Individual and Biography (M3/M4, Follow-up) 2017 [instrument]

Questions

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0 Welcoming and language choice b001
1 Living in Germany Survey for the life situation of asylum seekers in Germany 2017 q001
2 Which language combination should be used for the interview? q002
3 As already described in the brochure, we ask you to participate in this survey. Participation in this survey is voluntary. If you participate and you do not want to answer individual questions for personal reasons, you can also spontaneously reject the answer to the respective question. For example point to the option "not specified". You information will be kept strictly confidential. Names and addresses are separated from the information in the interview. More details can be found in the " data protection sheet", which the interviewer hands over to you. Nobody can tell from the statistical results which concrete persons are behind the information. The survey is unrelated to your asylum procedure, so it can have no impact on it, not even retrospectively, once your asylum procedure has been completed. q519
4 Personal details q003
5 We have following information about you: q559
6 Please indicate following details: q564
7 Satisfaction and risk 1.1
8 How satisfied are you today with the following areas of your life? q565
9 How satisfied are you currently with your personal income? q007
10 How satisfied are you with your current work situation? q008
11 How satisfied are you with your current health? q009
12 How satisfied are you in general with your current living arrangements? q010
13 How do you rate yourself personally? In general, are you someone who is ready to take risks or do you try to avoid risks? q011
14 Big Five b003
15 People can have many different qualities—some are listed below. You will probably find that some of these descriptions fit you completely and that some do not fit you at all. Others may fit to a certain extent. q012
16 Normal day b004
17 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 q029
18 Learning the German language? q030
19 Training, continuing professional development, studying; including school, university studies or doctoral studies? q031
20 Employment or part-time employment including journey time? q032
21 Visits to authorities? q033
22 Errands and shopping? q034
23 Housework such as washing, cooking, cleaning? q035
24 Looking after children? q036
25 Looking after and treatment of people requiring care? q037
26 Performing building flat / apartment / house repairs, car repairs, gardening work? q038
27 Physical activities such as sports, fitness, exercise? q039
28 Other leisure activities and hobbies? q040
29 Frustrated waiting period without useful activities? q041
30 Cultural and political participation b005
31 How often do you spend time with people from your country of origin who are not related to you? q042
32 How often do you spend time with German people? q043
33 How often do you have contact to Germans in your circle of friends? q044
34 How often do you have contact to Germans in your neighborhood? q045
35 How often do you have contact to Germans in your office (or school, university)? q046
36 How often do you spend time with people from other countries? q047
37 How often do you go to eat or drink in a cafe, restaurant or bar? q048
38 Keeping in touch with friends or relatives abroad (by telephone, e-mail, Internet phone, skype, etc.) q049
39 Using online social networks (such as Facebook / Google+ / Xing) q065
40 Going on an excursion or short trip q050
41 Going to church, attending religious events q051
42 Artistic and musical activities (painting, music, photography, theater, dance) q052
43 Taking part in sports q053
44 Going to sporting events q054
45 Going to the cinema, pop concerts, dance events, clubs q055
46 Going to cultural events such as opera, classical concerts, theater, exhibitions q056
47 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? q555
48 Regular, for example, weekly contacts between refugees and locals are a good way to improve the German language skills of refugees. q556
49 Regular, for example, weekly contacts between refugees and locals are a great way to quickly build a circle of friends and acquaintances in Germany. q557
50 Regular, for example, weekly contacts between refugees and natives are a great way to improve mutual understanding of cultural customs. q558
51 Important persons b006
52 Next, it's about people who can be significant in any way. How is it with you when it comes to the following things? You can name up to five people for each area of <U+200B><U+200B>life, one after the other. q057
53 Who do you share personal thoughts and feelings or with talk about things that you would not tell anyone? The first person is: q058
54 Where did this person come from? q059
55 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The second person is: q060
56 Where does this person come from? q061
57 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The third person is: q062
58 Where does this person come from? q063
59 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fourth person is: q064
60 Where does this person come from? q066
61 With whom do you share personal thoughts and feelings or talk about things you would not tell everyone? The fifth person is: q067
62 Where does this person come from? q068
63 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The first person is: q069
64 Where does this person come from? q070
65 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The second person is: q071
66 Where does this person come from? q072
67 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The third person is: q073
68 Where does this person come from? q074
69 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fourth person is: q075
70 Where does this person come from? q076
