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Social Experiences of Young People in Transition into Working Life 1989 (Students)

Resource Type
  • Abteilung Bildungssoziologie an der Akademie der Pädagogischen Wissenschaften, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Abteilung Bildungssoziologie an der Akademie der Paedagogischen Wissenschaften, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Youth
    • Consumption / consumer behaviour
  • Abstract

    Daily values, future expectations, school achievements, attitude to school and expectations of choice of occupation. Topics: Activity after high school graduation; subject area; satisfaction with studies; work values (scale); relations in seminar group; role of the FDJ (scale); free expression of opinion in the college; preparation of school for demands in life; school knowledge as solid basis for studies; significance of subjects for studies; difficulties in transition to studies; influence of science and technology on future occupation; every-day values such as work, money, harmonic family life, achievement, obedience, knowledge, good relations, political position, good friends and colleagues; future expectations (scale); goals in life (scale); changes in organization of leisure time; time period of life planning; current situation in life and life planning regarding residence, partnership, children, occupation, political commitment; possession of consumer goods; expenditure structure; material desires; future financial expenditures; grade in the final examination of the 10th grade; accomplishments achieved in studies; membership and functions in organizations; belonging to leisure groups such as trend-followers, Grufties, Funkies, Skinheads, New Waver, Punks or Heavy Metals; vocational certificate and occupation group of parents; willingness to participate further in the survey.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-01 / 1989-02
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Brandenburg (city)
Sampled Universe
Sample of students.
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 39
    Number of Variables: 127
The study is a component of the total investigation "Social Experiences of Young People in Transition into Working Life", ZA Study Nos. 6473-6480. Not all of the candidates involved still lived in Brandenburg at the time of survey; but they were already involved in the survey in 1986 and were thus interviewed again.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6477 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Otto, M.; Steiner, I.; Wenzke, G.: Berufslaufbahnen, Lebenspläne und Wertorientierungen - zweite Etappe einer Bewährungsanalyse. Forschungsbericht. Berlin 1989.

Update Metadata: 2019-04-24 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Abteilung Bildungssoziologie an der Akademie der Pädagogischen Wissenschaften, Berlin (1989): Soziale Erfahrungen Jugendlicher beim Übergang in die Berufswelt 1989 (Studenten). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.