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ZA0107: Mannesmann Company Survey

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  • ZA0107_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 486 KBytes
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Citation Citation Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt (1964): Mannesmann Company Survey. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0107 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0107
TitleMannesmann Company Survey
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1964)
Date of Collection07.1954 - 08.1954
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Institut für Sozialforschung, Universität Frankfurt


AbstractJudgement on atmosphere at work, co-determination and job situation by employees of a concern in the coal and steel industry. Topics: Workplace description; length of company employment; time worked each week; attitude to the 40-hour week; actual and preferred wage form; wage satisfaction; work satisfaction; advancement wishes and prospects of promotion; relationship with job and superiors; judgement on one´s own job security; judgement on selected social services and social facilities of the company; knowledge and ideas about co-determination; contacts with work director; judgement on the job of the works council; personal commitment as workers´ representative; attitude to company assembly or preference for smaller meetings; knowledge about the concern and composition of executive and supervisory board; perceived conflicts between ´upper society´ and works council; judgement on one´s own extent to which informed about company matters; housing situation; satisfaction with housing and desire for one´s own home; membership in the trade union; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; professional position; professional career; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; refugee status; possession of durable economic goods; present and past offices held; memberships. Interviewer rating: sincerity and willingness of respondent to cooperate; general impression of trade union activity and company ties of respondent; length of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Work and Industry
Topics Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.2 Labour relations/conflict


Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW), Ruhr
UniverseFive companies of the Mannesmann AG were selected which due to their over-all structure were considered typical for a significant number of coal mines, iron producing and iron processing factories of the Ruhrgebiet.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Simple random selection from the work force card file.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 07.1954 - 08.1954

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: 1176
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
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  • Friedeburg, Ludwig von: Soziologie des Betriebsklimas: Studien zur Deutung empirischer Untersuchungen in industriellen Großbetrieben. Frankfurt: Europäische Verlagsanstalt 1963 (Frankfurter Beiträge zur Soziologie, Bd.13)
  • Institut für Sozialforschung: Betriebsklima: Eine industriesoziologische Untersuchung im Mannesmann-Bereich. Frankfurt: Institutsbericht 1955
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