Identity Conflicts and Identity Search of the East Germans 1991

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Projektgruppe "Identitätswandel" beim Gesellschaftswissenschaftlichen Forum, Berlin
Publication Date
  • Projektgruppe "Identitaetswandel" beim Gesellschaftswissenschaftlichen Forum, Berlin Institut fuer Sozialdatenanalyse, Berlin (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Political Attitudes and Behavior
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Cultural and national identity
    • Social conditions and indicators
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Economic policy
    • Economic systems and development
  • Abstract

    National identity and political attitudes in the process of German-German unification. Topics: Necessity of a new constitution; Berlin as capital city and seat of government; effects of currency, economic and social union on personal standard of living; current occupation with problems such as unemployment, devaluation of qualification, disarmament, vacation and travel plans, growing crime, occupational new orientation, environmental pollution, rent increase, buying a new car, looking for a training position for one's children, loss of previous work collective, hunger and poverty in the third world; reasons for current economic problems in Eastern Germany (scale); stand on the current tax increases; place of residence; state.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1991-03 / 1991-05
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    Eastern Germany
Sampled Universe
Survey of the subjects from the survey ´Identity Change December 1990´ who had declared their willingness to participate.
Collection Mode
  • Mail survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 235
    Number of Variables: 35
Comparable studies are archived under ZA Study Nos. 6406, 6407 and 6559, 6561 and 6562.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6560 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Eckert, D.; Hofmann, J.; Meier, H.: Identitätskonflikte und Identitätssuche der Ostdeutschen auf dem Weg zum Bundesbürger. In: Brandenburger Verein für politische Bildung "Rosa Luxemburg" e.V. (Hrsg.), Potsdam 1992. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2002.
  • Eckert, D.; Fischer, G.; Hofmann, J.; Meier, H.; Weckesser, E.: Identitätskonflikte, Reaktionen und Neuorientierungen in der ostdeutschen Bevölkerung beim Übergang in die Gesellschaft der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Forschungsbericht. Berlin 1992. GESIS-Außenstelle, Bereich Zentralarchiv: FOB-2015.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 88 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22