Individual and Biography (M3-M5, Initial interview) 2018[instrument]

Questions

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296 Normal day B034
223 Employment Prior to Immigration B029
224 Heading: Employment before movement Q197
319 SOEP calendar B035
332 Have you attended school in any country other than Germany? Q299
383 Questions about education "Theoretically oriented college /university" (in Q232) B041
404 Questions for qualifications "Other training" (in Q232) B043
422 Health Satisfaction as well as Physical and Mental Health B044
443 Attitudes, opinions and feelings B045
498 Government, democracy and woman's position B050
549 Questions about the mother B050a
1 Living in Germany Survey for the life situation of asylum seekers in Germany 2018 Q001
2 Which person of the household < HNR > do you want to question? Q002
3 Which language combination should be used for the interview? Q003
4 I confirm, that the selected respondent declared, that he red the data security sheet. He/She agreed to the survey and the handling with the data, plus the deletion corresponding to the content of the data security sheet. Q004
6 Have you applied for asylum when arriving in Germany or have you been registered as an applicant for protection and still want to apply for asylum? Q006
7 As already described in the brochure, we are asking you to take part in this survey. Participation in this survey is voluntary. If you take part and do not wish to answer certain questions for personal reasons,  you can decide not to answer these que Q007
9 Heading: Information on the person Q008
10 We have following information about you: Q009
13 What is your country of citizenship? Q012
14 Which country were you born in? Q013
15 Region - countryspecific list B004
16 In which region were you born? Q014
17 In which region were you born? Q015
18 In which region were you born? Q016
19 In which region were you born? Q017
20 In which region were you born? Q018
21 In which region were you born? Q019
22 In which region were you born? Q020
23 In which region were you born? Q021
24 In which region were you born? Q022
25 In which region were you born? Q023
26 In which region were you born? Q024
27 In which region were you born? Q025
28 In which region were you born? Q026
29 In which region were you born? Q027
30 In which region were you born? Q028
31 In which region were you born? Q029
32 In which region were you born? Q030
33 In which region were you born? Q031
34 In which region were you born? Q032
35 In which region were you born? Q033
37 In which region were you born? Q034
38 In which region were you born? Q035
39 In which region were you born? Q036
40 In which region were you born? Q037
41 In which region were you born? Q038
42 In which region were you born? Q039
43 In which region were you born? Q040
44 In which region were you born? Q041
45 In which region were you born? Q042
46 Journey to Germany B006
47 How you came to Germany Q043
48 Many people settle in several countries during their lifetime. What happened in your case? We are interested to know which countries you have lived in for more than three months. First of all we'd like to know when you first moved away from your country of birth? If you can't remember exactly when, please give an approximate date. Q044
49 Was Germany the first country you moved to, or was it another country? Q045
50 Did you move away from Germany again after that? Q046
51 When did you return to your country of birth? Q047
52 When did you move to the other country? Q048
53 Which country did you move to? Q049
54 Did you flee to this country, for example, due to war, famine or persecution or did you move to this country for other reasons? Q050
55 What was the legal basis for your move to this country Q051
56 Was Germany the first country you moved to after this, or was it another country? Q052
57 When did you move to Germany in this case? Q053
58 [No question. Only for routing.] Q054
59 Now I'd like to talk about the last country where you lived for more than 3 months before you moved to Germany, i.e. <country>. Q055
60 What did you live on in this other country? Q056
61 And what has contributed mostly to your costs of living in this country? Q057
62 What was the average amount per month in euros or US dollars that you had to pay out of your own savings to live on in this other country? Q058
63 When you moved to this country, what were you planning to do? Q059
66 How many days did it take to travel from your country of birth to Germany? Q062
67 Next, we have a few questions about the experiences connected with your escape. Some of the questions will be about negative experiences. Would you like to answer questions about this subject or would you prefer not to answer these questions? Q063
68 Did you use one of the following main routes on your journey or flight to Germany? Q064
69 The following page shows a map of the world. As accurately as possible, please mark on this map the route you took when you fled to Germany. Please do so by clicking on where you started from, followed by each individual country you passed through. Finally, click on the town or region in Germany where you live now. For each country in turn, please also indicate the most important cities and border crossings you passed through. To get a close-up view of the map, you can magnify it by clicking on the '+' symbol. When you are finished, click on 'Finish' and save your route by clicking 'Save'. Q065
70 What means of transport did you use to travel to or escape to Germany? Q066
71 Did you incur costs for transportation, accommodation or escaping helpers / escorts for travel or flight? Q067
72 What was the total cost of traveling or fleeing in Euros or US dollars? Q068
73 How much did you pay for accommodation during this journey or escape, in euros or US dollars, in total? Q069
74 How much did you pay for accommodation during this journey or escape, in euros or US dollars, in total? Q070
75 How much did you pay for escape agents/ traffickers during this journey or escape, in euros or US dollars, in total? Q071
76 How high were the diverse costs at the trip or escape (also through theft or left money)? Q072
