Cultural-Artistic Interests and Opportunities of Young People 1973-1974

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Leisure
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Mass media
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
  • Abstract

    Leisure interests, cultural activities, media usage, attitude to socialism and the GDR, interest in music, literature, film and theater, working conditions, collective relations. Topics: Frequency of attending cultural facilities and events (scale); number of books read; preferred leisure activities (scale); frequency of reading newspapers and magazines; belonging to leisure groups; cultural activities in leisure group (scale); personal cultural and artistic activities (scale); frequency of use of radio and television stations of the FRG; personal behavior orientations from art works; interest in books and films on the present-day of the GDR and other socialist countries; structuring of cultural life in work and residential area through FDJ; attitude to the world-wide victory of socialism; pride in GDR citizenship; trust in the SED; solidarity with the Soviet Union; world view; membership in FDJ; social functions outside of FDJ; leisure facilities within reach (scale); interest in types of music (scale); preferred dance events; reasons for listening to music (scale); reasons for visit to discotheques (scale); interest in different areas of literature (scale); reasons for reading modern literature (scale); orientation on opinion of others before deciding on a book (scale); interest in theater presentations of different genres (scale); interest in films of different genres (scale); reasons for seeing modern films (scale); knowledge and valuation of current films presented (scale); member in film club; orientation on opinion of others before seeing a film (scale); evaluation of social relations in the collective; common cultural activities of the collective; intended membership in SED; struggle of the collective for the title "collective of socialist work"; work in shift work; degree of physical or mental effort at work; involvement in culture and education plan; recommendations on cultural activities in various school subjects; orientation on suggestions in decision for leisure activities; social origins.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1973-12 / 1974-02
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of young people and young adults (14 to 26 years): schoolchildren of the 10th and 11th grades of polytechnical secondary school/expanded secondary school, apprentices and skilled workers from industry and service area and students.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3943
    Number of Variables: 172
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6077 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Bisky, L.; u. a.: Kulturell-künstlerische Interessen der Jugend. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1974. ZIJ: F 74/26.
  • Wiedemann, D.: Jugend und Spielfilm: Zusatzbericht zu "Kultur`73". Leipzig 1975. ZIJ: F 75/20.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22