71 Who supports your advancement in your career or educational training and fosters your progress? The fifth person is: q077
72 Where does this person come from? q078
73 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The first person is: q079
74 Where does this person come from? q080
75 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The second person is: q081
76 Where does this person come from? q082
77 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The third person is: q083
78 Where does this person come from? q084
79 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fourth person is: q085
80 Where does this person come from? q086
81 Who can tell you unpleasant truths? The fifth person is: q087
82 Where does this person come from? q088
83 Escape route b007
84 Did you use one of the following main routes on your journey or flight to Germany? q089
85 At the following page, a world map is displayed- Would you please note your escape route on this map as accurately as possible. Proceed as follows: First click on the individual countries through which you came. Finally, click on the place or region where you live in Germany. Please include in each country, one after the other, the main cities and border crossing you have passed. For a more detailed view, you can enlarge the map with the "+" sign. When you are done, click on " Finish" and save your route with "Save". q090
86 Language Proficiency b008
87 In which of the following languages could you read and write before your arrival to Germany? q091
88 In which of the following languages did you best read and write before you came to Germany? q092
89 How well could you read in German before you moved to Germany? q093
90 How well could you write in German before you moved to Germany? q094
91 The following questions are about your actually languages skills and using in normal day q095
92 How well can you speak English? q096
93 How well can you write in English? q097
94 How well can you read in English? q098
95 How well can you speak German? q099
96 How well can you write in German ? q100
97 How well can you read in German ? q101
98 language usage in everyday life b012
99 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? q102
100 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? q103
101 In which language do you speak here in Germany with your family members? q104
102 In which language do you speak here in Germany as part of your education? q105
103 If you inform yourself about world events in media (newspapers, television, radio, Internet, etc.): Do you use these media ... q106
104 Integration and other language courses in Germany b013
105 Integration courses BAMF b014
106 Have you attended an integration course organised by the German Federal Ministry for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? q108
107 When did the integration course start? q109
108 When did the integration course finish? q110
109 Did you take a German language test in order to complete your integration course? q111
110 For which language ability level did you get certification in the integration course? q112
111 How helpful did you find the integration course for learning German? q113
112 German language promotion ESF-BAMF / §45a AufenthG b015
113 Did you attend a job-related German language grant from the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees at the time of the last survey or afterwards? (ESF BAMF program or job-related German language promotion according to §45a AufenthG) q114
114 When was the beginning of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q115
115 When was the end of this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q116
116 Did you attend a German test to complete this job-related German language program of the BAMF? q117
117 What level of certification was awarded to you for this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q118
118 How helpful did you find this job-related promotion of German language by the BAMF? q119
119 Did you participate in one of the following measures of the Employment Agency at the time of the last interview or after? q120
120 Perspectives for female Refugees b016
121 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? q121
122 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? q122
123 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? q123
124 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for female Refugees” course for learning vocational German? q124
125 "Perspectives for young Refugees" b017
126 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course start? q125
127 When did the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course finish? q126
128 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course? q127
129 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Young Refugees” course for learning vocational German? q128
130 Perspectives for refugees b018
131 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course start? q129
132 When did the “Perspectives for Refugees” course finish? q130
133 Did you take a German language test in order to complete the “Perspectives for Refugees” course? q131
134 How helpful did you find the “Perspectives for Refugees” course for learning vocational German? q132
135 KompAS b019
136 When did the "KompAS" start? q133
137 When did the "KompAS" course finish? q134
138 Did you take a German language test in order to complete of "KompAS" course? q135
139 How helpful did you find the "KompAS" course for learning vocational German? q136
140 other German language courses b020
141 Did you participate in one of the following measures of the Employment Agency at the time of the last interview or after? q137
142 When did this other German language course start? q138
143 When did this other German language course finish? q139
144 How many hours was the total duration of the German languages course? q140
