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Partner Study III - Homosexual Women 1991/93

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Forschungsstelle Partner- und Sexualforschung der Gesellschaft für Sexualwissenschaften, Leipzig
Publication Date
1993
Contributor
  • Forschungsstelle Partner- und Sexualforschung der Gesellschaft fuer Sexualwissenschaften, Leipzig (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Gender and gender roles
Description
  • Abstract

    Problems of daily life of lesbian women in Eastern Germany. Attitudes and conduct in love and partner relations. Topics: Belief in the "great love"; age at first lesbian thoughts or knowledge about personal homosexuality; understanding of others; understanding of parents; personal acceptance of being lesbian; problems at "coming out" regarding the homosexual and heterosexual environment; change in conduct regarding companies or government offices after the turning point and reasons for this; preference for being lesbian; knowledge of father or mother about being lesbian and attitude of parents to this (scale); siblings; urban or rural character of home town; family constellation in childhood; openness regarding love and sexuality in parental home; dependence of happiness in life on factors in various areas; current employment; suspicions about whether colleagues, classmates, fellow students are lesbian; difficulties in making and maintaining contact; keeping a distance, rejection, discrimination due to sexual orientation in occupation or training, from friends, in family and public; threats and use of verbal and physical violence; conduct when a man tries to make contact; treating discriminations; thoughts of suicide; age at and reasons for first suicide attempt; trips to lesbian bars and meeting places for women; participation in groups of the lesbian movement; naming a party friendly to lesbians and one hostile to lesbians; strength of sexual demand and excitability; homosexual and heterosexual activities - for money, anonymous etc. (scale); force to sexual contact by other women; attitude to love and sexuality in general; age at first masturbation; age and form of initiation of first orgasm; age at first homosexual or heterosexual contact; age at start of cohabitation; initiative at first lesbian contact; characteristic of relation with this partner; use of alcohol or drugs at this first lesbian contact; sexual practices with partner; experience value of first sexual contact; masturbation in the last month; attitude to masturbation; number of sexual partners in last year and altogether; number of steady partner relations with women or men; polygamy experience during steady partner relation with man or woman; length of current partnership; renewed decision for partner; relationship between the partners; occupational qualification of partner; common residence or household with partner; involvement of partner in housework; intelligence level of partner; activity of partner regarding common organization of leisure time; frequency of being together with partner; partnership characteristic; attitude to faithfulness in partnership; influence of difficult external conditions on partner relation; reasons against steady partner relation (scale); future concepts regarding partnership; attitude to legal recognition of lesbian relations; interest in feminist questions; dealing with feminist literature; approval or rejection of feminist positions; identification as feminist; sexual experiences with men and women - active and passive; number of male sexual partners and time of last heterosexual contact; attitude to abortion; personal abortions; psychological condition; use of nicotine; rate of orgasm; experience value of sexual contacts with women (scale); thoughts about last sexual intercourse (scale); marital status; knowledge about being lesbian before marriage; personal children and thoughts of foster children; desire for children; position of child's father in family life; erogenous zones; characteristic of the last lesbian sexual contact; occasion and place of meeting; use of force by partner; personal rape or attempted rape; rapes in one's circle of friends; interest in the topic of AIDS; problems and insecurity in partnership conduct from AIDS and other infectious diseases; attitude to an HIV test and personal test; unemployment; urban or rural character of place of work or training as well as main place of residence; tenancy.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-08 / 1993-08
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Eastern Germany
Sampled Universe
Lesbian women
Sampling
Sampling Procedure Comment: Sample without specific criteria through advertisement and through support of the homosexual task force.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey (in part by mail)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 150
    Number of Variables: 319
Note
Supplement population are "Partner Study III - Apprentices 1990", ZA Study No. 6146, "Partner Study III - Students 1990", ZA Study No. 6147, "Partner Study III - Workers 1990", ZA Study No. 6142. The comparative study "Partner Study III - Homosexuality 1990" is archived under ZA Study No. 6057.
Availability
Delivery
C - Data and documents are only released for academic research and teaching after the data depositor’s written authorization. For this purpose the Data Archive obtains a written permission with specification of the user and the analysis intention.
Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6055 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Starke, K.: Leben mit einem Makel. In: Junge Welt, 27.9.1991.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Forschungsstelle Partner- und Sexualforschung der Gesellschaft für Sexualwissenschaften, Leipzig (1993): Partner-Studie III - Homosexuelle Frauen 1991/93. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6055