• PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L) 2016 - Background Questionnaire (English Version) - Cognitive Pretest
  • Abstract:
    As a follow-up project to the PIAAC 2012 study (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), the PIAAC-L project (PIAAC-Longitudinal) continues to follow the German PIAAC 2012 sample in a longitudinal direction with an expanded spectrum of questions.
    The subject of this pretest are questions about migration background, culture of origin, occupation, employer and the start of employment.
    The questions were tested via face-to-face cognitive interviews.

    *Note: The items were tested in German. The items documented here are English translations of the original German wordings.*
    Citation:
    Otto, W., Disch, K., Beitz, C., Gebhardt, S., Neuert, C., & Menold, N. (2015): PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L) 2016 - Background Questionnaire (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
    DOI:
    http://doi.org/10.17173/pretest86
    Question
    No.
    Pretesting Results Type Construct
    1 Were you born in Germany?
    [Sind Sie in Deutschland geboren?]
    Single Question Migration background
    2 Was at least one parent born in Germany?
    [Ist mindestens ein Elternteil in Deutschland geboren?]
    Single Question Migration background
    3 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
    [Inwieweit stimmen Sie folgenden Aussagen zu oder nicht zu?]
    Multi-Item Scale Culture of origin
    4 The following statement now refers to German culture. To what extent do you agree to the following statement or not to?
    [Folgende Aussage bezieht sich nun auf die deutsche Kultur. Inwieweit stimmen Sie folgender Aussage zu oder nicht zu?]
    Multi-Item Scale German culture
    5 Have you regularly attended a kindergarten, day-care center or similar institution?
    [Wenn Sie sich einmal an Ihre frühe Kindheit zurückerinnern. Haben Sie regelmäßig einen Kindergarten, eine Kindertageseinrichtung oder eine ähnliche Einrichtung besucht?]
    Single Question Visit of a childcare facility
    6 How old were you when you started visiting a childcare facility regularly?
    [Wie alt waren Sie, als Sie mit dem regelmäßigen Besuch einer Einrichtung zur Kinderbetreuung begonnen haben?]
    Single Question Visit of a childcare facility
    7 Are you or have you ever been employed?
    [Sind oder waren Sie schon einmal berufstätig?]
    Single Question Employment
    8 When you think of your professional career: In which year did you start at your current, or if you are not working at the moment, at your last employer? If you are or were self-employed, count your business or your company as an employer.
    [Wenn Sie an Ihre berufliche Laufbahn denken: In welchem Jahr haben Sie bei Ihrem derzeitigen, bzw. falls Sie im Moment nicht arbeiten, bei Ihrem letzten Arbeitgeber begonnen? Falls Sie selbstständig sind oder zuletzt waren, zählen Sie Ihren Betrieb oder Ihre Firma als Arbeitgeber.]
    Single Question Start of employment
    9 Have you had another employer before?
    [Hatten Sie davor bereits einen anderen Arbeitgeber?]
    Single Question Employer
    10 And in which year did you start working for this employer?
    [Und in welchem Jahr haben Sie bei diesem Arbeitgeber angefangen?]
    Single Question Start of employment
    11 Have you had another employer before?
    [Hatten Sie davor bereits einen anderen Arbeitgeber?]
    Single Question Employer
    12 In which year did you start working for this employer?
    [In welchem Jahr haben Sie bei diesem Arbeitgeber angefangen?]
    Single Question Start of employment
    Number of Participants:
    15
    Selection of Target Population/Quotas:
    Quota sampling. The selection of the test persons was done by the quotas age (16 - 45 years; 46 years and older), education (with A-levels; without A-levels) and sex:
    • 2 women and 2 men, 16-45 years, without A-levels
    • 2 women and 2 men, 16-45 years, with A-levels
    • 1 woman and 2 men, 46+ years, without A-levels
    • 3 women and 1 man, 46+ years, with A-levels
    Test Date:
    11/2015
    Number of cognitive interviewers:
    5
    Pretests conducted in the lab (video-recorded):
    15
    Pretests conducted via phone or externally (audio-recorded):
    -
    Survey mode:
    CAPI
    Pretest mode:
    CAPI
    Procedure:
    Use of an evaluation questionnaire
    Incentive for respondents:
    10 Euros
    Project Description:
    As a follow-up project to the PIAAC 2012 study (Programme for the International Assessment of Adult Competencies), the PIAAC-L project (PIAAC-Longitudinal) continues to follow the German PIAAC 2012 sample in a longitudinal direction with an expanded spectrum of questions. GESIS is conducting this project in cooperation with DIW Berlin (Socio-Economic Panel, SOEP) and the Leibniz Institute for Educational Trajectories (LIfBi), Bamberg (National Education Panel, NEPS).
    The project envisages three survey waves (in 2014, 2015, 2016) with different focal points. Detailed questionnaires (e.g., the SOEP core instruments as well as other questions on the personal background of the respondents) and instruments for measuring competencies (e.g., from PIAAC or NEPS) will be used. In the third wave of the survey, a shortened SOEP personal questionnaire will be used and supplemented by additional questions.
    Website:
    https://www.gesis.org/en/research/external-funding-projects/archive/piaac-panel-piaac-l
    Client:
    GESIS, DIW, LIfBi
    Anouk Zabal
    DOI of Data Set in the GESIS Data Archive:
    dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.12734
  • Pretest Report (German):
    Pretest Report (English):
  • Citation: Otto, W., Disch, K., Beitz, C., Gebhardt, S., Neuert, C., & Menold, N. (2015): PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L) 2016 - Background Questionnaire (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
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