77 Were the costs stated only for you or for family members or other traveling companions? Q073
78 How did you finance the cost of the journey or escape? Q074
79 During the journey or escape, did you experience one or more of the following? Q075
80 When did you arrive in Germany? Q076
81 Did you arrive in Germany alone or with family members or friends/acquaintances? Q077
82 What were the main reasons that made you leave your country of origin? Q078
83 What were your reasons for specifically moving to Germany and not to another country? Q079
84 Did any relatives or acquaintances who already lived in Germany help you move to Germany? Q080
85 Legal Status B007
86 When were you issued with a proof of arrival or an asylum seeker registration certificate (BüMA)? Q081
87 Have you already officially applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? Q082
88 Is this current application for asylum the first time you applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? Q083
89 When did you first apply for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? Q084
90 Has the official interview for your current asylum application to the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees already taken place? Q085
91 When did the official interview for your current application for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees take place? Q086
93 When was the decision regarding your application for asylum made? Q088
94 When was the decision regarding your application for asylum made? Q089
95 Has your application for asylum been approved by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? Q090
96 Have you officially challenged the decision and brought a court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? Q091
97 Was your court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees successful? Q092
98 Which residence permit do you currently have? Please look at the label of the immigration office in your passport. Q093
99 Which residence permit did you have before? Q094
100 Until when is your residence allowed in Germany? Q095
102 Is your current accommodation your first accommodation in Germany or have you previously lived in one or more other forms of accommodation in Germany? Q096
103 Now, please think of the accommodation in which you were housed the longest in Germany before your current accommodation. Q097
104 What type of accommodation did you live in? Q098
105 In this building, were there other flats that refugees lived in? Q099
106 When did you move into this accommodation? Q100
107 How many days did you live in this accommodation? Q101
108 Where was this accommodation? Q102
109 In which federal state is this location? Q103
110 In this accommodation, what was the approximate percentage of people who come from the same country of origin as you? Q104
111 When did you move into the accommodation that you are living in now? Q105
112 How satisfied are you in general with your current living arrangements? Q106
113 Place of living B009
114 The following questions are about whether you would like to live in a big city, a middle city, a small town or in the countryside. Q107
115 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a big city? Q108
116 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a middle city? Q109
117 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a small town? Q110
118 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in the countryside? Q111
119 Where did you spend the last year before your move to Germany? Q112
120 Where did you spend most of your childhood up to the age of 15? Q113
122 How often have you personally experienced being disadvantaged in Germany because of your origin? Q114
124 How long would you like to stay in Germany? Q116
125 How many years would you like to stay in Germany? Q117
126 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship? Q118
127 What needs to change in your country of origin so that you could return there? Q119
128 Language Proficiency B011
129 Heading: Language skills Q120
130 Mother Tongue B012
137 In your country of origin, which language is the official national language which is also taught in schools? Q126
138 How well can you speak this official language? Q127
139 How well can you write in this official language? Q128
140 How well can you read in this official language? Q129
144 How well can you read in English? Q132
146 How well can you speak German? Q133
147 How well can you write in German ? Q134
148 How well can you read in German ? Q135
149 Other languages B016
150 Can you speak any other languages apart from those already mentioned? Q136
151 In which of the following languages could you read and write before your arrival to Germany? Q137
152 In which of the following languages did you best read and write before you came to Germany? Q138
153 Could you read and write in the following language before you came to Germany? [Answer Q136] Q139
154 How well could you read in the following language before you moved to Germany? [Answer Q138] or [Answer Q136] Q140
155 How well could you write in the following language before you moved to Germany? [Answer Q138] or [Answer Q136] Q141
157 How well could you speak German before you moved to Germany? Q142
158 How well could you write in German before you moved to Germany? Q143
159 How well could you read in German before you moved to Germany? Q144
161 Heading Integration course in Germany Q145
162 Integration Course BAMF B019
163 Have you attended an integration course organised by the German Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? Q146
164 When did the integration course start? Q147
165 When did the integration course finish? Q148
166 Did you take a German language test in order to complete your integration course? Q149
167 For which language ability level did you get certification in the integration course? Q150
168 How helpful did you find the integration course for learning German? Q151
169 ESF-BAMF-course B020
170 Did you participate in a job-related German language grant from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (ESF-BAMF program or job-related German language promotion according to §45a AufenthG)? Q152
