Schoolchildren and Health (3rd to 6th School Year, Form C3-4)

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 hygiene habits of schoolchildren in the 3rd to 6th school year. Topics: well-being at getting up in the morning; daily hygiene habits; frequency of changing underwear; childhood illnesses already overcome; knowledge about possibilities to treat illnesses; particularly feared illnesses; assessment of condition of health of parents; knowledge of poisonous plants and harmfulness of insecticides for human food; attitude to smoking; disturbing environmental influences; child-raising style of parents; television habits; particularly perceived fears (scale); health-conscious nutrition; nutrition habits; meals together with parents; commuting times to school; attitude to school; help with homework; ideas about the equipment of a children´s playground; self-assessment of interest in questionnaire; judgement on length of questionnaire. Demography: age; sex; school year. Also encoded were: class index; city size; identification of interviewer; 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: 1549
    Number of Variables: 302
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 A and B) are described under ZA Study Nos. 1010 and 1011.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1012 (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