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Ethical Attitudes of West German Students

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Vetter, Hermann (Lehrstuhl für Sozialpsychologie der Wirtschaftshochschule Mannheim)
Publication Date
  • Lehrstuhl fuer Sozialpsychologie der Wirtschaftshochschule Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Religion and values
  • Abstract

    Attitude of students to questions from various ethical areas. Topics: Metaethical and general ethical questions; atonment criminal law versus punishment criminal law; social eudaemonism; apriori value ethics; utilitarianism; materialism; economic ethics; attitude to militarism and pacifism; nationalism; attitude to automation; sexual ethics; contraception and abortion; attitude to suicide, the death penalty and homosexuality. Demography: age (classified); sex; religious denomination; religiousness; vocational training; party preference; social origins; refugee status; membership; military service.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1963
Geographic Coverage
  • Heidelberg (DE-BW-HEI)
  • Stuttgart (DE-BW-STR)
  • Mannheim (DE-BW-MHG)
Sampled Universe
Students registered at the colleges in Heidelberg, Stuttgart and Mannheim in the summer semester 1963.
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 307
    Number of Variables: 90
Survey unit: college students###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0178 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Vetter, Hermann: Ethische Einstellungen westdeutscher Studenten. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 17, 1965, S. 298 - 326

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Vetter, Hermann (1966): Ethische Einstellungen westdeutscher Studenten. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.