Consciousness Development and Social Origins of Young People 1969

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:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Leisure interests, media usage, social activity as well as attitudes to social development in the GDR dependent on social origins. Topics: Membership in the circle or in community of interest; interest in and participation in the fair of the masters of tomorrow; frequency of reading magazines and newspapers (scale); frequency of listening to the broadcasts of the youth studios "DT 64"; leisure partner; attitude to intercepting and watching western broadcasters; attitude to compatibility of occupation and marriage; interest in and readiness for participation in local representative bodies; attitude to the paramilitary athletic action "Signal GDR 20"; judgement on relationship with parents; frequency of conversations about politics with father or mother and agreement with political views; opinions on treatment of political questions in school, collective, FDJ leadership and FDJ life; personal participation and desires for structuring FDJ-work; assessment of the information from radio and television in politics, sport, culture, science; agreement of political views with friends; self-assessment of socialist class attitude; love of native country and reasons for this (scale); opinions on the building of socialism in GDR, destruction of imperialism in West Germany, non-recognition of the GDR, the 20th anniversary of the GDR; readiness for defense of the GDR; reasons for service in the NVA; acceptance of the military entry into the CSSR; opinions on rapproachment of capitalism and socialism through technical revolution, world-wide achievement of socialism; attitude to cooperation with the Soviet Union and reasons for this (scale); assessment of the stability of the socialist camp; pride in GDR citizenship; world view; readiness to join political party and which; reasons for membership in FDJ; frequency of participation in member meetings; agreement with action of class leaders; assessment of housing conditions; presence of one's own room; employment of mother; amount of income of parents; possession of durable consumer goods (scale); amount of pocket-money; relatives outside of the GDR; achievement in various subjects.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1969
Geographic Coverage
  • GDR: district Karl-Marx-Stadt
Sampled Universe
Sample of schoolchildren and apprentices.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2025
    Number of Variables: 125
Comparable studies "Consciousness Development and Social Activity of Young People 1970", ZA Study No. 6007 and "Consciousness Attitude of Young Workers and Their Development Conditions 1978", ZA Study No. 6079.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6006 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Umfrage´69: Abschlußbericht. Leipzig 1969. ZIJ: Teil 1: Verallgemeinerungen, Probleme, Folgerungen. F 69/10.
  • Umfrage´69. Teil 2: Überblick über wesentliche Ergebnisse. Kurzfassung. Leipzig 1970. ZIJ: F 70/6.
  • Fischer, R.: Porträt Jugendlicher, die einmal Mitglied der SED werden wollen: Typenstudie zur "Umfrage´69". Diplomarbeit. Leipzig 1970. ZIJ.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22