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ZA1840: International Social Survey Programme: Work Orientations I - ISSP 1989

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Citation Citation ISSP Research Group (1991): International Social Survey Programme: Work Orientations I - ISSP 1989. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1840 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1840
TitleInternational Social Survey Programme: Work Orientations I - ISSP 1989
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1991)
Date of Collection02.1989 - 01.1990
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • EURISKO, Milano
  • Institut für Soziologie, Universität Graz
  • Davis, James A. - National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago
  • Smith, Tom W. - National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago
  • Policy Research Institute (PRI), Belfast
  • Sociaal en Cultureel Planbureau (SCP), Rijkswijk
  • Social and Comunity Planning Research (SCPR), London
  • Social Science Research Centre (SSRC), University College, Dublin
  • Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesüles (TARKI), Budapest
  • Norwegian Social Science Data Services (NSD), Bergen
  • ZUMA, Mannheim
  • Dept. of Sociology and Anthropology, University Tel Aviv


AbstractAttitude to work. Work orientation and description of work responsibilities. Topics: desired division of time for selected activities such as work, leisure time etc.; work orientation (scale); accomplishment of work in household; most important criteria for determination of level of one´s own salary; perceived continual conflict between employees and employers; judgement on the necessity of trade unions; importance of selected job demands and fulfillment of these demands; most important problems resulting from unemployment; preference for status as employee or professional self-employment as well as for working in a large company or in a small business; preference for work in service area or in industry as well as in the private economy or in the public sector; attitude to a job guarantee by the state and appropriate support for the unemployed by the state; part-time employment; interest in full-time employment; expected difficulties in looking for work; description of personal commitment at work; preference for more work and more pay or more leisure time; security of one´s own job against unemployment; significance of career possiblities and flexible organization of working hours; characterization of work as hard physical activity and description of the extent of stress at work; physical exhaustion after work; perceived boredom at work; dangerous and unhealthy situations at work; general job description; frequency of umpleasant activities; personal opportunities to influence the form of the work day or the course of work; judgement on the relationship between management and employees; atmosphere at work; job satisfaction; range of control; further employment relations; time expended for second job; company size; employment in the private or in the public sector; union membership; party preference and party identification; behavior at the polls in the last election; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; religiousness; residential status; type of employment of spouse; city size; social origins. Also encoded was: willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
  • Working conditions
  • Employment
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.5 Employment


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Northern Ireland (GB-NIR)
  • United States of America (US)
  • Australia (AU)
  • Hungary (HU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Norway (NO)
  • Israel (IL)
  • Ireland (IE)
UniverseDE: persons 18 years old and older GB: persons 18 years old and older HU: persons 18 years old and older CH: persons 14 years old and older NIRL: persons living in private households 18 years old and older NL: all dutch addresses used by the postal service AT, IL, IT, NO, USA: not specified
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability
Multi-stage stratified random sample in West Germany. Multi-stage stratified random sample of persons in private households in Great Britain. Simple random selection of persons in private households in Northern Ireland. Multi-stage stratified random sample in the USA. Multi-stage sample in Austria. Multi-stage random sample from the adult population in Hungary. Simple random selection of persons from a mail registry in the Netherlands. Random and quota sample in Italy. Two-stage random selection in Norway. Stratified random sample of the Jewish-Israeli population in Israel excluding kibbutzim and Israelis in the occupied territories.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire
Oral or written survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorEURISKO, Milano; IFES-Institut, Wien; National Opinion Research Center (NORC), University of Chicago; Nederlands Instituut voor de Publieke Opinie en het Marktonderzoek (NIPO), Amsterdam; Social and Comunity Planning Research (SCPR), London; Policy Planning and Research Unit (PPRU), Stormont; The Economic and Social Research Institute, Dublin; Tarsadalomkutatasi Informatikai Egyesueles (TARKI), Budapest; Central Bureau of Statistics, Oslo; GFM-GETAS, Hamburg
Date of Collection
  • 02.1989 - 01.1990 (FRG November to December 1989 Great Britain March to May 1989 Northern Ireland March to April 1989 USA February to April 1989 Austria April to May 1989 Netherlands September 1989 to January 1990 Norway, April to May 1989 Israel September 1989 )

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
1996-3-4V2 (Respondent ID Number) - Great Britain: Identical ID Numbers; Ireland: Identical ID NumbersRespondents in Great Britain and Ireland with identical ID Numbers: Great Britain: #322569 (two cases, different responses); Ireland: #901231 (two cases, different responses); #902323 (two cases, different responses). All cases have different responses and thus are probably really different respondents. We leave it to your decision whether these should be excluded from secondary analyses. Great Britain #322569 (two cases, different responses) Ireland #901231 (two cases, different responses) #902323 (two cases, different responses)
2018-2-1Information on identified duplicated records in ISSP datasets:Please, check in document ‘ZA1490_All_Overview_Duplicated Records.xlsx’ in tab ‘Data & Documents’, subtab ’Other Documents’, whether the dataset at hand contains any identified duplicated records. The document also offers recommendations for treatment.
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe number of cases in the individual countries were as follows: Germany 1575 cases (written survey); oral survey in the remaining countries; Great Britain 1297 cases; Northern Ireland 780 cases; USA 1453 cases; Austria 1997 cases; Hungary 1000 cases; Netherlands 1650 cases; Italy 1028 cases; Norway 1848 cases; Israel 1133 cases.
Number of Units: 14733
Number of Variables: 154
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


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Research Data Centre
  •  International Social Survey Programme (ISSP)
    The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is a continuing annual program of cross-national survey collaboration, covering a wide range of topics important for social science research. Since 1985 the ISSP provides international data sets, enabling cross-cultural and cross-temporal research.
  • ISSP - Module Topic: Work Orientations
    ‘Work Orientations’ is one of the eleven ISSP topic modules. Central themes are issues, such as employment arrangements, job characteristics, subjective experience of job, outcome of work, work-life balance, work centrality, and solidarity and conflict in work relations.