Young People and Health 1973

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Medicine
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Nutrition
    • General health
    • Physical fitness and exercise
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Attitudes to health, healthful way of life and health habits, knowledge about health protection, sport and leisure activities. Supplemental form: knowledge about maintenance of industrial health and safety standards. Topics: Moral orientations (scale); future concepts; concepts of health-conscious conduct; institutions supporting health in school, college, company (scale); sanitary conditions in residence; bathing and showering habits; frequency of going to the sauna; weight; desired weight; classification in real or optimum weight group; weight-conscious conduct and reasons for this (scale); height; participation in community meals (school meals, company kitchen, student cafeteria); evaluation of community meals (scale); assessment of personal manner of nutrition; nutrition according to dietetic knowledge; comparison of calorie content of foods (scale); interest in information on healthful way of life; object of interest in information; treatment of questions of healthful way of life in one's family or the FDJ group; sources of information on habits promoting health up to now and desired; knowledge about the "Hygiene Museum" in Dresden; associations with the term "Hygiene Museum"; time expended weekly for different forms of athletic activity (scale); frequency of athletic activity during the week; preferred type of sport (scale); athletic grades in school; obtaining the sports certificate and medals received in competetions; result sought in athletic activity; reasons for sport and bodily exercise (scale); evaluation of consequences of conducting sport regarding health-maintenence effects (scale); sweating while performing sport; recuperation value in leisure activities (scale); practice of leisure activity with maximum recuperation value and time expended for this; recuperation effect of different times off work (scale); smoking; reasons for not smoking (scale); valuation of smoking regarding health effects; personal model; smoking habits of personal model; assessment of alcohol use; frequency of use of alcohol and reasons for this; evaluation of unhealthful character of alcohol; use of stimulants in one's circle of friends; personal use of stimulants; type of intoxicant used; thoughts of suicide; frequency of use of pills (scale); how to obtain pills; evaluation of health consequences of regular use of medication; combined use of sleeping pills or tranquilizers and alcohol; average duration of sleep and evaluation of extent; sleep habits; recuperation effect of sleep; attitudes to health and healthful way of life, causes of illness (scale); ability to influence health and illness; evaluation of personal condition of health; complaints occurring (scale); serious illnesses and chronic illness; frequency of missing work due to illness; knowledge of prevention of heart and circulation diseases and diabetes; pride in GDR citizenship; solidarity with the Soviet Union; attitude to the world-wide victory of socialism; attitude to building of socialism in the GDR under the leadership of the SED; evaluation of the FDJ as representation of the interests of young people; health as characteristic of the socialist personality; health as social duty in socialism; member of the FDJ; attitude to membership in the SED; Supplemental form "maintenance of industrial health and safety standards": function in maintenance of industrial health and safety standards; personal work accidents; knowledge about maintenance of industrial health and safety standards; length of occupation at the same place of work; sense of well-being in collective; relationship with leader; extent of use of alcohol during working hours; significance of the term "maintenance of industrial health and safety standards"; knowledge about the principles of health and maintenance of industrial health and safety standards; attitude to observance of rules on maintenance of industrial health and safety standards; reasons for conducting training on maintenance of industrial health and safety standards in the collective; supervision of observance of the regulations on maintenance of industrial health and safety standards; evaluation of extent of company instruction on work and health protection; maintenance of industrial health and safety standards as topic of company media.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973
    Autumn 1973
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Leipzig, Halle, Erfurt, Dresden
Sampled Universe
Young people between the ages of 14 to 26 years: schoolchildren of the 9th and 10th grades of Leipzig schools, apprentices of the East German State Railways and from agriculture, students of the university Halle, young skilled workers, semi-skilled and unskilled workers of the East German State Railways, Erfurt and Dresden.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2651
    Number of Variables: 193
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6068 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Einstellung junger Werktätiger zum Gesundheits- und Arbeitsschutz. Studie. Leipzig 1974. ZIJ: 74/16.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22