Students at Hessian Colleges on Questions of Politics

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Paul, Gerd (Institut für Sozialforschung an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
  • Demirovic, Alex (Institut für Sozialforschung an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe Universität Frankfurt)
Publication Date
  • Institut fuer Sozialforschung an der Johann Wolfgang Goethe- Universitaet Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Housing
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
university policy; subject of study; career expectation; leisure time behavior; political attitude; study financing
  • Abstract

    Political participation and attitudes of Hessian students. Topics: type and content of studies; degree sought; number of semesters; activity before start of studies; most important reasons for current studies; manner of financing studies; attitude to support for college studies from public funds for selected fringe groups; extent of available financial funds and proportion of student aid; rent costs; housing situation; satisfaction with housing; satisfaction with studies; major reasons for satisfaction or dissatisfaction; current personal burden; reasons for thoughts of interrupting course of study; the role of the sciences (scale); personal college political involvement; most sympathetic and most unsympathetic college group; participation in actions on university reform; frequency of contact with selected groups of persons within and outside of the college; assessment of personal occupation and job market chances after conclusion of course of studies; expectations one´s own professional position in the year 2000; demands and ideal concepts regarding future professional life; time budget for studies, work and political activities; proportion of remaining leisure time; daily and weekly newspapers regularly read; importance of selected leisure activities; preference of values; interest in political events, university policy questions and developments as well as European policies; political participation; most important reasons for political non-involvement; reasons for sooner positive or negative expectation of further political and social development; self-assessment on a left-right continuum in comparison to the majority as well as one´s fellow students; understanding of left and right; degree of agreement of one´s own political stand with various political fundamental philosophies; attitude to political questions and agreement with selected political goals (scale); designation of nations and ethnic groups for which one has particular sympathy or antipathy; perceived threats from political developments and changes of the environment; dissatisfaction with politics; referendums, citizen participation, party reform or increased presidential government as preferred solution for dealing with current political problems; attitude to selected social-political opinions (scale); attitude to a political leadership elite; attitude to selected aspects of the democratically constituted political system (scale); reasons for sympathy with new parties; attitude to selected positions on questions of internal security (scale); sympathy scale for selected political groups, fringe groups and minorities (scale); attitude to Germany as immigration country (scale); psychological self-characterization; nationality; single-parent; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1994-06 / 1994-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Hesse (DE-HE)
Sampled Universe
Students of the summer semester 1994, registered the beginning of June
Probability: Systematic random; Sampling Procedure Comment: Simple random selection. Every 35th full-time student was selected from the data of the university administrations of the five Hessian universities.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1384
    Number of Variables: 677
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2859 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Demirovic, Alex; Paul, Gerd: Demokratisches Selbstverständnis und die Herausforderung von rechts: Student und Politik in den neunziger Jahren. Frankfurt: Campus Verlag 1996.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22