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Young People (1975)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Dezernat Wehrpsychologie, Streitkräfteamt, Bonn
Publication Date
  • INFAS, Bonn-Bad Godesberg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    The attitude of young people to military service or to alternative service. Scales to record attitude and personality characteristics. Topics: Judgement on the general reputation of military service and community service; attitude of parents and friends to community service; conscientious objectors in personal circle of friends; assessment of benefit of one´s own education for community service and of the benefit of community service for later life; attitude to life in the military and to wearing a uniform; satisfaction with personal education degree; judgement on economic conditions in the FRG; feared unemployment; personal beer consumption; life with one´s parents; membership in clubs; party preference; self-assessment of social class; social origins. Scales: social isolation; general alienation; aggressiveness (FPI); irritability (FPI); depression (FPI); performance motivation (Schenk); calmness (FPI); family problem (MMPI); extroversion (FPI); psychopathy (MMPI); authority problems (MMPI); rigidity; dominance; demonstrative political participation; militarism (Feser); unpolitical stand; political alienation; work satisfaction. Demography: age; religious denomination; religiousness; school education; employment; housing situation; available income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-11
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Age: 17-19 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample of members of conscription years 1955 to 1957. Quota requirements: 1. recognized conscientious objector, 2. applied for conscientious objector status and 3. liable for military service.
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1492
B - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching, if the results won’t be published. If any publications or any further work on the results is planned, permission must be obtained by the Data Archive.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1026 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Korte, H.-Joachim; Puzicha, Klaus; Wildgrube, Wolfgang: Kriegsdienstverweigerung in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: 2. Band: Problemeinordnung, Hypothesenbildung und Methoden. In: Wehrpsychologische Untersuchungen, 11, 1976.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Dezernat Wehrpsychologie, Streitkräfteamt, Bonn (1975): Jugendliche (1975). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.