145 Have you attended an entry course for German language skills organised by the German Federal Employment Agency (pursuant to Section 421 Social Code [SGB] III q141
146 Did you take a German language test in order to complete your other German language course? q142
147 Which language ability level certification did you get in this other German language course? q143
148 How helpful did you find this other German language course? q144
149 Which is the highest level that have been certified for your German language level? q145
150 Legal Status b021
151 When did you receive the proof of arrival or a certificate of registration as an asylum seeker (BüMA)? q147
152 Have you already officially applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees (BAMF)? q148
153 They told us last year that the official hearing of their application for asylum at the BAMF had not yet taken place. Therefore, we would like to ask you a few more questions about your asylum procedure: When did you submit your official application for asylum to the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q149
154 Is this current application for asylum the first time you applied for asylum at the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q150
155 When did you first apply for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q151
156 Has the official interview for your current asylum application to the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees already taken place? q152
157 When did the official interview for your current application for asylum at the Federal Office for Migration und Refugees take place? q153
158 Has an official decision regarding your application for asylum been made yet by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees ? q154
159 You told us last year that their asylum application has not yet been decided by the BAMF. How is it today: Has your application for asylum already been decided by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q155
160 When was the decision regarding your application for asylum made? q156
161 Has your application for asylum been approved by the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q157
162 Have you officially challenged the decision and brought a court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees? q158
163 You have told us last year that your application for asylum has already been decided by the BAMF: Did you legally challenge the decision and sue the Federal Office for Migration and Refugees before a court? q159
164 Was your court action against the German Federal Office for Migration and Refugees successful? q160
165 Which residence title do you currently hold? If you are not sure which residence title you hold, please check the Immigration Authority's label in your passport. q161
166 Until when is your residence allowed in Germany? q162
167 Consulting b022
168 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. q163
169 Do you know about the refugee and asylum advice services available? q164
170 Do you know the offer for return counseling? q165
171 Do you know the Migration Advice Service for Adult Immigrants (MBE)? q166
172 Did you find the Migration Advice for Adult Immigrations (MBE) helpful? q167
173 Do you know other institutionalized counseling services on migration and integration (e.g. youth migration service)? q168
174 Do you know the general employment market advisory service at the German Federal Employment Agency [Bundesagentur für Arbeit], the Jobcenter? q169
175 Occupation and training b023
176 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? q170
177 Are you currently on maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or on statutory parental leave (Elternzeit)? q171
178 Are you officially registered unemployed at the Employment Office (Arbeitsamt)? q172
179 Are you currently in education or training? In other words, are you attending a school or institution of higher education (including doctorate / Ph.D.), completing an apprenticeship or vocational training, or participating in further education or training? q173
180 Training currently b024
181 What type of vocational training or continuing professional development course is it? q174
182 What type of general education establishment is it? q175
183 What type of college / university is it? q176
184 What type of vocational training is it? q177
185 What type of further training/retraining is that? q178
186 Foreign educational qualifications b025
187 Below we ask you to give more details about your formal education. This refers to education, vocational training and higher education. This does not mean continuing vocational training that less than 6 months full-time. q179
188 Do you have a school degree, a university degree or a vocational qualification abroad - ie in a country other than Germany? q180
189 Foreign educational qualifications and recognition of qualifications in Germany b026
190 How many diplomas, degrees or vocational qualifications did you complete abroad? q181
191 We would now like to know which highest foreign educational qualification you have made - in the appropriate language. Please enter the answers to the following questions yourself. If you have any questions, feel free to contact me. q183
192 Where did you graduate from your highest foreign school, university degree or vocational qualification? q182
193 What is your highest foreign school qualification, university qualification or vocational qualification? q184
194 Wenn Sie es nicht mehr genau sagen können, schätzen Sie bitte. q185
195 Application for recognition b028
196 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q188
197 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q189
198 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q190
199 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? q191
200 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q192
201 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q193
