Youth questionnaire for first time respondents at age 17

The questionnaire with refernece to variable names is available as pdf


Sort Variable Name
1 Original Household Number hhnr
1 Current Wave Number (=BFHHNR) hhnrakt
1 Current Wave HH Number (=HHNRAKT) bfhhnr
1 Never Changing Person ID persnr
1 Survey Year syear
1 Subsample Identifier TNS-Infratest sample1
1 Serial Person Number bfpnr
1 Lives In Parental Household bfj01
1 Has Own Room bfj02
1 Additional Room, Apartment bfj03
1 Own Earnings bfj04
1 Full-Time, Part-Time, Trainee bfj05
1 Have Already Worked Before bfj06
1 Age At First Job bfj07
1 Reason For Working bfj08
1 Pocket Money, Allowance bfj09
1 Pocket Money per Week bfj1001
1 Pocket Money per Month bfj1002
1 Money Saved bfj1101
1 Savings per Month bfj1102
1 Savings Irregular bfj1103
1 Father Important In Life bfj1201
1 Mother Important In Life bfj1202
1 Brother, Sister Important In Life bfj1203
1 Other Relative Important In Life bfj1204
1 Steady Boy-,Girlfriend Important In Life bfj1205
1 Best Friend Important In Life bfj1206
1 Teacher Important In Life bfj1207
1 Clique,Group Of Friends Important In Life bfj1208
1 Other Person Important In Life bfj1209
1 Argue Or Fight With Father bfj1301
1 Argue Or Fight With Mother bfj1302
1 Argue Or Fight With Brother,Sister bfj1303
1 Argue Or Fight Steady Boy-,Girlfriend bfj1304
1 Argue Or Fight With Best Friend bfj1305
1 Mother Talks About Things You Do bfj1401
1 Father Talks About Things You Do bfj1402
1 Mother Talks About Things That Worry You bfj1403
1 Father Talks About Things That Worry You bfj1404
1 Mother Asks You Prior To Making Decision bfj1405
1 Father Asks You Prior To Making Decision bfj1406
1 Mother Expresses Opinion On Smthng You Do bfj1407
1 Father Expresses Opinion On Smthng You Do bfj1408
1 Mother Able To Solve Problems With You bfj1409
1 Father Able To Solve Problems With You bfj1410
1 Mother Has Impression Of Trusting You bfj1411
1 Father Has Impression Of Trusting You bfj1412
1 Mother Asks Your Opinion On Family Matter bfj1413
1 Father Asks Your Opinion On Family Matter bfj1414
1 Mother Gives Reason For Making Decision bfj1415
1 Father Gives Reason For Making Decision bfj1416
1 Mother Shows That She Loves You bfj1417
1 Father Shows That She Loves You bfj1418
1 How Often Watch TV, Video bfj1501
1 How Often Play Computer Games bfj1502
1 Frequency Of Being Online On Social Networks bfj1503
1 Frequency surfing in the internet bfj1504
1 How Often Listen To Music bfj1505
1 How Often Play Music Or Sing bfj1506
1 How Often Do Sports bfj1507
1 How Often Dance Or Act bfj1508
1 How Often Do Tech. Activities, Coding bfj1509
1 How Often Read bfj1510
1 How Often Do Nothing bfj1511
1 How Often Spend Time Steady Boy-,Girlfriend bfj1512
1 How Often Spend Time Best Friend bfj1513
1 How Often Spend Time Clique bfj1514
1 Frequency Youth Centre, Recreational Centre bfj1515
1 How Often Do Volunteer Work bfj1516
1 Frequency Of Time In Church, Attending Religious Events bfj1517
1 Musically Active bfj16
1 Type Of Music bfj17
1 Musically Active Alone Or In Group bfj18
1 How Old When First Musically Active bfj19
1 Musical Lessons Outside Of School bfj20
1 Sports Played bfj21
1 Most Important Sport (Code) bfj22
1 Age When Starting This Sport bfj23
1 Where And With Whom Sport bfj24
