Youth '97

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Fischer, Arthur (Psydata, Institut für Marktanalysen, Sozial- und Mediaforschung, Frankfurt/M.)
  • Münchmeier, Richard (Freie Universität Berlin)
  • Jugendwerk der Deutschen Shell, Hamburg
Other Title
  • Shell Jugendstudie (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • Psydata, Institut fuer Marktanalysen, Sozial- und Mediaforschung, Frankfurt (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Moral concepts, interests, desires and social understanding of young people. Topics: Major problems of young people; identification as young people or adults and desire for rapidly becoming adult; fear of the future; identification with social groups and initiatives; judgement on the future of society; expected future developments and future problems of society as well as of the economy; models and idols; vegetarian food or meat as preferred form of nutrition; interest in technology; trust in selected social groups, governmental institutions and organizations; judgement on statements about politics, privatization, difference of the generations, anomy, conformity and self-assertion (scales); interest in politics; media usage for information about political events and judgement on credibility of the media; self-assessment of political knowledge; participation at the last election and party preference; general judgement on selected values and expected existence of these values in the future; preferred leisure activities; memberships in clubs and organizations; most important criteria for involvement in clubs and organizations; assessment of the significance of political issues; expected disturbance of one´s own development from political problems; judgement on selected forms of political involvement and personal participation in such political actions; characterization of selected persons and group representatives through a semantic differential: (Viva moderator, young party member, animal protector, Rave party organizer, youth representative in the trade union, demonstration organizer); essential components of a democracy; knowledge of the parties currently represented in the Federal Parliament as well as knowledge of the name of the foreign minister and the prime minister of one´s state as knowledge test about political facts. Also encoded were: length of interview; place of interview; polite or familiar form of address; sex of interviewer.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-11 / 1996-12
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Young people between the ages of 12 to 24 years
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2102
    Number of Variables: 559
The preceding Shell Youth Study of 1992 is archived under ZA Study No. 2323.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA2930 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Jugendwerk der Deutschen Shell (Hrsg.): Jugend ´97: Zukunftsperspektiven, Gesellschaftliches Engagement, Politische Orientierungen. Opladen: Leske+Budrich 1997.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 85 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22