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Study Report

Study Number: SA-520-004-1-1-International-ZA-1986

Subject Area: Attitudes Toward Self and Society

Bibliographic Citation: International social survey program (ISSP): social networks and support systems, 1986 [CD-ROM version].  [machine-readable data file] / International Social Survey Program  [principal investigator(s)] / Koln, Germany: Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschugn an der Universitat zu Koln  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 9205

Date Accessioned: 11/22/1995

Number of Files Received: 5

Comments: This CD-ROM contains NSDstat statistical program and ISYS full text retrieval program.

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 11/22/1995

Documentation: Machine-readable only; View the DPLS Users Manual for this CD-ROM.

Abstract: The International Social Survey Program (ISSP) is an ongoing program of crossnational collaboration. Formed in 1984, the group develops topical modules dealing with important areas of social science as supplements to regular national surveys. This data collection, the second module in the series, contains data from West Germany, Great Britain, United States, Italy, Austria, Australia, and Hungary. The data provide detailed accounts of respondents' contacts with various relatives and friends along with information about where they would turn for help when faced with situations such as financial need, minor illness, career advice, and emotional distress. Demographic data on respondents also are provided.

SOURCE: self-enumerated forms, and personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Persons aged 18 years and older from seven nations: Germany, Hungary, Italy, Great Britain (excluding the Scottish highlands and islands), the United States (noninstitutionalized English-speaking only), Austria (including youths aged 16 to 18), and Australia.

SAMPLE: Multistage probability samples.

NOTE: Data were made available through the Zentralarchiv fur Empirische Sozialforschung, Universitat zu Koln, from whom a printed codebook (ZA-No. 1620) may be obtained. Records for Great Britain, West Germany, Italy, Austria, and Hungary have a weight variable that must be used in all analyses. No weighting was done for the United States. Weighting for Australia is unknown.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SPSS Control Cards

TIME PERIOD: 1986-1987


FUNDING AGENCY: Australia: Australian National University. Research School of Social Sciences, the Australian Grants Scheme, and the Australian International Development Assistance Bureau. Great Britain: Monument Trust. United States: National Science Foundation. Austria: Science Research Foundation, Austrian National Bank, Ministry for Science and Research, and government Steiermark. No funding information was available for Germany, Italy or Hungary.

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