1 Take Part In Competitions In This Sport bfj25
1 Attended School bfj2601
1 Which Grade, Year In German School bfj2602
1 Year Of Leaving School bfj27
1 Type Of Graduation Certificate bfj28
1 Highest Certificate Planned bfj29
1 Type Of Preferred Certificate bfj30
1 1. Foreign Language bfj3101
1 2. Foreign Language bfj3102
1 School Participation Abroad bfj3201
1 school abroad age begin bfj3202
1 school abroad age end bfj3203
1 Private School Participation bfj33
1 Class Representative bfj3401
1 Student Body President bfj3402
1 Involved With School Newspaper bfj3403
1 Belong To Theatre, Dance Group bfj3404
1 Belong To Choir, Orchestra, Music Group bfj3405
1 Belong To Volunteer Sport Group bfj3406
1 Other Kind Of School Group bfj3407
1 No Involvement bfj3408
1 Satisfaction With Overall School Grades bfj3501
1 Satisfaction With German Grades bfj3502
1 Satisfaction With Mathematics Grades bfj3503
1 Satisfaction With Main Foreign Langauge bfj3504
1 School Recommended Higher Education Level bfj36
1 Grade German bfj3701
1 Grade Mathematics bfj3702
1 Grade 1. Foreign Langauge bfj3703
1 Points German bfj3704
1 Points Mathematics bfj3705
1 Points 1. Foreign Language bfj3706
1 Type of school bfj3707
1 Comprehensive School German (Text) bfj3708
1 Comprehensive School Mathematics (Text) bfj3709
1 Comprehensive School Foreign Language (Text) bfj3710
1 Basic,Advanced Course German bfj3711
1 Basic,Advanced Course Mathematics bfj3712
1 Basic,Advanced Course 1. Foreign Language bfj3713
1 Year, Grade Repeated bfj38
1 Year, Grade First Repeated bfj3901
1 Year, Grade Repeated bfj3902
1 Paid Tutor bfj40
1 Parents Cared For Educational Achievements bfj41
1 Parents Help With Studying bfj42
1 Disagreements With Parents Over Studies bfj43
1 Parents Take Part In Parents-Evening bfj4401
1 Parents Come To Teacher Office Hours bfj4402
1 Parents Visit Teacher Outside Office Hrs. bfj4403
1 Involved As Parents Representative bfj4404
1 Parents Not Involved In Any Of Above bfj4405
1 Number Of Foreign Students bfj45
1 Job Training, Apprenticeship bfj46
1 Occu. Foundation Year bfj4701
1 Occu. Foundation Year Finished Succ bfj4702
1 Occupational Integration Year bfj4703
1 Occupational Integration Year Finished bfj4704
1 Apprenticeship bfj4705
1 Apprenticeship Finished bfj4706
1 Full-Time Vocation School bfj4707
1 Spec. Vocational School Year Finished bfj4708
1 Internship, Voluntary Job bfj4709
1 Internship, Voluntary Job Finished Succ bfj4710
1 Dual course of study / college of advanced vocational studies bfj4711
1 Dual Course Study / College of Advanced Vocational Studies Completed bfj4712
1 Specialized Technical,Engineering School / University bfj4713
1 Specialized Technical,Engineering School / University Completed bfj4714
1 Intending to Get Job Training / University Degree bfj48
1 Completed Apprenticeship bfj4901
1 Full-Time Vocation School bfj4902
1 Higher Level Trade And Technical School bfj4903
1 Civil Servant Training bfj4904
1 Accredited Career Training Academy bfj4905
1 Engineering School bfj4906
1 University bfj4907
1 Intended Apprenticeship total nonresponse bfj4908
1 At What Age Financially Independent bfj5001
1 Already Financially Independent bfj5002
1 Preferred Occupation bfj51
1 Informed About Future Occupation bfj53
