GESIS - DBK - ZA2149

ZA2149: Old People Study 1982

Downloads and Data Access

On this page you find the complete metadata and an overview of all available data sets and documents for the requested study. The download of all files is possible from our central search page under the following link:
ZA2149 Downloads and Data Access

List of Files

List of Files


  • ZA2149_fb.pdf (Questionnaire) 2 MBytes


  • ZA2149_cod.pdf (Codebook) 182 KBytes
Availability Availability C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Download of Data and Documents Download of Data and Documents All downloads from this catalogue are free of charge. Data-sets available under access categories B and C must be ordered via the shopping cart with a few exceptions. Charges apply! Please respect our Terms of use.

Bibliographic Citation

Citation Citation Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin (1992): Old People Study 1982. GESIS Data Archive, Cologne. ZA2149 Data file Version 1.0.0,
Study No.ZA2149
TitleOld People Study 1982
Current Version1.0.0, 2010-4-13, (Publication Year 1992)
Date of Collection11.1982 - 12.1982
Principal Investigator/ Authoring Entity, Institution
  • Sozialwissenschaftliches Forschungsinstitut der Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, St. Augustin


AbstractPolitical participation and opportunities of the older generation to participate in society. Social and health situation. Topics: Residential status; length of time in residence; private household or old people´s home; number of rooms; number of rooms used; satisfaction with housing; living together with children; time of last employment and age at retirement from professional life; circumstances and reasons for retirement from professional life; preference for an early retirement; positive and negative aspects of retirement from professional life; fulfilled expectations in the new phase of life; total duration of employment; attitude to life as a pensioner (scale); evaluation of the achievement principle in the German economic and social system; experienced recognition of one´s own achievements in life; appropriateness of pension received; importance of social values such as tradition consciousness, citizen involvement, achievement orientation, intellectual change, money and law; attitude to the youth protests in connection with atomic energy, environmental protection and peace policies; understanding for the demands of the young; party preference (rank order procedure); personal change in party voted for; number of children and place of residence of children; preference for spatial proximity to children; readiness of children to provide old people´s care; attitude to nursing care insurance; perceived fringe groups or appropriateness of respect of interests of social groups and organizations; preferences in social policy and understanding of democracy (scale); appropriate opportunities for the older generation to participate in politics and society; political participation; interest in senior representatives within the parties; readiness for involvement in such organizations and representations of interests; necessity of a party for older people; most important tasks of such an old people´s party; frequency of selected daily and leisure activities; perceived economy opportunities with public expenditures; attitude to economy measures which also affect older people; personal social activities; issue competence of the parties regarding solution of problems of older people; judgement on one´s own current financial situation and assessment of further development; interest in politics; assessment of the political development of the country; influence of parties on further political development; evaluation of political parties (scale); satisfaction with democracy; trust in selected political and social institutions and organizations; self-assessment of condition of health; frequency of use of medication; current medical treatment; frequency of utilization of doctors, dentists and lay medical practitioners; duration of hospital stays; chronic illness and disabilities; possession of handicapped identity card and degree of disability; amount of monthly health insurance fee; judgement on the relationship of citizens and politicians; composition of income; opportunities to save; utilization of financial support and entitlement to reduced charges for older people; assets and investments; ties to church as well as trade unions; detailed recording of membership in clubs, associations, initiatives and parties; economic conditions in parental home during youth; social origins; frequency of political discussions in parental home; father´s party inclination. The following questions were also posed to residents of old people´s homes or senior homes: number of rooms available; living together with other persons; satisfaction in the old people´s home; possibility of living together with children. Interviewer rating: presence of third persons during interview and their interventions in the course of the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; length of interview; month of interview.
Categories Categories
  • Family
Topics Topics
  • 1.6 Retirement
  • 7.8 Specific diseases and medical conditions
  • 11.5 Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • 11.6 Government, political systems and organisation
  • 13.1 Elderly
  • 17.2 Income, property and investment/saving
  • 19.2 Housing


Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
UniversePersons 60 years old and older
Analysis Unit Analysis Unit
  • Individual
Sampling Procedure Sampling Procedure
No specific information
Mode of Collection Mode of Collection
  • Face-to-face interview
Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Time Method Time Method
  • Cross-section
Kind of Data Kind of Data
  • Numeric
Data CollectorGETAS, Bremen
Date of Collection
  • 11.1982 - 12.1982

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

Number of Units: 2049
Number of Variables: -
Data Type: Einfachlochung
Analysis System(s): SPSS


Relevant full texts
from SSOAR (automatically assigned)


Research Data Centre