Political Sensitivity of Students (FU Berlin)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Höttler, Rainer (Arbeitsgruppe empirische Sozialforschung, Institut für Soziologie, Technische Universität Berlin)
Publication Date
  • Arbeitsgruppe empirische Sozialforschung, Institut fuer Soziologie, Technische Universitaet Berlin (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
career aspiration; university policy; student movement; political attitude
  • Abstract

    Attitude to general political as well as college political questions and political sensitivity of students in the decision situation before the election to the student parlament. Topics: 1. General political views: image of society; political participation and political extent to which informed; party preference; attitude to a soviet system; possibilities of democratization in the FRG; judgement on the frequency of strikes in the FRG (general); attitude to opposition outside of parliament (APO) and adequate self-presentation of the APO; defensible forms of force. 2. Student parlament election: most important causes for politicization among students; attitude to college political questions; judgement on the political mandate of the student representation and the use of ASTA monies; judgement on the election campaign; person or group orientation in the election to the student parlament; reading of hand-bills and student newspapers. 3. Study matters: self-image of students; judgement on equal opportunities in access to college; motivation for studies; judgement on the performance demands in college; direction of studies; number of semesters; sources of financing; rough information on actual and desired time budget; occupational success orientation; occupational goal. 4. Miscellaneous: attitude to theft of books; significance of technology and science in the FRG; judgement on empirical social research; judgement on professors and policeman; social origins; judgement on parental home; differences in political attitude to family; military service; membership in clubs and organizations; religious ties and intent to leave the church; housing conditions. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; housing situation. Interviewer rating: presence and influence of other persons; willingness of respondent to cooperate; reason for breaking off the interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Berlin (DE-BE)
    West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German and foreign students at the Technical University, Berlin, who were registered in at least the second semester in the first two weeks of February 1969.
Probability: Simple random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 362
Survey unit: college students###
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0531 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Höttler, Rainer: Zur politischen Sensibilität von Studenten. Forschungsbericht und Tabellenband einer Repräsentativumfrage. Berlin: Institut für Soziologie, Technische Universität Berlin 1972. (Arbeitsheft Nr. 7 der Arbeitsgruppe empirische Sozialforschung).

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 98 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22