History-Consciousness 1990

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
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes after the turning point, future expectations until the year 2000, knowledge and attitudes to historical events. Topics: Interest in the development in GDR, FRG, Soviet Union, for history, art, politics; responsibility for collective, residential area, environment, GDR, peace; future expectations until the year 2000 in personal and social areas; striving for achievement and occupational development, political activity, social relations (scale); interest in politics before and after the turning point; reasons for current interest in politics (scale); political orientation; classification of various persons on the left-right scale; solidarity with the GDR; identity; stand on foreigners; interest in political events such as the time of Stalin, wall construction, 17th of June, German-German unification; political agreement with various groups of persons; frequency of watching and listening to television from GDR and FRG or radio from GDR and FRG; preferred media usage; agreement of media information with experiences; tie to residential area, FRG, Soviet Union, GDR; interest in historical topics (scale); time classification of historical events (scale); attitudes and stands on fascism and the Germans; characteristic of native country; world view; religiousness; assessment of GDR and FRG regarding elimination of the causes of war, preservation of environment, personal rights and freedoms, use of science and technology, job security, comprehensive information, standard of living, democracy, social security, equal education chances, elimination of the roots of fascism; changes of interest in history instruction; characteristics of history instruction after the turning point (scale); occupational qualification of parents; member in youth organizations; Supplemental form A: significance of selected conditions for development of GDR (scale); effective forms of political commitment (scale); fear of the GDR's being taken over, violence and aggressiveness, drug abuse, right-wing radicalism and neofascism; evaluation of development of GDR up to the turning point (scale); significance of measures for the further development of the GDR (scale); change of characteristics of GDR daily life since the turning point (scale); frequency of participation in various forms of political expression of opinion since the turning point; frequency of political discussions with various circles of persons (scale); feelings regarding persons from German history (scale); stand on membership in a party; Supplemental form B: stand on citizen initiatives such as environmentalists, peace movement, nuclear power opponents, women's movement, homosexual groups, human rights groups, citizen initiatives, trend-followers, punk, new youth religions, skins, Reps/Faschos; promotion of political interests by persons and institutions (scale); evaluation of statements on politics, democracy and their accomplishment; fear regarding further personal and occupational development; self-assessment of ability for political commitment; feelings with the symbols of state of GDR and FRG; concerns in view of current development in the GDR; changes since the turning point '89 in job and education, standard of living, relations of mutual trust, independent action, significance of personal opinion and action; frequency of political information from various sources.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-05 / 1990-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of schoolchildren and students.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1022
    Number of Variables: 278
Comparable studies "History-Consciousness 1987", ZA Study No. 6000 and "History-Consciousness 1988", ZA Study No. 6001.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6003 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Schubarth, W.: Zu Faktoren der Entwicklung des Geschichtsbewußtseins Jugendlicher. Studie: Das Geschichtsbewußtsein der Jugendlichen zur zweiten Hälfte der 80er Jahre: Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1990. ZIJ: F 90/2.

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