Study on the XI. Party Convention of the SED 1986

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Parties, Organizations
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Youth
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    Political interest, attitude to the GDR, stand on and extent to which informed about the resolutions of the XI. party convention of the SED. Topics: Political interest; evaluation of the status of development of socialism in the GDR; extent to which informed about topics and contents of the party convention (scale); impressive topics of the party convention such as peace, economic and social policy, youth policies (scale); knowledge about the documents of the party convention (scale); knowledge about the content of various party convention documents; use of sources of information (scale); evaluation of the party convention in the FDJ group and consequences for FDJ work; participation in FDJ study year after the party convention; discussion on the party convention with various groups of persons (scale); confidence regarding social and personal development until the year 2000; solidarity with the GDR and Soviet Union; trust in the SED; attitude to socialism (scale); world view; valuation of the peace efforts of the governments of the GDR and FRG; achievability of the Soviet disarmament proposals by the year 2000; valuation of the peace efforts of the Soviet Union; attitudes to the connection between socialism and peace, the military-strategic balance of power, the dangers of SDI and the support by the FRG government; attitude to the connection between imperialism and war; evaluation of the character of the Federal German Armed Forces; opinion on the statements of the party convention on the state of development of the GDR; significance of work productivity for the strength of socialism; significance of science and technology for production; effects of modern technology such as microelectronics, computer technology, CAD/CAM technology on personal work responsibilities and work demands; significance of resolutions of the party convention on: stability of prices, measures to support youth, structuring Berlin, achievement-oriented wage policies, solving the housing question, protection of the environment; significance of measures to support young married couples: marriage credit, child allowance, paid time off for working mothers (scale); number of children; desire for children; desired number of daughters or sons; conclusions from the expectations of society of youth; evaluation of youth as fighters for peace; attitude to the tasks posed for young people (scale); personal significance of expectations of young people (scale); stimuli for one's personal behavior by orientations of the party convention on science and technology (scale); membership in the SED; personal task on work in the FDJ; support of the activity in the FDJ by the SED; shift work; intent to remain at place of residence; utilization of the marriage credit; preferred residence; character of partnership; possibility of membership in the SED.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1986-05 / 1986-06
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Companies of various ministerial areas, colleges and technical colleges; young people and young adults to 30 years (apprentices, workers, employees, students, co-operative farmers), workers between the ages of 31 to 50 years, schoolchildren of the youth college.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3910
    Number of Variables: 166
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6083 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Förster, P.; Roski, G.; Dennhardt, R.: Die Jugend und der XI. Parteitag der SED. Schnellinformation. Leipzig 1986. ZIJ: F86/23.

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