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Parliament Study in Preparation of the X. Parliament of the FDJ 1975

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Employment
    • Business/industrial management and organisation
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Social activities and socialist class consciousness of young people in preparation of the X. parliament of the FDJ. Topics: Sense of well-being in place of residence; intent to remain in place of residence; world view; pride in GDR citizenship; certainty of the world-wide victory of socialism; development of the international balance of power for the benefit of socialism; attitude to Marxism-Leninism; possibility of unity between GDR and FRG; agreement with political goals of FDJ; willingness to defend the GDR and the countries of the socialist community of nations; friendship with the Soviet Union; pride in membership in FDJ; member and functions in FDJ; participation, activities and events of FDJ (scale); participation in various company activities and achievement comparisons (scale); frequency of use of broadcasts of radio and television of GDR and FRG (scale); behavior at work regarding material economics, quality and use of time; work in shift work; highest occupational qualification and over-all grade of final examination; residential status and age of residential building; number of members of household; amount of net income; school grades (scale); occupation of parents; activity as elected parliamentary representative; member of the SED; PAW1: goals in life (scale); participation in anti-imperialist solidarity actions and reasons for this; satisfaction with working and living conditions (scale); utilization of credits for young married couples; experiences regarding recognition of achievement, increase in standard of living, development of friendly relations between the socialist states; expectations of parents of work in the youth association; participation in the X. world festival games in Berlin; self-assessment of achievements; desire for children; work on improvement and ratiionalization recommendations in leisure time; assessment of work regarding physical difficulty and interesting contents; self-assessment of achievements; reasons for possible participation in technical courses (scale); participation in qualifications and type of qualification; personal room; smoker; presence of durable consumer goods and real estate (scale); personal possession of home electronics and leisure equipment; amount of savings; number of books of various areas purchased (scale); PAW2: participation in company plan discussion; use of company sources of information; recommendations of FDJ collective for the youth support plan and the plan discussion 1975; personal participation in this; personal significance of the youth law of the GDR; evaluation of changes in various areas of life of youth (scale); responsibility of FDJ leadership for realizing the youth law; responsibility of other committees and persons for realizing the youth law; certainty regarding one's own future in the GDR; evaluation of the economic significance of cooperation of socialist and capitalist countries; evaluation of economic, political and military factors regarding their influence on the international balance of power (scale); determination of the essence of the policy of peaceful co-existence; reasons for the danger of imperialism in general and the FRG in particular (scale); knowledge of plan goals of different company levels (scale); frequency of watching or listening to political news broadcasts of radio and television of the GDR; participation in tasks of the competition, MMM, and innovator movement (scale); contacts of the FDJ group with socialist youth associations and which; personal contacts with young people from socialist countries; vacation trip in a socialist country conducted or planned; work for Comecon projects; stand on the youth object "natural gas line Orenburg"; military service performed; attitude to occupation as professional officer and reasons against (scale); advising a friend regarding military service; PAW3: attitude to anchoring the GDR in the socialist community of nations; reasons for friendship with the SU (scale); use of media and groups of persons to find answers for political-philosophical questions (scale); participation in the X. world festival games of the FDJ; acceptance of a personal task in the FDJ friendship relay; evaluation of achievability and usefulness of the FDJ task; accounting for FDJ task; reasons for membership or non-membership in FDJ (scale); personality development through exercise of a function; willingness to accept an FDJ function; sense of well-being in FDJ collective; involving non-members in FDJ work; differences in political manner of FDJ members and non-members; participation in the circle "young socialists" and experiences there; documents used to prepare for the circle; participation in various forms of FDJ life (scale); support of FDJ work through government leaders; valuation on the FDJ collective and its work (scale); earlier participation of parents in FDJ; highest age for designation as young person; function in the pioneer organization; social functions of parents; relatives in the FRG.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1975-05 / 1975-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Karl-Marx-Stadt, Leipzig, Rostock, Berlin
Sampled Universe
Sample of 7400 young working people between the ages of 17 to 25 years (apprentices, workers, employees, intelligentsia); students of universities for applied science and colleges of the GDR.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 12189
    Number of Variables: 426
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6078 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Parlamentsstudie´75: Kurzinformtion über ausgewählte Ergebnisse. Leipzig 1975. ZIJ: F 75/22.
  • Information über ausgewählte Ergebnisse der Parlamentsstudie`75: Schnellinformation 1975. Leipzig: ZIJ. F 75/46.
  • Förster, P.: Entwicklungsstand und -tendenzen ideologischer Grundpositionen der jungen Werktätigen und Studenten: Teilbericht 1975. Leipzig: ZIJ. F 75/23.

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

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1975): Parlamentsstudie in Vorbereitung des X. Parlaments der FDJ 1975. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.