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Political Socialization (Cologne Schoolchildren Study)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Baker, Kendall L. (University of Wyoming)
Publication Date
  • K. L. Baker, Zentralarchiv fuer empirische Sozialforschung, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Ideology
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Attitude of Cologne schoolchildren to government, society, school and family. Topics: Education practice and authority structure in school as well as family; curriculum and teaching methods of the school; political education in school; political interest as well as political conduct in family and school; perceived fairness in school; teacher-schoolchildren relationship; concepts of an ideal society; characteristics of a good citizen; attitude to compulsory military service; national pride; party preference; assumed party preference of both parents; election participation of parents. Scales: dogmatism scale of Rokeach, anomy scale of McClosky and Schaar, political apathies, political cynicism and political effectiveness. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; household income; self-assessment of social class. Interviewer rating: date of interview; length of interview; presence of teacher during survey. Also encoded was: identification of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1967-04 / 1967-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren of the 5th class in high schools, occupation and secondary schools. Age: 14-18.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey in a group situation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1534
    Number of Variables: 117
See also ZA Study No. 0171.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0150 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Baker, Kendall L.: Political Alienation and the German Youth. In: Comparative Political Studies, 3, 1970, S. 117 - 130
  • Baker, Kendall L.: Political Participation, Political Efficacy, and Socialization in Germany. In: Comparative Politics, 6, 1973, S. 73 - 98
  • Baker, Kendall L.: The Acquisition of Partisanship in Germany. In: American Journal of Political Science, Vol. XVIII (Aug. 1974), S. 569-583

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Baker, Kendall L. (1967): Politische Sozialisierung (Kölner Schülerstudie). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.