Changes in Motivation Structure of Young People and Young Adults

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • SINUS-Institut, Heidelberg/München
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Social and political attitudes of young people. Topics: Adequate leisure time; most important leisure partner and most important leisure activities; lack of leisure facilities in the city; behavior with money (scale); personal financial security for the future; importance of financial security in selected areas of life; general prospects for the future; job worries; work in occupation in which trained; judgement on change due to change of occupation; frequency and length of personal unemployment; registration with employment office; most important aspects in occupation; work satisfaction; work orientation; unemployment among relatives; relationship to parents; characterization of an ideal wife, an ideal husband and generally more important characteristics; problems between young people and adults and relationship with parents (scales); attitude to marriage and partnership (scale); communication partner in problem situations; satisfaction with the political system in the Federal Republic; desired changes in the next ten years; most important political and social problems; political attitudes; opportunities to influence politics; alternative ways of life practiced and personal understanding of alternative ways of life; belonging to selected groups and organizations of alternative and conventional character; rank sequence of parties; satisfaction with school system and education system; experiences in school and training (scale); perceived achievement pressure; Demography: age; sex; number of children; ages of children (classified); age and number of siblings; position in sibling sequence; school education; school education of father or mother; occupation; occupational position; occupational position of father or mother; employment; company size; household income; money freely available monthly (classified); size of household; living with parents; housing situation; interest in politics.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1982-07 / 1982-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
German citizens between the ages of 15 and 30 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2012
    Number of Variables: 400
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1381 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • SINUS-Institut: Die verunsicherte Generation: Jugend und Wertwandel: Ein Bericht des SINUS-Instituts im Auftrag des Bundesministers für Jugend, Familie und Gesundheit. Opladen: Leske und Budrich 1983.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22