1 Career Choice: Parents Proposals Important bfj5401
1 Occupation Choice: Goal Is To Take Things As They Come bfj5402
1 Occupational Choice: Different Possibilities bfj5403
1 Occupational Choice: Still Working Out Skills bfj5404
1 Secure Job, Career bfj5501
1 Importance: High Income bfj5502
1 Good Promotion Possibilities bfj5503
1 Job With Recognition bfj5504
1 Job Which Allows For Spare Time bfj5505
1 Interesting Job, Career bfj5506
1 Job Which Allows For Independent Working bfj5507
1 Interaction Important bfj5508
1 Job Important For Society bfj5509
1 Job With Good Health, Safety Conditions bfj5510
1 Job Allows For Family Commitments bfj5511
1 Job Where One Can Help Others bfj5512
1 Health Status bfj56
1 Height In Cm bfj57
1 Weight (kg) bfj58
1 Probability in %: Favoured Apprenticeship or University Place bfj5901
1 Probability in %: Apprenticeship or University Place bfj5902
1 Probability Of Finding Employment bfj5903
1 Probability Of Job Success bfj5904
1 Probability Of Long-Term Unemployment bfj5905
1 Probability Of Being Held Back By Family bfj5906
1 Probability in %: Self Employed bfj5907
1 Probability Of Working Abroad bfj5908
1 Probability Of Marriage bfj5909
1 Probability Of Living With A Partner bfj5910
1 Probability Of A Child bfj5911
1 Probability Of Several Children bfj5912
1 Year Of Birth bfj6001
1 Month Of Birth bfj6002
1 Born in Germany bfj62
1 Country Of Birth Code bfj6302
1 Migrant To Germany bfj64
1 Status Upon Immigration To Germany bfj65
1 Before Immigration: Oral Ability German bfj6601
1 Before Immigration: Written Ability German bfj6602
1 Before Immigration: Reading Ability German bfj6603
1 Oral Ability: German bfj6604
1 Written Ability: German bfj6605
1 Reading Ability: German bfj6606
1 Today German Nationality bfj67
1 Second nationality bfj6801
1 Second Nationality (Code) bfj6802
1 German nationality since birth or applied for later bfj69
1 which nationality before (code) bfj70
1 German nationality since bfj71
1 Which Nationality (Code) bfj72
1 Residence Status bfj73
1 Main Residence During Childhood bfj74
1 Change of Residence Since Childhood bfj75
1 Number Of Siblings Not In Germany bfj7601
1 No Siblings bfj7602
1 1. Silbling, Year of Birth bfj7603
1 1. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7604
1 1. Sibling, Sex bfj7605
1 1. Geschw. Art bfj7606
1 1. Sibling, Up To Age 15 Together bfj7607
1 1. Sibling, Years Together bfj7608
1 2. Sibling, Year of Birth bfj7609
1 2. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7610
1 2. Sibling, Sex bfj7611
1 2. Geschw. Art bfj7612
1 2. Sibling, Together Up To 15 Years bfj7613
1 2. Sibling Up To Age 15 Together bfj7614
1 3. Sibling, Year of Birth bfj7615
1 3. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7616
1 3. Sibling, Sex bfj7617
1 3. Geschw. Art bfj7618
1 3. Sibling, Up To Age 15 Together bfj7619
1 3. Sibling, Years Together bfj7620
1 4. Sibling, Year of Birth bfj7621
1 4. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7622
1 4. Sibling, Sex bfj7623
1 4. Geschw. Art bfj7624
1 4. Sibling, Up To Age 15 Together bfj7625
1 4. Sibling, Together Up To 15 Years bfj7626
1 5. Sibling, Year of Birth bfj7627
1 5. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7628
1 5. Sibling, Sex bfj7629
1 5. Geschw. Art bfj7630
1 5. Sibling Up To Age 15 Together bfj7631
