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Sexuality and Partnership of (Female) 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 (scale); abortions up to now; assessment of the probability of pregnancy with unprotected sexual intercourse; reasons against sexual intercourse; age of partner at first sexual intercourse (start of cohabitation); physical contacts 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; dependence of happiness in life on factors in various areas; family constellation in childhood; relation with parents between 13th and 16th year of life (scale); contact with concerns and problems; attitude to school; circle of friends; organization of leisure time; use of alcohol and nicotine during the 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 sexual partners; 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 of 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, the dealing 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 contacts in detention; strength of sex drive recently and before imprisonment; current frequency of sexual activities; attitude to and experience with homosexual contacts; coercion with sexual acts; steady sexual partner; experience value of first homosexual contact (scale); homosexual relations after release; ideas of partnership relation after release (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: Prisons Hohenleuben and Teil Hoheneck
Sampled Universe
Female prisoners during the survey period in minimum confinement with offenses against property (punishment to max. 2 years).
Sampling Procedure Comment: Census
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 339
    Number of Variables: 214
The comparison study on sexuality und partnership of male prisoners is archived under ZA Study No. 6200. Supplementary populations are Partner Study I (ZA Study Nos. 6143, 6144) and the Partner Study II (ZA Study No. 6145) and the Partner Study III (ZA Study Nos. 6141, 6142, 6146, 6167).
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6201 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Weller, K.: Sexualität und Partnerschaft von Strafgefangenen: Forschungsbericht 1992. Leipziger Texte zur Sexualität. Gesellschaft für Sexualwissenschaften, Forschungsstelle für Partner- und Sexualforschung (Hrsg.), 1. Jahrgang Heft 2.
  • 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

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig; Institut für Sozialhygiene der Universität Jena (1989): Sexualität und Partnerschaft von (weiblichen) Strafgefangenen 1989. Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.