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Attitude to Use of Drugs among Young People (1976)

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: leisure activities; preferred place for leisure time; achievement demands in school or occupation; judgement on the achievement demands; self-assessment of condition of health; type and extent of use of medication; ability to quit smoking as well as hypothetical use of drugs; personal classification of what is seen as drug abuse; judgement on the current development among young people regarding use of drugs, alcohol and cigarettes; interest of parents in the problems of young people; relationship with parents; frequency of consumption of milk, wine, beer, fruit juice and schnapps; frequency of alcohol excesses; time of last alcohol intoxication; age at starting to smoke; reason for smoking or for not smoking; size of circle of friends; knowledge and first use of selected drugs; inclination to use of drugs; acquaintance with drug users and drug users in circle of friends; most important reasons for abstaining from drugs or for use of drugs; current use of drugs; reasons for discontinuation possible use of drugs; characterization of personal situation in life. Demography: age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupation; employment; income; household income; size of household; composition of household; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; housing situation; party preference; presence of occupational goal; current school attendance.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-12 / 1977-01
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: 1503
    Number of Variables: 209
In determining the degree of familiarity of drugs a phantasy designation was added to the list of existing drugs to control for possible exaggeration by the respondent. On the topic of drugs see also ZA Study Nos. 1070 and 1072, 1257, 1603 as well as ZA Study Nos. 0683 and 0868.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1071 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Institut für Jugendforschung (Hrsg.): Die Entwicklung der Drogenaffinität Jugendlicher in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer Trendanalyse 1973/ 1976. München: Forschungsbericht 1977.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 249 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln; Institut für Jugendforschung, München (1980): Einstellung zum Drogengebrauch bei Jugendlichen (1976). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.