Student 1990

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Society, Culture
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
  • Abstract

    Student living conditions and attitudes to life, future expectations at the time of the political turning point. Topics: Final examination grade; decision for or against college studies from today's perspective; study achievements; satisfaction with working and living conditions (scale); attitude to studies, seminar group and university; dealing with studying on one's own; closeness with seminar group, profession; expectations of degree; relationship between students and teachers (scale); achievement intent within the framework of studies; intended studies abroad; tie with GDR, FRG, SU; stand on expansion of nuclear energy; goals sought in professional life (scale); requirements for occupational success in the field of specialization (scale); necessary measures to reform college studies (scale); necessity of social-scientific training and interest in individual areas (scale); use of university study advice in different areas (scale); desire for interruption of course of study; assessment of social development until the year 2000 regarding environment, developing countries, international relations, development of GDR and Soviet Union, development of democracy (scale); confidence regarding personal development in various areas (scale); self-assessment of capability and psychological condition; threat to personal life from environment, unemployment, computer technology, AIDS, crime, drugs, economic collapse, aggression and violence, right-wing radicalism; political activities at the time of the turning point; comparison of experiences before and after the turning point (scale); attitude to GDR; expectations of the form of cooperation of the German states to 1992 and points worth retaining for development of the GDR; trust in representation of interests by parties and political movements (scale); trust in political personalities regarding coping with crises (scale); personal commitment for social goals (scale); future political commitment; significance of various persons and sources of information for development of personal political position (scale); world view; stand on student council as representation of interests; satisfaction with student council on various areas; participation in student council; member in youth organizations; weekly time expenditures for activities in studies, leisure time, politics and for sociability; frequency and preference of various leisure activities; frequency of attendance at cultural and political facilities and events (scale); works of art that contribute to the spiritual renovation of the GDR; frequency of use of various sources of information: newspaper, radio, television; planned foreign vacation; housing conditions; willingness to live together with foreign fellow students; party membership; social origin; vocational certificate and work area of parents; importance of various goals in life; prerequisites and dangers for personal happiness in life (scale); moral orientations for life structuring; expectations of future work (scale); expectations of partner through life (scale); preferred leisure activities (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990
    Spring 1990
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Berlin, Leipzig, Jena, Dresden, Potsdam, Wismar
Sampled Universe
Students of different courses of study from Leipzig (KMU, DHfK, PH), Berlin (HUB), Jena (FSU), Dresden (TU, PH, HFV), Potsdam (PH), Wismar (PH).
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1635
    Number of Variables: 341
Further studies on this topic are "Student (Male and Female) 1990", ZA Study No. 6042, "Student and Studies 1977", ZA Study No. 6132, "Student 1979", ZA Study No. 6131.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6002 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Heublein, U.; Brämer, R.: Studenten im Abseits der Vereinigung. Erste Befunde zur politischen Identität von Studenten im deutsch-deutschen Umbruch. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/19.

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