GESIS - DBK - ZA0532

ZA0532: Guest Workers in Cologne

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Citation Citation Bingemer, Karl; Meistermann-Seeger, Edeltrud; Neubert, Edgar (1967): Guest Workers in Cologne. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA0532 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA0532
TitleGuest Workers in Cologne
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1967)
Date of Collection07.1967 - 08.1967
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Bingemer, Karl - Deutsche Gesellschaft für sozialanalytische Forschung, Köln
  • Meistermann-Seeger, Edeltrud - Deutsche Gesellschaft für sozialanalytische Forschung, Köln
  • Neubert, Edgar - Deutsche Gesellschaft für sozialanalytische Forschung, Köln


AbstractThe social, occupational, economic and psychological situation of guest workers in Cologne. Topics: Earlier image of Germany; utilization of sources of information for guest workers; occupation learned; reasons for taking up work in the FRG; current occupation; extent to which informed about the occupation in the FRG before leaving native country; change of job; work satisfaction (scale); contact with colleagues and relationship with superiors; person to confide in at work; work accident; traffic accident and assignment of blame; difficulties in the FRG; length of stay in the FRG; regional and social origins; origins of wife; place of residence of children; monthly savings and sending money home; use of the money in the native country; contacts with the native country; number of trips home; participation in a German language course; course of the day during the week and on weekends; illnesses during the stay in Germany; contacts with German families; media usage; interest in broadcasts for guest workers; desired facilities for foreigners in the Federal Republic; topics of conversation in one´s circle of friends; housing conditions and co-residents; satisfaction with residence; contentment with life; future desires and fears of the future; membership in organizations, clubs or a party; contacts with the police and extent of commiting crimes. Demography: age (classified); marital status; number of children; age and number of siblings; position in sibling sequence; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; household income; size of household; self-assessment of social class; possession of durable economic goods; social surroundings. Interviewer rating: physical handicaps of respondent; willingness of respondent to cooperate; understanding for the questions.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators


Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW), Cologne
Universe100 each male Turks, Italians, Greeks and Spaniards from the resident registry for guest workers.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Stratified random sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorDeutsche Gesellschaft fuer sozialanalytische Forschung, Koeln
Date of Collection
  • 07.1967 - 08.1967

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

Number of Units: 407
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Mehrfachlochung
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  • Bingemer, Karl; Meistermann-Seeger, Edeltrud; Neubert, Edgar: Leben als Gastarbeiter: Geglückte und mißglückte Integration. Köln: Westdeutscher Verlag 1970.
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