1Allgemeine Anführung

 

The Chair of Human Resource Management at the University of Bamberg under the direction of Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen is currently conducting a study on international mobility readiness. With the following questionnaire we would like to get to know more about your personal goals, values, and attitudes. All data collected by this survey remain anonymous and will be kept confidential. Thank you very much for your participation.
 

 

In the following you can find different statements about your willingness to move abroad. Please decide for each of the following items in how far each statement applies to you.
 

2.1

There are many places in my home country at which I would be willing to live and work.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.2

I would dislike having to move abroad due to a job.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.3

An activity abroad for an indefinite period of time is not an option for me.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.4

I can easily imagine myself working abroad for a limited period of time.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.5

As a job seeker I would also accept a job elsewhere abroad.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.6

I would like to move abroad because of a better job.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.7

There are many places abroad at which I would be willing to live and work.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.8

It would be hard for me to leave my native town due to a job.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.9

I would dislike having to move due to a job in another region.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.10

As a job seeker I would also accept a job elsewhere in my home country.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.11

I dislike the idea to move to another area due to a job.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.12

I would like to move to another place because of a better job.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

2.13

I would like to work at very different places through my working life.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

 

My social environment (family, friends, acquaintances) finds it good... 

3.1

if i would be willing to live and work at many places in my home country.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.2

if I would go abroad for a limited period of time.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.3

if as a job seeker I would also accept a job elsewhere in my home country.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.4

if I could work at very different places through my working life.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

 

My parents... 

3.5

find it good if I would go somewhere else during my apprenticeship.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.6

think it is better for me to go somewhere else during my apprenticeship.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.7

find it good, if I would spend one year abroad.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.8

want me to learn my dream job no matter where.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

 

My friends... 

3.9

find it good if I would go somewhere else during my apprenticeship.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.10

find it good, if I would spend one year abroad.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.11

are thinking about going elsewhere for their apprenticeship.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

3.12

want me to learn my dream job no matter where.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

 

The following statements concern your personal feelings and sensitivities. For each question below, please select an answer which fits you best.
 

4.1

Are you easily overwhelmed by strong sensory input?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.2

Do you seem to be aware of subtleties in your environment?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.3

Do other people's moods affect you?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.4

Do you tend to be more sensitive to pain?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.5

Do you find yourself needing to withdraw during busy days into bed or into a darkened room or any place where you can have some privacy and relief from stimulation?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.6

Are you particularly sensitive to the effects of caffeine?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.7

Are you easily overwhelmed by things like bright lights, strong smells, coarse fabrics, or sirens close by?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.8

Do you have a rich, complex inner life?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.9

Are you made uncomfortable by loud noises?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.10

Are you deeply moved by the arts or music?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.11

Does your nervous system sometimes feel so frazzled that you just have to get off by yourself?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.12

Are you conscientious?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.13

Do you startle easily?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.14

Do you get rattled when you have a lot to do in a short amount of time?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.15

When people are uncomfortable in a physical environment do you tend to know what needs to be done to make it more comfortable (like changing the lighting or the seating)?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.16

Are you annoyed when people try to get you to do too many things at once?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.17

Do you try hard to avoid making mistakes or forgetting things?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.18

Do you make a point to avoid violent movies and TV shows?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.19

Do you become unpleasantly aroused when a lot is going on around you?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.20

Does being hungry create a strong reaction in you, disrupting your concentration or mood?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.21

Do changes in your life shake you up?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.22

Do you notice and enjoy delicate or fine scents, tastes, sounds, works of art?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.23

Do you find it unpleasant to have a lot going on at once?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.24

Do you make it a high priority to arrange your life to avoid upsetting or overwhelming situations?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.25

Are you bothered by intense stimuli, like loud noises or chaotic scenes?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.26

When you must compete or be observed while performing a task, do you become so nervous or shaky that you do much worse than you would otherwise?

Not at all

Extremely


 

4.27

When you were a child, did parents or teachers seem to see you as sensitive or shy?

Not at all

Extremely


 

 

The following statements concern your ability to adapt. For each question below, please select an answer which fits you best, considering that  1 = "I don't have the ability to..." to 5 = "I have a very strong ability to...". 

5.1

Thinking about what my future will be like.

1

5


 

5.2

Realizing that today's choices shape my future.

1

5


 

5.3

Preparing for the future.

1

5


 

5.4

Becoming aware of the educational and career choices that I must make.

1

5


 

5.5

Planning how to achieve my goals.

1

5


 

5.6

Concerned about my career.

1

5


 

5.7

Keeping upbeat.

1

5


 

5.8

Making decisions by myself.

1

5


 

5.9

Taking responsibility for my actions.

1

5


 

5.10

Sticking up for my beliefs.

1

5


 

5.11

Counting on myself.

1

5


 

5.12

Doing what is right for me.

1

5


 

5.13

Exploring my surroundings.

1

5


 

5.14

Looking for opportunities to grow as a person.

1

5


 

5.15

Investigating options before making a choice.

1

5


 

5.16

Observing different ways of doing things.

1

5


 

5.17

Probing deeply into questions I have.

1

5


 

5.18

Becoming curious about new opportunities.

1

5


 

5.19

Performing tasks efficiently.

1

5


 

5.20

Taking care to do things well.

1

5


 

5.21

Learning new skills.

1

5


 

5.22

Working up to my ability.

1

5


 

5.23

Overcoming obstacles.

1

5


 

5.24

Solving problems.

1

5


 

62.

 

On the following pages, you will find a series of statements about you. Please read each statement and decide how much you agree or disagree with that statement. Then indicate your response using the following scale:
1 = strongly disagree, 2 = disagree, 3 = neutral (neither agree nor disagree), 4 = agree, 5 = strongly agree
Please answer every statement, even if you are not completely sure of your response.
 

