Use of Psychiatric Drugs among Mothers and their Young Children

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Vogt, Irmgard (Psychologisches Institut, Universität Münster)
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Drug abuse, alcohol and smoking
    • Specific diseases and medical conditions
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Use of medication and semi-luxury foods, tobacco and alcohol as well as condition of health of mothers and their half-grown children. Topics: 1. Questions posed to both children and mothers: self-assessment of condition of health (scale); physical complaints in the last two years and resulting visits to the doctor and prescription of medication; medication contained in one´s own medicine chest; regularity of use of medication with and without medical prescription; current and earlier use of tobacco; drinks and use of alcohol; occasions for conversation about the effects of medication. 2. Survey of young people: size of place of residence during childhood; local residency; socialization authority: parents or home; marital status and age of parents; employment of mother; break-off of school education and repeating classes; current education level and possibly unemployment; change of occupation; type of stress in one´s occupation; acceptance of roles in games; classification of relationship to father and mother; characterization of style of upbringing of father and mother (scale); reference person; use of parental style of upbringing with one´s own children; leisure activity on working days and weekends; position in sibling sequence; number of friends; steady partner; earlier partnerships; length of current partnership; self-image; image of the typical alcoholic and image of a typical teetotaler (semantic differential); self-confidence and self-characterization (scale); type and brand of preferred tobacco products; reasons for discontinuation of use of tobacco; age at first use of tobacco; reaction of parents; smoking habits of father, mother and friends; self-assessment of use of alcohol in comparison to others of the same age; occasions for use of alcohol as well as for alcohol excesses; time of day and place for primary use of alcohol; source of supply of alcohol; others present, age and source of supply at first consumption of alcohol; characterization of first effect; age at first alcohol excess; reaction of parents to personal use of alcohol; information on frequency and amount of use of alcohol by father and mother; occasions for use of alcohol by parents; alcohol supply and possibilities of access in the home; physical reactions to consumption of alcohol and jeopardy from alcohol (scale); psychological and physical harm considered possible from alcohol abuse; alcoholics in one´s circle of friends; attitude to alcohol (scale); assumed percentage of young people and West Germans who drink alcohol; sources of information about use of alcohol; self-assessment of extent to which informed about alcohol; judgement on alcohol problems among young people in general and suggested countermeasures; health orientation (scale); susceptibility to colds and injuries; type and frequency of visits to the doctor; sources of information for medications not prescribed by the doctor; keeping medications by parents; use of medication by father and mother; attitude to use of medication by father and mother; attitude to use of medication (scale); judgement on pharmaceuticals according to their usability as intoxicants; detailed information on drugs used; age at first use of intoxicants; type and frequency of use of drugs; assessment of personal inclination to use intoxicants (scale); use of intoxicants in social surroundings; self-assessment of extent to which informed about intoxicants; sources of information about intoxicants; personal standard of punishment for selected offenses (scale); attitude to the social system in the Federal Republic; military service performed; desired form of life: partnership or alone. 3. Mothers survey: importance of areas of life; attitude to use of medication (scale); frequency of operations and hospital stays in the last two years; age and sex of children; reference person of (interviewed) child; susceptibility to illness of target child and frequency of trips together to the doctor; style of upbringing in the treatment of pain of the child; personal use of medication and that of target child; person explaining the effect of medication to the child; attitude to selected methods of upbringing (scale); meaning of punishment (rank scale); (with daughters as target child: attitude to medicinal treatment of menstruation complaints); self-assessment of condition of health (scale); membership in health insurance company; length of daily absence from home due to occupation; religiousness; memberships; residential status; detailed information on presence at home during the last week. Demography: age; marital status; religious denomination; frequency of church attendance; school education; occupation; employment; income; sources of income; residential status; social origins; memberships. Interviewer rating: city size; presence of other persons during the interview and their degree of relationship; intervention of other persons in the interview; reliability and willingness of respondent to cooperate; number and time of contact attempts.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1976-02 / 1976-07
Geographic Coverage
  • Bavaria (DE-BY)
Sampled Universe
Children between the ages of 14 to 19 years (years of birth 1951 to 1963) and census of their mothers.
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey and written survey under supervision with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 499
    Number of Variables: 1348
The survey of the 485 young people took place about 3 months before the interviews with their mothers. The current integrated data set contains the information from the mothers survey in the form that it is directly assigned to the information of the children. In the interview of the young people a so-called ´booklet to be filled out´ was used, in which the respondents in the course of the interview were to check the semantic differential and some further questions on use of medication.
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA1210 (Type: ZA-No.)
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