Young People (Panel: 1st Wave 1977)

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

    Attitude to the Federal German Armed Forces or alternative service of those liable for military service who have not served yet. Scales to record attitude and personality characteristics. Topics: judgement on the general reputation of military service and community service (scale); attitude of family and friends to community service or military service; conversations about military service and alternative service with reference persons; discussion with representatives of the Federal German Armed Forces in school and contacts with a military service adviser; receipt of advertising materials; visits of friends in a barracks; interest in special training in the Federal German Armed Forces; importance of studies or apprenticeship; satisfaction with school degree; occupation prospects and times of personal unemployment; benefit of military service for personal occupation; important personal event in the recent past; possession of motorcycle or car; use of alcohol and experience with drugs; membership in clubs, youth organizations, student council and citizen initiatives; party preference and eligibility of parties left of the SPD as well as right of the CDU/CSU; judgement on economic conditions; military service of father; social origins; religiousness; work satisfaction. Scales: dominance; aggressiveness; extroversion; social desirability; achievement motivation; unpolitical stand; military affinity; occupation expectations; Federal German Armed Forces activity; Federal German Armed Forces superior and motivation to volunteer. Demography: age; school education; degree of urbanization; state. Also encoded were: sex of interviewer and willingness of respondent to cooperate.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1977-09 / 1977-10
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Those liable to military service who have not served yet born between 1959-1961.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2367
    Number of Variables: 241
The current data set is the first part of a two-wave panel survey; see also ZA Study Nos. 1029 and 1030.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1028 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Puzicha, Klaus; Röpke, A.: "Wer will unter die Soldaten?" Opladen: Leske Verlag 1981.

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