Terminal Text Preinvestigation (Self-Employed)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Langenbucher, Wolfgang R. (Institut für Kommunikationswissenschaft, Universität München)
  • Treinen, Heiner (Sektion für sozialwissenschaftliche Methodenlehre und Sozialstatistik, Universität Bochum)
  • Scheuch, Erwin K. (Institut für angewandte Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Information society
    • Mass media
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    The company communication behavior and information desires of the self-employed. Attitude to the terminal text system. Topics: number of technical journals regularly received; expenditures for technical literature; frequency of use of telephone services; frequency of contact with authorities; difficulties in obtaining information; colleague taking care of the search for information; satisfaction with the efficiency of letter traffic as well as mail delivery times; number of letters received and sent as well as telegrams per week; number of telephones in the office and amount of last telephone bill; percent division of telephone calls in local and long-distance conversations; office equipped with electric and electronic devices; distance between residence and office; doing work at home; filing system used; degree of familiarity of the terminal text test in Duesseldorf; interest in the opportunities for use of terminal text; interest in installation of a terminal text device for private or professional use at an acceptable price; place of installation; ideas about possible information services via terminal text; personally a pioneer in consumer behavior; number of employees; annual business. Demography: age; sex; occupation; number of years self-employed.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-06 / 1979-07
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
    Duesseldorf and vicinity
Sampled Universe
Self-employed persons (architects, construction engineers, lawyers, accountants and auditors).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 132
    Number of Variables: 262
Further investigations on BTX are archived under ZA Study Nos. 1128, 1162, 1200, 1213 and 1214.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1129 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Langenbucher, Wolfgang R.: Individuum und Haushalt als Informationssucher: Chance für Bildschirmtext? In: Witte, Eberhard (Hrsg.): Telekommunikation für den Menschen: Individuelle und gesellschaftliche Wirkungen. Berlin: Springer-Verlag 1980, S.118 - 139.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 245 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22