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Authoritarianism and Society: Comparative Youth Investigations

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Lederer, Gerda (Columbia University, New York)
Publication Date
  • G. Lederer, Columbia University, New York (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Authoritarianism among young people. Topics: General authoritarianism scale; Kern authoritarianism scale; respect for non-specific authority, government authority and parental authority (scale); rejection of foreigners (scale) (egocentric attitudes); authoritian family structure scale; attitudes regarding school; school socialization; political scale; new general authoritarianism scale (NAAS); social origins and family situation.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990 / 1992
    Austria 1992 FRG (ols states)/GDR the spring 1990 Moscow 1991 the USA 1991
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG (ols states)
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
  • Austria (AT)
  • Moscow (RU-MOW)
  • United States (US)
Sampled Universe
Young people between 14 and 19 years
Collection Mode
  • Written survey under supervision
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1929
    Number of Variables: 206
Comparable investigations in the countries FRG, Austria and USA from the years 1978-1980 can be found under ZA Study No. 1610.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2655 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lederer, Gerda; Schmidt, Peter (Hrsg.): Autoritarismus und Gesellschaft: Trendanalysen und vergleichende Jugenduntersuchungen von 1945 - 1993. Opladen: Leske + Budrich 1995.

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

Lederer, Gerda (1995): Autoritarismus und Gesellschaft: Vergleichende Jugenduntersuchungen. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.