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ZA3371: DJI Foreigner Survey - Young People

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Citation Citation Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München; Technische Universität Chemnitz-Zwickau (2001): DJI Foreigner Survey - Young People. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA3371 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA3371
TitleDJI Foreigner Survey - Young People
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 2001)
Date of Collection10.1996 - 02.1997
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz-Zwickau
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution


AbstractThe demographic and socio-economic context as well as the moral orientations of young people of Greek, Italian and Turkish origins. Topics: 1. Education and school attendance: years in country of origin; attending kindergarten in country of origin and in Germany; preparation class and supplementary instruction in native language in Germany; current attendance of an educational facility; highest degree from a school providing all-round education as well as occupational training conclusion in country of origin and in Germany. 2. Employment: year and month of start and region of first occupational activity; occupational position, area of business and average working hours at beginning of employment as well as in today´s employment; arrangement of working hours and number of places of work in Germany; for those not employed: status registered with employment office as unemployed, frequency and length of unemployment. 3. Social nets: discussing personally important things with a confidant; common meals; instinctive ties to confidant; leisure partner; passive and active help with school tasks or homework; living together; help with problems; sex and nationality of confidant; type of relation with confidant; spatial distance to places of residence of confidants; frequency of contact. 4. Affiliation and language ability: feeling of foreignness in country of origin; viewed as German by the people in the country of origin; ethnic group affiliation; preference for election participation in Germany or country of origin; discrimination experiences; interest in German citizenship; intent to return home; marriage with German partner; national classification of first name; ethnic first names for future children; language use with parents and siblings, in school recess or at work; self-assessment of personal knowledge of German as well as knowledge of language of origin. 5. Ethnic concentration: media usage and cultural participation; foreigners in residential building; possession of books, reading of press and renting video films in language of origin and German; preferred language for entertainment and news broadcasts; attending concerts of artists of country of origin; visits to youth clubs and cafes of the ethnic group; desire for special institutions for the ethnic group and actual availability in one´s residential area. 6. Family relationships and housing situation: division of tasks in one´s family; influence of family members with important decisions; help in household; sources of income; persons in residence; monthly net household income; floor space and furnishings of residence; number of rooms; condominium or apartment. 7. Partnership: year of meeting; start of partnership; citizenship or origin of partner from country of origin; year of birth and month of birth of partner; region of birth and school degree of partner; degree of relationship with partner; participation of parents in development of partnership; year of moving together; common residence; marriage; common children; current continuation of partnership; end of relation; employment, occupational position, area of business, average time worked each week and arrangement of working hours of partner; partnership in difficulties; thoughts, discussions and recommendations of separation or divorce; discussions about consulting a lawyer. 8. Sex roles: desired sex of first child; expected help from an adult daughter or an adult son; attitude to the relations between man and woman; women in politics and in leading positions (scale). 9. Health: current condition of health; psychosomatic complaints. 10. Moral orientations: ´locus of control´; satisfaction with situations in life (scale); subjective age status; rank order of political goals; importance of value stands and areas of life (scale). 11. Societal and political participation and orientations: membership and activity in clubs and (political) organizations; membership and activity in ethnic clubs and organizations; sympathies for informal political organizations (scale); readiness for political participation; participation in political activities; general right to vote for foreigners; participation in the German Federal Parliament election; right to vote in municipal elections for foreigners; participation in a German municipal election; attitude to democracy (scale); self-assessment on a left-right continuum; interest in politics; anomy scale; assessment of personal fair share of national product; differences of one´s own political views from those of various groups; presence of discrimination; importance of political topics; trust in institutions. Demography: sex, year of birth and month of birth; region of origins; region of origins of father; region of origins of mother; number of siblings; status regarding residence permit; marital status; number of children; number of children desired; birth dates of one´s children; highest school degree of father; highest school degree of mother; employment and occupational position of parents. Interviewer rating: language of interview; presence of third persons during interview and their influence; linguistic communication; willingness of respondent; respondent´s knowledge of his own and the German language. Also encoded was: date of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 2.2 Migration
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG, only old states
Universe2400 young people, 400 male and 400 female Greeks, Italians and Turks between 18 and 28 years.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Non-probability: Quota
Quota sample
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview: Paper-and-pencil (PAPI)
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorMARPLAN Forschungsgesellschaft, Offenbach
Date of Collection
  • 10.1996 - 02.1997

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

NotesSurvey unit: adults### Alois Weidacher In Deutschland zu Hause. Politische Orientierungen griechischer, italienischer, tuerkischer und deutscher junger Erwachsene im Vergleich. (DJI Auslaendersurvey) Leske + Budrich, 2000 Mittag,H.; Hess,U.; Weidacher,A.; Willems,H. Griechische, italienische und tuerkische jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Deutschland. Teil I: Griechische und italienische Jugendliche Teil II: Griechische und italienische Eltern Teil III: Tuerkische Jugendliche Teil IV: Griechische, italienische und tuerkische junge Erwachsene Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Mai 1997
Number of Units: 2504
Number of Variables: 707
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS, Stata


  • Alois Weidacher In Deutschland zu Hause. Politische Orientierungen griechischer, italienischer, türkischer und deutscher junger Erwachsene im Vergleich. (DJI Ausländersurvey) Leske + Budrich, 2000
  • Mittag,H.; Heß,U.; Weidacher,A.; Willems,H. Griechische, italienische und türkische jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Deutschland. Teil I: Griechische und italienische Jugendliche Teil II: Griechische und italienische Eltern Teil III: Türkische Jugendliche Teil IV: Griechische, italienische und türkische junge Erwachsene Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Mai 1997
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