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Occupational Values and the Image of the Federal Service, 1960-1961 (ICPSR 7229)

Principal Investigator(s): Kilpatrick, Franklin P., Brookings Institution; Cummings, Milton C., Jr., Brookings Institution; Jennings, M. Kent, Brookings Institution


This study is concerned with the values and goals Americans find or try to find in their occupations, as well as their perceptions of the federal government as an employer.

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Study Description


Kilpatrick, Franklin P., Milton C. Cummings Jr., and M. Kent Jennings. OCCUPATIONAL VALUES AND THE IMAGE OF THE FEDERAL SERVICE, 1960-1961. ICPSR07229-v2. Philadelphia, PA: National Analysts, Inc. [producers], 196?. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-06-08. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07229.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07229.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    civil service, employment, government employees, jobs, occupations, students, values, work attitudes

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1960--1961

Date of Collection:   

  • 1960--1961

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) While questionnaires for three separate samples -- 1,146 students, 3,594 adults, and 948 federal employees -- are included in this study's documentation, data are provided only for the student sample. (2) ICPSR has assigned column locations, variable names, and variable labels according to the available documentation. Value labels and missing value designations, while listed in the documentation, have not been assigned to the data due to concern that they don't match the full range of values present in the dataset.


Sample:    1,146 students in the period 1960-1961.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2006-06-08 ICPSR created SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, a SAS transport (XPORT) file, an SPSS portable file, and a Stata system file containing variable locations and variable labels from the hard-copy documentation in ICPSR's archives. Original codebooks and ICPSR internal processing notations have been scanned and included with the release. No machine-readable codebook was included with the original data file release.

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