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Data Package ssy12


Study Series:
German Centre for Higher Education Research and Science Studies (DZHW)
Sponsored by:
  • Federal Ministry of Education and Research
Project Contributors:
Schnitzer, Klaus;
Isserstedt, Wolfgang;
Leszczensky, Michael
Survey Design:
Survey Data Type:
Quantitative Data
Data available in:
Data Curation:
Middendorff, Elke;
Wallis, Marten
1.0.0 (published at Aug 1, 2022)

The Social Image of the Student Body in the Federal Republic of Germany 1988

Data Package Description

The Social Survey is a series of surveys on the economic and social situation of students in Germany that has been in existence since 1951. Every three to four years, a cross-section of students is surveyed on aspects of access to higher education, structural features of study, social and economic situation, including income and cost of living, employment, housing situation, as well as socio-demographic characteristics, partnership status and parenthood. The data package includes the data from the 12th Social Survey (1988), which was the last to be limited to students in the old Länder. An additional questionnaire included questions on experiences and attitudes regarding a study-related stay abroad.

Documents related to this Data Package

Data Package

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Daten- und Methodenbericht des Datenpakets "12. Sozialerhebung"  The report includes data usage notes and further information on the data package.  German link_off ssy12_MethodReport_de.pdf
Datenpaketübersicht 12. Sozialerhebung  Overview of the student survey 1988  German link_off ssy12_Overview_de.pdf
Fächer und Fächergruppen  Coding list for subjects and subject groups according to official statistics  German link_off cl-dzhw-59.xlsx
Art, Land und Region der Hochschule  Coding list for higher education institutions according to official Statistics  German link_off cl-dzhw-60.xlsx
Postleitzahl und Bundesland der Hochschulreife  Coding list for postal codes according to the postal code system of the Deutsche Bundespost valid in 1988  German link_off cl-dzhw-61.xlsx
Bundesland und Region des Studiums  Coding list for federal state and region of study  German link_off cl-dzhw-62.xlsx
Release Notes  The release notes contain information about the current version and changes compared to previous versions.  German link_off


Type Description Document Language DOI File
Questionnaire  Questionnaire of the 12th Social Survey  German  link_off ssy12_Questionnaire.pdf
Questionnaire  Additonal Questionnaire "Studyrelated foreign stay"  German  link_off ssy12_Questionnaire_foreign_stay.pdf
Variable Questionnaire  Questionnaire with the variable names of the 12th Social Survey  German  link_off ssy12_VariablesQuestionnaire_SUF.pdf

Data Sets

Title Description Document Language DOI File
Datensatzreport: 12. Sozialerhebung  Codebook/Variable Report/Dataset Report of "12th Social Survey"  German link_off dsreport-ssy12-ds1.pdf

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Quantitative Data, Standardised self-administered survey 
Population: German students in the old federal states who were enrolled at one of the 53 sample universities (26 universities, 27 universities of applied sciences) in the summer semester of 1988. Universities of applied sciences and universities of the Federal Armed F... 
Sampling Procedure: Probability Sample: Stratified Sample: Disproportional 
Field Period: May 2, 1988 - Aug 31, 1988
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