Students at Hessian Colleges on Questions of Politics

Paul, Gerd (Institut für Sozialforschung an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt); Demirovic, Alex (Institut für Sozialforschung an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Political participation and attitudes of Hessian students. Topics: typeand content of studies; degree sought; number of semesters; activitybefore start of studies; most important reasons for current studies;manner of financing studies; attitude to support for college studiesfr...
published 1996, Version 1.0.0
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1.0.0

Language of Resource

German

Title

Students at Hessian Colleges on Questions of Politics

Creators

Paul, Gerd
Demirovic, Alex

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1996

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Institut fuer Sozialforschung an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe- Universitaet Frankfurt
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Methods

Sample

Sampled Universe
Students of the summer semester 1994, registered the beginning of June
Sampling
Probability: Systematic random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection. Every 35th full-time student was selected from the data of the university administrations of the five Hessian universities.

Time Dimension

  • Cross-section

Collection Mode

  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Mail survey

DataSets and Files

  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1384
    Number of Variables: 677

Description

  • Abstract

    Political participation and attitudes of Hessian students. Topics: typeand content of studies; degree sought; number of semesters; activitybefore start of studies; most important reasons for current studies;manner of financing studies; attitude to support for college studiesfrom public funds for selected fringe groups; extent of availablefinancial funds and proportion of student aid; rent costs; housingsituation; satisfaction with housing; satisfaction with studies; majorreasons for satisfaction or dissatisfaction; current personal burden;reasons for thoughts of interrupting course of study; the role of thesciences (scale); personal college political involvement; mostsympathetic and most unsympathetic college group; participation inactions on university reform; frequency of contact with selected groupsof persons within and outside of the college; assessment of personaloccupation and job market chances after conclusion of course ofstudies; expectations one´s own professional position in the year 2000;demands and ideal concepts regarding future professional life; timebudget for studies, work and political activities; proportion ofremaining leisure time; daily and weekly newspapers regularly read;importance of selected leisure activities; preference of values;interest in political events, university policy questions anddevelopments as well as European policies; political participation;most important reasons for political non-involvement; reasons forsooner positive or negative expectation of further political and socialdevelopment; self-assessment on a left-right continuum in comparison tothe majority as well as one´s fellow students; understanding of leftand right; degree of agreement of one´s own political stand withvarious political fundamental philosophies; attitude to politicalquestions and agreement with selected political goals (scale);designation of nations and ethnic groups for which one has particularsympathy or antipathy; perceived threats from political developmentsand changes of the environment; dissatisfaction with politics;referendums, citizen participation, party reform or increasedpresidential government as preferred solution for dealing with currentpolitical problems; attitude to selected social-political opinions(scale); attitude to a political leadership elite; attitude to selectedaspects of the democratically constituted political system (scale);reasons for sympathy with new parties; attitude to selected positionson questions of internal security (scale); sympathy scale for selectedpolitical groups, fringe groups and minorities (scale); attitude toGermany as immigration country (scale); psychologicalself-characterization; nationality; single-parent; social origins.

Note

Survey unit: college students###

Coverage

Temporal Coverage

  • 1994-06 / 1994-07

Geographic Coverage

  • Hesse (DE-HE)

Relations

Alternative Identifiers

  • ZA2859 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Publications

  • Demirovic, Alex; Paul, Gerd: Demokratisches Selbstverständnis und die Herausforderung von rechts: Student und Politik in den neunziger Jahren. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag 1996.

Update Metadata: 2022-10-04 | Issue Number: 96 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22