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Experience with Drugs by Schoolchildren

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Wetz, Rainer (Forschungsstelle Jugendliche und randständige Gruppen, Köln)
  • Peterson, Bernd (Forschungsstelle Jugendliche und randständige Gruppen, Köln)
Publication Date
  • Forschungsstelle Jugendliche und randstaendige Gruppen, Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Use of intoxicants, social conduct, moral orientation and school situation of schoolchildren in North Rhine-Westphalia. Topics: Detailed information on the type and frequency of all drugs ever used; first use of drugs and manner of administration; situation and feeling at first use; discontinuing use of individual drugs; plans to restrict and give up current use of drugs; attitude to drugs (scale); assessment of possible lesser use given legalization of drugs; judgement on the health injuries and effects of use of drugs on personal development; general surroundings at use of drugs; assessment of the motivation background of non-users, those who discontinue and users of drugs; coming to the attention of the police and contacts with institutions such as drug help and judiciary; leisure activities; relationship with classmates and chances with boys or girls; number of friends and steady relationship; number of friends and acquaintances with drug experience; reference groups; relation or conflicts between parents and respondent (scale); marital status of parents and employment of mother; housing situation; types of school attended in the past and grades repeated; achievements in school; attitude to school, subject matter and student council; work satisfaction (scale); scales to record political attitudes and moral orientation on life and in general; size of city of school and place of residence. Demography: age; sex; family composition; religiousness; school education; vocational training; social origins; city size; social surroundings. Also encoded were: school type; form of school; school supporter; coeducational class; teaching by topics and differentiated upper level.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-11 / 1972-12
Geographic Coverage
  • North Rhine-Westphalia (DE-NW)
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren 14 - 18 years old of all school forms and school types including vocational schools.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey in a group situation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4653
    Number of Variables: 404
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0873 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Wetz, Rainer; Peterson, Bernd: Drogenerfahrung von Schülern: Ergebnisse einer empirischen Untersuchung. Stuttgart: Enke, 1975.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-19 | Issue Number: 95 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Wetz, Rainer; Peterson, Bernd (1972): Drogenerfahrung von Schülern. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.