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ZA1042: Social and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic of Germany (Pretest: Germans and Foreigners)

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  • ZA1042_q_de.pdf (Questionnaire) 4 MBytes
  • ZA1042_q_es.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA1042_q_gr.pdf (Questionnaire) 3 MBytes
  • ZA1042_q_it.pdf (Questionnaire) 3 MBytes
  • ZA1042_q_tr.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
  • ZA1042_q_yu.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Esser, Hartmut (1976): Social and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign Workersin the Federal Republic of Germany(Pretest: Germans and Foreigners). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1042 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1042
TitleSocial and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign Workers in the Federal Republic of Germany (Pretest: Germans and Foreigners)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1976)
Date of Collection06.1976 - 10.1976
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Esser, Hartmut - Institut für Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


AbstractLife and job situation of the German population and foreign workers in a Cologne part of town (pretest survey). Topics: The current study served as a pretest for the primary investigations described in ZA Study Nos. 1043 and 1044 (see description there). The major topics of these investigations are thus largely identical. Besides the methodological screening of the research instruments the pretest additionally helped in the decision about the use of survey procedure (written or oral survey). For this reason the pretest questionnaire was designed such that it could be used both for written as well as for oral interviews. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; income; income of spouse; city size; occupation of spouse; job opportunities in country of origin; nationality and place of residence of spouse; children in Germany and their training; educational level sought.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 5.6 Social conditions and indicators
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes


Geographic Coverage
  • (), Cologne (Old-Town north)
UniverseGerman and foreign residents of the northern Old-Town from the resident registry. Selected were persons over 18 years old of the following nationalities: Greek, Italian, Yugoslav, Spanish, Turkish and German.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Simple random selection
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire as well as written survey
Data CollectorInstitut fuer Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik, Ruhr-Universitaet Bochum
Date of Collection
  • 06.1976 - 10.1976

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

NotesIn close connection with this study are ZA Study Nos. 0983, 0984 and 1043 to 1055.
Number of Units: 554
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Institut für Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik (Hrsg.): Bericht über die Durchführung des Pretests zur Untersuchung "Lebens- und Arbeitssituation der deutschen Bevölkerung und der ausländischen Arbeitnehmer in der BRD". Bochum: Forschungsbericht 1977.
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