202 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? q194
203 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q195
204 Have you completed the recommended supplementary training (Anpassungsqualifizierung)? q196
205 What was the decision stated in the notification? q197
206 Foreign school qualifications q198
207 Why didn't you apply for the recognition? q199
208 Highest foreign educational qualification and recognition in Germany b027
209 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q186
210 You indicated earlier that you have made several degrees abroad. Let's move on to the next of these deals. Where did you make the further foreign school leaving certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q187
211 Second Foreign Education b029
212 Where did you do this foreign degree? q200
213 Which foreign degree is this? q201
214 In which year have you done your degree? q202
215 Application for recognition b030
216 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q204
217 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q205
218 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q206
219 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? q207
220 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q208
221 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q209
222 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? q210
223 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q211
224 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q212
225 What was the decision stated in the notification? q213
226 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? q214
227 Why didn't you apply for the recognition? q215
228 Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q203
229 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q567
230 Third foreign education b031
231 Where have you done your other foreign degree? q216
232 Which foreign degree is this? q217
233 In which year did you graduate? q218
234 Application for recognition b032
235 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q220
236 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q221
237 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q222
238 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? q223
239 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q224
240 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q225
241 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? q226
242 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q227
243 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q228
244 What was the decision stated in the notification? q229
245 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? q230
246 Why didn't you apply for the recognition? q231
247 Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q219
248 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q966
249 Fourth foreign education b033
250 Where did you do this foreign degree? q232
251 Which foreign degree is this? q233
252 In which year did you graduate? q234
253 Application for recognition b034
254 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q236
255 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q237
256 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q238
257 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? q239
258 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q240
259 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q241
260 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? q242
261 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q243
262 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q244
263 What was the decision stated in the notification? q245
264 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? q246
265 Why didn't you apply for the recognition? q247
266 Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q235
267 You have previously stated that you have made a single degree abroad. Do you still have another foreign school certificate, university degree or vocational qualification? q568
268 Fifth foreign education degree b035
269 Where did you do this foreign degree? q248
270 Which foreign degree? q249
271 Wenn Sie es nicht mehr genau sagen können, schätzen Sie bitte. q250
272 Application for recognition b036
273 Did you apply for recognition of your qualifications in Germany? q251
274 For which German profession did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q252
275 When did you apply for recognition of your qualifications? q253
276 Is this occupation regulated? In other words, are you required by law to be licensed or certified to practice your profession? q254
277 Have you already received notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q255
278 When did you receive notification of either recognition or rejection of your qualifications? q256
279 Has your letter of recognition required a compensatory measure or proposed an adaptation qualification? q257
280 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q258
281 Did your notification require you to take part in a compensatory measure (Ausgleichsmaßnahme)? q259
282 What was the decision stated in the notification? q260
283 Is the degree stated in the notification of recognition equivalent to your vocational training or university degree? q261
284 Why didn't you apply for the recognition? q262
285 Canceled trainings b0037
286 Did you ever start a school, vocational training or university degree abroad, ie in a country other than Germany, without graduating at the end? q263
287 First canceled training b038
288 Where did you last start a foreign school, vocational training or studies without graduating? q264
289 What foreign degree did you want to do there? q265
290 When did you complete this education or training? q266
291 What was in the last year: Education b043
292 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2015? q283
293 When did you finish school, vocational training or university/higher education? q284
