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Schoolchildren Study 1990

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig Universität Gesamthochschule Siegen
Publication Date
1990
Contributor
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig Universitaet Gesamthochschule Siegen (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Teaching profession
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Family life and marriage
    • Youth
    • Housing
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
adolescent; reunification; life planning; leisure time behavior; housing conditions; group membership; academic achievement; family; education
Description
  • Abstract

    Comparison of living conditions and attitudes of schoolchildren from GDR and FRG in advance of German-German unification (supplemental form for teachers). Topics: Version A and B: class and school attended; attitude to the pace of German unification; expectations of a united Germany; assessment of the measures of the government in their effects on youth; areas for additional youth support; expectations of social development in united Germany regarding economy, environment, nuclear weapons, unemployment, democracy; preferred political grouping; personal identity (scale); motives for solidarity with native country (scale); trip to FRG or GDR since border opening; main impressions of the other country; attitude to contact opportunities with young people from the other part of Germany (scale); personal impact within circle of friends and school from the wave of emigration; new circle of friends after moving; agreement of personal and parental opinion on unification; future expectations for personal life and for society; personal time frame for future expectations; moral orientations; characterization of life feeling; contact with concerns and needs; persons with model function and influence on decisions in daily life (scale); attitudes to the generation problem (scale); school achievements in comparison to classmates; school and educational level sought; desired occupation; marriage age desired; age desired at birth of first child; composition of family; personal room; school and vocational certificate of father and mother; preference for styles in clothing and external public image for oneself and for friends of the other sex (scale); Version A on family and school: characteristic of domestic atmosphere (scale); domestic duties; satisfaction with home and family relations; general contentment with life; father and mother as adviser in concrete questions (scale); assessment of the upbringing methods of parents and personal concepts; acceptance of personal conduct by parents (scale); attitude to school; learning motivation; personal and parental attitude to school achievement; conduct in school regarding discipline, respect for teachers and school property; favorite subjects; pleasant and unpleasant things in school life; positive and negative changes in school life since the turning point; Version B on media and culture: leisure time on an average school day; organization of leisure time (scale); frequency of use of various media programs; regularly reading newspapers and magazines; frequency of attending leisure events (scale); athletic activity (scale); number of books read in the immediate past; use of electronic equipment (scale); amount of pocket-money and manner of use (scale); manner of use of the welcoming money after border opening (scale); non-conform behavior in leisure time; responsibility for personal room and structuring; desired changes in the room; attitude to certain groups or movements such as soccer clubs, computer clubs, peace movement, Republicans; membership in leisure group and organized group; resignation from youth organizations; type of construction of the school; Teacher questionnaire: changes in the atmosphere in class, among the schoolchildren, between teachers and schoolchildren; number of teachers or schoolchildren of the class who have moved; chance to achieve occupation concepts; fear of being asked too much by occupation demands; fear of loss of job; psychological effects of social changes; comparison of education systems GDR and FRG; assessment of achievements, discipline and social climate of the class.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1990-05 / 1990-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren of the 7th, 9th and 11th grades of various types of school including vocational schools in the industrial conurbations Ruhr area (North Rhine-Westphalia) and Halle-Leipzig (Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt). Teachers of the selected classes.
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Representative sample
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2581
    Number of Variables: 621
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6048 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
Publications
  • Behnken, I. u. a.: Schülerstudie ´90. Jugendliche im Prozeß der Vereinigung. Weinheim, München 1991.
  • Arbeitsgruppe Schüler ´90: Schülerstudie ´90. Jugendliche im Prozeß der Vereinigung: Dokumentation zur Studie. Gießen 1991. Gesamthochschule.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig Universität Gesamthochschule Siegen (1990): Schülerstudie 1990. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6048