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ZA0091: Decision-Making in the Rural Family

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Citation Citation Lupri, Eugen; Wilkening, Eugene A. (1962): Decision-Making in the Rural Family. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0091 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0091
TitleDecision-Making in the Rural Family
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1962)
Date of Collection11.1962 - 11.1962
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Lupri, Eugen - DIVO, Frankfurt
  • Wilkening, Eugene A. - University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wis.


AbstractDistribution of work and decision functions in farming families. Topics: 1. The questionnaire for the male spouse concentrated on the agricultural company: specialization, size and general characteristics of of the agricultural company; information on equipment; number, degree of relationship and main deployment areas of employees of the company; intended change of company size; optimum age for transfer of the farm to the successor; attitude to employment of women outside of one´s own company; self-assessment of degree of modernity of one´s own company; attitude to modern production methods and so-called agricultural advisers; membership in agricultural organizations and participation in meetings; primary criteria for one´s own decision for the occupation as farmer; attending technical further education events and reading technical literature; conduct with differences of opinion with spouse; judgement on the economic situation (Katona questions); contentment with life. 2. The survey of the female spouses refers primarily to questions on family, housekeeping and decision behavior in one´s family: friendships and contacts with friends; neighborhood help; extent of self-produced food; use of menus and cashbook in budgeting; going to the movies and frequency of watching television; attending dance events; vacations together with spouse; reading newspapers, magazines and books; help of husband with selected housework; importance of areas of life; detailed determination of decision-making responsibility in certain situations; social origins; distance from parents and frequency of contact; inheritances; support of parents and parents-in-law; help with work in the fields; memberships; marital satisfaction; decision structure in parental family; use of an additional income; religiousness; local residency; desired number of children. Demography: possession of durable economic goods; housing situation; regional origins; refugee status; age (classified); school education; marital status; number of children; occupation; religious denomination; sex. Interviewer rating: willingness of respondent to cooperate; number of contact attempts; condition of residence.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 13.3 Family life and marriage


Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE), 6 villages in the district Marburg
UniverseUnits of investigation are married couples in farming companies.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Stratified random sample.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire The married couples were interviewed separately.
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 11.1962

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 227
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Wilkening, Eugene A.; Lupri, Eugen: Decision-Making in German and American Farm Families: A Cross-Cultural Comparison. In: Sociologica Ruralis, 5, 1965, S.366 - 385
  • Lupri, Eugen: Contemporary Authority Patterns in the West German Family: A Study in Cross-National Validation. In: Journal of Marriage and the Family, 31, 1969, S. 134 - 144
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