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Attitude of Young People to Social Questions and the FDJ 1989

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
1989
Contributor
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    Attitudes and activities in the framework of the FDJ and the "FDJ contingent GDR 40", world view and solidarity with the GDR, future expectations until the year 2000. Topics: Interest and participation in scientific investigations; political interest; frequency of use of special youth media; interest in social high points of the GDR (scale); participation in events in preparation of municipal elections (scale); evaluation of the democratic character of the municipal election; participation in preparation and conduct of the municipal election; mandate for the Pentecost meeting of the FDJ; evaluation of the goals of the Pentecost meeting (scale); attitude to the "FDJ contingent GDR 40" (scale); knowledge of its goals; valuation of its main focus (scale); knowledge about the battle program of the FDJ group; personal task in the battle program; experiences in participation in the FDJ contingent (scale); frequency of reading specific series of the "Junge Welt" {young world} (scale); participation in social and church activities (scale); participation in the MMM and innovator movement and valuation of the innovator task (scale); knowledge about the FDJ action "Max needs Scrap Metal"; participation of the FDJ group in this action; participation in FDJ members meetings on the national economic plan; goals of the FDJ group in the economic initiative of the FDJ; personal obligations in work activity; social experiences on achievement recognition, democratic participation etc.; confidence regarding social and personal development until the year 2000; length of participation in the FDJ study year; personal activity in the FDJ study year and preferred circle; interest in circle "history of the GDR"; possession, knowledge and valuation of the brochure "questions on the history of the GDR" (scale); length of preparation for the FDJ study year; point in time and length of the events; leader of the apprentice year; assessment of the work, manner and trustworthiness of the circle leader; evaluation of events of the FDJ study year (scale); responsibility for the choice of topics; evaluation of demands and effect of the FDJ study year; evaluation of democratic opportunities to participate in the FDJ group; attitude to the political goals of the FDJ; willingness to defend the GDR; pride in GDR citizenship; solidarity with the Soviet Union and the GDR; trust in the SED; assessment of the necessity of the "wall" in Berlin; knowledge of documents of Marxism and the party; military service performed; member in a youth brigade and a youth researcher collective; membership in the SED and in social mass organizations; world view; solidarity with FRG, FDJ and SED; salience of work in life; expectations of personal developments in the next 10 years; confidence in the social development until the year 2000 (scale); evaluation of relations between the generations (scale); goals in life (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989
    Spring 1989
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of schoolchildren, apprentices, students, workers, employees and co-operative farmers between the ages of 15 to 25 years.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2090
    Number of Variables: 237
Note
The investigation "Attitude of Young People to Social Questions and the FDJ 1988" is archived under ZA Study No. 6085. A cumulated data set of Studies 6085 and 6089 is archived under ZA Study No. 6171.
Availability
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6089 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 75 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1989): Einstellung Jugendlicher zu gesellschaftlichen Fragen und zur FDJ 1989. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6089