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ZA1226: ZUMABUS 6 (1982)

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Citation Citation Bechmann, Gotthard; Frederichs, Günther; Teckenberg, Wolfgang; ZUMA, Mannheim (2015): ZUMABUS 6 (1982). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1226 Data file Version 2.0.0,
Study No.ZA1226
TitleZUMABUS 6 (1982)
Current Version2.0.0, 2015-7-22,
Date of Collection04.1982 - 06.1982
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Bechmann, Gotthard - Kernforschungszentrum Karlsruhe
  • Frederichs, Günther - Universität Kiel
  • Teckenberg, Wolfgang - Universität Kiel
  • ZUMA, Mannheim


AbstractThis omnibus survey has the following main survey focus areas: 1. Questions on use of drugs (moved to study no. ZA5988), 2. Attitude to energy and environmental questions, 3. Occupation and job market, 4. ZUMA standard demography, 5. Miscellaneous Topics: 1. Questions on use of drugs: (moved to study no. ZA5988). 2. Attitude to energy and environmental questions: attitude to energy policies and questions of nuclear energy (scales); supporter or opponent of nuclear energy; attitude to an increased use of coal as energy source; possible areas for use of coal; attitude to coal liquefaction and large power plants; assumed consequential damages for the environment from increased use of coal; alternative energy sources; assumed protests given increased expansion of coal-fired power plants, possible reasons for small or greater readiness to accept coal-fired power plants; attitude to participation in selected protest actions for and against nuclear power plants. 3. Occupation and job market: self-assessment of social class; detailed information on vocational training and employment; characterization of activity exercised primarily; length of company employment; work at place of residence; company size; business size; monthly, weekly or daily payment of salary; achievement-based income; specification of wage or salary group; collective bargaining area; image of one´s company in comparison with other businesses in the vicinity; management duties and size of span of control; personal freedom to decide about start of work; flextime; freedom to decide in establishing work processes; days absent, days of vacation and times of unemployment in the past year; overtime worked and core working hours; general occupational satisfaction and work satisfaction (scale); work satisfaction (scale); demand criteria for an optimum job; recommendations on job improvements made with the works council; mobility readiness with change of job; school training and occupational demands; readiness for further education in occupation; desire for change of job and reasons for remaining at current job; assumed difficulties to find a comparable position after loss of job; number of jobs up to now. Characterization of previous job: reasons for terminating this employment; description of occupational activity; company and business size of this job; management duties and span of control; arrangement of working hours. The following questions were posed to those persons not employed: interest in employment; reason for the desire for work. Unemployed were also asked: length and times of unemployment since 1970. 4. ZUMA standard demography: regional and social origins; school degrees of parents; self-assessment of social class; sources of income; characteristics of one´s own employment and of spouse; extensive recording and encoding of occupation after the ISCO code system; housing situation; religiousness; memberships; local residency; age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; type of company; income; household size; household composition; interest in politics; city size; state. 5. Miscellaneous: political interest; postmaterialism (scale); occupation activity of spouse; school degree of spouse; social origins; year of birth and month of birth. Interviewer rating: spontaneity of answers given and uncertainty of respondent on the question of personal deviant behavior.
Categories Categories
  • Society, Culture
Topics Topics
  • 1.5 Employment
  • 5.8 Social behaviour and attitudes
  • 6.2 Crime
  • 7.1 Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 16.2 Natural resources and energy


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseResearch area: FRG incl. West Berlin.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified random sample of German citizens 18 years old and older living in private households
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorINFRATEST, Munich
Date of Collection
  • 04.1982 - 06.1982

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
2.0.0 (current version)2015-7-22 Questions on the use of drugs moved to ZA5988.
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesThe remaining ZUMABUSSE are archived under the following Nos.: ZUMABUS 1 - 1976 (ZA Study No. 0861) ZUMABUS 2 - 1977 (ZA Study No. 0814) ZUMABUS 3 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1224) ZUMABUS 4 - 1979 (ZA Study No. 1017) ZUMABUS 5 - 1980 (ZA Study No. 1225) ZUMABUS 7 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1336) ZUMABUS 8 - 1984 (ZA Study No. 1337) ZUMABUS 9 - 1985 (ZA Study No. 1338) Parts of the ZUMA standard demography have been summarized in a time series and archived under ZA Study No. 1233.
Number of Units: 1993
Number of Variables: 480
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


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