Dataset: Work Orientations III - ISSP 2005


Attitude to work. Work orientation and description of work contents.

Preferred time budget for selected activities such as work, leisure time etc.; work orientation; importance of selected demands of a job (scale); preference for being self-employed or being an employee and working in a small or in a large firm and working in private business or civil service; advantages of the employee status (greater job security and lower impairment of the family life); importance of unions for job security and working conditions of employee; preference for full-time employment or part-time employment; preference for more work (and money) or for reduction in working hours; characterization of the respondent's work and work satisfaction (scale); physical exhaustion after work; frequency of dangerous and unhealthy job situations; possibility of flexible organisation of respondent's working time; personal opportunity to influence the organization of the workday or work process; difficulties in handling personal matters during working hours; frequency of the impairment of the family life by the work requirements and vice versa; usefulness of the abilities learned from past work experience for the present job; helpfulness of the present work experiences for looking for a new job; job training in past year to improve job skills; judgement on the relationship between management and employees (working atmosphere); description of personal commitment to work; identification with firm or organization (scale); expected difficulties in finding a job as good as the current one; self-assessment of one's own substitutability; likeliness of job search in the coming 12 months; worrying about one's own job security; accepted concessions to avoid own unemployment (accepting a job with new demands, accepting of a lower paid position, temporary employment and longer travel to get to work); existence of a side job; self-assessment of psychological characteristics of personality.

Those who are not currently employed were asked: work for more than one year and time last paid job ended; main reason for the end of employment; interest in finding a paid job; expected difficulties in finding a new job; currently looking for a job; activities in the search for work; training activities to improve job skills in past year; main income source.

sex; age; marital status; living together with a partner; education and duration of education; current employment status; occupation (ISCO88); employment in private or public sector; self-employment or employee; personal employees; time worked each week; superior function and span of control; company size; income; religious denomination; religiousness; union member; self-assessment of social class; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; party preference; size of household and composition; city size; region; original country of origin or ethnic group affiliation.  

Source: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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Work Orientations III -  ISSP 2005

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Source: GESIS - Leibniz Institute for the Social Sciences

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