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Political Attitudes and Conduct of Young People 1985

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
1985
Contributor
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Political attitudes, valuations and social activities, stand on securing peace and personal preparedness to defend the GDR, participation in FDJ work. Topics: Valuations on the connection of socialism and well-being of people, socialism and peace, on the world-wide victory of socialism, on the inevitibility of transfer from capitalism to socialism; attitude to the jeopardy to peace from imperialism; solidarity with the GDR and Soviet Union; reasons for solidarity with the GDR or Soviet Union (scale); evaluation of the development of the international balance of power; valuation of the military-strategic balance of power; opportunity of a personal contribution to the securing of peace; certainty of the preventability of a nuclear war by the socialist countries and peace forces; assessment of the aggressive character of imperialism; attitude to military service; willingness to defend the GDR; evaluation of the policies of the FRG regarding the GDR; peace-endangering consequences of stationing of USA missiles on the soil of the FRG; readiness of FRG soldiers to shoot; acceptance of representation of the GDR by the FRG government; representing revanchist goals by the FRG government; evaluation of the possibility of a German-German unification; discussion ability to explanation political questions and facts (scale); valuation of social political measures in the GDR of the last few years (scale); interest in the life and struggle of Ernst Thaelmann; knowledge of literature and films about this (scale); knowledge about the tasks of the Ernst Thaelmann contingent of the FDJ and sources of information used (scale); knowledge about the battle program of the FDJ group; personal task in the peace contingent of the FDJ and accounting; personal task in the "Ernst Thaelmann contingent"; reasons against acceptance of a personal task; participation in the FDJ study year; number of FDJ study years; evaluation of the FDJ apprentice year (scale); frequency of acquisition of the "badge for good knowledge"; participation in events of the FDJ (scale); evaluation of form and content of the FDJ members meetings (scale); frequency of reading the newspaper "Junge Welt" {young world}; frequency and time of seeing the television series "Unser Zeichen ist the Sonne" {our sign is the sun}; assessment of the broadcasts and their means of structuring (scale); membership in SED, mass organizations; military service performed.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-01
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of apprentices, workers, employees and students between the ages of 16 to 25 years.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2147
    Number of Variables: 155
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6082 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Förster, P.; Roski, G.; Dennhardt, R.: Die Jugend und der XI. Parteitag der SED. Schnellinformation Operativstudie 1986. Leipzig 1986. ZIJ: F 86/23.
  • Förster, P.; Stiehler, H.-J.: Die Haltung der Jugend der DDR zu Krieg und Frieden nach dem Genfer Gipfeltreffen. Schnellinformation. Leipzig 1985. ZIJ: F 85/14.
  • Förster, P.; Dennhardt, R.; Hellmuth, H.: Operativstudie "XII. Parlament der FDJ". Schnellinformation. Leipzig 1985. ZIJ: F 85/15.
  • Dennhardt, R.: Ergänzende Information zur Schnellinformation über die Studie in Vorbereitung auf das XII. Parlament der FDJ. Leipzig 1985. ZIJ: F 85/56.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 74 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1985): Politische Einstellungen und Verhalten Jugendlicher 1985. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6082