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Student Sexuality 1966

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Giese, Hans (Institut für Sexualforschung an der Universität Hamburg)
  • Schmidt, Gunter (Institut für Sexualforschung an der Universität Hamburg)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Sexualforschung an der Universitaet Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
  • Abstract

    Sexual behavior and attitude to sexuality among students. Topics: 1. Medical-psychological data: body measurements; physical peculiarities; venereal diseases; illness or symptoms of illness; intensity of libido; readiness to establish contacts and sociability; attitude to the other sex; consumption of semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol; consumption of pills; potency disturbances; cycle disturbances; number of abortions; sexual activity in childhood and since puberty; heterosexual or homosexual contacts; masturbation practices and phantasies; petting; frequency of intercourse and partner; intercourse with orgasm; contraception used; sodomy and sadomasochism; information on premartial and extramartial relationships; age and reason for marriage. 2. Attitudes to sexuality: attitude to contraception, to divorce, to homosexuality, to abortion, to the law on protection of children and young people, and to prostitution; projective questions on spread of premartial relationships, on masturbation and on homosexuality among students; knowledge of the Kinsey-report. 3. Personal data: educational methods of parents; social origins, military service, political interest; membership in student organizations; grades; religiousness; hobbies; position in sibling birth order; financing of studies. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; age and number of siblings; religious denomination; regional origins; refugee status.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-02 / 1966-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Students at universities in Berlin, Bonn, Darmstadt, Erlangen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Kiel, Cologne, Marburg, Saarbruecken, Stuttgart and Tuebingen.
Sampling Procedure Comment: In part a cluster random sample, in part a simple random sample
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3666
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0325 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Giese, Hans; Schmidt, Gunter: Studentensexualität: Verhalten und Einstellung. Eine Umfrage an 12 westdeutschen Universitäten. Reinbek: Rowohlt 1968
  • Clement, Ulrich: Sexualität im sozialen Wandel: Eine empirische Vergleichsstudie an Studenten 1966 und 1981. Stuttgart: Enke 1986 (Beiträge zur Sexualforschung)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

Giese, Hans; Schmidt, Gunter (1966): Studentensexualität 1966. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.