On Social Development in Consumer Goods Domestic Trade of the GDR 1988

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 (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 change of job of other colleagues; length of employment in business and in respective department; occupational perspectives in business; size of work collective; change of workplace among colleagues; satisfaction with various sides of the occupation such as with independence, the route to work, recognition of achievement, relationship among colleagues and to customers, working hours, social care, payment, 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; quality and participation in group meals; influence of working conditions on achievement of work collective (scale); feeling responsibility for supply of the population; importance of selected areas of life such as children, being active, friends, social security, hobbies, family, all-round education, occupational advancement, partner relation, peace, extent to which informed, health, residence, work, environment; use of modern technology in business and changes at work from this; interest in qualification; agreement of occupation learned and activity exercised; influence factors on achievement habits (scale); influence of leader on solving work task; characteristics of leader (scale); willingness to accept management duties, reasons for and against (scale); desired influence on work organization, plan goals, reduction of business costs, working and living conditions, culture and education work, economic efficiency, structuring of breaks, securing product selection, effective use of working hours, management activity; 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 for work; hypothetical course of the next work day; break plan; characteristic of a normal work day; arrangement of working hours; necessary changes of work organization; activity and income of partner; financial possibilities to satisfy needs; participation in socialist competition; innovator recommendations; residential status; 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 better supply (scale); business branch; function group; store size; area of business group; restaurant type. Supplemental form for directors and heads of department: importance of goals in life (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-03
Geographic Coverage
  • GDR: Berlin, districts Schwerin and Chemnitz
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: 2610
    Number of Variables: 366
See the study "On Social Development in Consumer Goods Dinestuc Trade of the GDR 1982", ZA Study No. 6866.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6867 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ebert, E.; Behling, M.: Zur sozialen Entwicklung im Konsumgüterbinnenhandel. Ergebnisse soziologischer Untersuchungen: Forschungsbericht, Berlin: 1988. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-326.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22