Slovenian Youth 2013

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Flere, Sergej (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Klanjšek, Rudi (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Lavrič, Miran (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Kirbiš, Andrej (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Tavčar Krajnc, Marina (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Boroja, Tjaša (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Zagorc, Barbara (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Naterer, Andrej (Faculty of Arts, University of Maribor)
  • Divjac, Marko (Interstat)
  • Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES)
Publication Date
  • Interstat, Maribor (Data Collector)
  • Center for the Study of Post-Yugoslav Sovieties (CEPYUS), Maribor (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
    • Occupation, Profession
    • Society, Culture
    • Group
    • Family
    • Education, School Systems
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
    • Medicine
    • Leisure
    • Person, Personality, Role
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Labour and employment
    • Education
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Religion and values
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Youth
    • Psychology
    • Health
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
young adult; media consumption; health; personality traits; EU; political participation; political attitude; gainful occupation; religiousness; family; life planning; relocation; course of education; Slovenia
  • Abstract

    The primary purpose of Slovenian Youth 2013 study was to comprehensively examine the lives of Slovenian youth (16–27-year olds). As with Youth 2010 study, Youth 2013 study represents a conceptual and methodological continuation of the tradition of youth research in Slovenia, with some further refinements. Basis for a methodological approach were studies already carried out in Germany (Hurrelmann et al., 2002, 2006), and the approaches and concepts that appear in previous researches of youth in Slovenia since 1985. Youth 2013 study and its numerous publications provide insight into the lives, attitudes and practices of not only Slovenian youth, but also of young people from two other Western Balkan countries, namely Croatia (Croatian Youth 2012 Study) and Kosovo (Kosovo Youth 2012 Study). In addition, German data was also used as a point of comparison (Shell German Youth 2010 Study). The cross-national nature of the CEPYUS-FES Slovenian Youth 2013 therefore study provides valuable insight in the field of youth studies and aims to partially fill the research gap in post-communist countries. Attitudes of Slovenian Youth towards: Free time and lifestyle. Health and well-being. Religious and social affiliations. Family and friends. Concerns and aspirations. Education and employment. Democracy and politics. Governance and development. National and world politics, globalization. Housing and living conditions. I. Face-to-face interview Topics: 1. Free time and lifestyle: frequency of selected leisure time activities; hours watched TV on a usual day; frequency of watching selected TV programs; internet access; hours per day for internet usage overall; main purposes for internet activities; amount of money per month for selected activities; personal values (e.g. independence, career, engagement in politics, own appearance, etc.); smoker status; frequency of alcohol consumption; rating of alcohol as acceptable, as necessary for belonging to a social network or as unacceptable; self-rating of health; number of days with vigorous physical activities; hampered in daily activities by chronic illness, disability, or mental health problem; fruit and vegetable consumption per day; self-rating of diet. 2. Religious and social affiliations: level of trust in family members, relatives, friends, neighbors, colleagues, people with a different religion or with different political beliefs and religious leaders; attitude towards different hypothetical neighborliness (Roma family, homosexual / lesbian family, group of students, retired couple, family from some other part of Slovenia, family from Western Europe, from the US or from a Balkan country); experience of discrimination due to selected reasons; three virtues the respondent values the most; personal engagement in voluntary activities and kind of these voluntary activities; main reason for personal engagement in voluntary activities; denomination; importance of God in one´s own life; frequency of religious activities (attend religious services in a church or other religious institutions, pray or mediate outside if religious service). 3. Family and friends: respondent lives alone, with parents, with partner or with friends / relatives; preference to live alone or with parents; relationship to parents and siblings; family member with the most influence on decision the respondent takes on important issues; decision on important issues together with parents or alone or parents decide for everything; expected personal family situation (married, cohabitation with a partner or no partner); main advantage of marriage compared to cohabitation; main advantage of cohabitation compared to marriage; adequate age for marriage for women and men; number of children; respondent thinks he will have children; importance of factors in choosing own partner / spouse; part of a group of friends; satisfaction with own social network; situations of violent conflicts in the past year (e.g. with other young people in the neighborhood, etc.). 4. Concerns and aspirations: youth mobility: wish to move to another town in Slovenia; main reason to move; strong desire to move abroad; most desired country to move; main reason to move abroad; expected personal situation in ten years. 