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Survey of College Distant Students 1988

Resource Type
  • Zentralinstitut für Hochschulbildung, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Hochschulbildung, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Post-compulsory education
  • 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; college; start of studies; actual and desired path of education; concluding grade of high school graduation; time interval between high school graduation and start of distance education; 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 of distance education; significance of diploma; 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 requirements of studies; persons who influenced taking up studies; preparation for studies; support during studies by the company; delegation by the company; time expended for private study; obtaining literature for studies; use of company library; expectations of future college occupation; 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; work area of current and future occupation; company; shift work; innovator movement; youth researcher collective; necessary and actual qualification level of post; deployment opportunities in company and collective after conclusion of course of studies; necessity of college or technical college education for practical occupation; agreement of selected subject direction and cadre needs of company as well as 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, the 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
College distant students in the first year of studies according to subject areas.
Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 913
    Number of Variables: 301
The comparative investigation "Survey of Technical College Distant Students 1988" is archived under ZA Study No. 6411.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6412 (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: 2019-04-17 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Hochschulbildung, Berlin (1989): Befragung von Hochschulfernstudenten 1988. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.