Living Conditions and Moral Orientations of Students 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Teaching profession
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Social and occupational mobility
    • Science and technology
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Moral orientations, political attitudes, hopes and threats, interest in history, identity, partner relations, achievement goals and readiness to achieve. Topics: Final examination grade in high school; renewed decision for path of education; selected path of education for high school graduation; training, military service and employment before start of course of studies; procedure and outcome of application for admission to college; self-assessment of study performance; activity in scientific youth objects and youth researcher collectives (scale); satisfaction with working and living conditions (scale); dealing with tasks in private study; confidence regarding study demands; relationship between instructors and students during and outside of studies (scale); trust in instructors with political-philosophical questions; valuations on the study of Marxist-Leninist fundamental principles; readiness to achieve; preference for a practical or scientific occupation after conclusion of course of studies; character of current partner relation; number of coitus partners; compatibility of parenthood and motherhood; solidarity with the GDR; attitude to Marxism-Leninism; attitude to the world-wide victory of socialism; trust in the policies of the SED (scale); world view; interest in various fields of specialization (scale); interest in history (scale); comparison of speed of scientific-technical progress in both social systems; attitude to expansion of nuclear energy; solidarity with the GDR, the Soviet Union of the socialist community of nations, the FRG, the SED, the FDJ; desire for life in another country; frequency of work with computer technology; practice relevance of studies; personal contacts with practice (scale); goals in life (scale); areas of social and international development until the year 2000 (scale); confidence regarding one's own development; assessment of psycho-social condition (scale); feeling of threat from personal, social and international factors (scale); evaluation of effectiveness of FDJ (scale); function in FDJ (scale); attitude to membership in SED; social activity outside the FDJ and parties; time expended for activities within and outside of studies; frequency of athletic activities (scale); cultural-artistic activities (scale); preference of leisure activities (scale); frequency of attending cultural institutions and events (scale); number of books read; frequency of use of print and electronic media of the GDR and FRG (scale); preference of stations of the GDR or FRG for political information; sympathy for Gorbachev; necessary political orientation for further development of the GDR; residential status; preferred form of housing during studies (scale); commuting between city of residence and city of study; possession of books, musical equipment and durable consumer goods (scale); extent of available scholarship, basic and achievement-based, and other incomes; extent of savings; city where childhood spent; number of children; frequency of trips abroad (scale); amount or type of use of nicotine and alcohol (scale); social origins; qualification of grandfathers; occupational area and area of college degree of parents; characteristic of occupation conditions of parents (scale); amount of income of parents; number of books in parental home; evaluation of high school education in preparation for studies (scale); point in time for studies desire; preparation for study demands through high school education (scale); evaluation of requirements of high school education; evaluation of individual high school subjects as preparation for studies (scale); interest in optional courses and personal opportunities to make decisions (scale); characteristic of cooperation by teachers and students; interest in technical fields of specialization (scale); influences on occupation with technology (scale); attitude to technology; sources of information on the newest state of technology (scale); evaluation of development of information and communication technology; necessary measures for scientific-technical progress (scale); significance of knowledge and abilities in technical and social areas; evaluation of the connection of scientific-technical progress and preservation of the environment (scale); necessity of alternative energy sources; attitude to one's own car; access to a computer; goals in life (scale); moral orientations on structuring life, future work activity, partner relation and organization of leisure time (scale); assessment of the teaching; evaluation of the academic staff and characteristics of an "ideal instructor"; characteristic of the instructors (scale); models among instructors; opportunities to increase efficiency of studies (scale); characteristic of seminar group advisor (scale); evaluation of atmosphere in seminar group; expectations of instructors of the students (scale); place of vacation this year; desired future places of vacation; type and frequency of preparation for the vacation trip (scale); frequency of vacation in youth hostels or abroad; reasons for vacation abroad (scale); interesting destinations abroad and affordable amount (scale); participation in trips of Jugendtourist; reasons for trips abroad with Jugendtourist (scale); information about travel selection in FDJ base organization; frequency of use of sources of information of Jugendtourist (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989
    Spring 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Students from universities, colleges and technical colleges.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3918
    Number of Variables: 747
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6070 (Type: ZA-No.)

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