6.1

I would be quite bored by a visit to an art gallery.

1

5


 

6.2

I plan ahead and organize things, to avoid scrambling at the last minute.

1

5


 

6.3

I rarely hold a grudge, even against people who have badly wronged me.

1

5


 

6.4

I feel reasonably satisfied with myself overall.

1

5


 

6.5

I would feel afraid if I had to travel in bad weather conditions.

1

5


 

6.6

I wouldn't use flattery to get a rise or promotion at work, even if I thought it would succeed.

1

5


 

6.7

I'm interested in learning about the history and politics of other countries.

1

5


 

6.8

I often push myself very hard when trying to achieve a goal.

1

5


 

6.9

People sometimes tell me that I am too critical of others.

1

5


 

6.10

I rarely express my opinions in group meetings.

1

5


 

6.11

I sometimes can't help worrying about little things.

1

5


 

6.12

If i knew that I could never get caught, I would be willing to steal a million dollars.

1

5


 

6.13

I would enjoy creating a work of art, such as novel, a song, or a painting.

1

5


 

6.14

When working on something, I don't pay much attention to small details.

1

5


 

6.15

People sometimes tell me that I'm too stubborn.

1

5


 

6.16

I prefer jobs that involve active social interaction to those that involve working alone.

1

5


 

6.17

When I suffer from a painful experience, I need someone to make me feel comfortable.

1

5


 

6.18

Having a lot of money is not especially important to me.

1

5


 

6.19

I think that paying attention to radical ideas is a waste of time.

1

5


 

6.20

I make decisions based on the feeling of the moment rather than on careful thought.

1

5


 

6.21

People think of me as someone who has a quick temper.

1

5


 

6.22

On most days, I feel cheerful and optimistic.

1

5


 

6.23

I feel like crying when I see other people crying.

1

5


 

6.24

I think that I am entitled to more respect than the average person is.

1

5


 

6.25

If I had the opportunity, I would like to attend a classical music concert.

1

5


 

6.26

When working, I sometimes have difficulties due to being disorganized.

1

5


 

6.27

My attitude toward people who have treated me badly is "forgive and forget".

1

5


 

6.28

I feel that I am an unpopular person.

1

5


 

6.29

When it comes to physical danger, I am very fearful.

1

5


 

6.30

If I want something from someone, I will laugh at that person's worst jokes.

1

5


 

6.31

I've never really enjoyed looking through an encyclopedia.

1

5


 

6.32

I do only the minimum amount of work needed to get by.

1

5


 

6.33

I tend to be lenient in judging other people.

1

5


 

6.34

In social situations, I'm usually the one who makes the first move.

1

5


 

6.35

I worry a lot less than most people do.

1

5


 

6.36

I would never accept a bribe, even if it were very large.

1

5


 

6.37

People have often told me that I have a good imagination.

1

5


 

6.38

I always try to be accurate in my work, even at the expense of time.

1

5


 

6.39

I am usually quite flexible in my opinions when people disagree with me.

1

5


 

6.40

The first thing that I always do in a new place is to make friends.

1

5


 

6.41

I can handle difficult situations without needing emotional support from anyone else.

1

5


 

6.42

I would get a lot of pleasure from owning expensive luxury goods.

1

5


 

6.43

I like people who have unconventional views.

1

5


 

6.44

I make a lot of mistakes because I don't think before I act.

1

5


 

6.45

Most people tend to get angry more quickly than I do.

1

5


 

6.46

Most people are more upbeat and dynamic than I generally am.

1

5


 

6.47

I feel strong emotions when someone close to me is going away for a long time.

1

5


 

6.48

I want people to know that I am an important person of high status.

1

5


 

6.49

I don't think of myself as the artistic or creative type.

1

5


 

6.50

People often call me a perfectionist.

1

5


 

6.51

Even when people make a lot of mistakes, I rarely say anything negative.

1

5


 

6.52

I sometimes feel that I am a worthless person.

1

5


 

6.53

Even in an emergency I wouldn't feel like panicking.

1

5


 

6.54

I wouldn't pretend to like someone just to get that person to do favors for me.

1

5


 

6.55

I find it boring to discuss philosophy.

1

5


 

6.56

I prefer to do whatever comes to mind, rather than stick to a plan.

1

5


 

6.57

When people tell me that I'm wrong, my first reaction is to argue with them.

1

5


 

6.58

When I'm in a group of people, I'm often the one who speaks on behalf of the group.

1

5


 

6.59

I remain unemotional even in situations where most people get very sentimental.

1

5


 

6.60

I'd be tempted to use counterfeit money, if I were sure I could get away with it.

1

5


 

 

The following statements concern your proactivity. For each question below, please select an answer which fits you best. 

7.1

I am constantly on the lookout for new ways to improve my life.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.2

Wherever I have been, I have been a powerful force for constructive change.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.3

Nothing is more exciting as seeing my ideas turn into reality.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.4

If I see something I don't like, I fix it.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.5

No matter what the odds, if I believe in something I will make it happen.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.6

I love being a champion for my ideas, even against others' opposition.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.7

I excel at identifying opportunities.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.8

I am always looking for better ways to do things.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.9

If I believe in an idea, no obstacle will prevent me from making it happen.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

7.10

I can spot a good opportunity before others can.

Strongly disagree

Strongly agree


 

 

To conclude we do need some personal information. 

8.1Gender

8.2

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8.3What is your highest educational qualification?

8.4


8.5


8.6Have you ever lived for more than three months in a row abroad (e.g., study aboad)?

 

Thank you very much for your interest, time, and collaboration! Your answers are very important for us. Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen and Dr. Anna Volodina