171 When was the beginning of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? Q153
172 When was the end of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? Q154
173 Did you attend a German test to complete this job-related German language program of the BAMF? Q155
174 What level of certification was awarded to you for this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? Q156
175 How helpful did you find this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? Q157
176 Did you attend to one of this following arrangements of the job center? Q158
177 Arrangements " perspectives for female refugees" B021
178 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? Q159
179 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? Q160
180 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? Q161
181 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for female Refugees” course for learning vocational German? Q162
182 "Perspectives for Refugees" B022
183 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? Q163
184 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? Q164
185 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? Q165
186 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course for learning vocational German? Q166
188 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course start? Q167
189 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course finish? Q168
191 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Refugees” course for learning vocational German? Q170
192 KompAS B024
193 When did the "KompAS" start? Q171
195 Did you take a German language test in order to complete of "KompAS" course? Q173
196 How helpful did you find the "KompAS" course for learning vocational German? Q174
199 When did this other German language course start? Q176
200 When did this other German language course finish? Q177
201 How many hours was the total duration of the German languages course? Q178
202 Have you used any of the following options in order to improve your German language skills? Q179
203 Aid B026
204 If you are new to a country, it is sometimes difficult to manage in different situations. The following questions are about whether, since your arrival in Germany, you have received help from authorities in various areas. Q180
205 Have you received legal advice on refugee and asylum issues? Q181
206 Have you received help to learn the German language? Q182
207 Have you received help to look for employment? Q183
208 Have you received help to look for schools, higher education institutions/universities, training places or further education/training courses? Q184
209 Have you received help to get your educational qualifications or vocational training qualifications recognised here? Q185
210 Have you received help to look for accommodation? Q186
211 Have you received help to look for health care? Q187
213 Have you received help to look for childcare, school places, educational/training places for your child/children? Q189
214 Consulting B027
215 The following questions are about whether you know of certain advisory services and information resources here in Germany, and whether you have made use of them. Q190
216 Do you know about the refugee and asylum advice services available? Q191
217 Do you know the offer for return counseling? Q192
218 Do you know the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)? Q193
219 How helpful was the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)? Q194
220 Do you know other institutionalized counseling services on migration and integration (e.g. youth migration service)? Q195
221 Do you know the general employment market advisory service at the German Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit], the Jobcenter? Q196
225 How old were you when you worked for the first time in your life? Q198
226 What was the last job you had in your country of origin? Q199
227 Which professional position did you hold? Q200
229 Was your occupation officially registered? Q202
230 How many hours of your work time on average did this occupation account for per week? Q203
231 Now we would like to talk about your last monthly net income in this occupation. Please first specify the currency in which you were paid, then the amount. Q204
232 How much was your last monthly net income for this occupation, i.e. the amount paid to you in the aforementioned currency? Q205
233 If you compare your net income at that time with the income of other people in your country, how would you describe your level of net income there? Q206
234 How satisfied were you with your personal income at that time? Q207
235 How satisfied were you with your work situation at that time? Q208
236 In what year and what month did you last work in this occupation? Q209
238 How would you estimate your financial situation at that time with the income of other people in your country? Q211
239 How satisfied were you with your living arrangements at that time? Q212
240 How satisfied were you with your health at that time? Q213
241 How satisfied were you with your life in general at that time? Q214
243 Heading: Currently employment status Q215
244 Are you currently working? Q216
245 Are you planning to work (again) in the future? Q217
246 Approximately when do you want to start working? Q218
248 Which of the following options have you used so far to find a job? Q220
250 Were you already employed in Germany? Q222
251 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? Q223
252 How did you find out about this first job you had in Germany? Q224
253 Where does this person come from? Q225
254 Is this work the first work you have done in Germany? Q226
255 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? Q227
256 How did you find out about this first job you had in Germany? Q228
257 Where does this person come from? Q229
260 Since when have you been working for your current employer? Q231
261 How did you find out about this job you had in Germany? Q232
262 Where does this person come from? Q233
263 What is your current occupation? Q234
