Consciousness Stand of Young Working People and their Development Conditions 1978 (Complex Study)

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:
    • Working conditions
    • Employment
    • Leisure, tourism and sport
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Family life and marriage
    • Science and technology
    • Housing
  • Abstract

    Goals in life, attitude to socialist society, social activities and functions, participation in innovator movement or further education, housing conditions. Topics: Size of place of residence; political information from GDR and FRG media and influence on opinion making; pride in GDR citizenship; willingness to defend the GDR; attitude to Marxism-Leninism; opinion on the world-wide victory of socialism; solidarity with the Soviet Union; world view; participation in social activities (scale); participation in the party instruction year of the SED and in the circle of young socialists; time expended for social, athletic and cultural activities (scale); orientation on efficiency criteria at work; participation in projects of the MMM and innovator movement and share in the individual work phases; exhibition of the exhibit; member of FDJ and SED; time expended for social functions; length of membership in a youth brigade; current functions in FDJ; number of children; form of income; future work area; work area of parents; full or part-time employment; net earnings; over-all grade on school graduation; social origins; current and future highest occupational qualification; exercise of management functions in the work process by respondent and parents; KFB: moral orientations (scale); significance of social activities for development of socialism in the GDR (scale); frequency of reading the "Junge Welt" {young world}; agreement with the political goals of FDJ; sense of well-being in the FDJ collective; assessment of the democratic opportunities to participate in the GDR; evaluation of personal significance of social activities (scale); place of vacation this year and 1979; group of persons on vacation trip; membership in social mass organizations (scale); exercise of social functions (scale); stress from social activity; exercise of functions during time in school and occupational activity; evaluation of personal prerequisites for social work (scale); support with exercise of functions from various groups of persons (scale); overburden through functions; reasons for and against exercise of functions (scale); length of exercising function; experiences in the exercise of the functions (scale); readiness for future functions; KWO: moral orientations (scale); expectations of content and conditions of work activity (scale); reasons for social activity (scale); concepts of future partner; significance of the socialist countries for preservation of world peace; membership in mass organizations (scale); desire for durable consumer goods (scale); KMM: social functions; partner search through advertisement and personal activities as well as reasons for this and result; attitudes to scientific-technical progress, opportunities to participate and consequences for production; significance of MMM and innovator movement for work productivity; necessities and possibilities for participation in the MMM and innovator movement; interest in scientific-technical developments in different fields of specialization and knowledge about the state of international development; attitude to personal further education; significance of social conditions for the development of inventions; cultural and artistic influence through parental home; personal artistic activity; time expended for leisure activities; participation in projects of the innovator movement; influence of mentor on project work and share of working hours; sources of information used for project work; financial benefit of the project and effectiveness in practice; extent to which informed about comparable problem solutions; project work in the collective; reasons for and against innovator activity (scale); prerequisites for participation in the innovator movement (scale); school grades; frequency of sexual intercourse; KSA: size of household; form of income; qualification and management function of partner; occupation of grandfathers; main place of residence; size of residence; qualities of residence; size of residential building and property conditions; structural shape of residential area; intent to change place of residence and desired city size; identity of place of work and place of residence; length of the route to work and time needed; work in shift work; characteristic of place of work and characteristics of work activity (scale); intent of occupational and company change; reasons for technical qualification (scale); further education degrees achieved or sought (scale); social relations in work collective; pride in FDJ membership; characteristic of the relation in parental home; agreement in view of life and political views; over-all grades in skilled worker training; final examination grade in the highest occupational qualification; KSB: reasons for migration intent (scale); frequency of change of place of work; evaluation of last company change; evaluation of occupational activity and one's own performances; attitude to overtime and number of paid overtime hours; exercise of activities after quitting time; plan fulfillment in the work collective; possession of durable consumer goods (scale); frequency of use of nicotine; membership in mass organizations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1978-10 / 1978-12
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of young working people, apprentices and skilled workers.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 7389
    Number of Variables: 613
"Consciousness Development and Social Origins of Young People 1969", ZA Study No. 6006. "Consciousness Development and Social Activity of Young People 1970", ZA Study No. 6007.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6079 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Ausgewählte Ergebnisse der Studie KFL. Ergebnisbericht. Leipzig 1979. ZIJ: F 79/8.
  • Förster, P.; Schulze, H.: Entwicklungstendenzen und Entwicklungsbedingungen der gesellschaftlichen Aktivität junger Werktätiger. Bericht zur "Komplexstudie`79". Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1979. ZIJ: F 79/32.
  • Gerth, W.; Ronneberg, H.: Arbeits- und Lebensbedingungen verschiedener sozialer Gruppen junger Werktätiger: Bericht zur Komplexstudie`79. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1979. ZIJ: F 79/35.
  • Mehlhorn, H.-G.: Beteiligung der werktätigen Jugend an der Durchsetzung des wissenschaftlich-technischen Fortschritts in der Industrie: Bericht zur Komplexstudie`79. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1979. ZIJ: F 79/39.
  • Weiß, A.: Zum Medienverhalten von jungen Berufstätigen und Studenten - ihr Verhältnis zur politischen Berichterstattung der Massenmedien. Teilbericht. Leipzig 1980. ZIJ: F 80/25.
  • Hennig, W.: Zum Entwicklungsstand allgemeiner Bedürfnisse bei jungen Werktätigen. Teilbericht. Leipzig 1980. ZIJ: F 80/26.
  • Zum demografischen und politischen Profil der ehrenamtlichen Funktionäre der Freien Deutschen Jugend. Teilbericht. Leipzig 1980. ZIJ: F 80/27.
  • Reißig, M.: Zum Rauchverhalten und Alkoholkonsum von Lehrlingen, jungen Berufstätigen und Studenten. Teilbericht. Leipzig 1981. ZIJ: F 81/15.
  • Ronneberg, H.: Zum Einfluß der Arbeitsbedingungen auf die Herausbildung eines sozialistischen Verhältnisses zur Arbeit bei jungen Werktätigen. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1981. ZIJ: F 81/25.
  • Schmidt, H.: Analyse und Vergleich ausgewählter konstanter Indikatoren der Querschnittsuntersuchungen Umfrage'79, Student'79, Lehrlinge'79 und Schüler'79. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/1.
  • Holzweißig, W.: Zum sozialen Profil von jungen Werktätigen mit Migrationsabsichten. Zusatzbericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/13.
  • Herting, G.: Zum Persönlichkeitsprofil junger Werktätiger mit niedriger Bildung und Qualifikation. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/14.
  • Hahn, J.: Zum Einfluß ausgewählter Herkunftsbedingungen Jugendlicher auf deren organisierte kulturell-künstlerische Betätigung: Thematischer Bericht zur Komplexstudie U79 und zur Studie "Student´79". Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/32.
  • Schmidt, H.: Ausgewählte Einstellungen und Verhaltensweisen Jugendlicher in Abhängigkeit von der Wohnortgröße. Teilbericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/41.
  • Schmidt, H.: Partnerwunschbild junger Werktätiger. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/50.
  • Ulbrich, K.: Typstudie "keine Antwort" aus der Komplexuntersuchung U79. Studie. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/56.

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