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Attitude to Sexuality and AIDS

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Eirmbter, Willy H. (Fachbereich IV/Soziologie, Universität Trier)
  • Cordes, Mechthild (Fachbereich IV/Soziologie, Universität Trier)
Publication Date
  • Fachbereich IV/Soziologie, Universitaet Trier (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Attitude to sexuality and AIDS among young adults Topics: Life in the country or in the big city; living with parents; open or inhibited dealings with partership and sexuality; desire for a steady partnership; dealing with the physical; orienting personal sexuality along the views of the religious community; fear of strangers; consideration of minorities by society; importance of areas of life; group orientation in leisure time; person to confide in; attitude to the sick and disabled; psychological self-characterization; attitude to sexuality (scale); number of sexual partners in the last year; knowledge about AIDS patients; sources of information about AIDS; assumed number of persons infected with AIDS in the Federal Republic and self-evaluation of knowledge about AIDS; certainty about not being infected personally as well as about one´s sexual partner; judgement on the danger of infection in selected every-day situations; perceived symptoms of illness which could indicate AIDS; refraining from sexual intercourse due to fear of HIV infection; personal measures for protection against AIDS; reaction when a new sexual partner asks about protection against AIDS; preferred social measures in fighting AIDS; importance of AIDS in one´s own life and for society in general; demand for government preventive measures to protect against AIDS.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-04 / 1989-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Trier (DE-RP-TRI)
    The Trier region
Sampled Universe
Selection of students and non-students of equal age in training or further education
Collection Mode
  • Written interview
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1413
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1818 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Eirmbter, Willy H.; Cordes, Mechthild (1990): Einstellungen zu Sexualität und AIDS. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.