294 Did you complete this education / training with a degree, certificate, or diploma? q285
295 Did you obtain this degree / certificate / diploma in Germany or in another country? q286
296 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? q287
297 Please state degree: q288
298 What kind of university degree is this? q289
299 Please indicate the type of degree, for example the degree. q290
300 Please indicate the field of study. q291
301 What kind of vocational qualification is that? q292
302 Please indicate the name of the training occupation. q293
303 What was last year: job break b044
304 Have you left a job since December 31, 2015? q294
305 When did you leave your last job? q295
306 How long were you employed at that job? q296
307 How did that job end? q297
308 Did you have a new contract or job prospect before you left your last job? q298
309 Are you currently working? q300
310 Do you intend to obtain (or resume) employment in the future? q301
311 Approximately when do you want to start working? q302
312 Are you interested in full-time or part-time employment, or would you be satisfied with either one? q303
313 If you were currently looking for a new job: Is it or would it be easy, difficult, or almost impossible to find an appropriate position? q304
314 What would your net income have to be for you to accept a position? q305
315 How many hours per week would you have to work to earn this net income? q306
316 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? q307
317 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? q308
318 Which of the following options have you used so far to find a job? q309
319 Where did this person come from? q310
320 Were you already employed in Germany? q311
321 In which year did you have your first job in Germany? q312
322 In which year were you last employed in Germany? q313
323 Change of job since the end of 2015 b047
324 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2015? q314
325 How often have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2015? q315
326 When did you start your current position? q316
327 What type of occupational change was that? q317
328 Was your career interrupted by the birth of one or more children, e.g., maternity leave (Mutterschutz) or parental leave (Elternzeit)? q318
329 How many months did this break in employment last? q319
330 Current Job b048
331 Your current job q320
332 Were you actively looking for a job when you received your current position, or did it just come up? q321
333 How did you find out about this job? q322
334 Where did this person come from? q552
335 What is your current occupation? q323
336 Does this job correspond to the occupation for which you were trained? q324
337 Does this activity correspond to your occupation learned in the country of origin? q325
338 Did you recognize this profession learned in your country of origin in Germany? q326
339 What kind of training is usually required for this occupation? q327
340 In which economic sector/branch of industry/service area is the company or institution that you work for? q328
341 Since when have you been working for your current employer? q329
342 Which job position do you currently hold? q330
343 Which job position do you currently hold as a worker? q331
344 Which job position do you currently hold as a permanent employee? q332
345 In which profession do you currently work self-employed? q333
346 How many employees do you have? q334
347 Which job position do you currently hold as an apprentice/trainee or intern? q335
348 Do you work in the public service (e.g. federal government, regional government, local government)? q336
349 Is this work through a temporary employment agency (Zeitarbeit, Leiharbeit)? q337
350 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? q338
351 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a "1-Euro Job" (community work)? q339
352 How many employees does the company have? Not meant here is the local establishment if necessary. q340
353 If you could choose your own working hours, taking into account that your income would change according to the number of hours: How many hours would you want to work? q341
354 How many days do you usually work per week? q342
355 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? q343
356 And how many hours do you generally work per week, including any overtime? q344
357 Is it “marginal” part-time work in accordance with the 450/850–euro rule (Mini-Job, Midi-Job)? q345
358 Do you provide voluntary contributions to pension insurance for your mini-job? q346
359 Is this part-time work provided for under the Federal Parental Part-Time Work Act (Bundeselterngeld und Elternzeitgesetz, BEEG)? q347
360 Do you work overtime? q348
361 Can you also save your overtime in a working hours account that allows you to take time off for the overtime within a year or more? q349
362 Did you work overtime in the last month? q350
363 How much overtime did you do in the last month? q351
364 Did you celebrate overtime last month? q352
365 How much overtime did you celebrate last month? q353
366 Were you paid overtime in the last month? q354
367 How much overtime did you receive during the last month? q355
368 What were your gross earnings, including overtime paid, in the past month? q356
369 What were your net earnings for the past month, after deductions for taxes and social insurance contributions, including overtime payments? q357
370 Salary / salary / state benefits b049
371 The following questions are about wages / salary in the last calendar year and about pension, state benefits or other financial support that you have referenced in the last calendar or are currently receiving. q358
372 Did you personally receive salary as an employee in the last calendar year? q359
373 How many months did you receive wage / salary as an employee in the last calendar year? q360
