Literature Interest of Young People 1988

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Leisure
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural activities and participation
    • Mass media
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Leisure activities, interest in and occupation with different literature genres, availability of literature products, expectations of books and valuations. Topics: Participation in and significance of scientific surveys; necessity of improved selection of literature and books; necessity of better information about new publications; frequency of leisure activities (scale); interest in different literature products (scale); proportion of time reading as leisure activity; length of reading selected printed materials yesterday (scale); reading along with listening to music; number of books read of different literature genres (scale); frequency of reading various printed materials (scale); reading serialized novels in newspapers and magazines; reading the youth magazine "neues leben"; author and title of last read and preferred belletristic book; frequency of use of literature information in daily newspapers; reasons for reading literature information (scale); interest in different literature genres (scale); valuation of specified books (scale); writing short stories; possession of books of different genres (scale); libraries and book stores at place of residence and frequency of use; checking out books from libraries; selection of the Phonothek and its use; number of books purchased; place to purchase books; agreement of place of work or training with main place of residence; size of place of work or training; size of place of residence; social origins; physical and mental demands from work; judgement on work demands and assessment of diversity of activity; work with computer technology; time duration of work with computer technology; willingness to work on modern technology; work in shift work; interest in key technology; extent to which informed about development status of key technology in work area; use of sources of information on key technology (scale); evaluation of presented books (scale); regularity of reading selected magazines (scale); evaluation of knowledge on work with and on computers and usability of the knowledge; expectations of a book on key technology (scale); frequency of reading scientific magazines (scale); interest in popular scientific literature on different topics (scale); interest in adventure topics in different media forms (scale); proportion of adventure literature in entire reading time; favorite author of adventure literature; reasons for interest in adventure literature and preferred topics (scale); reading habits; reasons for reading adventure paper-back books (scale); frequency of reading paper-back books of different series (scale); collecting paper-back books of different topic areas (scale); desired characteristics of heros of adventure literature (scale); valuation of presented adventure books (scale); number of adventure films seen. Supplemental form: last book read; valuation on the book; possession of the book; reasons for reading this book (scale); influence of book on further reading habits (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1988
    Autumn 1988
Sampled Universe
Students, apprentices, workers and employees between the ages of 15 to 30 years.
Sampling Procedure Comment:
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1115
    Number of Variables: 216
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6100 (Type: ZA-No.)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22