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Satisfaction of Need and Shift Work 1987

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

    Analysis of influence of shift work on working and living conditions of production workers. Topics: Sense of well-being in work collective; expectations of a work collective (scale); assessment of level of working and living conditions in the company (scale); social functions; degree of fulfillment of expectations of a work collective (scale); current exploitation of capacity to achieve; willingness to accept new tasks; regular work forces; equipment of workplace with modern facilities; demands of a satisfactory workplace such as good collective relations, good opportunities to earn, interesting job task, recognition in collective and by the leader, occupational advancement, independence, decision-making authorities; solidarity with work; interest in tasks going beyond one's own work area; satisfaction with selected sides of work; measurability of individual and collective performances; stand on computer-supported work; achievement reserves of collective; assessment of fulfillment and significance of the following figures for the company: merchandise production sold, year plan, quality of products, profit, export, work productivity, reduction of costs, working and living conditions; reasons for striving to achieve; assessment of personal task fulfillment and quality; shift work; duration of shift work; shift work of partner; shift work of acquaintances and friends; opportunities to work normal shift; opinion on necessity of shift work; readiness for shift work and conditions for it; need for family life, partnership, children, friends, time for family and oneself, good relations with relatives; employment of partner; satisfaction with selected areas of life; residential status; efforts to improve housing situation; presence of a sufficiently quiet place to sleep and work; number and ages of children in household; frequency of illness of children; care of children; additional income; expenditures for residence, car, travels, hobbies, children, clothing, sociability, television / stereo system, books; possession of a house, yard or weekend property; preferred leisure activities; leisure partner; frequency of occurrence of headaches, stomach complaints, depressive moods, heart and circulatory complaints, lack of appetite, sleeplessness; use of company medical care and opinion on it; further education.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-12 / 1988-01
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin
Sampled Universe
Male production workers in shift work of a machine tool combine.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Specific sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 144
    Number of Variables: 269
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6994 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kalok, G.: Arbeitszeitregime und Schichtarbeit. In: Berichte 8(1988)24, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin (Hrsg.).
  • Kalok, G.: Schichtarbeit und Bedürfnisbefriedigung. Teilforschungsbericht. Berlin 1987. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-610.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (1988): Bedürfnisbefriedigung und Schichtarbeit 1987. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.