Learning Conditions and Student Orientations - Cumulation 1983 - 2016

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Georg, Werner (Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Universität Konstanz)
  • Ramm, Michael (Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Universität Konstanz)
  • Bundesministerium für Bildung und Forschung (BMBF), Bonn, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Universität Konstanz (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Vocational education
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic conditions and indicators
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
subject of study; course of academic studies; choice of studies; study conditions; study requirements; class; study situation; career aspiration; political attitude; Learning behaviour
  • Abstract

    Cumulation of student surveys 1983-2016 The Student Survey is a trend study on the development of the study situation and student orientations at universities and universities of applied sciences in Germany. The aim is to provide comparable information on the study conditions at German universities over time. The concept of the student survey aims at ´educational measeurments´ in the higher education sector. At the end of the 1970s, six areas were identified as the subject of such performance measurements and recorded with the survey instrument: Efficiency, qualification, evaluation, socialization, selection and placement. The student survey covers a wide range of topics: e.g. access to higher education, choice of subject, course of studies, study requirements, quality of studies, contacts and social climate, difficulties in studying, internationality, wishes and demands, but also questions on career choice and values as well as on social and political orientations. The core of the questionnaire has remained stable across the various surveys. Topics: 1. Admission, choice of subject, motives and expectations 2. Study strategies, course of studies, intensity, time and duration of studies 3. Study requirements, regulations and planning 4. Contacts and communication, social climate, counselling 5. Specialist studies and teaching situation 6. Student life, social situation, employment 7. Study quality and study income 8. Difficulties, impairments and burdens 9. Internationality and European Higher Education Area 10. Occupational values and areas of activity, career prospects and reactions to the labour market 11. Social perceptions and values 12. Political participation and democratic attitudes 13. Wishes and demands of the students Demography: sex; age; marital status; number of children; highest completed education level and professional qualification of parents; highest educational qualification of parents (school and university education); occupational status of parents; field of vocational training of parents; educational qualification of parents (combined with professional qualification); university qualification of parents. Additionally coded: wave; current no. from individual files; type of higher education institution; federal states (old states, new states); summary score democratic principles; democratic principles (summary score grouped).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 2016
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Students at German universities and universities of applied sciences
Probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Trend/Repeated cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 807
Survey unit: adults; teenagers###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5675 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.12494
  • Bargel, Tino: Studium im Wandel. Im Zeitraum von 30 Jahren: 1983 - 2013. Studentische Erfahrungen und Evaluation. Universität Konstanz: Arbeitsgruppe Hochschulforschung, Hefte zur Bildungs- und Hochschulforschung (92), 2017

Update Metadata: 2021-05-06 | Issue Number: 20 | Registration Date: 2018-02-02