1 5. Sibling, Years Together bfj7632
1 6. Sibling, Year of Birth bfj7633
1 6. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7634
1 6. Sibling, Sex bfj7635
1 6. Geschw. Art bfj7636
1 6. Sibling, Up To Age 15 Together bfj7637
1 6. Sibling Years Together bfj7638
1 7. Sibling, Year of Birth bfj7639
1 7. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7640
1 7. Sibling, Sex bfj7641
1 7. Geschw. Art bfj7642
1 7. Sibling Up To Age 15 Together bfj7643
1 7. Sibling, Years Together bfj7644
1 8. Sibling, Year of Birth bfj7645
1 8. Sibling, Month of Birth bfj7646
1 8. Sibling, Sex bfj7647
1 8. Geschw. Art bfj7648
1 8. Sibling Up To Age 15 Together bfj7649
1 8. Sibling, Years Together bfj7650
1 No. Of Years Living With Bio. Parents bfj7701
1 No. Of Years Living With Single Mother bfj7702
1 No. Of Years Living With Single Mother And Partner bfj7703
1 No. Of Years Living With Single Father bfj7704
1 No. Of Years Living With Single Father And Partner bfj7705
1 No. Of Years Living With Other Relatives bfj7706
1 No. Of Years Living With Foster Parents bfj7707
1 No. Of Years Living In Home bfj7708
1 No. Of Years Living With: Overall No Answer bfj7709
1 Father And Mother Live In HH bfj78
1 Where Does Father Live bfj7901
1 Where Does Mother Live bfj7902
1 Year Of Death - Father bfj7903
1 Year Of Death - Mother bfj7904
1 Year Of Birth - Father bfj8001
1 Year Of Birth - Mother bfj8002
1 Father Born In Germany bfj8101
1 Mother Born In Germany bfj8102
1 Country Of Birth Father bfj8103
1 Country Of Birth Mother bfj8104
1 Father German Citizenship bfj8201
1 Mother German Citizenship bfj8202
1 Father: School Certificate bfj8301
1 Mother: School Certificate bfj8302
1 Father: Completed Occupational Training, Studies bfj8401
1 Mother: Completed Vocational Training or University Degree bfj8402
1 Father: Type Of Blue-Collar Worker bfj8601
1 Mother: Type Of Blue-Collar Worker bfj8602
1 Father: Type Of White-Collar Worker bfj8603
1 Mother: Type Of White-Collar Worker bfj8604
1 Father: Type Of Civil Servant bfj8605
1 Mother: Type Of Civil Servant bfj8606
1 Father: Type Of Self-Employment bfj8607
1 Mother: Type Of Self-Employment bfj8608
1 Father: Not Employed bfj8609
1 Mother: Not Employed bfj8610
1 Father: Religion bfj8701
1 Mother: Religion bfj8702
1 Partner Necessary To Be Happy In Life bfj88
1 Children Necessary To Be Happy In Life bfj89
1 Success Through: Working Hard bfj9001
1 Success Through: Exploiting Others bfj9002
1 Success Through: Intelligence bfj9003
1 Success Through: Family Background bfj9004
1 Success Through: Specialized Training bfj9005
1 Success Through: Money bfj9006
1 Success Through: School Grades, Results bfj9007
1 Success Through: Being Tough, Ruthless bfj9008
1 Success Through: Connections bfj9009
1 Success Through: Being Politically Active bfj9010
1 Success Through: Being Male bfj9011
1 Success Through: Initiative bfj9012
1 Peronal Willingness to Take Risks bfj91
1 Opinion: How Life Goes, Depends On Oneself bfj9201
1 In Comparison Do Not Have What I Deserve bfj9202
1 Success In Life Is Due To Fate bfj9203
1 Others Have Often Controlled My Life bfj9204
1 One Has To Work Had To Be Successful bfj9205
1 Doubt Myself When Faced By Difficulties bfj9206
1 Opportunities Depend On Soc. Circumstance bfj9207
