Studying successfully

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and Aggregate Data
  • Schlücker, Friederike
  • Friederike Schlücker, Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences, Universität Bamberg
Publication Date
  • Daniel, Andreas (Data Curator)
  • FDZ des DZHW (Distributor)
Funding Reference
  • Bamberg Graduate School of Social Sciences (BAGSS), Universität Bamberg . Gefördert durch die Exzellenzinitiative.
Free Keywords
tertiary education; University; higher education research; study success; students; higher education
  • Abstract

    Students at different universities in Germany were surveyed in 2016 about their study success in the study called "Studying successfully" (Erfolgreich Studieren, (Estud)). The study focusses on explanatory mechanisms of primary effects (social class achievement gaps in university grades) in higher education. The questionnaire comprises items on motivation, competency beliefs, social integration in the academic field, study habits and environmental conditions of students. Students from 18 universities in 11 federal states of Germany took part in the web survey. While the first wave focusses on a variety of different theoretical constructs for students with some study experience, the subsequent second wave is aimed at collecting those constructs for the first waves' first semester students. Additionally, some time variant items were administered to the entire population of the second wave. Currently, the first wave of Estud is available as SUF.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2016-01-11 / 2016-06-01
    Estud wave 1
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Paticipating institutions are based in the following federal states of Germany: Baden-Württemberg , Bavaria , Brandenburg , Mecklenburg-Vorpommern , Lower-Saxony , Rhineland-Palatine , Saarland , Saxony , Saxony-Anhalt , Schleswig-Holstein , Thuringia. Participating institutions were granted anonymity, thus they are not named here.
Sampled Universe
  • Estud wave 1: Students, who were enrolled in the winter term 2015/16 or summer term 2016 respectively at one of the 18 participating state or state-recognized resarch universities in Germany. Excluded were research universities with a special focus on music, the arts, sports, distant learning or of the German Federal Armed Forces.
Total universe/Complete Enumeration
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based
    Estud wave 1: Computer Assisted Web Interview (CAWI)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 18248
    Number of Variables: 0
    • File Name: Estud Welle 1-0-0
Comments on the data package: The project comprises two waves, the first one is published as SUF
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Alternative Identifiers
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Update Metadata: 2020-12-18 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-12-18