Young People 2002

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Hurrelmann, Klaus (Universit├Ąt Bielefeld)
  • Jugendwerk der Deutschen Shell, Hamburg
Other Title
  • Shell Jugendstudie (Alternative Title)
Publication Date
  • Infratest Sozialforschung, Muenchen (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Social change
    • Mass political behaviour, attitudes/opinion
    • Family life and marriage
    • Youth
  • Abstract

    Moral concepts, interests, desires and social understanding of young people. Topics: What is "in" and what is "out"; personal future expectation and social view of the future; attitude to selected social problems and current political questions; leisure activities; possession of cell phone; Internet access and weekly length of use; interest in politics; use of political broadcasts on television; intent to participate in the next Federal Parliament election; attitude to reducing election age for Federal Parliament elections to 16 years; attitude to a quota for young people analogous to the quota of women; self-assessment on a left-right continuum; most able party; trust in institutions and organizations; discrimination experienced due to social and biological characteristics; dissatisfaction with politics and democracy norms (scales); attitude to the prohibition of the NPD; social, political and societal involvement; function as class spokesman; contacts with foreigners; attitude to influx of foreigners; satisfaction with democracy; democracy as type of state or preference for another alternative; future societal duty fields; attitude regarding particular population groups; attitude to technical progress; moral orientations and importance for the structuring of life (scale); political attitudes: the role of Germany in the world, cooperation with the USA in security policy, international deployment of the Federal German Armed Forces, elimination of compulsory military service, European integration and enlargement to the East of the EU; attitude to globalization and developing countries (scales); attitudes to life (scale); salience of family; attitude to marriage; basic trust in other people; firm partnership and belonging to stable group or clique; personal opinion leadership in the group and popularity; type of violent conflicts in which the respondent was involved in the last year. Demography: age (year of birth); siblings; nationality; one's own children and desire for children; religious denomination; school education; advancement to next school grade; education aspiration; sense of well-being in school and school stress; tutoring; vocational training; knowledge of a foreign language; employment; occupational position; inadequate school qualification for desired occupation; satisfaction with training, work satisfaction or studies satisfaction; achievement-based pay; certainty of achieving school degree sought or desired occupation; odd-jobs in leisure time and number of hours each week; military service, community service or voluntary social or ecological year; form of service performed or preferred; self-assessment of one's own financial situation and comparison with that of friends; family background: parents deceased, living separately or living in common residence with respondent; conflicts of parents with each other; education level of parents; assessment of interest in politics and book possession of parents; strictness of upbringing and takeover of child-raising style of parents; leaving parental home; residential status of parents; size of household; household income; satisfaction with income.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2002-03 / 2002-04
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
Sampled Universe
Age: 12-25 year
Sampling Procedure Comment: Quota sample of young people according to the following quota characteristics: 1. age groups: 12 to 14 years, 15 to 17 years, 18 to 21 years and 22 to 25 years, differentiated according to sex. 2. status groups: junior high school students, secondary school students, high school students, students, those in vocational training/employed, unemployed/other non-employed. 3. Furthermore according to states and regional settlement structure types (9 BIK settlement structure types).
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire (CAPI)
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 2515
    Number of Variables: 288
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA3694 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • Deutsche Shell (Hrsg.) Hurrelmann, Klaus; Albert, Mathias; Infratest Sozialforschung: Jugend 2002: Zwischen pragmatischem Idealismus und robustem Materialismus. 14. Shell Jugendstudie. Frankfurt: Fischer 2002.

Update Metadata: 2021-04-07 | Issue Number: 87 | Registration Date: 2010-07-22