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Attitude to Use of Drugs among Young People (1979)

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; 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; judgement on inter-generation conflicts; reference person; 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; reasons for smoking or not smoking; use of alcohol; partner in use and place of use of alcohol; knowledge of selected drugs; inclination to use of drugs; acquaintance with users of drugs and users of drugs in circle of friends; most important reasons for abstaining from drugs or for use of drugs; current use of drugs; reasons for discontinuing 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; housing situation; nationality; employment of mother.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-06 / 1979-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Young people between the ages of 12 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: 1526
    Number of Variables: 263
The current data set is part of a trend survey. See also ZA Study Nos. 1070, 1071, 1257, 1603 as well as ZA Study Nos. 0683 and 0868. In determining the degree of familiarity of drugs a phantasy term was included in the list of existing drugs to control for possible exaggeration by the respondent.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1072 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Institut für Jugendforschung (Hrsg.): Wiederholungsbefragung 1979 zum Thema Drogen. München: Forschungsbericht 1979.

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 (1979). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.