Achievement-Personality-Scientific-Technical Progress in the GDR 1981

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie an der Akademie für Gesellschaftswissenschaften beim ZK der SED, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer marxistisch-leninistische Soziologie an der Akademie fuer Gesellschaftswissenschaften beim ZK der SED, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Technology, Energy
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Labour relations/conflict
    • Employment
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Science and technology
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
job performance; job requirements; working conditions; labor relations; salary; Work attitude
  • Abstract

    Self-assessment of work habits, work attitude and work motivation as well as personal work situation and situation in life by working people in combination with 3rd-party assessment of level of achievement, ability and behavior through the respective collective leader. Topics: Question part for production workers: length of belonging to work collective; activity exercised and duration; shift work; influence of selected personality traits and behaviors on achieving high performance (scale); degree of necessary knowledge and abilities for task fulfillment; condition of health; satisfaction with work results and reasons for dissatisfaction; importance of occupation characteristics (scale); characteristics of job situation (scale); nerve stress and its causes; conditions for work performance; personal reaction at not achieving work performance; negative sides of work; improvement recommendations and reasons for submitting them; assessment of the situation in world politics; stand on work discipline (scale); amount of overtime monthly; special shifts; willingness to work with new technology; position on collective (scale); cooperation in the collective; participation in plan and competition discussions; degree of expression of characteristics of collective; stand on poor work of colleagues; relationship between collective and leader; necessary improvements of this relationship; necessary cooperation of members of the scientific-technical intelligentsia in the transfer phase; fair pay; level of achievement figures; evaluation and recognition of work performance (scale); possibilities to achieve higher income; innovator recommendations in the last two years; honorary functions within and outside of the company and time expended for this; agreement of training occupation and current activity; desired characteristics and concepts of life; occupation of father at time of personally leaving school; influence of parents on one's learning attitude in school; party membership; government awards. Question part for research cadre: length of occupation in research; reasons for this occupation; renewed selection of same subject area; agreement of work task and qualification; personal commitment for solving the work task; importance of occupation characteristics (scale); characteristics of job situation (scale); influence factors on efficiency of work; negative sides of work; proportion of scientific work, organization, further education and social work during working hours; occupation with work in leisure time; inventions or patents developed; registering patents; innovator recommendations; satisfaction with work results and reasons for dissatisfaction; effort to increase productivity; assessment of personal work performance; conditions for producing work performance; assessment of political situation; influence of selected behaviors and personality traits on achievement of high performance; risk readiness; reasons for inadequate risk readiness; forms of achievement-based pay; effect of achievement-based salary bonuses and their evaluation; opportunities to achieve higher income; fair pay; recognition of work performance; criteria for performance evaluation (scale); content of the last performance assessment; forms of advancement in occupation; significance of knowledge and capabilities for solving work task (scale); condition of health; relationship between work collective and leader; necessary improvements in this relationship; stand on poor work of colleagues; influence factors on reputation of collective (scale); desired characteristics and concepts of life; influence of parents on learning attitude in school; time expended for social activity; honorary social function; occupation of father at time of personally leaving school; performance scholarship during studies; government awards; length of occupation in current research area and in research group; party membership; performance assessment of production workers by leader: fulfillment of achievement figures; performance development in the last few years; assessment of capacity to achieve (scale); expression of work conduct and performance readiness (scale); technical level and qualification demands of job; mental and physical work demands; work intensity; course of work process; communication opportunity between colleagues; incentive effect of achievement figures; type of pay; wage form; work norm; performance assessment of research cadre by leader: capability; achievement tendencies; expression of capacity to achieve and behavior (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981 / 1982
    End of 1981 to Start of 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Berlin, Dresden, Karl-Marx-Stadt
Sampled Universe
High-performance and low-performance workers, college and technical college cadre as well as collective leaders from the areas tool machine manufacturing, electronics technology / electronics, construction as well as from research centers.
Non-probability: Purposive; Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific selection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 826
    Number of Variables: 354
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6330 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Fischer, K.; Jetzschmann, H.; Nickel, Ch.; Schröter, U.: Leistung, Leistungsverhalten und Leistungsbedingungen von Produktionsarbeitern. Ergebnisse einer soziologischen Untersuchung. Berlin 1983. ISDA Berlin.

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