374 How much salary / salary did you receive on average per month in the last calendar year? q361
375 Did you personally receive a pension in the last month or did you receive these benefits in the last calendar year? q362
376 How many months did you receive pension in the last calendar year? q363
377 How much pension did you receive on average per month in the last calendar year? q364
378 How much pension did you receive in the last month? q365
379 Did you personally receive unemployment benefits last month or did you receive these benefits in the last calendar year? q366
380 How many months did you receive unemployment benefits in the last calendar year? q367
381 How much unemployment benefit did you receive on average per month in the last calendar year? q368
382 How much unemployment benefit was paid to you in the last month? q369
383 Have you personally in the last month benefits under the BAföG, a scholarship or did you receive these benefits in the last calendar year? q370
384 How many months did you receive benefits under the BAföG, a scholarship or vocational training allowance in the last calendar year? q371
385 What was the average amount you received per month according to BAföG, a scholarship or vocational training allowance in the last calendar year? q372
386 How much was the payment that you received under the BAföG, the grant or bursary or vocational training allowance in the last month? q373
387 Did you personally receive other financial support in the last month, or did you receive it in the last calendar year? q374
388 How many months did you receive other financial support in the last calendar year? q375
389 What was the amount of other financial support you received on average per month in the last calendar year? q376
390 What was the total amount of other financial support paid to you in the last month? q377
391 calendar b050
392 And now please remember the whole last year, so the year 2016. We have a kind of calendar pictured here. On the left is what you could have been in the last year. Please go through the list and state for each 12 months which activity or which status applies to you in the respective month. q378
393 Bitte achten Sie darauf, dass für jeden Monat mindestens ein Kästchen angekreuzt sein muss. Auch wenn etwas kürzer als ein Monat war, geben Sie es bitte im entsprechenden Monat an. Bei mehreren Tätigkeiten pro Monat, geben Sie bitte alles zutreffende an. q379
394 Health b051
395 How would you describe your current state of health? q380
396 Health and trauma b052
397 For the following symptoms, please indicate to what extent they occurred during the last month. q381
398 Muscle, bone, joint pain q382
399 Feeling down, sad or blue most of the time q383
400 Too much thinking, or too many thougts q384
401 Feeling helpless q385
402 Suddenly scared for no reason q386
403 Faintness, dizziness, or weakness q387
404 Nervousness or shakiness inside q388
405 Feeling restless, can‘t sit still q389
406 Crying easily q390
407 The following symptoms may be related to traumatic experiences during the war and migration. To what extent did they occur to you during the last month? q391
408 Had the experience of reliving the trauma q392
409 Been having PHYSICAL reactions (for example, break out in a sweat, heart beats fast) when reminded of the trauma? q393
410 Felt emotionally numb (for example, feel sad but can‘t cry, unable to have loving feelings)? q394
411 Been jumpier, more easily starled (for example, when someone walks up behind you)? q395
412 Circle the one best respons below. Do you feel that you are: q396
413 Worries b053
414 Do you worry about your own economic situation? q397
415 Do you worry about your health? q398
416 Do you worry about anti-foreigner sentiment and xenophobia in Germany? q399
417 Are you worried about the result of your asylum application? q400
418 Are you worried that you will be unable to stay in Germany? q553
419 Are you worried that you will be unable to return to your country of origin? q401
420 Are you worried about having to go back to your country of origin? q402
421 Do you worry about losing your job? q403
422 Religion and Faith b054
423 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? q404
424 How many times do you pray? q405
425 How often do you attend religious events? q406
426 How religious are you? q407
427 Do you avoid certain foods or drinks for religious reasons? q408
428 Do you wear a headscarf in public for religious reasons? q409
429 How often do you engage in a religious community or a religious association? q410
430 Parties and politic b055
431 Generally speaking, how interested are you in politics? q411
432 How interested are you in politics in Germany? q412
433 Many people in Germany lean towards one party in the long term, even if they occasionally vote for another party or are not eligible to vote. Do you lean towards a particular party? q413
434 Which party in Germany do you tend to? q414
435 Behaviors and attitudes b056
436 The following is again about human behaviors and attitudes. What would you say: Does that sentence apply to you? q415
437 My first impression of people is most times true q416
438 I am often unsure in my judgement q417
439 I am always right about why I like something. q418
440 I got back to much exchange money and said nothing q419
441 I am always honest to others q420
442 I have occasional use someone. q421
443 OK b057
444 For each of the following actions, please indicate whether you think that it is in order or that you are in no way in order or anything in between. Please answer with a scale. The value 0 means: Under no circumstances ok. The value 10 means: In any case, all right. With the values <U+200B><U+200B>in between, you can scale your assessment q422
445 To claim state benefits to which one is not entitled. q423
446 No fare in public transport pay, go black q424
447 Theft of foreign property. q425
