Islamist attitudes among young Muslims in Germany (English Version)

Resource Type
  • Hadler, P.
  • Lenzner, T.
  • Neuert, C.
  • Quint, F.
  • Steins, P.
Other Title
  • Cognitive Pretest (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Publication Place
  • GESIS - Leibniz Institut für Sozialwissenschaften (Editor)
  • Abstract

    Radicalized Islamist attitudes or expressions of opinion do not automatically lead to corresponding violent acts among young people from Islamist socialization milieus. But they contribute to the legitimacy of violent activities, because any violence against other groups is always dependent on such patterns of attitude, which imply a devaluation of foreign groups, which is given by the radicalized Islamist attitudes towards persons of other faiths. The research project "Islamist attitudes among young Muslims in Germany" examines the patterns and social backgrounds, including the actors who promote such legitimation-providing attitudes among adolescents.
    In order to prepare the survey, selected parts of the questionnaire should be subjected to a cognitive pretest under methodological and questionnaire-related aspects and revised based on the test results.
    The questionnaire was developed in German and translated into Turkish and Arabic, among other languages. The aim of the cognitive pretest was to test both the original questionnaire and the translations.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2019 / 2019
Students of all types of schools, including vocational schools [Berufsschulen], aged 15-21, who feel that they belong to an Islamic faith.
In each case, 5 with German language skills, 5 with mainly Turkish language skills, and 4 with (highly) Arabic language skills. 3-4 male participants per language group.
In addition to these requirements there were no further demands on the sample.
Collection Mode
  • Self-administered questionnaire: Web-based

Update Metadata: 2020-07-23 | Issue Number: 1 | Registration Date: 2020-07-23