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Schoolchildren Interval Study IS II (Younger Cohort) 1979-1985, 1st Wave 1979/80

Resource Type
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Nutrition
    • Mass media
    • Political ideology
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes / opinion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Typical forms and courses of personality development and social behavior as well as occupational training and work habits of young people and young adults depending on social factors and social conditions. Topics: General personal orientations: introversion and extroversion; general contentment with life; satisfaction with certain areas of life (scale); life planning and goals in life; life style orientation and private or occupational preferences; social responsibility such as self-respect, community spirit, striving for justness, partner fidelity, readiness for action; personal models; religiousness. Politics and society: political interest; political attitudes such as relationship to Marxism-Leninism, identification with communists, evaluation of future capability of the socialist social system, relationship to the socialist state, relationship to the GDR and the socialist social system, relationship to the FRG and the capitalist social system, relationship to the class enemy, relationship to the enemies of the socialist order; world view; attitude to religion; participation in religious events; membership and participation in FDJ; individual significance of social-political work; social-political activities; political opinions of parents; influence of parental opinion on personal political opinions; political information; connection between use of FRG or GDR television and FRG or GDR radio and political orientations; knowledge about the statute books of the GDR; participation in the Jugendweihe {ceremony of adulthood}; wearing western symbols. Leisure time and culture: leisure behavior; leisure interests; leisure activities such as belonging to and participation in organized and non-organized leisure groups, cultural and athletic activities; furnishing with and possession of leisure consumer goods; media usage and media habits with radio, TV and daily newspapers; amount of pocket-money; monthly expenditures for selected goods, leisure activities and services; monthly time budget for selected leisure activities and leisure activities. School: Learning motivation; teacher-schoolchild relationship; sense of well-being in the class; participation in the Academy for Schoolchildren; achievement development in selected school subjects. Occupational training: conduct in choice of occupation regarding desired occupation and restrictions or consultation; retrospective evaluation of selected path of education or selected vocational training; influence of parental opinion on decision for choice of occupation; occupation interest; attitude to occupation and solidarity with occupation; plans to remain in occupation; training and learning motivation; evaluation of theoretical or practical training conditions; achievement habits in vocational training; evaluation of theoretical or practical achievement demands; assessment of coping with demands and personal achievement status. Employment: work habits; work attitude; work motivation; models for work habits. Family of origin: family size; number of siblings; position in sibling sequence; relation to parents: general relationship to parents, advice from parents with concerns and problems, difference of opinions with habits in various areas of life; parents relation to siblings. Partnership and sexuality: firm partner relation; sexual conduct: age at start of cohabitation, frequency of ejaculation, frequency of sexual intercourse, frequency of orgasm. Cognitive capabilities: individual courses of development of mental-intellectual capability; micro-social conditions of development and support of mental-intellectual capability such as activities outside of instruction; participation in school competitions and achievement comparisons outside of school; expression of individual interests regarding mental-cultural activities and their influence on development of mental-intellectual capability; connection between school achievement, school degree sought, occupation orientation and development level of mental-intellectual capability. Physical development and health: physical growth; physical maturity; eating habits; drinking habits; participation in school or company group meals; habits regarding use of semi-luxury foods harmful to health, such as tobacco and alcohol. Socio-demographic characteristics: social origins: social affiliation, social status and occupational activity of parents; attending a day nursery or week nursery or kindergarten or school nursery; school degree; form of instruction at time of survey; direction of occupational instruction; personal social status.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1979-12 / 1980-04
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: city of Leipzig
Sampled Universe
35 classes from 18 schools. Interviewed were 12/13-year-old schoolchildren (7th grade).
Cluster sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey, document analysis (school grades), test procedure
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 987
    Number of Variables: 187
Waves 2 to 6 of the Interval Study are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6188 to 6192. The Schoolchildren Interval Study IS II (Older Cohort) is archived under ZA Study Nos. 6161 to 6166. The Interval Study IS I "Development Factors and Development Forms of Young People in the GDR" 1968 to 1980, archived under ZA Study Nos. 6149 to 6160, is considered the research precursor of the Schoolchildren Interval Study IS II.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6187 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)
  • Stiehler, H.-J.: Zu langfristigen Tendenzen in der Mediennutzung von Schülern: Teilbericht zur IS II. Leipzig 1981. ZIJ: F 81/20.
  • Müller, H.: Entwicklungsstand und Bedingungen der Herausbildung kommunistischer Überzeugungen bei Schülern: Teilforschungsbericht zur IS II 1. Etappe 1979/80. Leipzig 1981. ZIJ: F 81/22.
  • Stampler, B.: Freizeitinteressen, Freizeitgruppenzugehörigkeit, Sporttreiben bei Schülern der Klassenstufen 7 bis 10 in POS: Teilbericht zur 1. Etappe der 2. Schülerintervallstudie IS II. Leipzig 1981. ZIJ: F 81/34.
  • Schreiber, J.: Auswertung der Freizeitindikatoren IS II 2. Etappe -Leipzig 1982. ZIJ: F 82/42.
  • Müller, H.: Jugend im Wandel ihrer Werte: IS II. Leipzig 1985. ZIJ: F 85/83.
  • Pollmer, K.: Aktivitäten und Gerichtetheiten von Schülern mit Unterschiedlichem Entwicklungsniveau geistiger Leistungsfähigkeit: Schülerintervallstudie IS II (jüngere Kohorte). Leipzig 1986. ZIJ: F 86/54.
  • Stiehler, H.-J.: Teilbericht zur Studie IS II: Entwicklungstendenzen im Mediengebrauch während der Jugendzeit bis Mitte der 80er Jahre. Leipzig 1987. ZIJ: F 87/77.
  • Hartung, U.: Forschungsbericht zur Studie IS. II. "Lern- und Arbeitseinstellung von Lehrlingen": Forschungsbericht. Leipzig 1989. ZIJ: F 89/27.

Update Metadata: 2019-04-10 | Issue Number: 76 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig (1997): Schülerintervallstudie IS II (jüngere Kohorte) 1979 - 1985 1. Welle 1979/80. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.