264 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? Q235
265 Does this activity correspond to your occupation learned in the country of origin? Q236
267 What type of education or training is usually required for this type of work? Q238
268 In which economic sector/branch of industry/service area is the company or institution that you work for? Q239
269 Which job position do you currently hold? Q240
270 Which job position do you currently hold as a worker? Q241
271 Which job position do you currently hold as a permanent employee? Q242
272 In which profession do you currently work self-employed? Q243
273 How many employees do you have? Q244
274 Which job position do you currently hold as an apprentice/trainee or intern? Q245
275 Do you work in the public service (e.g. federal government, regional government, local government)? Q246
276 Are you employed on a temporary or subcontracted basis? Q247
277 Do you have a permanent or a fixed-term employment contract? Q248
278 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a 1-Euro Job (community work)? Q249
279 How many people are employed in total by the company/organisation? This does not mean just those working at the local company/organisation office/site. Q250
280 What were your gross earnings, including overtime paid, in the past month? Q251
281 What were your net earnings for the past month, after deductions for taxes and social insurance contributions, including overtime payments? Q252
282 How satisfied are you currently with your personal income? Q253
283 How satisfied are you with your current work situation? Q254
284 Income from state benefits B033
285 The following questions are to do with state benefits or other financial support. Q255
286 In the last month, have you received any benefits pursuant to the Asylum Seekers’ Benefits Act (AsylbLG)? Q256
287 What was the amount that you received last month under the Asylum Seekers Benefits Act (AsylbLG)? Q257
288 In the last month, did you personally receive unemployment benefit (Hartz IV)/income support? Q258
289 How much unemployment benefit (Hartz IV)/income support did you receive last month? Q259
290 In the last month, have you personally received unemployment benefit? Q260
291 How much unemployment benefit was paid to you in the last month? Q261
292 In the last month, have you personally received any benefit payments under the BAföG [German regulation governing financial assistance for students of higher education], a grant, bursary or a vocational training allowance? Q262
293 How much was the payment that you received under the BAföG, the grant or bursary or vocational training allowance in the last month? Q263
294 In the last month, have you personally received any other financial support? Q264
295 What was the total amount of other financial support paid to you in the last month? Q265
297 The following questions aim to illustrate what a typical day looks like for you currently. For the following activities, please indicate how many hours you spend on each one in an average working day Q266
298 Learning the German language? Q267
299 Training, continuing professional development, studying; including school, university studies or doctoral studies? Q268
300 Employment or part-time employment, including journey time? Q269
301 Visits to authorities? Q270
302 Errands and shopping? Q271
303 Housework such as washing, cooking, cleaning? Q272
304 Looking after children? Q273
305 Looking after and treatment of people requiring care? Q274
306 Performing building flat / apartment / house repairs, car repairs, gardening work? Q275
307 Physical activities such as sports, fitness, exercise? Q276
308 Other leisure activities and hobbies? Q277
309 Frustrated waiting period without useful activities? Q278
310 How often do you spend time with people from your country of origin who are not related to you? Q279
311 How often do you spend time with German people? Q280
312 How often do you have contact to Germans in your circle of friends? Q281
313 How often do you have contact to Germans in your neighborhood? Q282
314 How often do you have contact to Germans in your office (or school, university)? Q283
315 How often do you spend time with people from other countries? Q284
316 How many people from your country of origin have you met since your arrival in Germany with whom you have regular contact? Q285
317 How many German people have you met since your arrival in Germany with whom you have regular contact? Q286
318 How many people from other countries have you met since your arrival in Germany with whom you have regular contact? Q287
320 We would now like to ask you about your own life from the age of 15 years old. For each age from 15 years old, please state which of the following activities you were pursuing at that time. If more than one activity is relevant for any given age then please indicate all relevant activities. Q288
321 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 15 and 24? At the age of ... I was ... Q289
322 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 25 and 34? At the age of ... I was ... Q290
323 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 35 and 44? At the age of ... I was ... Q291
324 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 45 and 54? At the age of ... I was ... Q292
325 Which of the following activities did you pursue between the ages of 55 and 65? At the age of ... I was ... Q293
326 Training and educational qualifications B036
327 Heading Training and educational qualifications Q294
328 Next we want to ask you for more detailed information on some points of your life history related to school, higher education / university studies and vocational training. First, on your general education schooling Q295
329 In which year did you last attend a general-education school? Q296
330 Was the last school you attended in Germany or in another country? Q297
331 What school-leaving qualifications do you have? Q298
333 Please answer the questions below about the school that you last attended in a country other than Germany. Q300
334 In which country did you last attend school? Q301
