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Japan-German Study on Cultural Values

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Maruyama, Kumiko (Seigakuin University, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Tozaki)
  • Biebeler, Hendrik (Institut für Angewandte Sozialforschung an der Universität zu Köln)
Publication Date
  • Seigakuin University, Faculty of Economics and Politics, Tozaki (Data Collector)
  • Institut fuer Angewandte Sozialforschung an der Universitaet zu Koeln (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Religion and values
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Religiousness and attitude to death. Social-political attitudes of students at universities in Cologne and Tokio. Topics: 1. Religiousness: frequency of church attendance; frequency of prayer, reading the Bible; self-classification of religiousness; possession of lucky charms; belief in fortune tellers; importance of religious feelings; frequency of contemplation about religion; religious feelings at experience of nature; nature with a soul; all regions have the same message; belief as expression of weakness; no happiness without belief. 2. Death: ideas about life after death (scale); when death was understood for the first time; concepts of death in childhood (scale); what has moulded the relationship to death (scale); frequency of contemplation about death; depressing ideas about death (scale). 3. Voluntary end to life: ideals or persons as reasons to voluntarily sacrifice one´s life; reasons for suicide (scale); hypothetical conduct in war and chaos. 4. Politics and society: judgement on selected social-political problems; fundamental philosophy on society; self-classification on a left-right continuum. 5. Socio-demography: citizenship; religious affiliation; subject; number of semesters.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1995-06 / 1995-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Cologne (DE-NW-CGN)
  • Tôkyô [Tokyo] (JP-13)
Sampled Universe
In Cologne students of sociology, economics and Japanese studies at the University of Cologne as well as in medicine at the University of Mannheim. In Tokio students from Junior courses at the protestant Aoyama Gakuin University, the Buddhist Risho University and the Catholic Sophir University in Tokio.
Sampling Procedure Comment: The sample is two-part. In Cologne and Mannheim: a random cluster sample In Tokio: a cluster sample. In Japan filling out the questionnaire was required.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 914
    Number of Variables: 96
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2684 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Maruyama, Kumiko; Biebeler, Hendrik: Japanische und deutsche Studenten: Religiöse und politische Mentalitäten im Vergleich. In: ZA-Information 37, 1995, S. 51-63.
  • Maruyama, Kumiko; Biebeler, Hendrik: Comparative Study of the Religious Pluralism und Political Attitudes in Modern Youth. Behaviometrika, 1996.
  • Maruyama, Kumiko; Biebeler, Hendrik: A Comparative Study of Attitudes toward Life and Death among Japanese and German University Students: Religious Pluralism and Crime (in japanischer Sprache). In: Japanese Journal of Seigakuin University, 1996.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-18 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Maruyama, Kumiko; Biebeler, Hendrik (1996): Japanisch-deutsche Studie über kulturelle Werte. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.