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Family Authority Structure (Cologne and Schleswig-Holstein)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Devereux, Edward C. (Cornell University, Department of Family Relations and Child Training Practices)
  • Bronfenbrenner, Urie (Cornell University, Department of Family Relations and Child Training Practices)
Publication Date
  • Devereux, Edward C. (Data Collector)
  • Bronfenbrenner, Urie (Data Collector)
  • in Zusammenarbeit mitForschungsinstitut für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln (Data Collector)
  • C. Devereux, U. Bronfenbrenner in Zusammenarbeit mit Forschungsinstitut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Family life and marriage
    • Children
  • Abstract

    Overview of the forms of raising children in West Germany. Topics: Family structure; authority structure in one´s family and the conduct of respondent; upbringing style in one´s family; detailed characterization of habits of father, mother and classmates by respondent by means of scales; school education and religious denomination of parents; length of absence of father from home. Demography: age; sex; family composition; age and number of siblings; school education; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1960-06 / 1960-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
  • Schleswig-Holstein (DE-SH)
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren of the 6th school year
Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample of 1221 schoolchildren of the 6th school year in 5 Cologne high schools, 4 junior high schools and 8 elementary schools as well as 103 schoolchildren in 2 elementary schools and 1 junior high school in Schleswig-Holstein.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey in a group situation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1324
The study is part of an international comparative investigation. Regarding the scales used see also ZA Study No. 0023.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0153 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Devereux, Edward C.; Bronfenbrenner, Urie; Suci, George J.: Pattern of Parent Behavior in the United States and Germany: A Cross National Comparison. In: International Social Science Journal, 14, 1962, S. 488 - 506 Deutsch in: Friedeburg, Ludwig von (Hrsg.): Jugend in der modernen Gesellschaft. Köln: Kiepenheuer & Witsch 1965, S. 335 - 357
  • Schmelzer, Horst: Das Problem der Autorität und die Deutsche Familie der Gegenwart. Köln, Universität, Seminar für Soziologie, Diplomarbeit, 1960/61

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Devereux, Edward C.; Bronfenbrenner, Urie (1960): Familienautoritätsstruktur (Köln und Schleswig-Holstein). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.