Women's lives (project profile)
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Women's lives

Women’s lives

Project profile

Inhaltsübersicht


 

Project team

Project management
Prof. Dr. Cornelia Helfferich
Sozialwissenschaftliches FrauenForschungsInstitut der
Kontaktstelle praxisorientierte Forschung (SoffiK)
Evangelische Fachhochschule, Freiburg
(social scientific women’s research institute at the centre for
practice-oriented research, University of Applied Sciences
Freiburg)

Collaborators
Miriam Engelhardt, M.A. Soz.
Alexandra Heneka, M.A. Soz.
Elke Lorenz, Dipl.-Soz.-Arb.

Cooperative partners
Prof. Winfried Karmaus
Heike Klindworth, Dipl.-Biol.
Marion Küppers-Chinnow
Birgit Ehlken, Dipl.-Biol.
NORDIG Institut für Gesundheitsforschung und Prävention
(institute for health research and prevention),
Hamburg Prof. Kurt Starke
Dr. Uta Starke
Prof. Konrad Weller
Forschungsstelle Partner- und Sexualforschung der Gesellschaft für Sexualwissenschaft e.V. (research centre for partner and sexuality research of the association for sexology)

 

Client

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung
Maarweg 149-161
50825 Cologne
Germany
Tel.: 0221 8992-0
Fax: 0221 8992-300
www.bzga.de

 

Research institution

Sozialwissenschaftliches FrauenForschungsInstitut der Kontaktstelle für praxisorientierte Forschung e.V. (SoffiK)
an der Evangelischen Fachhochschule Freiburg
Buggingerstrasse 38
79114 Freiburg
Germany
Tel. 0761 47812690
Web:www.efh-freiburg.de/soffi

 

Survey period

Telephone survey: 1998
Face-to-face-interviews: 1998/99

 

Target group

Women (German nationals only) between the ages of 20 and 44 from three survey regions (Freiburg, Hamburg, Leipzig, each time urban and rural)

 

Samples

Telephone survey: n = 1,468, random selection sample from a register of residents;
Face-to-face-interviews: n = 101, contrasting sample composition from those interviewed by telephone in Freiburg and Leipzig

 

Methodological approach/research design

First survey step
Standardized telephone survey;
  • Instrument/execution: standardized questionnaire, telephone interviews
  • Questionnaire content: reproductive resume with childhood and sexual socialization, relationships, contraception, pregnancies, children and terminations: “milestones”, phase successions, attitude questions, social and family indicators
  • Evaluation with statistics programs: SAS/SPSS

Second survey step
Qualitative-biographical survey;
  • Instrument/execution: theme-based interviews face-to-face, audio recordings, transcription
  • Interview content: biographical narrative starting in childhood covering the aspects of family/relationships, contraception, pregnancies, fertility problems, sexuality, occupation, attitude questions
  • Evaluation: a) biography-oriented: hermeneutical, b) topic-oriented: content-analytical