FDJ as Representation of Interests of Young People 1987

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
  • Zentralrat der Freien Deutschen Jugend
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Working conditions
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Representation of interests of young working people by the youth association, expectations of the youth association. Topics: Interest in the 750-year celebration of Berlin; goals in life (scale); participation in the plan discussion for 1988; personal experiences in socialist society regarding opportunities to participate, recognition of achievement, democracy, trust and responsibility; world view; possibility of German-German unification; solidarity with FDJ, GDR and Soviet Union; evaluation of strength of achievement of socialism; expectations of tasks of the FDJ at work (scale); contribution of the FDJ to social progress in the areas: economy, politics, defense, organization of leisure time, work, housing; effect of the FDJ in the movement of the MMM (scale); maximum age for membership in the FDJ; membership in FDJ and age at leaving; self-assessment of work achievements; occupation characteristics (scale); work with computer technology; membership in youth brigade or youth researcher collective; support of working conditions of youth researcher collectives by FDJ; participation in creative activities of the FDJ: inventor competition, MMM and innovator movement; participation in MMM projects; characteristic of the political discussions in the FDJ group (scale); characteristic of the FDJ group regarding trust, democracy, responsibility, openness, participation; frequency of participation in members meetings of the FDJ; acceptance of a personal task in the battle programm of the FDJ group; participation in paramilitary sport of the GST, organized sport, youth club work, further education; planned participation in FDJ study year; evaluation of selections in FDJ club; frequency of boredom in leisure time; reasons for membership in FDJ (scale); number of children; work in shift work; membership in mass organizations; functions in FDJ and/or in mass organizations; member of SED; Supplemental form A: agreement of work demands and qualification; readiness for further qualification; attitude to science and technology (scale); extent to which informed about company plan documents and achievement figures (scale); knowledge of documents of FDJ (scale); reasons for non-membership in FDJ (scale); influence of FDJ on cultural and occupational sides of life (scale); Supplemental form B: discussion in work collective about social problems such as scientific-technical progress, peace, social progress (scale); discussion with different groups of persons (scale); effectiveness of discussions on understanding social development; significance of discussions on the plan goals and plan fulfillment (scale); knowledge about the rights of the FDJ according to the youth law; contents of FDJ work in the current year; attitude to MMM (scale); reasons for participation or non-participation in the MMM movement (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1987
    Autumn 1987
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of young working people from 53 companies of 6 industry ministries interviewed (skilled workers, graduates of colleges and technical colleges, masters and workers with semi-skilled worker degree or without degree).
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1950
    Number of Variables: 226
Questionnaire with stable and variable indicator part.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6084 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Förster, P.: Zu einigen aktuellen Fragen der Tätigkeit der FDJ. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1988. ZIJ: F 88/30.
  • Autorenkollektiv: Die FDJ - Interessenvertretung der gesamten Jugend: Forschungsbericht zur gemeinsamen Untersuchung 1988. ZIJ Leipzig; Akademie für Gesellschaftswissenschaften/Forschungsbereich Jugendpolitik der SED. Leipzig; Berlin 1988. F 88/33.
  • Förster, P.: Zur Rolle des Jugendverbandes bei der Schuljugend und den Lehrlingen. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1987. ZIJ: F 87/28.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 242 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22