• International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) 2015 (English Version) - Cognitive Pretest
  • Abstract:
    The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is an international cooperation programme that conducts an annual joint survey on topics relevant to the social sciences. Since its foundation in 1984, the ISSP has grown to 48 member countries in 2013.
    The subject of this pretest are questions from the ISSP survey in Germany about work-life-balance, working hours, and the bond with the employer.
    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 ISSP 2015 source questionnaire.*
    Citation:
    Lenzner, T., Neuert, C., & Otto, W. (2014): International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) 2015 (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
    DOI:
    http://doi.org/10.17173/pretest89
    Question
    No.
    Pretesting Results Type Construct
    1 Have you ever foregone opportunities to advance your career for your family - or would you do so if necessary?
    [Haben Sie schon einmal für Ihre Familie auf Möglichkeiten zum beruflichen Weiterkommen verzichtet — oder würden Sie das gegebenenfalls tun?]
    Single Question Weighting of family and career
    2 Have you ever given up a professional activity with high responsibility for your family - or would you do so if necessary?
    [Haben Sie schon einmal für Ihre Familie eine berufliche Tätigkeit mit hoher Verantwortung aufgegeben — oder würden Sie das gegebenenfalls tun?]
    Single Question Weighting of family and career
    3 Have you ever, just for the sake of your family life, maintained a professional activity that was not satisfactory for you - or would you do so if necessary?
    [Haben Sie schon einmal, nur Ihres Familienlebens zuliebe, eine Berufstätigkeit beibehalten, die für Sie nicht befriedigend war — oder würden Sie das gegebenenfalls tun?]
    Single Question Weighting of family and career
    4 Which of the following statements best applies to your usual working hours?
    [Welche der folgenden Aussagen trifft am ehesten auf Ihre üblichen Arbeitszeiten zu? ]
    Single Question Usual working hours
    5 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
    [Inwieweit stimmen Sie den folgenden Aussagen zu oder nicht zu?]
    Multi-Item Scale Commitment to employer
    6 Have you ever been professionally disadvantaged in the last five years, e.g. when applying for a job or in terms of pay or promotion?
    [Sind Sie jemals in den letzten fünf Jahren beruflich benachteiligt worden, z.B. bei einer Bewerbung oder in Bezug auf Bezahlung oder Beförderung?]
    Single Question Professional disadvantage
    7 In your opinion, what were the main reasons for the discrimination?
    [Was waren Ihrer Meinung nach die wichtigsten Gründe für die Benachteiligung?]
    Single Question Reasons for professional disadvantage
    8 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
    [Inwieweit stimmen Sie den folgenden Aussagen zu oder nicht zu?]
    Multi-Item Scale Connection with profession
    Number of Participants:
    15
    Selection of Target Population/Quotas:
    Quota sampling. Only people of full age and in employment. Test persons were selected according to age (18 - 40 years; 41 years and older), education (university entrance qualification: yes/no) and sex.
    • 2 women and 2 men, 18-40 years, no university entrance qualification (Abitur)
    • 3 women and 1 man, 18-40 years, university entrance qualification (Abitur)
    • 2 women and 2 men, 41+ years, no university entrance qualification (Abitur)
    • 1 woman and 2 men, 41+ years, university entrance qualification (Abitur)
    Test Date:
    01/2014
    Number of cognitive interviewers:
    5
    Pretests conducted in the lab (video-recorded):
    15
    Pretests conducted via phone or externally (audio-recorded):
    -
    Survey mode:
    PAPI
    Pretest mode:
    CAPI
    Incentive for respondents:
    30 Euro
    Project Description:
    The International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) is an international cooperation programme that conducts an annual joint survey on topics relevant to the social sciences. Since its foundation in 1984, the ISSP has grown to 48 member countries in 2013.
    Website:
    http://www.gesis.org/issp
    Client:
    GESIS
    Dr. Evi Scholz
    DOI of Data Set in the GESIS Data Archive:
    dx.doi.org/10.4232/1.12744
  • Pretest Report (German):
    Pretest Report (English):
    Interview protocol (German):
  • Citation: Lenzner, T., Neuert, C., & Otto, W. (2014): International Social Survey Programme (ISSP) 2015 (English Version). Cognitive Pretest. GESIS Project Reports. Version: 1.0. GESIS - Pretestlab. Text.
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