DJI Foreigner Survey - Young People

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Deutsches Jugendinstitut (DJI), München
  • Technische Universität Chemnitz-Zwickau
Publication Date
  • MARPLAN Forschungsgesellschaft, Offenbach (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
course of education; political attitude; job history; social relations; integration; discrimination; family; Italian; Turk; Greek; social background
  • Abstract

    The demographic and socio-economic context as well as the moral orientations of young people of Greek, Italian and Turkish origins. Topics: 1. Education and school attendance: years in country of origin; attending kindergarten in country of origin and in Germany; preparation class and supplementary instruction in native language in Germany; current attendance of an educational facility; highest degree from a school providing all-round education as well as occupational training conclusion in country of origin and in Germany. 2. Employment: year and month of start and region of first occupational activity; occupational position, area of business and average working hours at beginning of employment as well as in today´s employment; arrangement of working hours and number of places of work in Germany; for those not employed: status registered with employment office as unemployed, frequency and length of unemployment. 3. Social nets: discussing personally important things with a confidant; common meals; instinctive ties to confidant; leisure partner; passive and active help with school tasks or homework; living together; help with problems; sex and nationality of confidant; type of relation with confidant; spatial distance to places of residence of confidants; frequency of contact. 4. Affiliation and language ability: feeling of foreignness in country of origin; viewed as German by the people in the country of origin; ethnic group affiliation; preference for election participation in Germany or country of origin; discrimination experiences; interest in German citizenship; intent to return home; marriage with German partner; national classification of first name; ethnic first names for future children; language use with parents and siblings, in school recess or at work; self-assessment of personal knowledge of German as well as knowledge of language of origin. 5. Ethnic concentration: media usage and cultural participation; foreigners in residential building; possession of books, reading of press and renting video films in language of origin and German; preferred language for entertainment and news broadcasts; attending concerts of artists of country of origin; visits to youth clubs and cafes of the ethnic group; desire for special institutions for the ethnic group and actual availability in one´s residential area. 6. Family relationships and housing situation: division of tasks in one´s family; influence of family members with important decisions; help in household; sources of income; persons in residence; monthly net household income; floor space and furnishings of residence; number of rooms; condominium or apartment. 7. Partnership: year of meeting; start of partnership; citizenship or origin of partner from country of origin; year of birth and month of birth of partner; region of birth and school degree of partner; degree of relationship with partner; participation of parents in development of partnership; year of moving together; common residence; marriage; common children; current continuation of partnership; end of relation; employment, occupational position, area of business, average time worked each week and arrangement of working hours of partner; partnership in difficulties; thoughts, discussions and recommendations of separation or divorce; discussions about consulting a lawyer. 8. Sex roles: desired sex of first child; expected help from an adult daughter or an adult son; attitude to the relations between man and woman; women in politics and in leading positions (scale). 9. Health: current condition of health; psychosomatic complaints. 10. Moral orientations: ´locus of control´; satisfaction with situations in life (scale); subjective age status; rank order of political goals; importance of value stands and areas of life (scale). 11. Societal and political participation and orientations: membership and activity in clubs and (political) organizations; membership and activity in ethnic clubs and organizations; sympathies for informal political organizations (scale); readiness for political participation; participation in political activities; general right to vote for foreigners; participation in the German Federal Parliament election; right to vote in municipal elections for foreigners; participation in a German municipal election; attitude to democracy (scale); self-assessment on a left-right continuum; interest in politics; anomy scale; assessment of personal fair share of national product; differences of one´s own political views from those of various groups; presence of discrimination; importance of political topics; trust in institutions. Demography: sex, year of birth and month of birth; region of origins; region of origins of father; region of origins of mother; number of siblings; status regarding residence permit; marital status; number of children; number of children desired; birth dates of one´s children; highest school degree of father; highest school degree of mother; employment and occupational position of parents. Interviewer rating: language of interview; presence of third persons during interview and their influence; linguistic communication; willingness of respondent; respondent´s knowledge of his own and the German language. Also encoded was: date of interview.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1996-10 / 1997-02
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG, only old states
Sampled Universe
2400 young people, 400 male and 400 female Greeks, Italians and Turks between 18 and 28 years.
Non-probability: Quota; Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2504
    Number of Variables: 707
Survey unit: adults### Alois Weidacher In Deutschland zu Hause. Politische Orientierungen griechischer, italienischer, tuerkischer und deutscher junger Erwachsene im Vergleich. (DJI Auslaendersurvey) Leske + Budrich, 2000 Mittag,H.; Hess,U.; Weidacher,A.; Willems,H. Griechische, italienische und tuerkische jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Deutschland. Teil I: Griechische und italienische Jugendliche Teil II: Griechische und italienische Eltern Teil III: Tuerkische Jugendliche Teil IV: Griechische, italienische und tuerkische junge Erwachsene Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Mai 1997
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3371 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • DJI (Type: FDZ)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Alois Weidacher In Deutschland zu Hause. Politische Orientierungen griechischer, italienischer, türkischer und deutscher junger Erwachsene im Vergleich. (DJI Ausländersurvey) Leske + Budrich, 2000
  • Mittag,H.; Heß,U.; Weidacher,A.; Willems,H. Griechische, italienische und türkische jugendliche und junge Erwachsene in Deutschland. Teil I: Griechische und italienische Jugendliche Teil II: Griechische und italienische Eltern Teil III: Türkische Jugendliche Teil IV: Griechische, italienische und türkische junge Erwachsene Deutsches Jugendinstitut, Mai 1997

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 93 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22