Tendencies of Development of Needs 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:
    • Society, Culture
  • Abstract

    Presentation of the over-all structure of the needs of social groups and analysis of the connections of the effects of the needs of individual areas of life. Topics: Importance of various sides of life such as work, peace, belonging to a stable community, having contacts, nutrition, health, residence, leisure time, education, information, culture and art, environment, recuperation, children, making a contribution for society, sexuality, sociability (scale); occupation characteristics (scale); shift work; readiness to take on new work tasks; personal qualification adequate for technical changes; technical equipment of workplace; number of children in household; income adequate to satisfy needs; residential status; activities to structure one's own situation in life; preferred organization of leisure time; contents of leisure activities; leisure objects; frequency of use of service offerings; extent to which informed about the scientific-technical situation of company, the environment, current political problems, residence problems and sport events; effects of occupational work, household and leisure activities on the natural environment; contribution of government/company measures, activities of social organizations, conduct of the individual, intensification of the national economy and environmentally compatible consumer goods for environmental protection; satisfaction with work; ensuring peace; satisfaction of sexual needs; security in one's family; sense of well-being in work collective; contacts with other people; nutrition and clothing corresponding to one's own concepts; condition of health; satisfaction with furnishing of one's own residence; contacts with friends; satisfaction with physical activity in leisure time, education, information, environment, entertainment, recuperation, number of children; significance of different goals in life; expected social changes; judgement on length of questionnaire and interest in further surveys.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-10 / 1988-03
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, Stahnsdorf, Frankfurt/Oder
Sampled Universe
Employees from 6 companies of light industry in which modern technologies were introduced.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 499
    Number of Variables: 270
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6893 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Eisenberg, W.; Engels, H.; Kalok, G.; Lindner, H.; Maier, R.; Zierke, I.; Münch, A.: Zur Gesamtstruktur von Bedürfnisarten bei ausgewählten Werktätigengruppen. Forschungsbericht. Berlin 1988. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-548.
  • Lindner, H.: Tendenzen der langfristigen Entwicklung der Bedürfnisstrukturen bei WTF-Gruppen. Studie. Berlin 1989. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-838.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22