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Youth and Democracy 1968

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Jaide, Walter (Forschungsstelle für Jugendfragen, Hannover)
Publication Date
  • Forschungsstelle fuer Jugendfragen, Hannover (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Government, Political System
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Political-historical knowledge, political attitudes and political readiness for commitment of young people. Topics: Attitudes to form of government, constitution, democracy, politicians, citizens, parties, foreign policy, economic policy, social policy, culture policies, current political events, future questions, National Socialism, political personalities, Germany and Ostpolitik; social, political activities and experiences; political openness; political interest of parents and party preference of father; personal party preference; personal participation in political events; media usage; membership in clubs and organizations; activity in social services; work satisfaction; company size; favorite school subject; social origins; stays abroad. Test: political-historical knowledge and intelligence (intelligence structure test after Amthauer); readiness for political-social commitment, PSE (picture test, 55 pair-comparison decisions). Scales: conservatism, dogmatism, neuroticism, extra/introversion and antisemitism. Demography: marital status; age und number of siblings; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; occupation; professional position; income; economic area; regional origins; possession of durable economic goods. Interviewer rating: city size.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1968-02 / 1968-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Lower Saxony (DE-NI)
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren 15 - 19 years old at high schools, secondary schools, vocational schools and occupational schools.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1092
The surveys of the extensive material on attitudes and tests took place in three approximately two-hour investigations.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0528 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Jaide, Walter: Jugend und Demokratie: Politische Einstellungen der westdeutschen Jugend. München: Juventa 1970.
  • Hartjens, Peter G.: Varieties of Democratic Political Development: The German Experience. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina, Diss. 1972.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Jaide, Walter (1968): Jugend und Demokratie 1968. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.