• PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L) 2016 - Acquisition of Competencies (English Version) - Cognitive Pretest
  • Abstract:
    The project "Acquisition and Use of Competencies in Adulthood - Network for the Analysis, Further Development and Dissemination of PIAAC" (PIAAC-Leibniz-Network) aims at advancing research in the context of PIAAC as well as the transfer of corresponding results to the scientific community, politics and practice.
    The subject of this pretest are questions about school and university degrees, participation in further vocational training and the duration of further training.
    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. The translations do not correspond exactly to the formulations in the English PIAAC source questionnaire.*
    Citation:
    Otto, W., Neuert, C., Landrock, U., Adams, F., Disch, K., Gebhardt, S. & Menold, N. (2015): PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L) 2016 - Acquisition of Competencies (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
    DOI:
    http://doi.org/10.17173/pretest87
    Question
    No.
    Pretesting Results Type Construct
    1 What is the highest general school-leaving certificate you have?
    Please tell me using list 1.
    [Welchen höchsten allgemeinbildenden Schulabschluss haben Sie?
    Bitte sagen Sie es mir anhand der Liste 1.]
    Single Question Highest general school-leaving certificate
    2 What is your highest vocational training qualification or university degree? Please tell me using list 2.
    [Welchen höchsten beruflichen Ausbildungsabschluss bzw. Hochschulabschluss haben Sie? Sagen Sie es mir bitte anhand der Liste 2.]
    Single Question Highest vocational training qualification or university degree
    3 In 2014, have you participated in at least one further vocational training?
    [Haben Sie im Jahr 2014 an mindestens einer beruflichen Weiterbildung teilgenommen?]
    Single Question Participation in further vocational training
    4 How long did this further training last?
    If your further training consisted of several individual events, we mean the period between the first and the last event.
    [Über welche Dauer hat sich diese Weiterbildung erstreckt?
    Wenn Ihre Weiterbildung aus mehreren Einzelveranstaltungen bestand, meinen wir den Zeitraum zwischen der ersten und der letzten Veranstaltung.]
    Single Question Duration of further training
    5 How many hours were that?
    [Wie viele Stunden waren dies?]
    Single Question Duration of further training
    6 How many hours were that per week?
    [Wie viele Stunden waren dies pro Woche?]
    Single Question Duration of further training
    7 How many hours were that per week?
    [Wie viele Stunden waren dies pro Woche?]
    Single Question Duration of further training
    8 When you took this course, you were there...
    [Als Sie an dieser Weiterbildung teilgenommen haben, waren Sie da…]
    Single Question Employment at the time of further training
    9 What was the most important reason that prevented you in 2014 from participating in further vocational training?
    [Was war der wichtigste Grund, der Sie im Jahr 2014 daran gehindert hat an einer beruflichen Weiterbildung teilzunehmen?]
    Single Question Participation in further vocational training
    10 In 2014, have you participated in at least one general further training course?
    [Haben Sie im Jahr 2014 an mindestens einer allgemeinen Weiterbildung teilgenommen?]
    Single Question Participation in general further training
    11 What was the main topic of this training?
    [Um welches Thema ging es bei dieser Weiterbildung hauptsächlich?]
    Single Question Topic of further training
    12 Have you been employed in the last week?
    [Waren Sie in der letzten Woche erwerbstätig?]
    Single Question Employment in the last week
    13 How many hours have you worked in the last week?
    [Wie viele Stunden haben Sie in der letzten Woche gearbeitet?]
    Single Question Worktime in a week
    14 How do you rate your knowledge in comparison to what is required for the completion of your work?
    [Wie schätzen Sie Ihr Wissen im Vergleich dazu ein, was für die Erledigung Ihrer Arbeit erforderlich ist?]
    Single Question Self-assessed knowledge compared to professional requirements
    15 How do you rate your skills in comparison to what is required for the completion of your work?
    [Wie schätzen Sie Ihr Können im Vergleich dazu ein, was für die Erledigung Ihrer Arbeit erforderlich ist?]
    Single Question Self-assessed skills compared to professional requirements
    Number of Participants:
    18
    Selection of Target Population/Quotas:
    Quota sampling. The selection of the test persons was done by the quotas employment (employed; not employed) and school education (A-levels; less than A-levels):
    • 7 employed, less than A-levels
    • 7 employed, A-levels
    • 2 not employed, less than A-levels
    • 2 not employed, A-levels
    Test Date:
    08/2015
    Number of cognitive interviewers:
    7
    Pretests conducted in the lab (video-recorded):
    18
    Pretests conducted via phone or externally (audio-recorded):
    -
    Survey mode:
    CAPI
    Pretest mode:
    CAPI
    Procedure:
    Use of an evaluation questionnaire
    Incentive for respondents:
    15 Euros
    Project Description:
    The project "Acquisition and Use of Competencies in Adulthood - Network for the Analysis, Further Development and Dissemination of PIAAC" (PIAAC-Leibniz-Network) aims at advancing research in the context of PIAAC as well as the transfer of corresponding results to the scientific community, politics and practice. In addition to GESIS, which has taken over the leadership of the network, seven other Leibniz institutes (DIE, DIPF, DIW, ifo, IPN, LIfBi and WZB) and external project partners (Prof. Dr. Jürgen Baumert, Prof. Dr. Claus H. Carstensen, Prof. Eric A. Hanushek and Prof. Dr. Harm Kuper) are involved.
    In addition to the evaluation of PIAAC data, the research is carried out in close cooperation with the German PIAAC longitudinal study (PIAAC-L), also conducted by GESIS, within the framework of which further annual surveys are conducted on the German PIAAC sample in the years 2014 to 2016.
    One module of the PIAAC-Leibniz network is concerned with the further development of questions to be tested within the framework of PIAAC-L. On the one hand, this involves questions which can record further training in a more differentiated way and thus better explain participation in further training, and on the other hand, it involves calculating measures which best reflect the correspondence between individual competencies and requirements in the job. It is to be investigated whether a missing match (skill mismatch) can be validly ascertained by direct questioning (self-report).
    Website:
    https://www.gesis.org/en/research/external-funding-projects/archive/piaac-panel-piaac-l
    Client:
    GESIS, DIE, DIPF, DIW, ifo, IPN, LIfBi and WZB
    Dr. Anja Perry & Natascha Massing
  • Pretest Report (German):
    Pretest Report (English):
  • Citation: Otto, W., Neuert, C., Landrock, U., Adams, F., Disch, K., Gebhardt, S. & Menold, N. (2015): PIAAC-Longitudinal (PIAAC-L) 2016 - Acquisition of Competencies (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
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