Attitude of Young People to Popular Music 1987

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:
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Mass media
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Media usage, moral orientations, achievement demands as well as attitudes to music and media, preferred musical styles, expectations of and satisfaction with GDR Rock Music. Topics: Participation in scientific surveys; necessity of open expression of opinion; music interest; preferred leisure activities (scale); belonging to leisure groups; music interest of majority in leisure group; preferred group of persons for different leisure activities (scale); frequency of trips to different types of concerts or dance events (scale); preferred musical styles at dance events; preferred musical styles in various domestic situations; generally preferred musical style; expectations of music titles at dance events; expectations of music titles in various domestic situations; attitude to GDR Rock and Pop Music and preferred group or artists; expectations of content and structuring of GDR Rock and Pop Music (scale); favorite title from GDR Rock and Pop Music regarding the text and musical structuring; evaluation of statements on the relationship between popular music and politics; moral orientations (scale); available electronic equipment (scale); frequency of listening to selected radio broadcasts of GDR and FRG (scale); possibility to receive the youth radio "DT 64"; satisfaction with structuring and content of music broadcast of GDR radio (scale); frequency of watching various television broadcasts (scale); satisfaction with structuring and content of music broadcasts of the youth television of the GDR (scale); time extent of listening to popular music yesterday via various media (scale); favorite titles from the area of popular music and reasons for this; possession of LP records and cassettes with Pop music; currently preferred LP record or cassette; making one's own recordings of popular music on recording media and sources used for this (scale); opinion on optical structuring of pop music titles on television; frequency of exchange of opinion with others on popular music (scale); member in fan club; reading of articles about popular music in newspapers and magazines (scale); sample of particularly interesting articles (scale); active employment with Pop music (scale); interest in content statement of title; understanding the text with English titles; school achievements; member of FDJ; work in shift work; character of partner relation; assessment of the demands of occupation or studies (scale); characteristic of basic mood in the last few days; assignment of artists and groups to styles of popular music (scale); duration of listening to the radio yesterday; use of electronic recording media yesterday and duration; music titles heard yesterday; duration of watching television yesterday; duration of reading the newspaper yesterday; title of book read yesterday and duration of reading; favorite radio station of FRG or GDR and reasons for this (scale); knowledge of the youth program "DT 64" (scale); frequency of obtaining information from the program; frequency of listening to program broadcasts (scale); expectations of a youth program (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987-05 / 1987-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Dresden, Gera and Magdeburg
Sampled Universe
Sample of apprentices, students and young workers.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1236
    Number of Variables: 371
Further studies on youth and popular music are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6060 (1987) and 6104 (1990).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6041 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Felber, H.; Stiehler, H.-J.: Erste Ergebnisse der Untersuchung "Das Verhältnis Jugendlicher zur populären Musik" (POP 87). Ergebnisbericht. Leipzig 1987. ZIJ: F 87/50.
  • Felber, H.: DDR-Rockmusik und DDR-Jugend Teil I. Problempapier. Leipzig 1988. ZIJ: F 88/53.
  • Felber, H.: DDR-Rockmusik und DDR-Jugend Teil II. Expertise. Leipzig 1988. ZIJ: F 88/51.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22