Striving to Achieve and Activity in the Achievement of Scientific-Technical Progress 1983

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Soziologie und Sozialpolitik an der Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Work and Industry
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
working conditions; job requirements; innovation; technological progress; labor relations
  • Abstract

    Achievement habits, working and living conditions, achievement prerequisites and evaluation in innovation processes. Topics: Importance of occupation characteristics (scale); length of affiliation with company and team; occupation learned; agreement of education and activity exercised; further education; agreement of capabilities and content requirements in work; goals of scientific-technical measures in the economy (scale); effects of these measures on selected sides of life (scale); willingness to adapt and expected changes regarding work collective, activity at work, further education in occupation, change of occupation, job, place of work, place of residence; successful experiences at work; contribution of science and technology to economic development; reasons to go to work (scale); personal responsibility for assigned tasks, tasks of the whole collective, plan fulfillment of institute / company, benefit of work results, applied technology, creating prerequisites for work; reasons for striving to achieve (scale); assessment of capability in current work area; readiness for higher achievements and to accept management responsibility; influence on capability of housing conditions, shopping opportunities, opportunities for child care, recuperation opportunities, health care, availability of lunch at work, arrangement of working hours, service offerings, household furnishings and cultural life; recognition of work performances by colleagues; agreement of salary and work performance in comparison to other colleagues; fairness in relationship of personal income and general income level; importance of recognition of work by colleagues, leader, director, scientific public, users of work results at work, through premiums, as inventor, through a patent; assessment of reputation of collective, of organization, the responsibility of the company to the national economy and one's own contribution to solving the tasks of the collective; conditions in working on current task; planned level of results; occupational advancement; innovation of one's own ideas; recognition of results; development of total work income; risk readiness; identification with work task; ability to assert oneself; efforts applied; independence; possibility to obtain a patent; opportunities of making one's mark; theoretical content of work task; membership in the Chamber of Technology; development opportunities of colleagues with new ideas; importance of increasing work productivity, attaining top world quality through the scientific-technical level of products, material savings, developing patentable solutions, strengthening the position of the DDR, making one's mark as specialist; presence of theoretical knowledge, practical skills, capabilities of organization and management as well as for systematic and rational manner of working; additional qualifications; technical and time prerequisites to substitute for a colleague; readiness to accept responsibility; occupation experience; assessment criteria for personal work results; achievement-based pay; achievement-based salary bonuses; cooperation relations with other areas of the facility, with other institutions / companies of the GDR, with facilities abroad; necessity and possibility of cooperation with production areas; preferred leisure activities; work atmosphere in collective (scale); reasons for conflicts in work collective and their effect on work; conflict in evaluation of performance; assessment of position in collective; way of working of leader (scale); frequency of conflict with bureaucratic phenomenona; degree of extent to which informed about plan fulfillment of the company, evaluation of achievement, scientific-technical highest status in the work area; frequency of occurrence of headaches, stomachaches, depressive moods, heart and circulatory complaints, sleeplessness, lack of appetite and insufficient general well-being; importance of occupation, children, love and partnership, higher position, residence, further education, friends, collective, social activity, health, hobbies, financial reserves; participation in developing the plan, specification and calculation of work results; opinion on socialist competition and participation in it; personal competition obligation; residential status; age at first residence; time of improvement in housing conditions; study; number and ages of children in household; employment of partner; working hours; shift work; use of further opportunities to earn such as development of patents, publications/lectures, innovator activity, overtime, secondary income; membership in parties and mass organizations; social functions at work; assessment of the relationship of work and leisure time; relation of hobby and work; supplement sheet on work demands; supplement sheet for topic leader: assessment of reserves for accelerating scientific-technical progress; willingness to accept a management function; reasons for and against.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983-07
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, districts Potsdam and Frankfurt/Oder
Sampled Universe
Employees from teams of industrial companies and institutes of the Academy of the Sciences of the GDR.
Probability: Multistage; Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage sampling procedure: companies at random, collectives through cluster sample.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1097
    Number of Variables: 536
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6870 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Innovation und Motivation in der Forschung, Entwicklung und Überleitung. Berlin 1988 (Schriftenreihe Soziologie).
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik (Hrsg.): Leistungsverhalten bei der Durchsetzung des wissenschaftlich-technischen Fortschritts. Thesen. Berlin 1984. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-204.
  • Akademie der Wissenschaften der DDR, Institut für Soziologie und Sozialpolitik (Hrsg.): Information über ausgewählte Ergebnisse einer soziologischen Befragung zu Problemen des Leistungsverhaltens bei der Durchsetzung des wissenschaftlich- technischen Fortschritts. Forschungsbericht. Berlin 1984. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-219, FOB-331, FOB-375, FOB-390.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22