448 If someone accepts bribe for his job. q426
449 Homosexuality q427
450 Prostitution q428
451 Abortion q429
452 divorce q430
453 Sex before marriage q431
454 Suicide q432
455 When a man slips his hand away from his wife q433
456 When parents beat their children q434
457 Violence against other people q435
458 Family b058
459 What is your marital status? q436
460 Where does your spouse live? q437
461 What's the first name of your partner? q438
462 Do you currently have a partner? q439
463 Where does your partner live? q440
464 What's the first name of your partner? q441
465 Did the current partnership already exist before you moved to Germany? q442
466 Who did come first to Germany: You or your partner? q443
467 Where was your partner born? q444
468 Last year, meaning in 2016, did you personally make any payments or provide financial support to relatives or other persons who do not live in this household? q445
469 What total amount of money did you pay to support your parents or parents-in-law in 2016? q446
470 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q447
471 What total amount of money did you pay to support your children in 2016? q448
472 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q449
473 What total amount of money did you pay to support your spouse or former spouse 2016? q450
474 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q451
475 What total amount of money did you pay to support other relatives in 2016? q452
476 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q453
477 What total amount of money did you pay to support non-relatives in 2016? q454
478 Where was the person who received these payments from you living? q455
479 Family changes 2016 b059
480 Has anything changed in your family situation after 31.12.2015? q456
481 When was the change in the following family situation? Have new partner / new partner q457
482 When was the change in the following family situation? Am contracted with partner q458
483 When was the change in the following family situation? I got married / also registered, same-sex partnership q459
484 When was the change in the following family situation? I have become (again) father / mother q460
485 When was the change in the following family situation? Child came into the household q461
486 When was the change in the following family situation? Son / daughter has left the household q462
487 When was the change in the following family situation? I separated from spouse / partner q463
488 When was the change in the following family situation? Was divorced / registered, same-sex partnership q464
489 When was the change in the following family situation? Partner/Spouse died q465
490 When was the change in the following family situation? Father died q466
491 When was the change in the following family situation? Mother died q467
492 When was the change in the following family situation? Child died q468
493 When was the change in the following family situation? Other person who lived here in the household has died q469
494 Citizenship and Origin b060
495 Do you have German citizenship? q470
496 Do you have second citizenship in addition to German citizenship? q471
497 What second nationality do you have next to the Germans? q472
498 Have you had German citizenship since birth or did you acquire it at a later date? q473
499 What is your country of citizenship? q474
500 Do you intend to apply for German citizenship? q475
501 Do you want to stay in Germany forever? q476
502 How long would you like to stay in Germany? q477
503 How many years would you like to stay in Germany? q478
504 What needs to change in your country of origin so that you could return there? q479
505 How connected do you feel to your country of origin? q480
506 And how strongly do you feel connected with your country of origin? q481
507 How often have you personally experienced being disadvantaged in Germany because of your origin? q482
508 Disadvantages b061
509 Here are a few questions about certain areas of life: If applicable, there is always a demand for possible disadvantages. q483
510 Have you been looking for an apartment in the last two years? q484
511 ow often did you feel discriminated against in these areas be- cause of your ethnic origins? q485
512 Have you been looking for a job, an apprenticeship or an internship in the last two years? q486
513 How often did you feel discriminated against in these areas be- cause of your ethnic origins? q487
514 Did you have contact with any government offices or agencies during this period? q488
515 How often did you feel discriminated against in these areas be- cause of your ethnic origins? q489
516 Did you contact the police in the last two years? q490
517 How often did you feel discriminated against in these areas be- cause of your ethnic origins? q491
518 Have you attended a school or college or have undergone any other training in the past two years? q492
519 How often did you feel discriminated against in these areas be- cause of your ethnic origins? q493
520 Did you have a job or an internship during the last two years? q494
521 ow often did you feel discriminated against in these areas be- cause of your ethnic origins? q495
522 And how was that in everyday life in the last two years? How often did you, for example, when shopping, on the subway or on the bus, find yourself disadvantaged because of your background? q496
523 Location preferences b062
524 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. q497
525 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a big city? q498
526 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a middle city? q499
527 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in a small town? q500
528 If you would choose your place of residence in Germany yourself: Could you imagine living in the countryside? q501
529 Where did you spend the last year before your move to Germany? q502
