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The Situation of German Youth 1975 (Young People between 13 and 24)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Blücher, Viggo Graf (EMNID, Bielefeld)
  • Tacke, Walter (EMNID, Bielefeld)
  • Schöppner, Klaus-Peter (EMNID, Bielefeld)
Other Title
  • Shell Jugendstudie (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • EMNID, Bielefeld (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    The socialization, moral orientation, situation in life and views in personal as well as political questions of German young people. Topics: Occupational goal and willingness to make sacrifices to achieve it; obstacles in choice of occupation; career ideas; general contentment with life; work satisfaction; satisfaction with the economic order, the party system and form of government; demonstration inclination; attitude to system change; general moral orientation; attitude to political participation; assessment of the effectiveness of political and social participation as well as participation chances in the GDR; attitude to achievement orientation; assessment of the connection between school education and success in life; achievement pressure in school or at work; communication outside of school; friendships and leisure activities; stereotype self-image of young people; assessment of the vertical mobility of one´s own family; judgement on equal opportunities as well as education chances and their impairment by the position of parents; generation relationship; differences of opinion of parents; topics of conversation with friends and parents; concepts of child-raising; personal desire for children; ideas about groups sharing a residence; reference persons; general difficulties; greatest pleasure, greatest trouble; political sources of information; self-assessment of social class or class affiliation; amount of pocket-money; social origins; membership in clubs and youth organizations; party preference. Demography: age; sex; family composition; number of children; religious denomination; school education; occupation; income; household income; self-assessment of social class. Interviewer rating: presence of other persons.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
13 to 24-year-old young people not living in communal housing.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1154
    Number of Variables: 232
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0772 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Jugendwerk der Deutschen Shell (Hrsg.): Jugend zwischen 13 und 24. Vergleich über 20 Jahre. Band I: Vorstudie; Band II: Tabellenteil; Band III: Kommentar. o. O. 1975.
  • Sodeur, Wolfgang: Sprachkonsistenz von Jugendlichen als Folge ähnlicher Sozialisationsprozesse. In: Kölner Zeitschrift für Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 29, 1977, S. 71 - 94.

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

Blücher, Viggo Graf; Tacke, Walter; Schöppner, Klaus-Peter (1975): Die Situation der deutschen Jugend 1975 (Jugend zwischen 13 und 24). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.