Social and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic of Germany (Primary Investigation: Germans)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Esser, Hartmut (Institut für Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum)
Publication Date
  • Kompakt-Institut, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Migration
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
  • Abstract

    Description of one´s own working and living conditions. Perception of one´s own countrymen and third-party image of guest workers in the FRG. Attitude to integration of foreigners. Topics: detailed description of housing situation; foreign co-residents in building; satisfaction with housing situation; importance of areas of life; characterization of actual situation in life; general contentment with life; self-image of the Germans and third-party image of foreign workers; length of company employment; contacts with colleagues of different nationalities; number of colleagues of the same nationality at work; characterization of working conditions and occupational prospects of advancement; self-assessment of occupational mobility in the last 5 years; most important aspects of an ideal occupation and general work satisfaction (scales); weekly working hours; social distance to foreign workers (scale adapted from BOGARDUS); attitude to workers of foreign or other nationality (scale); judgement on contacts with authorities; social contacts in the neighborhood with Germans and foreign co-residents; desire for more contacts with foreign workers; personal opinion leadership; concepts of the future development of the FRG. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; school education; vocational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; income; occupational position of father; income of spouse; size of household; residential status; local residency; nationality of spouse; employment of spouse; occupation of spouse; occupational position of spouse.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-05 / 1977-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    selected cities
Sampled Universe
German persons older than 18 years in 5 selected employment office districts in the cities Munich, Kempten, Solingen, Bochum and Braunschweig.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1421
The current investigation was designed as a comparative investigation to ZA Study No. 1044. The questionnaire of both studies is largely identical.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1043 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Esser, Hartmut; Gaugler, Eduard; Neumann, Karl-Heinz: Arbeitsmigration und Integration: Sozialwissenschaftliche Grundlagen. Königstein/Taunus: Hanstein 1979. (Materialien zur Arbeitsmigration und Ausländerbeschäftigung, Band 4).
  • Esser, Hartmut: Aspekte der Wanderungssoziologie: Assimilation und Integration von Wanderern, ethnischen Gruppen und Minderheiten. Eine handlungstheoretische Analyse. Darmstadt: Luchterhand 1980.
  • Kremer, Manfred; Spangenberg, Helga: Assimilation ausländischer Arbeitnehmer in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Forschungsbericht. Königstein/Taunus: Hanstein 1980. (Materialien zur Arbeitsmigration und Ausländerbeschäftigung, Band 5).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22