History-Consciousness 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • History
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Knowledge and attitudes to historical events and social phenomena, future expectations; comparison of living conditions in GDR and FRG. Topics: Interest in history, art, technology, science, politics, nature, sport; moral orientations regarding political goals, fate, socialism, conscience, meaningful life, experiences of history, Christian morals, respect; feeling of responsibility; development in personal and social areas until the year 2000 (scale); goals in life (scale); interest in segments of history (scale); interest in historical topic areas (scale); chronological assignment of more important historical events; occupation with questions of history; reasons for and against occupation with history (scale); frequency of discussion of history questions with various groups of persons; tie with home, FRG, FDJ, city of birth, Soviet Union, GDR, SED; interest and feeling of degree to which informed about specific historical questions (scale); interest in areas of history (scale); frequency of watching and listening to television in GDR and FRG or radio in GDR and FRG; sources of information on world politics; frequency of reading various articles and publications (scale); number of cultural and social activities in 1987 (scale); frequency of experiences regarding recognition of achievement, development of standard of living, trust and possibilities to influence, honest expression of opinion, FDJ as representative of interests, personal contribution to the GDR and peace; agreement of personal experiences with official GDR image in school and media; agreement with social development in the GDR; attitude to work; self-assessment of achievements; world view; occupational qualification of father and mother; Supplemental form A: political agreement with parents, instructors, FDJ group; time classification of historical personalities; definition of the term "native country"; interest in specific social and political questions (scale); preferred group of persons for discussions on these questions; effort for honorary names and personal consequences for knowledge and solidarity; promotion of historical interest through persons, groups, media (scale); characteristic of father and mother regarding communication, religious denomination, world view, cultural and social activities; attitude and stand on the time of fascism, Hitler, the Germans and current danger of fascism; interest in and valuation of school subjects "history" and "citizenship"; Supplemental form B: specific history knowledge (scale); belonging to political and cultural discussion circles; selected historical knowledge (scale); opinions on course of history and its determination through great personalities, coincidences, laws, the masses of the people, the individual; opinions on development of the SED and the GDR, socialism and capitalism, war and peace; assessment of GDR and FRG regarding elimination of the causes of war and social roots of fascism, the preservation of the environment, personal rights and freedoms, use of scientific-technical progress, job security, information, standard of living, democratic co-determination, social security, education chances; factors of influence on further development of the GDR (scale); characteristics of GDR daily life (scale); expected effects of the scientific-technical revolution (scale); characteristic of the city of childhood (scale); Supplemental form skinheads: judgement on people according to external characteristics; ideas of punkers, violent soccer fans, trend-followers, heavy metals, skinheads, Gruftis; experiences with skinheads; comparison of GDR skins with FRG skins; classification of skins; reasons for being a skinhead; sympathy for skinheads; preferred reactions of the public to skinheads.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988 / 1989
    End of 1988 to Start of 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of schoolchildren, apprentices, young workers, young employees and students.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2095
    Number of Variables: 445
Comparable studies "History-Consciousness 1987", ZA Study No. 6000 and "History-Consciousness 1990", ZA Study No. 6003.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6001 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schubarth,W.: Zu Faktoren der Entwicklung des Geschichtsbewußtseins Jugendlicher. Studie: Das Geschichtsbewußtsein der Jugendlichen in der zweiten Hälfte der 80er Jahre. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/2.
  • Schubarth, W.: Zum Geschichtsbewußtsein von Jugendlichen in der DDR. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1989. ZIJ: F 89/17.
  • Lange, G.: Das staatsbürgerliche Bewußtsein der Jugendlichen. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1989. ZIJ: F 89/7.
  • Dennhardt, R.: Soziale Erfahrungen Jugendlicher. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1989. ZIJ: F 89/6.
  • Lange, G.; Dennhardt, R.; Schubarth, W.: Zum politisch-ideologischen Profil junger Christen. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig. ZIJ. UuStB Köln: (38)-910106419.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22