335 What kind of school did you last attend in this country? Q302
336 What kind of certificate did you leave this school with? Q303
337 How many years did you attend school in total? Q304
338 Are you aiming to obtain a school leaving certificate in Germany in the future? Q305
339 What is the highest school leaving certificate that you are aiming for? Q306
340 Were you in vocational training in a country other than Germany or did you study (at higher education level) in a country other than Germany Q307
341 What type of vocational training or higher education / university studies was it? Q308
342 Questions to training courses "Trained in a company" (in Q232) B037
343 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training. Trained in a company Q309
344 How did you end this training? Trained in a company Q310
345 In which year did you end this training? Q311
346 How long did this training last? Q312
347 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? Q313
348 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q314
349 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q315
350 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q316
351 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q317
353 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Extended training in a company. Q318
354 How did you end this training? Extended training in a company. Q319
355 In which year did you end this training? Q320
356 How long did this training last? Q321
357 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? Q322
358 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q323
359 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q324
360 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q325
361 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q326
362 Questions about your training "Training in a vocational training school" (in Q232) B039
363 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Training in a vocational training school Q327
364 How did you end this training? Training in a vocational training school Q328
365 In which year did you end this training? Q329
366 How long did this training last? Q330
367 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? Q331
368 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q332
369 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q333
370 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q334
371 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q335
372 Questions about education "Practically oriented college /university" (in Q232) B040
373 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: practically oriented college / university Q336
374 What type of study programme was it? Q337
375 How did you end this training? practically oriented college / university Q338
376 In which year did you end this training? Q339
377 How long did this training last? Q340
378 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? Q341
379 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q342
380 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q343
381 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q344
382 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q345
385 What type of study programme was it? Q347
386 How did you end this training? theoretically oriented college / university Q348
387 In which year did you end this training? Q349
388 How long did this training last? Q350
389 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? Q351
390 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q352
391 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q353
392 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q354
393 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q355
394 Questions for qualifications "Doctoral studies" (in Q232) B042
395 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Doctoral studies Q356
396 How did you end this training? Doctoral studies Q357
397 In which year did you end this training? Q358
398 How long did this training last? Q359
399 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? Q360
400 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q361
401 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q362
402 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q363
403 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q364
405 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: Other training Q365
406 How did you end this training? Other training Q366
407 In which year did you end this training? Q367
408 How long did this training last? Q368
409 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? Q369
410 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q370
411 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? Q371
412 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q372
413 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? Q373
414 Are you aiming to obtain a vocational qualification or a higher education / university qualification? Q374
415 Which of the following qualifications are you aiming for? Q375
416 Are you currently in training? This means: Are you attending a school or college / university (including doctoral studies), are you taking vocational training or are you taking a continuing professional development course? Q376
417 What type of vocational training or continuing professional development course is it? Q377
418 What type of general education establishment is it? Q378
419 What type of college / university is it? Q379
420 What type of vocational training is it? Q380
421 What type of further training/retraining is that? Q381
423 Heading Health and illness Q382
424 How satisfied are you with your current health? Q383
425 How would you describe your current health? Q384
426 If you have to climb stairs, i.e. walk up several floors: Does your state of health restrict you a lot, a little or not at all? Q385
427 And what about other strenuous activities in everyday life, e.g. when you have to lift something heavy or need to be mobile: Does your state of health restrict you a lot, a little or not at all? Q386
428 How often in the last four weeks did you feel rushed or under time pressure? Q387
