Early Recognition of Research Ability 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Theorie, Geschichte und Organisation der Wissenschaft an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Theorie, Geschichte und Organisation der Wissenschaft an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
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  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Family life and marriage
    • Science and technology
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
talent; personality traits; parent-child relationship; Learning behaviour; Learning motivation
  • Abstract

    Early recognition and support of mathematics-natural science talent among schoolchildren, relationship of school achievements and orientation of interests. Topics: Interest in areas of knowledge; occupation with natural science problems in leisure time; knowledge going beyond the level of school material and age group; age at which interest in natural science began; persons who influenced development of natural science interest positively; reaction at insolvability of tasks posed oneself; areas of knowledge; support by teachers, schoolchildren community and schoolchildren societies; grades in 9th 10th and at the end of 11th grade; knowledge of foreign languages; having too little or too much expected; boarding school children; student driver; expected behavior in the subjects mathematics, physics, biology, chemistry, civics, German, Russian, English; reasons for good performance in the natural science subject; social function; time expended for this; attending circles and teams; artistic interests; solution paths with presentation of novel tasks; fun at solving problems; reasons for strengths of achievement in areas of interest; health disturbance; fascination of areas of interest; occupational goal an activity in research; knowledge about the term research study; life as a scientist; time for other things; participation in international competitions; expression of certain behaviors and personality traits (self-assessment); position within school collective in the last few years; mutual trust in a friend / girl friend; preferred conversation partners; number of siblings; occupation of parents; opinion on personal upbringing by parents; particular strengths and interests of parents; school education, vocational training and social affiliation of parents; place of residence; studies desire; desired occupation; conversations with parents about occupation intents; support of natural science interests by parents; position of parents on a scientific career. Supplemental questions for the parents: knowledge of the child going beyond the level of school material and age group; degree of interest in a certain subject area; reaction of child at unsolvable problems and tasks posed himself; health disturbance of child; expression of certain behavior and personality characteristics; assessment of upbringing of one's own child; sociability of child; desired occupation for child; advising for scientific career. Supplemental form for the home-room teacher: knowledge of highly-gifted schoolchildren going beyond the level of school material; reaction at unsolvability of problems and tasks posed himself; expression of certain behavior and personality traits; position of schoolchildren within class collective; having too much or too little expected; additional support; chances of acceptance in the EOS, college and a scientific career; expected behavior and personality characteristics in different subjects; judgement on schoolchildren according to aspects of scientific career; fascination with his area of interests.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: district Magdeburg
Sampled Universe
High-achieving schoolchildren as of grade 7 (secondary schools), their parents and teachers.
Non-probability: Purposive; Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 785
    Number of Variables: 505
The study is based on a three-part questionnaire (schoolchildren, parents and teachers).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6327 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Groß, G.: Lebensziele mathematisch-naturwissenschaftlich begabter Schüler vor und nach dem Umbruch in der DDR. In: Soziologie in Deutschland und die Transformation großer gesellschaftlicher Systeme. Meyer, H. (Hrsg.), Berlin 1992.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22