Concepts of Family in Germany

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Schneider, Norbert F. (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Diabaté, Sabine (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Bujard, Martin (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Dorbritz, Jürgen (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Lück, Detlev (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Naderi, Robert (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Ruckdeschel, Kerstin (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Schiefer, Katrin (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
  • Panova, Ralina (Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung (BiB), Wiesbaden)
Publication Date
  • TNS Infratest Sozialforschung, München (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
    • Family
    • Religion and "Weltanschauung"
    • Communication, Public Opinion, Media
    • Person, Personality, Role
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Fertility
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Religion and values
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Social behaviour and attitudes
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
    • Children
    • Specific social services: use and provision
    • Economic conditions and indicators
    • Employment
  • Abstract

    Assigned by the German Federal Institute for Population Research (BiB), TNS Infratest Sozialforschung executed a survey in 2012 about family-related ´leitbilder´. The subject of the survey were cultural aspects that relate to family issues, more precisely meaning subjective and collectively shared imaginations of a ´normal family´, a ´good relationship´, the ´right age´ for marrying etc.. The survey asked for the respondents´ personal ´leitbilder´ as well as for those that he or she perceives to be common in society.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-08-27 / 2012-11-15
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Persons aged 20 to 39 years, resident in Germany
Sampling Procedure Comment: Probability Sample: Multistage Sample A representative sample was drawn – based on the dual frame approach (including mobile phone numbers)
Collection Mode
  • Telephone Interview: CATI (Computer Assisted Telephone Interview)
Data and File Information
  • Number of Variables: 263
A - Data and documents are released for academic research and teaching.
All metadata from GESIS DBK are available free of restriction under the Creative Commons CC0 1.0 Universal Public Domain Dedication. However, GESIS requests that you actively acknowledge and give attribution to all metadata sources, such as the data providers and any data aggregators, including GESIS. For further information see
Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6760 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Lück, Detlev; Gründler, Sabine; Naderi, Robert; Dorbritz, Jürgen; Schiefer, Katrin; Ruckdeschel, Kerstin; Hiebl, Johannes; Wolfert, Sabine; Stadler, Manuela; Pupeter, Monika (2013): Familienleitbilder 2012 – Methodenbericht zur Studie. BiB Daten- und Methodenberichte 2/2013. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung
  • Gründler, Sabine; Dorbritz, Jürgen; Lück, Detlev; Naderi, Robert; Ruckdeschel, Kerstin; Schiefer, Katrin; Schneider, Norbert F. (2013): Familienleitbilder. Vorstellungen. Meinungen. Erwartungen. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung
  • Diabaté, Sabine; Dorbritz, Jürgen; Lück, Detlev; Naderi, Robert; Ruckdeschel, Kerstin; Schiefer, Katrin; Schneider, Norbert F. (2015): Familienleitbilder. Muss alles perfekt sein? – Leitbilder zur Elternschaft in Deutschland. Wiesbaden: Bundesinstitut für Bevölkerungsforschung
  • Diabaté, Sabine; Lück, Detlev (2014): Familienleitbilder – Identifikation und Wirkungsweise auf generatives Verhalten. In: Zeitschrift für Familienforschung 26,1: 49-69
  • Schneider, Norbert F.; Diabaté, Sabine; Ruckdeschel, Kerstin (Hrsg.) (2015): Familienleitbilder in Deutschland. Kulturelle Vorstellungen zur Partnerschaft, Elternschaft und Familienleben. Beiträge zur Bevölkerungswissenschaft, Band 48. Opladen, Berlin, Toronto: Verlag Barbara Budrich
  • Diabaté, Sabine; Lück, Detlev (2015): The Impact of Culture on Demographic Changes in Families. Quarterly Bulletin of the Vienna NGO Committee on the Family October 2015, No. 95. Special Issue: Thirty Years Vienna NGO Committee on the Family – Outlook to the Future – United Nations Vienna International Centre: 5-14

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 18 | Registration Date: 2016-09-29