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ZA2397: Young People and Young Adults in Germany 1993

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Citation Citation Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München (1994): Young People and Young Adults in Germany 1993. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2397 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2397
TitleYoung People and Young Adults in Germany 1993
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1994)
Date of Collection02.1993 - 03.1993
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München


AbstractThe situation of young people in Eastern and Western Germany and attitudes to youth-relevant and political questions. Topics: Most important problems of the country and most important personal problem; trip to the other part of Germany after the border opening and trip abroad in 1992; earlier trips abroad; interest in politics; sympathy scale for the parties; most able party regarding securing the future; judgement on one´s own economic situation and expected further development; father or mother as responsible person in raising children; equal rights for men and women; attitude to solving conflicts through violence; attitude to socialism; provision for old age by individuals or the government; national pride; preference for independence of the country or as part of a European nation; advantageousness of the European Community for the country; attitude to introduction of the European currency ECU; attitude to admission of applicants for political asylum; understanding for violent demonstrations against applicants for political asylum or being ashamed due to this; general contentment with life; mobility readiness for occupational reasons; satisfaction with housing; willingness to help of parents or other persons given serious problems; reasons for justification of violence; satisfaction with public selection of facilities and services for young people; interest in selected leisure activities (scale); most important reasons for restrictions in the area of leisure possibilities; membership in a youth organization; regular participation in events of the club; clique affiliation; foreigners in one´s circle of friends; assessment of the danger of AIDS and threat from drugs; conduct given a hypothetical attack on foreigners by young people; work satisfaction; perceived jeopardy to job; living with parents; one´s own room; assessment of economic situation of parental home; perceived jeopardy to job of father and mother; age at leaving parental home; current residential status; number of siblings; number of children; desired number of children; socialization authority in childhood; persons responsible for care during one´s time in school; employment of father as well as mother during time in school; social origins; Communion or Confirmation; religious denomination; religiousness and belief in God. The following questions were posed in Eastern Germany: judgement on the decision of the citizens of the GDR in the first free elections in March 1990; fulfilled expectations regarding unification of the two German nations; judgement on leisure possibilities after the turning point; comparison of conditions before the turning point with the current situation regarding social protection, self-development, relationships with fellow-men, demands of occupation, realization of desired occupation and demand of school; participation in the Jugendweihe {DDR ceremony of adulthood}.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 5.1 Leisure, tourism and sport
  • 5.4 Cultural and national identity
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniverseYoung people between the ages of 14 to 27 years.
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
Random selection according to the RLD procedure in Western Germany. Multi-stage stratified random sample in Eastern Germany.
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
Oral survey in Eastern Germany and telephone interview in Western Germany
Data CollectorIPOS, Institut fuer Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, Mannheim
Date of Collection
  • 02.1993 - 03.1993

Errata & Versions

VersionDate, Name, DOI
1.0.0 (current version)2010-4-13 Version number created automatically (implementation of a uniform versioning policy) (Publication Year unknown)
Errata in current version
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Further Remarks

Number of Units: 2205
Number of Variables: 165
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): OSIRIS, SPSS


  • Berger, Manfred; Jung, Matthias; Roth, Dieter: Jugendliche und Erwachsene in Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage in den alten und neuen Bundesländern. Mannheim: Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, 1993.
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