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Schoolchildren Interval Study Personality and Collective Development 1983 to 1985 (Waves 1 to 3)

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig
  • Pädagogische Hochschule Zwickau
  • Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig
Publication Date
  • Zentralinstitut fuer Jugendforschung, Leipzig Paedagogische Hochschule Zwickau Karl-Marx-Universitaet Leipzig (Data Collector)
  • GESIS (Distributor)
  • GESIS (Hosting Institution)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Compulsory and pre-school education
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Government, political systems and organisation
    • Youth
Free Keywords
Schema: TheSoz
adolescent; political attitude; political activity; FDJ; academic achievement
  • Abstract

    Process-oriented analysis of some aspects of personality and collective development of older schoolchildren. Topics: Moral orientations and goals in life such as acquiring knowledge, demonstrating solidarity, accepting responsibility for others, preserving peace, participation in political life, participation in the management of society, leading a pleasant life, being creative, earning lots of money, striving for highest achievements; political basic attitudes; social activity such as participation in FDJ members meetings, FDJ study year, youth hours, political discussions, actions of the FDJ Object and in teams; exercise of a function; participation in school club and the GST; reasons for difficulties in fulfillment of function in FDJ group; conduct in the subject productive work (polytechnical instruction); learning habits; learning attitudes; learning motivation; media reception.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1983 / 1985
    Wave 1: 1983, Wave 2: 1984, Wave 3: 1985
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    GDR: cities Leipzig and Zwickau
Sampled Universe
Schoolchildren of the 8th grade.
Probability: Cluster; Sampling Procedure Comment: Cluster sample
Time Dimension
  • Longitudinal: Panel
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Paper
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1926
    Number of Variables: 168
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6564 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • 1 (Type: VerbundFDB)

Update Metadata: 2020-10-21 | Issue Number: 90 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22

Zentralinstitut für Jugendforschung (ZIJ), Leipzig; Pädagogische Hochschule Zwickau; Karl-Marx-Universität Leipzig (1985): Schülerintervallstudie Persönlichkeits- und Kollektiventwicklung 1983 bis 1985 (Welle 1 bis 3). Version: 1.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.