Schoolchildren and Health (3rd to 6th School Year, Form B3-4)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Institut für Markt- und Werbeforschung (IMW), Köln
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Markt- und Werbeforschung (IMW), Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • General health
    • Children
  • Abstract

    Health conscious conduct, knowledge about health questions and nutrition habits of schoolchildren in the 3rd to 6th school year. Topics: personal mood at getting up in the morning; early morning sport; daily hygiene habits; length of breakfast and breakfast habits; nutrition habits in school break; feelings of being tired during instruction; knowledge of physical organ functions; knowledge about innoculations; personal preventive measures against flu; knowledge about healthful foods for children; frequencies of illnesses in the last year; fear of visit to the doctor and characterization of family doctor; particular characteristics of being sick and getting older; health-conscious conduct and manner of nutrition; attitude to smoking; television habits; time of going to bed; conduct regarding strangers; preferred leisure activities; room in residence in which homework is done; attitude to school; self-assessment of interest in questionnaire; judgement on length of questionnaire. Demography: age; sex; school year. Also encoded were: city size; identification of interviewer; class index; neuroticism (index).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren in the 3rd to 6th school year
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey in a group situation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1636
    Number of Variables: 312
The study is part of a representative investigation conducted nation-wide in the framework of which altogether 25671 schoolchildren at different kinds of schools were interviewed. Part of these surveys is archived under ZA Study Nos. 1006 to 1012. Beyond this parents (ZA Study Nos. 1014 and 1025) as well as teachers (ZA Study No. 1013) were also interviewed on the topic of health education. In order to prevent "copying" by schoolchildren the respective "survey neighbor" in the classroom was given a different questionnaire. This questionnaire had in part even different question contents. The alternative questionnaires used with the age group described here (forms C and B) are described under ZA Study Nos. 1011 and 1012.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1011 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Institut für Markt- und Werbeforschung (Hrsg.): Schüler und Gesundheit: Verhalten, Einstellungen, Wissen. Köln: Forschungsbericht o. Jahr.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22