Survey of Technical College Distant Students 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Hochschulbildung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Hochschulbildung, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Post-compulsory education
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
distance learning; choice of studies; job situation; study conditions; job history; Study motivation
  • Abstract

    Company conditions, courses of individual education and occupation, motivation for studies, territorial and social structural influences as well as personal situation. Topics: Subject area; technical college; start of studies; actual and desired path of education; concluding grade of 10th grade and of high school graduation; time interval between 10th grade or high school graduation and start of distance education; technical college degree in another field of specialization; vocational certificate as skilled worker; activity in training occupation; concluding grade of skilled worker; premature termination of training; agreement of occupation learned and activity exercised; years in occupation; occupational preparation as prerequisite for studies; earlier application for admission to college; reasons for taking up studies, for selection of subject area and distance education; decision for previous course; changed conditions for economics and engineering studies; attractivity of future college distant studies; sources of information and extent to which informed about studies; being up to the demands of studies; persons who influenced taking up studies; preparation for studies; support by the company during studies; delegation by the company; time expended for studying on one's own; obtaining literature for studies; use of company library; goals in life sought and achieved such as scientific activity, management function, socially useful work, highly paid position, reputation among colleagues, family, more than two children, prosperity, education and culture; necessary and pronounced character traits for future studies; assessment of higher education by society, work collective and family; expectations of future college occupation; work area of current and future activity; company; shift work; innovator movement; youth researcher collective; necessary and actual qualification level of post; deployment opportunities after conclusion of course of studies in company and collective; necessity of college or technical college education for practical occupation; agreement of selected subject direction and cadre needs of company as well as of work collective; company of deployment after conclusion of course of studies; number of employees in company; occupation characteristics; management function; burden from gaps in knowledge in technical area, increases in difficulty of work, relationship with leader, interhuman relations, extent of social work, housing conditions, financial situation, social contacts, lacks in work organization, travel times to city of study, insufficient interest of company in studies and insufficient time for family; relation with immediate superiors; relations in work collective; intended change of job; district of main place of residence, of branch and technical college at which registered; education at place of residence; distance to place of education; commuting times; completed workplace; employment of partner; support by partner in fulfillment of study obligations; number and ages of children; occupational qualification of parents and partner; social status of parents and partner.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-10 / 1989-03
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Technical college distant students of various subject areas in the first year of studies according to subject areas.
Probability: Stratified; Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1281
    Number of Variables: 304
The comparative investigation "Survey of College Distant Students 1988" is archived under ZA Study No. 6412.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6411 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Adler, H.; Stein, R.: Hoch- und Fachschulfernstudenten am Beginn des Studiums. In: Fernuniversität Hagen (Hrsg.): ZIFF Papiere 83, Hagen 1990. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-948.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22