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Student Sexuality 1981

Resource Type
  • Schmidt, Gunter (Abteilung fuer Sexualforschung, Universitäts-Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg)
Publication Date
  • G. Schmidt, Abteilung fuer Sexualforschung, Universitaets-Krankenhaus Eppendorf, Hamburg (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • Abstract

    Sexual behavior and attitude to sexuality among students. Topics: 1. Individual information: city of study; subject; degree sought; type of school of high school graduation; source of financing for studies; proportion of income earned oneself; military service or conscientious objector; social origins; size of city of origin; manner of raising and school achievement demands of parents; conduct of parents regarding sexuality of respondent; general attitude to parents; religiousness and religious conviction. 2. Political attitudes, learning conditions and future expectations: political fundamental philosophy; party preference; political interest and political participation; current and preferred housing situation; major reason for the choice of subject and judgement on this decision from current perspective; judgement on courses available, learning conditions and achievement demands; feeling of social isolation; expectations of the future; attitudes to alternative ways of life. 3. Partner situation: judgement on the situation with or without a partner as well as several steady partners; duration of partnership; total number of steady partnerships; reason for separation of the last partnership; desire for marriage and desire for children; interest in starting a family and a long life in a common dwelling. 4. The psychological and somatic situation: frequency of psychological discussions; conversation partner; frequency of (psycho-) somatic disturbances; frequency of therapy since start of studies; participation in encounter groups; suicide attempt; stationary psychiatric treatment; alcohol, nicotine and coffee consumption per day; use of medication; use of drugs; age of sexual maturity. 5. Sexuality in childhood: masturbation practices in childhood; heterosexual or homosexual contacts. 6. Conduct since puberty: masturbation behavior; petting; frequency of coitus and coitus partner; orgasm during coitus; contraceptives used and practices during coitus; homosexual behavior and partner as well as practices with homosexual contacts; homosexual or heterosexual orientation. 7. Sexual problems and sexual experience: extra-marital as well as pre-marital relations; evaluation of extra-marital contacts; orgasm and coitus behavior in the last 12 months; general evaluation of personal sexual life; sexuality and partnership. 8. Attitudes to sexuality: attitude to extra-marital sexual intercourse and sexual practices of men and women; attitude to a partner with pre-marital experiences; attitude to legislation regarding abortion and homosexuality; projective questions on coitus experience, masturbation and regular homosexual contacts as well as sexual relations among students. The following questions were also posed to women: participation in a women´s group; attitude to menstruation and menstruation pain; abortion.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-06 / 1981-09
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Students at the universities of Berlin, Bochum, Bonn, Bremen, Darmstadt, Erlangen, Frankfurt, Hamburg, Marburg, Regensburg, Saarbruecken, Stuttgart and Tuebingen registered in the winter semester 1980/81
Simple random selection
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1923
    Number of Variables: 196
A survey with comparable contents was conducted in 1966. This data set is archived under ZA Study No. 0325.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1710 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Clement, Ulrich: Sexualität im sozialen Wandel: Eine empirische Vergleichsstudie an Studenten 1966 und 1981. Stuttgart: Enke 1986. (Beiträge zur Sexualforschung).

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Schmidt, Gunter (1989): Studentensexualität 1981. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.