Study Motivations and Occupational Concepts among Students of Agricultural and Nutritional Sciences

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Forschungsgesellschaft für Agrarpolitik und Agrarsoziologie, Bonn
Publication Date
  • Forschungsgesellschaft fuer Agrarpolitik und Agrarsoziologie, Bonn (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
  • Abstract

    Study motivation, learning conditions and satisfaction with studies as well as occupational concepts of students of agricultural and nutritional science. Topics: Reasons for the decision for college studies and choice of the university city; judgement on the occupation and study advice experienced; assessment of the occupation prospects before taking up studies and at the time of survey; change of cities of study and orientations of studies; subject area and planned specialization; structuring of studies; weekly study time and division of working hours among lectures, exercises and assessment time; formation of teams; judgement on the study plans, instruction contents and examination regulations; examination grades; judgement on practical training and its significance for the occupation decision; occupation plans and occupation expectations; interest in employment in foreign aid; assessment of the hiring chances in the occupation sought; preference for a later activity in the civil service; service in the Federal German Armed Forces or alternative service; financing studies; interest in college questions and judgement on co-determination opportunities in the college area; political participation and preferred college group; memberships; party preference; housing conditions; social origins; religiousness; questions on personal youth. Demography: age (classified); sex; age und number of siblings; religious denomination; school education; regional origins. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; place of interview; length of interview; identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Baden-Württemberg (DE-BW)
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
  • Schleswig-Holstein (DE-SH)
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
German students in the subject areas: general agricultural sciences, agricultural biology and economics, household and nutrition sciences as well as food technology.
Sampling Procedure Comment: In part census and in part simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1273
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0685 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 97 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22