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ZA0394: Achievement Motivation in the Industrial Company

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation    Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz (1965): Achievement Motivation in the Industrial Company. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0394 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0394
TitleAchievement Motivation in the Industrial Company
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1965)
Date of Collection10.1965 - 10.1965
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz - Institut für Selbsthilfe und Sozialforschung, Köln


AbstractJob situation, work motivation and attitude to co-determination among workers of selected branches of the economy. Topics: Degree of consensus with the company system of norms; determinants of achievement orientation; work motivation; work satisfaction (scale); integration in the company; status satisfaction; job judgement; judgement on the wage-performance relationship; relationship with superior and colleagues; attitude to co-determination; frequency and judgement on company meetings; function of the works council meetings; judgement on interactions between the works council and management; existence of company committees; conflicts with the works council; membership in the trade union and in clubs; judgement on the job of the works council; evaluation of the industrial relations law; participation in works council elections; judgement on measures to increase performance in the company; increase in performance through more co-determination; communication process within the company and recommendation system within the company; atmosphere at work; problems of upward social mobility; satisfaction with position in the company; safety at work and job security; perceived achievement pressure; time keepers in the company; wage system; judgement on the effects of rationalization and automation; size of team; attitude to further education; time worked each week and overtime; length of company employment; frequency of change of job; assessment of fluctuation in the company; frequency of times reported sick; presence and utilization of social facilities; leisure activities; party preference. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; income; household income; size of household; head of household; housing situation; social origins; state.
Categories Categories
  • Work and Industry
Topics Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.2 Labour relations/conflict


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG without West Berlin
UniverseEmployees in the branches of the economy mechanical engineering, textiles and in the chemical industry.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Two-stage, stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDIVO, Frankfurt
Date of Collection
  • 10.1965

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)
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Further Remarks

NotesThe employee survey presented here is part of a project in the framework of which also employers and works councils were interviewed. The data of the remaining surveys are not archived in the Zentralarchiv.
Number of Units: 1550
Number of Variables: 623
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Diekershoff, Karl-Heinz: Leistungssteigerung durch besseres Zusammenwirken von Arbeitgeber und Arbeitnehmern im Betrieb. Köln: hektographiert 1970
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