Special Schoolchildren Cross-Section Study 1989 (4th Wave of an Interval Study)

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:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
school type; teaching method; curriculum subject; elective subject; academic achievement; studies (academic); Learning motivation
  • Abstract

    Experiences and results of high school graduates at special schools. Topics: over-qualification in current school year in individual subjects; optionally learning a foreign language; interest in mathematics, natural sciences, technology; personal work style in problem solving in instruction; attitude to group work, preferred composition of school group, advantages and disadvantages; motives for individual, group work; participation in optional or obligatory instruction; effects of non-grading on readiness to make an effort; selected direction for establishing a technical reputation in 11. class; activity outside of instruction in the direction of establishing a reputation; activities in time free of instruction; attending cultural events; FDJ function in the current school year; willingness to accept FDJ tasks; subjective burden from various problems; personal significance of motivations to learn; satisfaction with learning results in the school year; desired achievement placement in the class; sense of well-being in the class collective; highest level in mathematics Olympics, justifying the level reached; participation in the previous two school years in national physics and chemistry competitions; honors and the like for achievements in selected areas in the past two school years; participation in research tasks, technical exhibit for MMM; achievement orientation in later employment, highest technical success sought; expectations and demands on future occupation; further career aimed for after high school graduation; change of original studies desire, reason; studies direction, in which applied; resulting acceptance or detour of studies direction; extent to which informed about certain facts in view of studies; subjectively perceived status of preparation for studies; repeated decision to attend a special class; improvement recommendations for future support of special schoolchildren; experiences and recommendations for following years of special schoolchildren.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-01
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren of 9 special schools at the end of the 12. class from the area of the Ministry for Public Education of the GDR.
Total universe/Complete enumeration; Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 314
    Number of Variables: 131
The cross-section study is part of an Interval Study, begun in 1985. Further remarks can be found in the Codebook for this study.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6199 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Pollmer, K.: Wie erleben Schüler der Spezialschulen und -klassen den Übergang zu diesen Bildungseinrichtungen? Forschungsbericht. ZIJ Leipzig, Mai 1989. 47 S. - F 89/25.
  • Pollmer, K.: Begabungsniveau und Begabungsrichtung von Spezialschülern mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlich- technischer Richtung. Forschungsbericht. ZIJ Leipzig, Dezember 1989. 67 S. - F 89/48.
  • Pollmer, K.: Zur Bedeutung von Fähigkeiten, Motiven und Interessen für den Leistungserfolg von Spezialschülern mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlich-technischer Richtung. Diss. B. Wilhelm-Pieck-Universität Rostock, Gesellschaftswissenschaftliche Fakultät. Rostock 1989.
  • Pollmer, K.: Bedingungen und Niveau der Begabungsentwicklung von Spezialschülern mathematisch- naturwissenschaftlicher und technischer Richtung vor Aufnahme der Spezialschulbildung. Forschungsbericht. ZIJ Leipzig, November 1987. 36 S. - F 87/33.
  • Pollmer, K.: Bedingungen und Niveau der Begabungsentwicklung bei Spezialschülern mathematisch- naturwissenschaftlicher und technischer Richtung bei Aufnahme in die Spezialschuleinrichtung. Kurzfassung. ZIJ Leipzig, Dezember 1987. 12 S. - F 87/45.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22