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Pre-Military Training - Instructors 1985

Version
1.0.0
Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
Creator
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
1985
Contributor
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
Language
German
Classification
  • ZA:
    • Armed Forces, Defense, Military Affairs
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • In-job training
    • Employment
    • Conflict, security and peace
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
political attitude; political ideology; cold war; defense; curriculum subject; media consumption; instructor; advanced vocational education
Description
  • Abstract

    Degree of political interest and media usage, valuations on international policy and the balance of power, personal pre-military training completed, effectiveness of pre-military training and paramilitary of the Gesellschaft fuer Sport und Technik {society for sport and technology} (GST). Topics: Solidarity with the GDR; attitude to the Soviet Union and its army; stand on Marxist-Leninist world view; willingness to defend the GDR and reasons for this; assessment of the readiness of soldiers in the Federal German Armed Forces to shoot; possibility of preventing a war through peace forces; evaluation of the politics of the FRG government; assessment of the character of the Federal German Armed Forces; assessment of the balance of power between imperialism and socialism; assessment of the jeopardy to the Soviet Union from the stationing of USA missiles; representation of revanchist goals by the FRG government; preference of military or non-military support of the GDR for socialist states; knowledge of political personalities; assessment of personal ability to explain military facts and problems (scale); interest in political events; frequency of use of GDR and FRG media for political information and preferred position; frequency of reading the daily newspaper and other magazines for political information (scale); satisfaction with the magazine "Konkret" regarding the treatment of military questions (scale); use of agitation and propaganda materials of the GST (scale); conducting military policy schooling; evaluation of various forms of pre-military training (scale); type or length of previous activity in pre-military training and future career; place of obtaining knowledge of activity in pre-military training (scale); feeling of responsibility as political instructor and personal conversations with trainees; assessment of success as instructor (scale); self-assessment of personality characteristics (scale); assessment of pre-military training (scale); characteristic of training collective (scale); existence of someone active in the FDJ in the training unit; assessment of the work all in all and on individual sides of the person active in the FDJ (scale); use of means of training for the activity (scale); conversations on current-political questions; function in pre-military training; influence of the stars on character and fate of people; qualification as instructor and preference of individual aspects (scale); manner of acquisition of pedagogical-psychological knowledge; preparation for training and exercise classes (scale); evaluation of effectiveness of forms of qualification (scale); participation in GST paramilitary; preferred GST type of sport currently and in future; possession of achievement badge of the GST paramilitary; exercise of functions in GST paramilitary; reasons for participation in GST paramilitary (scale); assessment of development status of paramilitary section (scale); frequency of meeting of paramilitary collective and frequency of personal participation; weekly time expended for paramilitary; frequency of participation in various competitions (scale); participation in qualification forms of the GST (scale); assessment of GST paramilitary as preparation of active military service; evaluation of participation in pre-military training; satisfaction with recognition as instructor; evaluation of individual sides of pre-military training (scale); evaluation of success as instructor (scale); feeling of solidarity with GST; world view; military service performed; badges during military service (scale); membership in social organizations and SED.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1985-04 / 1985-05
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Sample of instructors of pre-military training.
Time Dimension
  • Cross-section
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 444
    Number of Variables: 222
Note
Further studies on defense preparedness and pre-military training are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6110 (1981), 6111 (1985), 6113 (1985).
Availability
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Rights
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6112 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
Publications
  • Dennhardt, R.: Bereit und fähig zur Verteidigung des Sozialismus: "Ausbilder der GST - Auftrag und Verpflichtung für die Stärkung der Landesverteidigung". Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1986. ZIJ: F 86/29.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1985): Vormilitärische Ausbildung - Ausbilder 1985. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.4232/1.6112