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Student 1979

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • University, Research, the Sciences
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Teaching profession
    • Post-compulsory education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Social and occupational mobility
    • Science and technology
  • Abstract

    Living conditions of students and attitudes to the GDR, studies and future occupation. Topics: Other studies desired; first successful application; activities before start of course of studies; high school graduation grade; preferred path of instruction; views of life and political views in agreement with parents; same occupation; relations with parents; life values; goals in life; attitudes to occupation; media usage; political information; political attitudes; attitude to the GDR, Marxism, the FDJ, socialism, the FRG, the Soviet Union; trust in the SED; world view; ideal occupation; valuation of one's own study achievements; attitude to different study conditions and college; model among teachers; handling different study demands; expectations of higher study effectiveness; scientific-productive demands; time expended during studies; part-time activity; different areas of interest; participation/interest in social activities; function in social organizations, FDJ; member in SED; desire to participate in youth festival; parents in SED; work in students brigade; social relations during studies; moral orientations in college education; social origins; qualification and activity area of parents; siblings; management function of parents; income, possessions of parents; personal possessions, income; housing; frequency of trips home; participation in cafeteria meals; satisfaction with them; current relationship; smoking, use of alcohol; leisure activities; reading esthetic books; visit to socialist foreign countries; demographic information; evaluation of different study conditions; relationship between students and teachers; ideas about the ideal teacher; characteristics of actual teachers; models among teachers; trust in political questions; social contacts with teachers; preferred courses; motives for this; characteristic of group advisor; topics of conversation with group advisor; expectations of teachers of the students; technical level of teachers; knowledge of historical events of the GDR; attitudes and valuations on studies, future occupation, study organization, teaching staff, student collective, courses, different study conditions; attitude to FDJ; effects of FDJ work on study group; source used for political questions; valuation of FDJ year as apprentice; reasons for selection of group leader; knowledge about the battle program; participation in its development; valuation of member meetings; frequency; topics dealt with; educational measures of FDJ group; attitude to a management function in the FDJ; participation in different forms of FDJ work; valuation of student brigades; ideas about formation, deployment and demands of student brigades; attitude to technology, equal rights with technical capabilities, innovator system; measures for scientific-technical progress in the GDR; valuation of the possibilities of socialism for technology development; effects of science and technology on international relations; recognition of future occupation; personal expectations for technology students; personal expression of these characteristics; knowledge of socialist moral demands; openness in political discussions; reaction to justified criticism of study achievements; life values; philosophical and moral opinions; goals in life.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979
    Autumn 1979
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
Sampled Universe
Students of various universities and colleges.
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 6032
    Number of Variables: 842
Further studies on this topic are "Students 1990", ZA Study No. 6042, "Student 1990", ZA Study No. 6002, "Student and Studies 1977", ZA Study No. 6132.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6131 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Autorenkollektiv: Bedingungen und Faktoren der Entwicklung und Erziehung der studentischen Jugend zu kommunistischen Denk- und Verhaltensweisen. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1983. ZIJ: F 83/63.
  • Bathke, G.-W.: Das Woher der Studenten. Spezieller Bericht zu "Student ´79". Leipzig 1981. ZIJ: F 81/9.
  • Bathke, G.-W.: Soziale Herkunft und demografische Positionen der Studenten. Teilbericht zu "Student ' 79". Leipzig 1983. ZIJ: F 83/27.
  • Bathke, G.-W.: Soziale Herkunft und Bildungsweg, Fachrichtungswahl und -verbundenheit der Studenten. Teilbericht zu "Student ´79". Leipzig 1983. ZIJ: F 83/29.
  • Bathke, G.-W.: Soziale Herkunft und Aktivitätspositionen der Studenten. Teilbericht zu "Student '79". Leipzig 1983. ZIJ: F 83/52.
  • Hahn, J.: Zum Einfluß ausgewählter Herkunftsbedingungen Jugendlicher auf deren kulturell-künstlerische Betätigungen. Thematischer Bericht zu den Studien U 79 und "Student ´79. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/32.
  • Hoffmann, A.: Leistungsverhalten und Studientätigkeit von Studenten. Teilbericht zu "Student ´79". Leipzig 1980. ZIJ: F 80/45.
  • Hoffmann, A.: Bedingungen des Leistungsverhaltens von Studenten: theoretische Positionen und empirische Ergebnisse: Dissertation. Halle 1982. Martin-Luther-Universität: F 82/76.
  • Lange, G.: Student und Wissenschaft: Soziale Faktoren des wissenschaftlichen Engagements der Studenten: Spezieller Bericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/57.
  • Lange, G.: Das fachlich-wissenschaftliche Engagement der Studenten als Aspekt ihres Leistungsverhaltens: Kurzbericht. Leipzig 1983. ZIJ: F 83/35.
  • Schmidt, H.: Analyse und Vergleich ausgewählter konstanter Indikatoren aus den Untersuchungen U 79, Student 79, Lehrlinge 79 und Schüler 79. Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/1.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 91 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1979): Student 1979. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.