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Young People and Young Adults in Germany 1995

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, Bonn
Publication Date
1995
Contributor
  • Institut fuer Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung (IPOS), Mannheim (Data Collector)
  • USUMA, Berlin (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
Description
  • Abstract

    The situation of young people in East and West Germany and attitudes to questions relevant to young people and political questions. Topics: Most important problems of the country and most important personal problem; visit to the other part of Germany after the border opening and trip abroad in 1994; earlier trips abroad; interest in politics; sympathy scale for the parties; most able party regarding securing the future; satisfaction with the social system and sense of well-being in Germany; judgement on one´s own economic situation and expected further development; father or mother as responsible person in raising children; equal rights for men and women; attitude to solving conflict through force; attitude to socialism; provision for old age by individuals or the government; national pride; attitude to admission of applicants for political asylum; understanding for excesses against applicants for political asylum or shame due to this; general contentment with life; optimism in the future; mobility readiness for occupational reasons; satisfaction with housing; willingness of parents or other persons to help with serious problems; reasons for the justification of violence; satisfaction with public offerings at institutions and services for young people; interest in selected leisure activities (scale); most important reasons for restrictions in the area of leisure opportunities; membership in a youth organization; regular participation in events of the club; clique affiliation; foreigners in one´s circle of friends; assessment of the AIDS danger and of the threat from drugs; friends in a youth sect; conduct given a hypothetical attack on foreigners by young people; work satisfaction; perceived jeopardy to job; living with one´s parents; one´s own room; assessment of the economic situation of parental home; perceived jeopardy to job of father and mother; age at leaving parental home; current residential status; number of siblings; number of children; desired number of children; socialization authority in childhood; persons responsible for care during one´s own time in school; social origins; communion or confirmation; religious denomination; religiousness and belief in God. The following questions were posed in Eastern Germany: judgement on the decision of the citizens of the GDR in the first free election in March 1990; expectations fulfilled regarding unification of the two German states; judgement on leisure opportunities after the turning point; comparison of conditions before the turning point with the current situation regarding social security, self-development, relationships to others, demands on one´s occupation, realization of occupational wishes, demands on school, environmental protection and freedom of speech; participation in the Jugendweihe {GDR ceremony of becoming an adult}.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-02 / 1995-03
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Young people between the ages of 14 to 27 years.
Sampling
Random selection according to the RLD procedure in Western Germany. Multi-stage stratified random sample in Eastern Germany
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey in Eastern Germany and telephone interview in Western Germany
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2048
    Number of Variables: 164
Note
A preceding study with a largely identical program of questions is archived under ZA Study No. 2397.
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2585 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Berger, Manfred; Jung, Matthias; Roth, Dieter: Jugendliche und Erwachsene in Deutschland: Februar/März 1995. Ergebnisse jeweils einer repräsentativen Bevölkerungsumfrage in den alten und neuen Bundesländern. Mannheim: Institut für Praxisorientierte Sozialforschung, 1995.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Bundesministerium für Familie, Senioren, Frauen und Jugend, Bonn (1995): Jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Deutschland 1995. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.2585