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Student and College Politics

Resource Type
  • Ziegler, Rolf (Seminar für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
  • VanKoolwijk, Jürgen (Seminar für Soziologie, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Seminar fuer Soziologie, Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes / opinion
  • Abstract

    Political participation, college political consciousness as well as occupation perspectives and learning conditions of Cologne students. Topics: Social origins; occupational goal; characterization of desired occupation; income of parents and one´s own financial situation; relationship with parents and their political activities; subjects of studies and degree sought; evaluation of study conditions at the Cologne university; weekly study time, organized according to participation in seminars and lectures; satisfaction with studies; circle of friends; political socialization; judgement on college instructors and subjects; contact with professors and assistents; judgement on the relevance of studies in practice; troubles at the university; task of a college; interest in college politics; personal college political activities; membership in a college group or fraternity; attitude to political statements of professors; attitude to student parlament, the social system, social disputes and conflicts; attitude to study reform and a stronger regimentation of studies; attitude to protest actions and demonstrations, co-determination for students as well as change of the entire education system; protest against the Vietnam war; judgement on the influence of student protest actions on political decisions; perceived judgement of student actions by non-student groups; personal participation in information events; attitudes to student representation and the general political mandate; election participation and behavior at the polls in the last election to the student parlament; political world view; democratic fundamental philosophy; personal party preference and that of parents; sympathy scale for CDU, SPD, FDP, NPD and DFU; attitude to the emergency laws, permitting the KPD, prohibiting the NPD, recognizing the GDR, making divorce easier, possibilities to acquire the SED newspaper ´Neues Deutschland´, compulsory military service, trade union and large concerns; housing situation; religiousness. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; vocational training; income; household income; place of birth; regional origins; military service.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-01 / 1968-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
Sampled Universe
German students registered at the University of Cologne in the winter semester 1967-68.
Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 855
    Number of Variables: 200
The study is the first wave of a panel survey. The data of the second wave are accessible under ZA Study No. 0363.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0286 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Allerbeck, Klaus R.: Soziologie radikaler Studentenbewegungen: Eine vergleichende Untersuchung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland und den Vereinigten Staaten. München: Oldenbourg 1973

Update Metadata: 2019-03-23 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Ziegler, Rolf; VanKoolwijk, Jürgen (1968): Student und Hochschulpolitik. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.