Sexuality and Partnership of (Male) Prisoners 1989

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
  • Institut für Sozialhygiene der Universität Jena
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig Institut fuer Sozialhygiene der Universitaet Jena (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Law enforcement
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
    • Family life and marriage
  • Abstract

    Sexuality and partnership of prisoners and their specific conditions of origin and development. Topics: Belief in the "great love"; expectations of a happy partnership (scale); knowledge of and attitude to means of contraception and methods (scale); use of means of contraception and methods; assessment of the probability of a pregnancy with unprotected sexual intercourse; reasons against sexual intercourse; age of partner at first sexual intercourse (start of cohabitation); physical contact before first sexual intercourse; stability of partner relation; initiative at first sexual intercourse and further sexual contacts; experience value of first sexual intercourse; contraception at first sexual intercourse; ideas of future after imprisonment; dependence of happiness in life on factors in occupation, family, leisure time, partnership, love, sexuality, social development; family constellation in childhood; relation with parents between 13th and 16. year of life (scale); contact with concerns and problems; school attitude; circle of friends; organization of leisure time; use of alcohol and nicotine in last two school years; achievement assessment; attitude to sexuality and faithfulness; experiences with love; psycho-sexual assessment of partner and oneself; making contact with one's own or the other sex; number of partners in the sexual area; frequency of venereal diseases; steady partner relation before imprisonment; occupational qualification, age and sex of partner; love relation with partner; current letter or personal contact with partner; desire for structuring life together with partner after release; preferred leisure activities in the year before imprisonment (scale); frequency of being sick in the year before detention; use of nicotine and alcohol in the year before detention; self-assessment of psychological well-being (scale); number of imprisonments and extent of sentence served up to now; assessment of work, one's own integration, contacts of the prisoners with each other, sexual wishes and conduct in the penal system; friendship in the group; participation in further education events, work or interest groups; assessment of homosexual sexual experiences during detention; strength of sex drive recently and before imprisonment; current frequency of sexual activities; preference for homosexual experiences; actual homosexual experiences; coercion with sexual acts; current steady sexual partner; experience value of first sexual contact with homosexual partner (scale); homosexual contacts after release; ideas of partnership relation after detention (scale); sexual orientation; faithfulness of partner during and after detention; desire for children; siblings; urban or rural character of home town; occupational qualification of parents; religiousness.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1989-01 / 1989-11
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: Youth Home Ichtershausen
Sampled Universe
Male prisoners in minimum confinement, with the primary offenses theft, bodily injury and rowdyism; 15% were imprisoned for political reasons (above all ´attempted illegal emigration´).
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 353
    Number of Variables: 210
The comparative study on sexuality and partnership of female prisoners is archived under ZA Study No. 6201. Supplementary populations are Partner Study I (ZA Study Nos. 6143, 6144) and the Partner Study II (ZA Study Nr. 6145) and the Partner Study III (ZA Study Nos. 6141, 6142, 6146, 6167).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6200 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Weller, K.: Sexualität und Partnerschaft von Strafgefangenen. Forschungsbericht. In: Leipziger Texte zur Sexualität. Gesellschaft für Sexualwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Partner- und Sexualforschung (Hrsg.), 1. Jahrgang, Heft 2, 1992.
  • Starke, K.: Sex im Knast - Wie er war. Berlin: Neues Deutschland, 1991.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 86 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22