The Attitude of the Young Generation to the Working World and Economic Order

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Jugendwerk der Deutschen Shell, Hamburg
Other Title
  • Shell Jugendstudie (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Jugendforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    The attitude of young people to work and the economic order. Topics: assessment of the current and future economic situation; interest in economic and political questions; jeopardy to workplace and job mobility; perceived reasons and possibilities to solve youth unemployment; occupation ideas and hopes for an available job; perceived achievement pressure from school and occupation; attitude to freedom of speech in school and at work; desire for and assessment of ability to achieve upward social mobility; importance of needs in life and perspectives in life; attitude to technical progress; satisfaction with the economic system in the FRG; preferred economic system; expected development of economic systems; improvement recommendations for the economic system in the FRG; image of the trade unions; attitude to strike, free collective barganing and lock-out; actual image and ideal image of an entrepreneur; assumed amount and use of entrepreneur profits; assumed problems of entrepreneurs; personal interest in entrepreneur activity; attitude to multinational businesses in comparison with national business (scale); assumed economic benefit of personal education; adviser in choice of occupation. Demography: age (classified); sex; marital status; religious denomination; school education; occupational position; employment; household income; household size; respondent is head of household; party preference.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-08 / 1979-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Young people between the ages of 17 to 19 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample and partial random selection
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1235
    Number of Variables: 435
Further youth studies by the same client with similar contents are archived under ZA Study Nos. 0925, 0772 and 0246.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1073 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Jugendwerk der Deutschen Shell (Hrsg.): Die Einstellung der jungen Generation zur Arbeitswelt und Wirtschaftsordnung. Hamburg: Jugendwerk der Deutschen Shell 1980.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22