On Social Development in Consumer Goods Domestic Trade of the GDR 1982

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin Handelshochschule Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
  • Abstract

    Working and living conditions, achievement conduct and evaluation, competition and collective development. Topics: Work demands and characteristics; shift work; working hours; reasons for desire for shortened working hours; length of employment in business and in respective department; occupational perspectives in business; size of work collective; satisfaction with various sides of employment such as independence, the route to work, recognition of achievement, the relationship among colleagues and with customers, working hours, social care, hygienic conditions at work, variety, physical and nervous burdens, work organization, breaks, and display of merchandise; membership in parties and organizations; honorary functions at work, in department, in work collective, outside of company; significance of group meals for condition of health; condition of health; influence of working conditions on the achievement of work collective; criteria for achievement evaluation; preferred leisure activities; interest in qualification; agreement of occupation learned and activity exercised; influence of leader on efficiency of work, solving supply tasks, organization of daily work, development of working and living conditions, on collective life; characteristics of leader (scale); willingness to accept management duties, reasons for and against (scale); desired influence on work organization, plan discussion, reduction of business costs, working and living conditions, culture and education work, economic efficiency, structuring breaks, securing product selection, full utilization of working hours; changes of working conditions and work demands in the last few years (scale); stand on loafing at work; necessity and possibility of involvement in securing product selection, in developing company plans, in improving working and living conditions; extent to which informed about supply situation; preferred areas for government subsidies (scale); desired improvements of working and living conditions at work; reduction of daily working hours; securing a product selection appropriate to demand; lengthening vacation; higher compensation of work; income of partner; financial opportunities to satisfy needs; participation in socialist competition; personal competition obligation; competition evaluation in collective; residential status; place of residence; changes of housing conditions since 1971; satisfaction with living conditions in residential area; number of daily sales conversations; frequency of response "we don't have that"; conflicts with customers due to gaps in selection; psychological effects; contribution of business to improved supply (scale); business branch; function group; store size; area of business group; importance of goals in life (scale); preferred acquisitions.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-03
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, districts Schwerin and Karl-Marx-Stadt
Sampled Universe
Employees in locally-managed business (retail and wholesale).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample according to function groups.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1662
    Number of Variables: 317
See the study "On Social Development in Consumer Goods Domestic Trade of the GDR 1988", ZA Study No. 6867.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6866 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ebert, E.: Ergebnisse einer Untersuchung zu wichtigen Aspekten der sozialen Entwicklung im Konsumbinnenhandel: Forschungsbericht, Berlin 1982. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-378.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22