Risks in Coping with Life by Young People in Large Urban Monostructures 1993/1994

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Nickel, Hildegard M.
  • Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin, Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften, Institut für Soziologie
Publication Date
  • Kuehnel, W. (Data Collector)
  • Matuschek, I., Humboldt-Universitaet zu Berlin,Fachbereich Sozialwissenschaften, Institut fuer Soziologie (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Education, School Systems
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Migration
    • Crime
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Life situation of young people in family, school and work as well as ideas about politics, culture, crime and violence. Topics: relation between classmates; violations of rules by other schoolchildren (scale) and attitude to this; frequency of punishment by those responsible for child-raising; appropriate reactions by the legal system to violations of the law by young people (scale); frequency of personal oppositional behavior regarding parents (scale); experiences as a victim in personal surroundings (scale); relationship of younger and older (scale); attitude to parents, military service; government and freedom of speech (scale); personal characteristics such as open-mindedness, curiosity, conformism; knowledge of self-defense (scale); carrying a weapon; going out of the way of uncertain situations; acts of violence in school in the last 12 months; interest in politics (scale); interest in television broadcasts (scale); frequency of reading a newspaper; value concepts regarding: work, occupation, partnership, family; attitude to foreigners; foreign friends; reasons for acts of violence (scale); character of one's own residential environment; assessment of Berlin; duration of residence in Berlin; desire to live somewhere else; places for leisure time and frequency of visits; conduct with difficulties (scale); personal acts of violence in the last 12 months; preferred type of music; attitude to various youth groups; leisure activity; participation in serious disputes; reason for these disputes; occurrence of violence in school, leisure time and family; most serious act of violence experienced oneself; most serious act of violence against others; position within the leisure group currently and desired; persons of the leisure group who are of importance for respondent; characterization of these persons; evaluation of behavior in the group/clique; number of friends; importance of a uniform opinion in the group; negative behavior of schoolchildren and teachers (scale); observing acts of violence in public transportation, company, disco, family, school, restaurants and on the street; social differences in society (scale); school conclusion desired; number of siblings; fears for the future (scale); available income per month and relation to income of friends; one's own financial situation and that of parents; occupational situation of parents; hypothetical and actual person to confide in; just treatment; party preference; family situation; specific characteristics of girls or boys; perceived threat regarding a possible act of violence at night in one's own residential area; frequency of violating school rules; favorite films; personal blows of fate and getting over them; daily values.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1993-12 / 1994-01
Geographic Coverage
  • German Democratic Republic (1949-1990) (DDDE)
    Berlin (East)
Sampled Universe
The population of schoolchildren of the years 1992/1993 from Berlin-Marzahn and Berlin-Mitte. Interviewed were the 9., 10. and 11. classes of the primary and high schools, comprehensive schools with and without upper level.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Written survey
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1178
    Number of Variables: 641
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA6581 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Kühnel, W.; Matuschek, I.: Gruppenprozesse und Devianz. Risiken jugendlicher Lebensbewältigung in großstädtischen Monostrukturen. Juventa 1995.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 89 | Registration Date: 2012-06-15