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ZA1044: Social and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign workers in the Federal Republic of Germany (Primary Investigation: Foreigners)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Esser, Hartmut (1977): Social and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign workersin the Federal Republic of Germany(Primary Investigation: Foreigners). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1044 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1044
TitleSocial and Cultural Determinants of the Conduct of Foreign workers in the Federal Republic of Germany (Primary Investigation: Foreigners)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1977)
Date of Collection05.1977 - 08.1977
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Esser, Hartmut - Institut für Arbeitssoziologie und Arbeitspolitik, Ruhr-Universität Bochum


AbstractDescription of one´s own working and living conditions and reasons to move to Germany. Perception of one´s own countrymen and third-party image of the Germans. Perceived reasons for integration difficulties. Topics: The survey of foreign workers was conducted with questions identical to ZA Study No. 1043. Besides the identical part of the survey the following additional questions were posed: country of origin; training in country of origin; reasons for moving to Germany and information about working and living conditions before moving to the FRG; planned length of stay before moving to the FRG; correspondence of concepts and facts about the FRG; satisfaction with housing situation and living conditions after arrival; description of characteristics of first occupational activity in the FRG (scale); satisfaction with this activity; development of contacts with countrymen in the FRG; planned length of stay; reasons for current stay in the FRG; ethnic infrastructure facilities in residential area; interest in acquisition of German citizenship; judgement on one´s own knowledge of German; feeling of national identity. Demography: sex; year of birth; school education; vocational training; occupational position; employment; social origins; income; marital status; nationality of spouse; employment and occupational position of spouse.
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
  • Germany (DE), selected cities
UniverseForeign persons older than 18 years in 5 selected employment office districts of the cities Munich, Kempten, Solingen, Bochum and Braunschweig.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified cluster sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorKompakt-Institut, Muenchen
Date of Collection
  • 05.1977 - 08.1977

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 survey was conducted by countrymen in the respective language of the respondent. The comparable survey of German persons is archived under ZA Study No. 1043.
Number of Units: 1513
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): -


  • Esser, Hartmut; Gaugler, Eduard; Neumann, Karl-Heinz: Arbeitsmigration und Integration: Sozialwissenschaftliche Grundlagen. Königstein/Taunus: Hanstein 1979. (Materialien zur Arbeitsmigration und Ausländerbeschäftigung, Band 4).
  • Esser, Hartmut: Aspekte der Wanderungssoziologie: Assimilation und Integration von Wanderern, ethnischen Gruppen und Minderheiten. Eine handlungstheoretische Analyse. Darmstadt: Luchterhand 1980.
  • Kremer, Manfred; Spangenberg, Helga: Assimilation ausländischer Arbeitnehmer in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Forschungsbericht. Königstein/Taunus: Hanstein 1980. (Materialien zur Arbeitsmigration und Ausländerbeschäftigung, Band 5).
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