Partnership Conflicts and Psychosomatic Gynecological Illnesses 1988/89 (Main Survey)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Abteilung Psychosoziale Frauenheilkunde der Frauenklinik des Bereichs Medizin der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
Publication Date
  • Abteilung Psychosoziale Frauenheilkunde der Frauenklinik des Bereichs Medizin der Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
  • Abstract

    Health and illness, reproduction and fertility, work, housing, partnership and family. Topics: Questions on beginning and course of menstruation; menstruation complaints and stress; methods of contraception in various phases of life; frequency of health complaints, burdens from this and necessary doctor consultations (scale); chronic illnesses; occupational qualifications; qualification intents and occupational position of respondents and their partners; characteristics and requirements of employment (scale); full-time or part-time employment; reasons for part-time employment; preference of full-time employment; shift work; available leisure time on work days; satisfaction with working conditions (scale); tenancy; number of rooms; residential furnishings; satisfaction with housing situation; frequency of contacts with partner; character of place of residence; length of living together with partner; number and age of children living in household; handicapped child in family; social functions; frequency of illnesses of family members; importance of selected areas of life (scale); preference for family or occupation; expectations of the partnership (scale); relationship of man and woman regarding amount of income, rights, sensitivity, qualification, management functions; fulfillment of expectations of partnership (scale); agreement with partner in selected areas of life (scale); problems in the partnership; personal views on love and sexuality as well as those of partner; discussing sexual questions with partner; assessment of satisfaction of partner with sexuality in the partnership; personal satisfaction with aspects of sexuality; venereal diseases of respondents and partners; sexual intercourse under influence of alcohol by respondents and partners; using violence to force sexual interests by partner and personal stress from this; rules for common organization of leisure time and satisfaction with this; importance of selected leisure goals for respondents and partners; common organization of leisure time and satisfaction with this; responsibility for individual jobs in household and satisfaction with this; assessment of children as independent personalities; responsibility for individual areas of raising children; division of responsibility in raising children and satisfaction with this; type of instinctive stress from children; temporal occupation with children on work days; support by others in arranging occupational and private obligations (scale); views on common friendships of spouses; common arrangement of financial matters and satisfaction with this; current financial situation; self-assessment of partnership regarding happiness; thoughts of divorce or separation; trust in partner; conversations with partner (scale); problems in the partnership regarding alcohol, force, infidelity, dealing with money; orientation of goals and interests in the partnership; dealing with differences of opinion in the partnership; conduct of partner in the partnership (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988 / 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin and Oranienburg
Sampled Universe
In the Gynecological Clinic of the Women´s Clinic of the Charite, in clinics of various districts of the city and in a gynecological practice women were selected if they were of child-bearing age, living for at least one year in a partnership and not suffering from life-threatening illnesses.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1761
    Number of Variables: 466
Supplementary survey among sterile women, ZA Study No. 6370.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6369 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Begenau, J.: Psychosoziale Ressourcen weiblicher Gesundheit in Ostdeutschland: Ein Wendewandel? Vortrag auf der 2. Fachtagung des Müttergenesungswerkes. Berlin 1992. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2008.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22