Consciousness of Young People of Government and Law 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Legal system, Legislation, Law
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Crime
    • Legal systems
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Knowledge of and interest in law of young people under consideration of law education up to now. Supplemental form on structuring of vacation. Topics: Interest in questions of socialist democracy; attitude to scientific surveys and open expression of opinion; attitude to laws of the GDR about equality and dealing with violation of law by everyone; necessity of comprehensive law knowledge; personal observance of socialist law; judgement on GDR laws regarding understandability, validity, necessity, usefulness, ability to observe; knowledge about the most important laws in the GDR such as constitution, youth law, work code, civil code, family code, penal code, petition law, military service law, state culture law; interest in individual areas of law, law gazettes and law publications (scale); interest in areas of law (scale); personal abilities to explain legal terms (scale); determination of the term "duties"; evaluation of the connection between law and duty; committee for formulating laws in the GDR; personal possession of the "youth law", knowledge and valuation of its content; understandability of the youth law; knowledge of age limits for independent actions of young people (scale); knowledge about the work law (scale); frequency of personal confrontation with crimes; fear of crimes; decisions about the crime-character of incidents described; evaluation of legal education effect of the FDJ group (scale); use of opportunities for the right to a say at work (scale); valuation of the subject "socialist law" (scale); law on co-determination of every young person; use of the right to co-determination; readiness for active participation in the accomplishment of socialist law (scale); willingness to participate in committees and councils (scale); personal significance of fundamental rights in the GDR (scale); willingness to participate in the National Front and in a representative body; knowledge of law in daily life; personal illegal conduct; exchange of western literature in one's circle of friends; member in the FDJ; social origins; Supplemental form: place of vacation this year; desired place of vacation in the next few years; activities to prepare vacation trips; accepted price for GDR vacation trips; number of vacations in youth hostels; number of trips abroad; reasons for vacation trips to foreign countries (scale); preferred destinations abroad and accepted price for this (scale); frequency of participation in trips of the youth travel agency Jugendtourist; reasons for purchase of a Jugendtourist trip abroad (scale); frequency of use of sources of information on travel selection (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988-09
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: districts Karl-Marx-Stadt, Leipzig, Erfurt, Cottbus
Sampled Universe
Young skilled workers to 30 years and apprentices of the first and second apprentice year from companies of 3 ministerial areas.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1258
    Number of Variables: 216
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6087 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Brück, W.: Aussagen über das Staats- und Rechtsbewußtsein von Facharbeitern und Lehrlingen. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1989. ZIJ: F 89/30.

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