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ZA1449: Youth Study (1983)

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Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1985): Youth Study (1983). GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA1449 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA1449
TitleYouth Study (1983)
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1985)
Date of Collection10.1983 - 11.1983
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin
Contributor, Institution, Role
  • GESIS - Distributor
  • GESIS - HostingInstitution


AbstractAttitude of young people to political and social questions. The personal and occupational situation of young people. Topics: fun at school, studies, training or occupation; occupational concepts and most important criteria for choice of occupation; perceived affection and personal membership in selected groups (written survey); most important concerns and problems; contact or reference person; assessment of future occupational chances; current situation in life and fear of the future; assessment of the respect selected social groups find; judgement on the economic situation of the FRG as well as economic prospects for the future; fear of personal unemployment and in one´s circle of friends; assessment of the possibilities to realize an occupation; attitude to the achievement principle; personal standard of living in comparison to that of parents; interest in political commitment (scale); most important political problems; satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; positive and negative aspects of the political system; party preference (rank order procedure); judgement on the job of the parties (scale); self-assessment on a left-right continuum; most important sources of information for forming one´s own political opinion; frequency of political conversations and difference of opinion with others; personal opinion leadership in the political area; conversation partner with political topics; assumed party preference of friends; assessment of personal persuasiveness; political participation (scale); assessment of effectiveness of political actions; postmaterialism index; achievement orientation; attitude to technical progress; attitude to life in a group sharing a residence; attitude to the life-style of parents; psychological self-characterization; latent feelings of fear, feeling of self-worth and general feeling of life (scale); place visited most frequently in leisure time and preferred leisure partner. Demography: year of birth; sex; marital status; age and number of siblings; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; vocational training; employment; income; self-assessment of social class of parents; degree of urbanization; state; regional origins; occupational position of father; living with parents; political interest; party preference of parents. Interviewer rating: interest of respondent in survey.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 13.6 Youth


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE), FRG incl. West Berlin
UniverseGerman young people between the ages of 14 to 21 years.
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
  • Probability: Multistage
  • Probability: Stratified
Multi-stage stratified random sample (Random Route according to ADM mastersample)
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Oral and written survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorEMNID, Bielefeld
Date of Collection
  • 10.1983 - 11.1983

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
Version changes

Further Remarks

NotesSee also the youth study archived under ZA Study No. 1569.
Number of Units: 2003
Number of Variables: 266
Data Type: -
Analysis System(s): SPSS


  • Grewe, Hartmut: Jugend ´85. In: Eichholzbrief 4/85, S. 1-12.
  • Veen, Hans-Joachim: Mit den Risiken wächst die Zuversicht: Jüngste Meinungsdaten zur politischen Kultur und den Wertorientierungen Jugendlicher. In: Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung vom 2.5.1984.
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