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Young People (1976)

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 to military service or alternative service of young people who have not served yet. Scales to record attitude and personality characteristics. Topics: influence factors on one´s own occupation decision; satisfaction with personal education degree; judgement on economic conditions in the FRG; feared unemployment; times of personal unemployment; change of job; company size; attitude to work in the ´civil service´ versus private economy (scale); attitude to a job in the Federal German Armed Forces; noticing advertising measures of the Federal German Armed Forces on voluntary recruitment; attitude to life in the military and to wearing a uniform; judgement on the general reputation of military service and community service (scale); significance of vicinity to home for military service or community service; interest in further education during military service time; knowledge about opportunities to earn and prospects of promotion in the Federal German Armed Forces; general reputation of occupations in the Federal German Armed Forces; attitude to the draft; Federal German Armed Forces facilities at place of residence; frequency of school instruction about defense questions or Federal German Armed Forces; attitude of family and friends to the Federal German Armed Forces; frequency of suicide intents; use of alcohol and use of drugs; party preference; self-assessment of social class; social origins; military service of father; membership in student council. Scales: occupation motivation (Luhmann/Mayntz); intrinsic and extrinsic motivation; social motivation; military affinity; dominance; achievement motivation (Schenk); aggressiveness (FPI); unpolitical stand; extroversion (FPI); militarism (Feser); attitude to civilian superiors; expectation of military superiors. Demography: ages and number of siblings; school education; degree of urbanization.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-12 / 1977-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Those liable for military service who have not served yet born from 1957 to 1960.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2233
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1027 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Puzicha, Klaus; Röpke, A.: "Wer will unter die Soldaten?" Opladen: Leske Verlag 1981.

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

Dezernat Wehrpsychologie, Streitkräfteamt, Bonn (1977): Jugendliche (1976). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.