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Video Habits

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
    • Information technology
  • Abstract

    Use of recorders and video cassettes. Topics: main user of video recorder in one´s family; membership in a video club; information exchange with friends about video technology; number, brand and acquisition year of additional equipment for the video recorder; video recorder system; major reason for obtaining video recorder; knowledge of copyright; brand, play duration, type, content and owner of video cassettes to be found in the home as well as those rented outside the home; frequency of playing cassettes in the past week; detailed information on making personal video copies; manner of copying and technical realization; making personal copies of super-8 films; familiarity and satisfaction with copying; number, origin, type of program and frequency of use of the program cassettes purchased or rented in the last four weeks; information on manner of use and frequency of use of the video recorder; evaluation of copies made oneself, separated according to type of program and number of copies made altogether; most important prerequisites for increased purchase of videoprogram cassettes; interest in selected types of program; interest in purchase of a video disk device; parts of the ´Freiburg personality inventory´ (FPI 8 and FPI 9). Demography: age; sex; religious denomination; school education; occupation; occupational position; employment; household income; household size; Interviewer rating: degree of urbanization; district code.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-04 / 1982-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Video recorder owners from a MARPLAN household panel as well as from earlier representative surveys.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 388
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1333 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

MARPLAN, Offenbach (1984): Videogewohnheiten. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.