for occupational mobility, qualification, retraining etc. to retain one's job (scale); acceptance of worse working conditions given the threat of unemployment (scale); expectations of work responsibilities and working conditions (scale); salience of work in life; solidarity with current work and working conditions (scale); work demands; evaluation of personal achievement; social relations in work collective (scale); opportunity for creatively dealing with problems (scale) and time expended at work and in leisure time for this; reasons for creative work (scale); expectations of economic, social, democratic conditions at work (scale); representation of interests experienced at work; preference for a works council; influence of works council (scale); preferred representation of interests of young people; goals of representation of interests; comparison of representation of interests of working people in the GDR and FRG; expectations of superiors (scale); exercise of occupational management functions; interest in knowledge about western management; expectations of the situation of the sexes after unification; future role of women and attitude to being a housewife; member in trade union, party or political organization; preferred means of achieving interests regarding company management.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990
    Summer 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt.
Sampled Universe
Sample of apprentices, workers and employees.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 815
    Number of Variables: 139
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6093 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22