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Youth Study (1966)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Frankfurt
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Attitudes and behaviors of young people in the areas government, politics, Federal German Armed Forces, church, school, family, leisure time and public. Topics: Socialization in the education or vocational training system; desired occupation; preferred school subjects; relationship with teachers or superiors; occupational goals; attitude to school or work; work satisfaction; achievement motivation; self-image of teenagers; attitude to parents and agreement of moral orientations; ideas about upbringing; authority structure in one´s family; attitude to marriage and desire for children; activity in household and understanding of one´s role regarding the tasks of man and woman; models; contentment with life; fears; sociability and friendships; sociometric test; leisure activities; consumer habits and saving; preferred articles of clothing and type of material; brand knowledge of various products; nutrition questions and consumption of semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol; pocket-money and dealing with money; additional income; future plans and dreams; media usage; theater attendance; preferred radio stations; interest in travel and means of transport used; interest in sport and music; attitude to guest workers; political knowledge and interest in political activity; attitude to sexuality and contraception; religiousness; club membership; party preference; housing situation; social origins. Many of the topics mentioned were surveyed by means of scales. Demography: age; sex; marital status; family composition; position in sibling sequence; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; size of household; head of household; city size; state; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1966-07 / 1966-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Age: 10-19.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection of schoolchildren and apprentices born from 1947 to 1956.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1447
The current data set contains excerpts from the three waves of the panel investigation. A comparable replication of this investigation
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0396 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 94 | Registration Date: 2010-07-21

MARPLAN, Frankfurt (1966): Jugendstudie (1966). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.