429 How often in the last four weeks did you feel in low spirits and melancholy? Q388
430 How often in the last four weeks did you feel calm and balanced? Q389
431 How often in the last four weeks did you feel full of energy? Q390
432 How often in the last four weeks did you suffer from severe physical pain? Q391
433 How often in the last four weeks, due to health problems of a physical nature, did you achieve less in your work or everyday activities than you actually intended? Q392
434 How often in the last four weeks, due to health problems of a physical nature, have you been restricted in the type of tasks you can perform in your work or everyday activities? Q393
435 How often in the last four weeks, due to psychological or emotional problems, did you achieve less in your work or everyday activities than you actually intended? Q394
436 How often in the last four weeks, due to psychological or emotional problems, did you perform your work or everyday activities less carefully than usual? Q395
437 How often in the last four weeks, due to health or psychological problems, have you been restricted in terms of your social contact to for example friends, acquaintances or relatives? Q396
438 Are you restricted in normal everyday activities by a health problem ? Q397
439 Which of the following impairments restrict you? Q398
441 Does this impairment affect the type of any possible employment activity? Q400
442 Does this impairment affect the scope of any possible employment activity? Q401
444 Next are a couple of questions about attitudes, opinions and feelings. Some of them might seem a little strange to you. Please also try to answer these questions as they apply to your own situation and as spontaneously as possible. Q402
445 How often do you feel that you miss the company of others? Q403
446 How often do you feel like an outsider? Q404
447 How often do you feel socially isolated? Q405
448 How often do you feel that you miss people from your country of origin? Q406
449 And how strongly do you feel connected with your country of origin? Q407
450 Did you feel that you were welcome when you arrived in Germany? Q408
451 And how is it now: Do you feel welcome in Germany now? Q409
452 To what extent do the following statements apply to you personally? Q410
453 If someone does me a favour, I am willing to reciprocate it. Q411
454 If someone does me a serious wrong, I will get my own back at any price at the next opportunity. Q412
455 If somebody puts me in a difficult position, I will do the same to them. Q413
456 I make particular effort to help someone who has previously helped me. Q414
457 If someone insults me, I will insult them. Q415
458 I am prepared to incur costs myself to help someone who has previously helped me. Q416
459 I have a positive attitude about myself. Q417
460 I try to think of how I can change difficult situations. Q418
461 No matter what happens to me, I think I have my reactions under control. Q419
462 I think I can develop further if I deal with difficult situations. Q420
463 I actively seek ways to balance out the losses that have affected my in my life. Q421
464 How do you rate yourself personally? In general, are you someone who is ready to take risks or do you try to avoid risks? Q422
466 Do you belong to a church, religious community or faith? Q423
467 Which other religious communities do you belong to? Q424
468 Which Islamic denomination do you belong to? Q425
469 Which religious community do you belong to? Q426
470 It's possible to be religious even if you're not a member of a religious community. How important is your faith or religion for your well-being and your life satisfaction? Q427
471 How many times do you pray? Q428
472 How regularly do you attend religious events? Q429
473 Worries and Concerns B047
474 Do you worry about your own economic situation? Q430
475 Do you worry about your health? Q431
476 Do you worry about anti-foreigner sentiment and xenophobia in Germany? Q432
477 Are you worried about the result of your asylum application? Q433
478 Are you worried that you will be unable to stay in Germany? Q434
479 Are you worried about having to go back to your country of origin? Q435
480 Are you worried that you will be unable to return to your country of origin? Q436
481 Do you worry about losing your job? Q437
483 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? Q438
485 How would you personally assess the current situation in your country of origin regarding the following areas of life? Q439
486 How well has political freedom been achieved currently in your country of origin? Q440
487 Was the question phrased in an incomprehensible way? Did you not understand the question? Or are you not able to guess? Or don’t you want to talk about this topic? Q441
488 How well has civic freedom been achieved currently in your country of origin, such as the freedom to express opinions, right of assembly and an independent judiciary? Q442
489 Was the question phrased in an incomprehensible way? Did you not understand the question? Or are you not able to guess? Or don’t you want to talk about this topic? Q443
492 How well is the right to practice religion or faith achieved currently in your country of origin? Q446
493 Was the question phrased in an incomprehensible way? Did you not understand the question? Or are you not able to guess? Or don’t you want to talk about this topic? Q447
494 How well is equal treatment of ethnic minorities achieved currently in your country of origin? Q448
495 Was the question phrased in an incomprehensible way? Did you not understand the question? Or are you not able to guess? Or don’t you want to talk about this topic? Q449
496 How well is equal treatment of men and women achieved currently in your country of origin? Q450
497 Was the question phrased in an incomprehensible way? Did you not understand the question? Or are you not able to guess? Or don’t you want to talk about this topic? Q451
499 Please tell us the extent to which you agree with the following statements on forms of government. Q452
500 You need a strong leader who does not have to be concerned with a Parliament or elections. Q453
