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Defense Preparedness of Young People 1981

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset
Creator
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
1981
Contributor
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
Description
  • Abstract

    Degree of political interest and media usage, solidarity with the GDR, attitudes to military questions, organizations and alliances, personal defense preparedness and pre-military training completed. Topics: Constant part: interest in GDR or world politics; frequency of use of GDR and FRG media (scale); preference of position of West or East stations; truth content of political information of West or East stations; frequency of use of daily newspapers; frequency of political conversations with various groups of persons (scale); attitude to the world-wide victory of socialism, the Soviet Union, the Marxist-Leninist world view; pride in the GDR; feeling of solidarity with the GDR; world view; convincing others of one's own world view; willingness to defend the GDR and reasons for or against this (scale); self-assessment of achievements in training and regarding social activity; assessment of the danger of war in view of the existence of means of mass extermination, the military balance of power, aggressive plans of imperialism; attitude to military aid for friendly countries; assessment of the consequences of the NATO missile resolution for the socialist countries; character of the Federal German Armed Forces; assessment of foreign policy goals of the FRG regarding the existence of socialism; comparison of aggressiveness of FRG and USA imperialism; attitude to possibility of German-German unification; willingness to defend the GDR; opinion on the invincibility of the socialist community of nations and reasons for this; stand on mutual military aid of the states of the Warsaw Pact; training steps completed in pre-military training; interest in pre-military career training in general and in special training branches; completion of pre-military training; participation in athletic competitions of FDJ and GST; evaluation of benefit of pre-military training; stand on unconditionally carrying out orders; valuation of the conditions in training camp (scale); training achievements; possession of the achievement badge; qualification in the GST paramilitary; attitude to military service; preferred form of military service to be performed; reasons for or against serving longer in the NVA (scale); personal effects of military service expected; expected difficulties from military service (scale); expectations of army service (scale); experiences described by others performing military service; stand of partner on military service; final grades in POS/EOS and over-all grade; training occupation; achievement assessment in vocational training; apprentice year; qualification and activity of father and mother; activity of father in NVA or other armed organs; presence of relatives or acquaintances in the FRG/West Berlin; membership in social organizations; possession of sports certificate of the GDR. Questionnaire I: work motivation (scale); assessment of the danger of war and reasons for the world political situation; interest in pre-military career training and selected form of training; valuation of different forms of training; participation in athletic competitions (scale); knowledge about pre-military training; participation in GST paramilitary and reasons for this (scale); knowledge of political, military, historical events and personalities; frequency of reading selected magazines (scale); reasons for reading the "Armeerundschau" (scale). Questionnaire II: goals in life (scale); personal ability in political argumentation (scale); attitude to recognition of GDR citizenship by the FRG; orientation on the opinion of others with factual questions (scale); presence of differences of opinion and agreement on political topics with father; evaluation of relationship with father and mother; valuation of specified films (scale); frequency of attending cultural events (scale); assessment of the danger of war and reasons for world political situation; participation in GST member meetings; expectations of military service; future in training occupation; preferred place of residence and work; migration intents; acceptance of a personal task in the battle program of the FDJ; opinion on maximum age for membership in FDJ; honorary functions of parents; personal effects of military service (scale).
Temporal Coverage
  • 1981-05 / 1981-07
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR (12 districts)
Sampled Universe
Participants in the central training camp of the Gesellschaft fuer Sport und Technik {society for sport and technology }: schoolchildren, apprentices, students, workers.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 3824
    Number of Variables: 354
Note
Further studies on defense preparedness and pre-military training are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6111 (1985), 6112 (1985), 6113 (1985).
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6110 (Type: ZA-No.)
Publications
  • Autorenkollektiv: Die Jugend der DDR - Klassenbewußt und bereit zur Verteidigung des Sozialismus. Kurzfasssung. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/12.

Update Metadata: 2017-12-28 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1981): Verteidigungsbereitschaft Jugendlicher 1981. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6110