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The Development of Drug Affinity of Young People (1986)

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

    Use of intoxicants by young people and attitude to drugs. Topics: personal contentment with life; judgement on one´s own occupational or school stress (scale); judgement on personal condition of health; assignment of characteristics to a person of same age with a healthy life-style; attitude to one´s own body and health (scale); satisfaction with personal leisure situation; type and frequency of leisure activity conducted; person to confide in and conversation partner for important matters (scale); feeling of open-mindedness and friendships (scale); effect on men or women (scale); drinking habits as well as information on use of alcohol on the previous day or last weekend; drinking alcoholic beverages alone or in company and place of use of alcohol; reasons for use of alcohol; judgement on various effects of use of alcohol (scale); frequency of alcohol intoxication; time of last alcohol intoxication; age at first smoking or at start of regular smoking; type of smoker; reasons for not smoking and smoking; preferred tobacco products and brand of cigarettes; attitude to jeopardy to health from smoking; attitude of friends to quitting or starting smoking; assumed smoking behavior in five years; knowledge of selected intoxicants and attitude to trying these intoxicants; use of intoxicants in the circle of friends and acquaintances (scale); attitude to legalization or prohibition of intoxicants; personal use of intoxicants; time of last use of intoxicants; assumed probability of future use of intoxicants; reasons for non-use of intoxicants; frequency and type of intoxicant tried; place of first use of intoxicants and persons present; reasons for use of intoxicants; type and frequency of use of intoxicants in the last 30 days; reasons for ending use of intoxicants; importance of selected goals in life (scale); attitude to the future; health complaints and their frequency in the last month; use of medication. Demography: nationality; age; sex; marital status; religious denomination; current attendance of school or college; school degree of respondent; occupational position; employment; employment of mother; respondent has personal income; amount of personal income (classified); sources of income of respondent; monthly net household income; respondent is head of household; characteristics of head of household; co-residents in residence; party preference. Interviewer rating: social type; weekday of interview; interviewer identity.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-11 / 1987-01
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 stratified random sample (CFR-Random)
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1809
    Number of Variables: 366
The survey was conducted exclusively by young interviewers. See also the other studies of the Institut fuer Jugendforschung on the use of intoxicants among young people archived under ZA Study Nos. 1070 (1973), 1071 (1976), 1072 (1979), 1257 (1982).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1603 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln; Institut für Jugendforschung, München (1987): Die Entwicklung der Drogenaffinität Jugendlicher (1986). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.