5. Education and employment: current education level (secondary school, undergraduate studies, postgraduate/ doctoral studies); self-rated motivation towards school / university; opinion about being at school / university; average grade during the last academic year; number of hours per day for studies; kind of private courses during the last calendar year; main reason for attending private courses; choice of higher education according to inclination or due to secure earnings and more chances; satisfied with the quality of education in Slovenia; preference for a public or a private school in Slovenia, a public or a private school abroad; preference for a vocational secondary school or a university; participation in a practicum, additional qualification or internship; find a job immediately after finishing the university; employment status; working hours per week; working in profession obtained; employment adequate to the achieved level of education; preferred sector of employment; ranking of important factors to find a job in Slovenia (connections / friends, professional abilities, education level, political connections, luck or other factor); ranking of important factors to accept a certain job (income, employment certainty, opportunity to work with friendly people, job satisfaction); willingness to accept certain restrictions to avoid unemployment (e.g. work requiring new skills and knowledge, lower position for lower income etc.). 6. Democracy and politics: political interest of parents; personal interest in political affairs (world politics, politics on the Balkans, in Slovenia and EU politics); similarity of own political beliefs with those of the parents; frequency of participation in elections; influence of the own vote on the way institutions on central and local level are managed; main sources of political information; left-right self-placement; feeling of being represented in politics; trust in selected institutions; satisfaction with democracy in Slovenia; party preference; importance of different political goals. 7. Governance and development: degree of anxiety provoked by selected problems (e.g. increasing poverty, unemployment, environment pollution, etc.); expected economic situation of people in Slovenia in the next 10 years; distribution of wealth and welfare among generations. 8. National and world politics: positive or negative effects of Slovenia’s EU integration concerning economy and the political system; benefits associated with Slovenia’s EU integration; Slovenian diplomacy should be more focused on strengthening ties with the republics of former Yugoslavia; Slovenia should exit the Euro zone; Slovenia should exit the European Union and regain its full sovereignty. II. Self-administered questionnaire Topics: delinquent behavior (damaged or destroyed property, drug usage: gone to school under the influence of drugs, tried soft drugs and hard drugs, cheated by copying off someone else, stolen, bought something that was stolen, consciously tried to avoid paying for something, hit someone, hit own parents); satisfaction with own appearance; sexual relations; usage of protective means in sexual life; opinion on sexual abstinence; frequency of stress experience; feeling of sadness and depression in the past week; rating of statements (I deserve more success in life than others, who nevertheless had it easier, I should have more in life than others, I shouldn´t need to work as hard as others to get what I deserve); spirituality (own life as part of a larger spiritual force when faced with larger difficulties in life, often address God for strength, support and guidance); characterization of the relationship with own parents (e.g. closer to father compared to most people of the same age, parents were aware of school concerns and problems, corporal punishment, etc.); self-characterization (e.g. equifinality, willingness to take risks, etc.); life satisfaction; self-assessment of mental health; assessment of the material status of the own family, relative to the Slovenian average; monthly income. Demography: sex; age; household size; number of family members aged 16-27 years; sex and age of all family members; highest educational level of respondent and his parents; economic status: number of mobile phones, computers, TVs, LCD TVs, air conditioners, refrigerators, credit cards, cars, rooms in the household; position or employment status; weight in kg; height in centimeters. Additionally coded was: ID of respondent; number of the sample unit; region; time of the beginning and of the end of the interview; date of interview; age group; size of settlement; weighting factor.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2013-05-29 / 2013-07-20
Geographic Coverage
  • Slovenia (SI)
Sampled Universe
Slovenian Youth aged 16 to 27 years
Mixed probability and non-probability; Sampling Procedure Comment: Mixed probability and non-probability Sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Face-to-face interview: PAPI (Paper and Pencil Interview) Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 385
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA5980 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Flere, Sergej; Klanjšek, Rudi; Lavrič, Miran, Kirbiš, Andrej et al.: Slovenian Youth 2013: Living in times of disillusionment, risk and precarity; First CEPYUS - Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES) Youth Survey. Maribor: Center for the Study of Post-Yugoslav Sovieties (CEPYUS); Zagreb: Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung (FES), 2014

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 24 | Registration Date: 2016-06-03