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ZA2789: Eurobarometer 44.2 (Nov 1995- Jan 1996)

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Eurobarometer 44.2 (Nov 1995- Jan 1996) Working Conditions in the European Union, November 1995 -January 1996
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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation European Commission (2012): Eurobarometer 44.2 (Nov 1995- Jan 1996). INRA, Brussels. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2789 Data file Version 1.0.1,
Study No.ZA2789
TitleEurobarometer 44.2 (Nov 1995- Jan 1996)
Other Titles
  • Working Conditions in the European Union (Subtitle)
Current Version1.0.1, 2012-7-1,
Alternate IDs Alternate IDs
  • doi:10.3886/ICPSR06722.v1, 2001-12
Date of Collection27.11.1995 - 19.01.1996
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • European Commission, Brussels; DG X - Information Communication Culture Surveys Research Analyses


AbstractWorking conditions and stress at work. Topics: occupation; side jobs; company size; employment in the civil service; part-time employment or full position; area of business; span of control with supervisor status; current duration of employment in years; amounts in wages for special services such as overtime or night work; time worked each week; commuting time to work; information on type and extent of environmental pollution at work; characterization of job and information on type and extent of special services required; self-assessment of extent to which informed about risks at one´s place of work; extent of opportunities of self-determination in structuring work and working conditions; frequency of night shifts, Sunday work and Saturday work; shift work; opportunities of self-determination in structuring the work process; flextime; stress load; job security; determination of the pace of work by colleagues, customers, production norms, machine speed or the direct supervision of superior; personal freedom to decide in establishing the pace of work, the work method and the sequence of work steps; characterization of work as monotonous, complex and educational; common decisions with colleagues about job steps, production goals, chronological sequences and personnel questions; solving unanticipated problems at work and observing quality standards at work; agreement of work requirements and personal abilities; participation in further education measures; conversations about work-related problems with superiors, colleagues and workers´ representatives; conversations with superior about one´s own work performance; conversations about changes in work organization or working conditions; experience of violence and intimidation at work; discrimination experienced based on sex, age, race, nationality or handicap; equal treatment of sexes at one´s place of work; sex of superior; employer´s offering or granting maternity leave and supplementary days of vacation to care for a sick person as well as a healthy child; assessment of personal workplace as dangerous to health; number of days absent due to illness in the last year; change of job in the last 5 years due to general jeopardy or jeopardy to health from the job; information on psychological and physical disturbances to health from work; additional difficulties at work due to chronic or permanent health problems; general work satisfaction. Demography: sex; age; nationality; marital status; age at conclusion of school education; composition of household; head of household; possession of a telephone. Also encoded was: date of interview; time of start of interview and length of interview; number of persons present during interview; willingness of respondent to cooperate; city size.
Categories Categories
  • International Institutions, Relations, Conditions
  • Working conditions
  • Labour relations/conflict
  • Employment
Old Topics Old Topics
  • 1.1 Working conditions
  • 1.2 Labour relations/conflict
  • 1.5 Employment


Geographic Coverage
  • Belgium (BE)
  • Denmark (DK)
  • Germany (DE)
  • Italy (IT)
  • Spain (ES)
  • France (FR)
  • Ireland (IE)
  • Luxembourg (LU)
  • Netherlands (NL)
  • Portugal (PT)
  • Great Britain (GB-GBN)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Sweden (SE)
  • Finland (FI)
  • Greece (GR)
UniversePersons 15 years old and older
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Multi-stage stratified employee sample (active population)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data CollectorMarketing Unit, Bruessel; GFK Danmark, Kopenhagen; INRA Deutschland, Moelln; KEME, Athen; CIMEI, Madrid; TMO, Paris; Lansdowne Market Research, Dublin; PRAGMA, Rom; ILRES, Luxemburg; NIPO, Amsterdam; METRIS, Lissabon; NOP Corporate and Financial, London; TEMO AB, Solna, Schweden; Marketing Development Center, Espoo, Finnland; SPECTRA, Linz, OEsterreich; INRA EUROPE, Bruessel (Internationale Koordination)
Date of Collection
  • 27.11.1995 - 29.12.1995 (Belgium)
  • 8.12.1995 - 3.01.1996 (Denmark)
  • 1.12.1995 - 22.12.1995 (Germany)
  • 9.12.1995 - 24.12.1995 (Italy)
  • 4.12.1995 - 10.12.1995 (Spain)
  • 4.12.1995 - 22.12.1995 (France)
  • 4.12.1995 - 5.01.1996 (Ireland (Republic))
  • 6.12.1995 - 9.01.1996 (Luxembourg)
  • 5.12.1995 - 11.01.1996 (Netherlands)
  • 29.12.1995 - 17.01.1996 (Portugal)
  • 29.11.1995 - 14.12.1995 (Great Britain)
  • 7.12.1995 - 7.01.1996 (Austria)
  • 5.12.1995 - 14.01.1996 (Sweden)
  • 1.12.1995 - 19.01.1996 (Finland)
  • 5.12.1995 - 22.12.1995 (Greece)

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.1 (current version)2012-7-1 Archive edition update
1.0.02010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
Version changes
Changes between version 1.0.1 and it's previous version
DateSubjectDescriptionCorrection Description
2012-7-1ISOCNTRYalphanumeric country id variable2012-7-1variable added
2012-7-1VERSIONdataset version id variable2012-7-1variable added

Further Remarks

NotesApprox. 1000 interviews were conducted in each country (in Eastern and Western Germany 1000 each), except in Luxembourg (500 interviews).
Number of Units: 15986
Number of Variables: 176
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Pascal Paoli (European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions): Second European Survey on Working Conditions. Dublin, 1997. [Note: This report includes methodology information including response rates.]
  • European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions: Working conditions in Europe. Dublin, June 1997 (also available in French).
Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


Research Data Centre
  •  EB - Standard and Special Eurobarometer
    Since the early nineteen seventies the European Commission´s “Standard and Special Eurobarometer” are regularly monitoring the public opinion in the European Union member countries at times. Interviews are conducted face-to-face, in each spring and each autumn, at all times based on new samples with a size 1000 respondents per country. Separate samples are drawn for Northern Ireland and East Germany. After the EU enlargement in 2004, remaining and new Candidate Countries are also regularly included in selected surveys. The Standard Eurobarometer modules ask for attitudes towards European unification, institutions and policies, complemented by measurements for general socio-political orientations, as well as by respondent and household demographics. Intermittently special Eurobarometer modules extensively address topics, such as environment, science and technology, health or family issues, social or ethnic exclusion, quality of life etc. The “European Communities Studies” 1970-1973 can be considered forerunner studies, as well the “Attitudes towards Europe” from 1962.