ZUMABUS 4 (1979)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Feger, Hubert (Institut für Psychologie, Technische Hochschule Aachen)
  • Meulemann, Heiner (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
  • Schrader, Achim (Pädagogische Hochschule Münster, Abteilung Dortmund)
Publication Date
  • ZUMA, Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • GETAS, Bremen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Family life and marriage
    • Income, property and investment/saving
    • Consumption/consumer behaviour
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
goal of education; family planning; career aspiration; job history; buying behavior; financial investment; consumer counseling
  • Abstract

    The ZUMABUS 4 has three major topics: 1. Education practices and attitude to education, 2. Birth planning and distribution of gender, 3. Consumer habits. Topics: 1. Education practices and attitude to education: success in life and school achievement; tasks of school; tasks of teachers; importance of teachers; importance of upward social mobility; target values of school; educational goals of family; importance of children for parents; realization of employment wishes; knowledge about the integrated comprehensive school and opinions about it; occupation of spouse; occupation of father; school degree of father; interest in politics; membership in clubs; possession of a telephone; education of children, achieved or desired. 2. Birth planning and distribution of gender: ideal number of children; preference for boy or girl; preferred distribution of gender given a hypothetical number of children of two, four or six. 3. Consumer habits: reading daily newspapers or picture magazines; study of advertising pamphlets enclosed in daily newspapers or direct-mail advertising; store loyalty and reasons for loyalty to one shopping place; frequency of personally purchasing groceries; frequency of quantity purchases and stockpiling of groceries; estimated amount of last purchase; estimated potential to save with more price-conscious purchase of groceries; monthly expenditure planning; use of special offers with groceries and sources of information used for this; change of degree of difficulty of purchase decisions in the last few years; desired consumer help with difficulties in purchase decisions; consumer areas in which purchase decisions are particularly difficult; subjective assessment of the maximum amount for ´larger acquisitions´; market transparency at last larger acquisition; subsequent trouble with a larger acquisition and measures taken or complaints filed; installment purchases or credit purchases in the last three years; attitude to newspaper quick credit without guarantor; type of investments; development of available income in the last few years; consumer advice center in the nearer vicinity; preferred advice offering; utilization of consumer advice centers; source of information about consumer advice; advice information requested; possible utilization of advice centers in the future; personal opinion leadership; cost-conscious consumer behavior (scale). The data set contains the ZUMA standard demography. Demography: citizenship; age; sex; marital status; current school attendance; religious denomination; religiousness; company size; school education; occupational training; occupation; occupational position; employment; type of company; household composition; occupational group of spouse; interest in politics; social origins; source of income; election participation; membership; vote at the last election; sources of information; local residency. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; housing situation; presence of other persons during interview; type of city and city size; reliability of respondent; length of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-05 / 1979-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Research area: FRG incl. West Berlin. Age: 18 and older.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2007
    Number of Variables: 341
Survey unit: adults### The part of the survey on the topic ´education practices´ replicates in part questions from ZA Study Nos. 0021, 0022, 0145 and 1021. The remaining ZUMABUSSE are archived under the following Nos.: ZUMABUS 1 - 1976 (ZA Study No. 0861) ZUMABUS 2 - 1977 (ZA Study No. 0814) ZUMABUS 3 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1224) ZUMABUS 5 - 1980 (ZA Study No. 1225) ZUMABUS 6 - 1982 (ZA Study No. 1226) ZUMABUS 7 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1336) ZUMABUS 8 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1337) ZUMABUS 9 - 1985 (ZA Study No. 1338) Parts of the ZUMA standard demography have been summarized in a time series and archived under ZA Study No. 1233.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1017 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Meulemann, Heiner: Bildungsexpansion und Wandel der Bildungsvorstellungen zwischen 1958 und 1979: Eine Kohortenanalyse. In: Zeitschrift für Soziologie, 11, 1982, S. 227 - 253.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2014-09-10