501 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? Q454
502 Experts, not the Government, should decide what is best for the country. Q455
503 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? Q456
504 There should be a democratic system. Q457
505 If the question was formulated incomprehensibly, you also did not understand the question You do not want to assess that? Q458
506 Do you think that the following things are what should happen in a democracy or not? Q459
507 The government taxes the rich and supports the poor. Q460
508 Religious leaders ultimately determine the interpretation of laws. Q461
509 The people choose their government in free elections. Q462
510 Civil rights protect the people from government oppression. Q463
511 Minorities are protected. Q464
512 Women have the same rights as men. Q465
513 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? Q466
514 Having a job is the best way for a woman to be independent. Q467
515 Even a married woman should have a paid job so that she can be financially independent. Q468
516 If a woman earns more money than her partner, this inevitably leads to problems. Q469
517 For parents, vocational training or higher education for their sons should be more important than vocational training or higher education for their daughters. Q470
518 At home, the husband should have the final say. Q471
519 The following is again about human behaviors and attitudes. What would you say: Does that sentence apply to you? Q472
520 My first impression of people usually turns out to be right. Q473
521 I am often uncertain about my judgment. Q474
522 I am always right about why I like something. Q475
523 I got back to much exchange money Q476
524 I am always honest to other people. Q477
525 I have occasional use someone. Q478
527 What is your marital status? Q479
528 Where does your spouse live? Q480
529 What is your spouse’s first name? Q481
530 Are you planning to bring your spouse/registered partner to Germany? Q482
531 Who came to Germany first? You or your spouse? Q483
533 Where does your partner live? Q485
534 What is your partner’s first name? Q486
535 Who came to Germany first? You or your partner? Q487
536 Is your partner planning to come to Germany? Q488
537 Do you have any brothers or sisters? Q489
538 How many brothers and/or sisters (including half-brothers & half-sisters) do you have? Q490
539 Where do your brothers &/or sisters live? Q491
541 What do you think: How many of your brothers &/or sisters are planning to come to Germany? Q493
542 Do you have or have you had children? Q494
543 How many children do you have / did you have? Q495
544 Now we have a few questions about your children. If you have several children, please start with the oldest, then the second oldest and so on. The questions are asked for a maximum of 8 children. Q496
546 Is this your son or your daughter? Q498
547 Where does this child currently live? Q499
548 Are you planning to bring this child to Germany? Q500
550 Where does your mother currently live? Q529
551 In which year did your mother die? Q530
552 When did your mother move to Germany? Q531
553 Is your mother planning to come to Germany? Q532
554 In which year was your mother born? Q533
555 Where was your mother born? Q534
556 What school leaving certificate does your mother hold? Q535
557 Did your mother complete vocational training or a university degree? Q536
558 Question about your father B050b
559 Where does your father currently live? Q537
560 In which year did your father die? Q538
561 When did your father move to Germany? Q539
562 Is your father planning to come to Germany? Q540
563 In which year was your father born? Q541
564 Where were your father born? Q542
565 What school leaving certificate does your father hold? Q543
566 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? Q544
567 Do you have other relatives with whom you are normally in close contact? Q545
568 How many relatives do you have with whom you are normally in close contact? Q546
569 Where do these relatives currently live? Q547
570 Are any or possibly several of your relatives planning to come to Germany? Q548
571 What do you think: How many of your relatives are planning to come to Germany? Q549
572 Last year, meaning in 2017, did you personally make any payments or provide financial support to relatives or other persons who do not live in this household? Q550
573 What total amount of money did you pay to support your parents or parents-in-law in 2017? Q551
574 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? Q552
575 What total amount of money did you pay to support your children in 2017? Q553
576 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? Q554
577 What total amount of money did you pay to support your spouse or former spouse 2017? Q555
578 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? Q556
579 What total amount of money did you pay to support other relatives in 2017? Q557
580 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? Q558
581 What total amount of money did you pay to support non-relatives in 2017? Q559
582 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? Q560
583 How satisfied are you currently with your life in general? Q561
585 Consent to merge selected register data with your survey data from the LIVING IN GERMANY study! Why do we need your signature? In order to be able to better describe the situation of immigrants and their children in Germany, scientists require extreme accurate information that can be used in statistical analyses . We are therefore asking for your consent to incorporate the data collated by the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) (Institute for Employment Research) in our evaluations.  The IAB is the Research Institute of the Federal Agency for Employment in Nuremberg. Q562
586 What kind of information is involved? The additional information relates to your previous working life, in other words, details about previous periods of employment and unemployment. Data protection is completely guaranteed. The Data Protection Act requires your consent to be able to merge these data with your survey data . All provisions under data protection law are observed, i.e.  your anonymity is fully guaranteed. Giving your consent is of course voluntary. You can also withdraw it at any time. Q563
