Use of Intoxicants by Schoolchildren in Hamburg (1975)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Reuband, Karl-Heinz (Zentralarchiv für empirische Sozialforschung, Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Kehrmann Marktforschungsinstitut, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Social contacts, coming to the attention of the police, use of intoxicants as well as reasons for use of alcohol and nicotine among schoolchildren, apprentices and young workers. Topics: The content of the study is largely identical to ZA Studies No. 0769 and 0770: occurrence of suicide, mental deficiency, alcohol and intoxicant addiction in family of respondent as well as with respondent himself; relationship with school and company; favorite subjects; characterization of family life; frequency of alcohol intoxication; frequency and type of intoxicants used; last intoxicant used; age at first use of intoxicants; attempts to stop using intoxicant; use of cigarettes; attitude to use of intoxicants (scale); use of intoxicants by reference group; relationship with parents; school achievements and influence of intoxicants on school achievements; reasons for use of hashish and switching to other drugs; effects of use of intoxicants; attitude to prohibition of hashish, marijuana; reasons for use of drugs; sources of supply for intoxicants; personal activity as dealer; familiarity of officials and parents with personal use of intoxicants as well as consequences of this knowledge; coming to the attention of the police; attitude to drug advice centers; assessment of the social system; violence as political means; type of organization of leisure time; practice of meditation; attendance of leisure facilities; delinquency questions; age at first use of cigarettes, use of alcohol and first sexual intercourse; chronology of drug career; interest in new intoxicants; monthly costs for use of intoxicants; normal use of medications and contraceptive pill; age of father. In addition the following questions were posed: excessive use of alcohol by parents and friends; junkie friends; leisure behavior; parental supervision of going out in the evening and friendships. Image of alcohol intoxication and hashish euphoria; reading habits and judgement on reporting of daily newspapers about intoxicants. Scales: health orientation, social orientation, sociability, attitudes to parents and adults. Demography: age; sex; school education; interest in politics; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Hamburg (DE-HH)
Sampled Universe
Young people at junior high schools, secondary schools, vocational schools and high schools from the 8th grade upwards.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey in a group situation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 5426
    Number of Variables: 178
See also ZA Study Nos. 0769 and 0770.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0771 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Reuband, Karl-Heinz: Devianz, Problemdefinition und institutionelle Reaktion: Ergebnisse einer Trendanalyse zum exzessiven Alkoholkonsum Jugendlicher. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 31, 1979, S. 56 - 78.
  • Reuband, Karl-Heinz: Ein neue Drogengeneration? Zur Analyse sozialen Wandels im Bereich abweichenden Verhaltens. In: Angewandte Sozialforschung, 6, 1978, S. 321 - 329.
  • Reuband, Karl-Heinz: The pathological and the subcultural model of drug use: a Text of two contrasting explanations. In: Madden J. S.; Walker, Robin; Kenyon, W. H. (Ed.): Alcoholism and Drug Dependence: A Multidisciplinary Approach. New York: Plenum Press 1977, S. 151 - 169.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22