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Social Structure and Personality Under Conditions of Radical Social Change: A Comparative Study of Poland (1992) and the Ukraine (1992-1993) (ICPSR 2362)

Principal Investigator(s): Kohn, Melvin L.; Janicka, Krystyna; Khmelko, Valeri; Mach, Bogdan W.; Paniotto, Vladimir; Slomczynski, Kazimierz M.; Zaborowski, Wojciech


This study examines the relationship of social structure and personality in countries undergoing radical social change. Surveys were conducted in Poland in 1992 and in the Ukraine in 1992-1993. Respondents were asked to describe their current occupations and job titles and to comment on whether they were satisfied with their jobs and whether they had worked more than one job at a time. Other questions included the number of hours the respondent spent reading, writing, cooking, interacting with family members, socializing with friends or family, and performing household chores. Demographic variables include the respondent's age, sex, birthplace, marital status, education, parents' education, number of children, ages of children, occupation, nationality, religious affiliation, and native language.

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DS1:  Poland Data - Download All Files (6.652 MB)
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DS2:  Ukraine Data - Download All Files (12.411 MB)
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Study Description


Kohn, Melvin L., Krystyna Janicka, Valeri Khmelko, Bogdan W. Mach, Vladimir Paniotto, Kazimierz M. Slomczynski, and Wojciech Zaborowski. SOCIAL STRUCTURE AND PERSONALITY UNDER CONDITIONS OF RADICAL SOCIAL CHANGE: A COMPARATIVE STUDY OF POLAND (1992) AND THE UKRAINE (1992-1993). ICPSR version. Baltimore, MD: Melvin L. Kohn, Johns Hopkins University, Dept. of Sociology [producer], 1997. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1998. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02362.v1

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02362.v1

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This study was funded by:

  • National Science Foundation (SES-9107584)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    job satisfaction, leisure, occupations, personality, recreation, social change, social structure, time utilization

Geographic Coverage:    Poland, Ukraine, Global

Universe:    Persons aged 18 and over living in Poland and the Ukraine.

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) The data collection instruments are provided as ASCII files and as Portable Document Format (PDF) files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet. (2) The only documentation for this data collection consists of data collection instruments. The PDF questionnaire for the Polish data is in Polish and the PDF questionnaire for the Ukrainian data is in Ukrainian and Russian. English translations of the questionnaires are provided as machine-readable ASCII text documents.


Sample:    The Polish data were based on a two-stage probability sample and the Ukrainian data were based on multistage random sampling.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1998-07-15

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