530 Where did you spend most of your childhood up to the age of 15? q503
531 parents b063
532 Where does your mother currently live? q504
533 Questions about the mother b064
534 In which year did your mother die? q505
535 When did your mother move to Germany? q506
536 In which year was your mother born? q507
537 Where was your mother born? q508
538 What level of secondary schooling did your father / mother complete? q510
539 Did your mother complete vocational training or a university degree? q509
540 Where does your father currently live? q511
541 Question about your father b065
542 In which year did your father die? q512
543 When did your father move to Germany? q513
544 In which year was your father born? q514
545 Where were your father born? q515
546 What type of school-leaving certificate did your father attain? q516
547 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? q517
548 How satisfied are you currently with your life in general? q518
549 MORE-Modul – SwaF b067
550 There are many initiatives in Germany that want to make it easier for refugees to start here in this country. So-called tandem projects allow refugees to get in touch with locals. People can talk to each other, who often only talk about each other without knowing each other. Ideally, this creates a friendship, in any case, refugees get to know fellow citizens, who can help them in everyday life with help and advice. What the tandem partners do together can be very different. Sometimes it's just about drinking tea and talking, sometimes exploring a city together or answering a government letter together. Above all, it is about making new contacts, learning from each other and understanding each other's culture. q525
551 Do you participate in time to one Tandemprogram? q526
552 Can you tell us what this tandem program means? q527
553 We would now like to introduce you to one of these initiatives. The organization "Start with a Friend" brings together refugees and locals as described in Tandems. "Start with a Friend" meets each participant personally before a mediation. As a result, the organization gets to know the individual interested parties better and finds a suitable tandem partner on this basis. After mediation, "Start with a Friend" helps with questions and challenges and supports the tandems. In addition, every local team organizes events such as cooking together or attending concerts. As a rule, participants meet for about six months approximately once a week. As a participant in this survey, you have the opportunity to participate in "Start with a Friend". If you are interested, we ask you to confirm your readiness to participate with your signature. Next we would make the registration on the Internet together. "Start with a Friend" will contact you and discuss everything else with you. By signing, you commit yourself to nothing, but you confirm that, when you participate in the tandem program, your survey data from LIFE IN GERMANY can be linked to the data that is generated as part of the tandem program. The link is made via an ID number. The data is evaluated anonymously. You can revoke your participation in the tandem program and your data link at any time. Further information can be found on the information sheet. Since the interest in the tandem project is so great, but the capacities are limited, unfortunately, not all who would like to participate, can actually get a place. Therefore, we have to give away the places at this point with the help of the computer. q528
554 Would you register for the tandem program "Start with a Friend" under these conditions? q529
555 MOREsplit: 50:50 Split Participation MORE q554
556 You are one of those people to whom we can offer a place in "Start with a Friend". Please confirm your participation interest with your signature. q530
557 Unfortunately, the random selection has revealed that we can not offer you a place for the tandem program. We are sorry that it did not work for you. q531
558 Hereby I confirm my participation interest in the initiative "Start with a Friend". I agree that data collected as part of the "Start with a Friend" tandem program will be included in the evaluation and combined with my survey data from the study LEBEN IN DEUTSCHLAND and stored anonymously. The evaluation takes place without any relation to my person being possible. I have been informed that all data protection regulations are complied with. I have been informed that I can withdraw my consent at any time. q532
559 Now click Next to open the login page of "Start with a Friend". Enter the ID there and carry out the registration with the survey person. After logging in please close the browser. q533
560 [for the interviewer] q534
561 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. q535
562 Interview- Questions 1 b068
563 How well did it go interviewing the respondent in German? q536
564 How often did you use the written translations in this interview? q537
565 How helpful were the written translations in this interview? q538
566 How often did you use the audio files in this interview? q539
567 How helpful were the audio files in this interview? q540
568 Did other people help in translating questions due to language difficulties? q541
569 What language did the interpreter translate into? q542
570 Approximately how old is the interpreter? q543
571 Is the interpreter male or female? q544
572 What language did the other person translate into? q545
573 Approximately how old is the other person? q546
574 Is the other person male or female? q547
575 Were other people present when the questionnaire was being completed aside from the interviewer? q614
576 Did the other person or people have any unavoidable influence on the interview? q549
577 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? q550
578 Is there any other important information that you would like to add about this interview? q551
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