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Attitude to Use of Drugs among Young People (1973)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
  • Institut für Jugendforschung, München
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Jugendforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Attitude of young people to drugs as well as to alcohol and nicotine. Topics: attitude to use of alcohol and type as well as frequency of consumption of alcoholic drinks; alcohol excesses; attitude to smoking and amount of average use of cigarettes; motives for smoking and start of smoking; attitude to health and health precautions; use of selected medications; attitude to use of intoxicants and contacts with users of intoxicants; motives for use and reasons for rejection of intoxicants; intoxicant currently used; attitude to legalization of certain intoxicants; degree of familiarity of drugs; information on circle of friends; personal opinion leadership or opinion allegiance; degree of familiarity of pop musicians; knowledge of musicians who have stopped use of intoxicants; media usage; relation to parents; judgement on school and professional life; achievement orientation; attitude to sport and leisure activities; Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; household income; household size; household composition; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; housing situation; party preference; presence of occupational goal; currently attending school. Interviewer rating: housing situation of respondent (with his parents or not); assessment of the external appearance of respondent by means of a sample picture.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-01 / 1973-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Young people between the ages of 14 to 25 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1488
    Number of Variables: 317
The current data set is part of a trend survey. See also ZA Study Nos. 1071 (1976), 1072 (1979), 1257 (1982), 1603 (1986) as well as ZA Study Nos. 0683 and 0868. In determining the degree of familiarity of intoxicants an imaginary term was included in the list of existing intoxicants to control for possible exaggerations of the respondent.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1070 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Institut für Jugendforschung (Hrsg.): Empirische Materialien zur Situation der 12-25jährigen in der BRD unter besonderer Berücksichtigung ihrer Drogenaffinität. München: Forschungsbericht 1973.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 245 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln; Institut für Jugendforschung, München (1980): Einstellung zum Drogengebrauch bei Jugendlichen (1973). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.