Attitudes of Students to Marriage and Family

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Stein, Rolf (Institut für Soziologie, Universität Koblenz)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Soziologie, Universitaet Koblenz (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Family life and marriage
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
social background; cohabitation; marriage; family planning; religiousness; family-friendliness
  • Abstract

    Attitude of students to marriage and family. Topics: 1. questions on person: social surroundings of current housing situation; origin from rural area or conurbation; course of study; degree sought; organization memberships. 2. questions on childhood and youth: family constellation and marital status of parents during childhood; relative financial situation of family in comparison to school friends; employment of both parents; social origins; self-characterization of mood and family situation (scale); judgement on quality of parental marriage; most important socialization authorities during youth. 3. attitude to marriage and family: ideal way of life and accepted forms of living together of partners; importance of areas of life; personal life plan; most important indicators of a good marriage (scale); personal significance of marriage and preferred marriage age; most important reasons for marriage; preferred form of wedding ceremony; significance of sexual faithfulness in a partnership; difficulties for marriage; religious self-assessment and personal significance of religion and belief; most important authorities of religious socialization; significance of church marriage ceremony; significance and indicators of a good family (scale); reasons for difficulties of family development (scale); recommendations on improvement in the situation of the family; judgement on society as hostile to children; most important reasons for the desire for children or limitation; desired number of children; attitude to abortion (scale); opinions on compatibility of family and employment.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992 / 1993
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Students of the University of Koblenz and students in the complete Federal Republic
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Oral as well as mail survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 4053
    Number of Variables: 295
Survey unit: college students### After a survey of 657 students in the area of the University of Koblenz, in the winter semester 1992/93 a mail survey of another 3500 students was conducted in the entire Federal Republic. The data of both surveys are summarized in one data set.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2435 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Stein, Rolf: Studenten in den Neunzigern: Die Neokonservativen. Einstellungen von Studenten zu Ehe und Familie. Opladen: Leske + Budrich 1999.

Update Metadata: 2020-12-02 | Issue Number: 92 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22