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Significance and Prerequisite for the Feeling of Political Effectiveness

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Lindner, Clausjohann (Lehrstuhl für Soziologie im Sozialwissenschaftlichen Institut, Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Nürnberg)
Publication Date
1985
Contributor
  • Lehrstuhl fuer Soziologie im Sozialwissenschaftlichen Institut, Friedrich-Alexander-Universitaet Erlangen-Nuernberg, Nuernberg (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes and feeling of political effectiveness among members of the Federal German Armed Forces, those performing community service in lieu of the military and student nurses. Topics: attitude to legitimacy of the social system and satisfaction with democracy in the Federal Republic; most important reason for national pride; feeling of political effectiveness or powerlessness (scales); issue relevance and desired extent of government activities, related to these issues; efficiency of political system in these areas (Kaase index); frequency and time expended for information about political events as well as for political conversations; preferred sources of information; eligibility to vote at the last Federal Parliament election and regularity of election participation; feeling of obligation to participate in elections (scale); postmaterialism index (short and long version of the scale); preferred protest form and personal readiness for political participation (scale); fatalism; detailed determination of participation success in school, family, the job area, in political organizations as well as on various political levels; representative participation success through friends or relatives as well as political reference groups; social origins. The following questions were also posed to members of the Federal German Armed Forces: length of belonging to the Federal German Armed Forces; type of service relationship and service grade. Demography: age; sex; place of birth; local residency; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; vocational training; further education; size of place of residence and length of residence; occupation of father or mother; self-assessment of social class (categories provided). Also encoded was: judgement on questionnaire by respondent.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982
Geographic Coverage
  • Nuremberg (DE-BY-NUE)
  • Regensburg (DE-BY-REG)
    the Regensburg area
  • Bad Staffelstein (DE-BY-SFF)
Sampled Universe
Soldiers from companies of the Federal German Armed Forces in the Regensburg area, student nurses of the nursing school Nuremberg, as well as persons performing community service in lieu of the military in the community service school Staffelstein.
Sampling
Sample of 395 soldiers from companies of the Federal German Armed Forces in the Regensburg area, 184 student nurses of the nursing school Nuremberg, as well as 54 persons performing community service in lieu of the military in the community service school Staffelstein.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey in a group situation
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Group
    Number of Units: 637
    Number of Variables: 162
Availability
Delivery
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1375 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 77 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Lindner, Clausjohann (1985): Bedeutung und Voraussetzung des Gefühls politischer Wirksamkeit. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.1375