587 I consent to the data held at the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) in Nuremberg being included in the evaluation, merged exclusively with my  survey data from the LIVING IN GERMANY study and stored anonymously . The evaluation will take place in such a way that it will not be possible to associate the data with my identity. I have been informed that all data protection regulations will be observed. I reserve the right to withdraw my consent at any time. Q564
588 I consent to the data held at the Institut für Arbeitsmarkt- und Berufsforschung (IAB) in Nuremberg being included in the evaluation, merged exclusively with my  survey data from the LIVING IN GERMANY study and stored anonymously . The evaluation will take place in such a way that it will not be possible to associate the data with my identity. I have been informed that all data protection regulations will be observed. I reserve the right to withdraw my consent at any time. Q565
589 Many thanks for taking part in this interview. To conclude the interview properly, the interviewer must now answer a few questions. These questions are designed to help us understand the information in the interview better. And we shall also use them to establish whether, in certain areas, we can do anything even better in future surveys. Q566
591 How well did it go interviewing the respondent in German? Q567
592 How often did you use the written translations in this interview? Q568
593 How helpful were the written translations in this interview? Q569
594 Did other people help in translating questions due to language difficulties? Q570
595 What language did the interpreter translate into? Q571
596 Approximately how old is the interpreter? Q572
597 Is the interpreter male or female? Q573
599 Approximately how old is the other person? Q575
600 Is the other person male or female? Q576
601 Were other people present when the questionnaire was being completed aside from the interviewer? Q577
602 Did the other person or people have any unavoidable influence on the interview? Q578
603 Aside from linguistic difficulties or the presence of other people, other things can have an effect on an interview. Examples include questions dealing with sensitive issues, questions that do not reflect respondents’ life realities, or a respondent’s general lack of trust in the confidentiality of their answers. How closely do you as an interviewer think the responses given in this interview reflect reality? Q579
604 Is there any other important information that you would like to add about this interview? Q580
0 Introduction and language choice B001
8 Personal details B002
92 Has an official decision regarding your application for asylum been made yet by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ? Q087
135 Is your native language also the official language taught in schools in your country of origin? Q125
136 language of the country B013
142 How well can you speak English? Q130
143 How well can you write in English? Q131
145 German B015
156 German before movement B017
5 Are you born in Germany? Q005
11 Country of Origin B003
12 Heading: Country of origin Q011
36 only asked for Russia (= regions of russia more exactly) B005
64 What were the main reasons that made you then leave this country? Q060
65 How many days did it take to travel from this country to Germany? Q061
101 Lodging and Living Situation B008
121 Permanent in Germany? B010
123 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? Q115
131 Which language is your mother tongue? Q121
132 How well can you speak your native language? Q122
133 How well can you write in your native language? Q123
134 How well can you read in your native language? Q124
141 English B014
198 Have you attended any other German language courses? Q175
237 Please think back to the time before the crisis, the war or the conflict in your country of origin. Q210
247 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? Q219
249 Where does this person come from? Q221
266 Did you recognize this profession learned in your country of origin in Germany? Q237
352 Question about your training "Extended training in a company" (in Q232) B038
384 Now we would like some slightly more precise information about your training: theoretically oriented college / university Q346
440 Have you had this impairment for longer than six months? Q399
465 Religion and Faith B046
482 Parties and politic B048
484 Assessment of Current Situation in country of Origin B049
490 How well has freedom of the press and freedom of opinion been achieved currently in your country of origin? Q444
491 Was the question phrased in an incomprehensible way? Did you not understand the question? Or are you not able to guess? Or don’t you want to talk about this topic? Q445
526 Family B051
532 Do you currently have a partner? Q484
540 Are any of your brothers &/or sisters planning to come to Germany? Q492
545 In what year was your first, so your oldest, child born? Q497
584 Consent form / Record Linkage IEB B054
590 Interview- Questions B055
598 What language did the other person translate into? Q574
187 "Perspectives for Refugees" B023
190 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Refugees” course? Q169
194 When did the "KompAS" course finish? Q172
197 other German language courses B025
212 Have you received help to secure your financial situation? This includes help in gaining access to state payments. Q188
160 Courses and Government Measures B018
222 Employment B028
228 In which economic sector, which branch of industry or which service area was the company or institution in that you worked for? Q201
242 Current Employment Status B030
258 Current Job B031
259 Heading: Your current work Q230
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Name: soep-core-2018-pb-m345-erst

Label: Individual and Biography (M3-M5, Initial interview) 2018


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