1 Talents You Have At Birth Are V. Import. bfj9208
1 I Have Little Control Over My Life bfj9209
1 Soc., Pol. Activity Makes A Difference bfj9210
1 Opinion: Do Without Today, and Enjoy Tomorrow bfj9211
1 Opinion: Trust People bfj9212
1 Opinion: Cannot Trust Anyone bfj9213
1 Opinion: Distrust Strangers bfj9214
1 Opinion: Live For Today, Do Not Think Of Tomorrow bfj9215
1 Personal characteristics: work carefully bfj9301
1 Personal characteristics: communicative bfj9302
1 Personal characteristics: abrasive towards others bfj9303
1 Personal characteristics: introduce new ideas bfj9304
1 Personal characteristics: often worry bfj9305
1 Personal characteristics: can forgive others bfj9306
1 Personal characteristics: am lazy bfj9307
1 Personal characteristics: am outgoing/sociable bfj9308
1 Personal characteristics: importance of esthetics bfj9309
1 Personal characteristics: am nervous bfj9310
1 Personal characteristics: carryout duties efficiently bfj9311
1 Personal characteristics: reserved bfj9312
1 Personal characteristics: considerate, friendly bfj9313
1 Personal characteristics: lively imagination bfj9314
1 Personal characteristics: be relaxed, no stress bfj9315
1 Personal characteristics: hunger for knowledge, curious bfj9316
1 Personal characteristics: positive opinion about oneself bfj9317
1 Frequency of Being Angry in the Last 4 Weeks bfj9401
1 Frequency of Being Worried in the Last 4 Weeks bfj9402
1 Frequency of Being Happy in the Last 4 Weeks bfj9403
1 Frequency of Being Sad in the Last 4 Weeks bfj9404
1 Had Paid Work (This Week) bfj95
1 Actively Looked For Work (This Month) bfj96
1 Registered Unemployed bfj97
1 Political Interests bfj98
1 Supports Political Party bfj99
1 Political Party Supported bfj10001
1 Amount of Support for Political Party bfj10002
1 Satisfaction With Life at Present bfj101
1 Day Of Interview bfjtagin
1 Month Of Interview bfjmonin
1 End of Interview (Hour) bfjdatst
1 End of Interview (Minutes) bfjdatmi
1 survey instrument bfjinta
1 Length In Minutes Oral Interview (Minutes) bfjda1
1 Length In Minutes Written Interview bfjda2
1 Further Persons Present bfjanw
1 Composition Circle of Friends: Not from Germany bfj_15a
1 Completed Education In Germany or Abroad bfj_27a
1 Range of Courses German As Foreign Language bfj_31a
1 Participation in German as Foreign Language bfj_31b
1 Mother Tongue bfj_35
1 Apprenticeship In Other Country bfj_49a
1 Both Parents Born in Germany bfj_62a
1 Father: Year of Migration to Germany bfj_81a01
1 Mother: Year of Migration to Germany bfj_81a02
1 Father German Citizenship bfj_8201
1 Mother: German Citizenship bfj_8202
1 Father Current/Former Citizenship (Code) bfj_8203
1 Mother Current/Former Citizenship (Code) bfj_8204
1 Father School Leaving Degree Abroad or in Germany bfj_83a01
1 Mother School Leaving Degree, Abroad or Germany bfj_83a02
1 Father: Type of School Leaving Degree in germany bfj_83b01
1 Mother: Type of School Leaving Degree in Germany bfj_83b02
1 Father: Type of School Leaving Degree Abroad bfj_83c01
1 Mother: Type of School Leaving Degree Abroad bfj_83c02
1 Father: Religious Community bfj_8701
1 Mother: Religions Community bfj_8702
1 Father: Christian Religious Community bfj_87a01
1 Mother: Christian Religious Community bfj_87a02
1 Father: Islamic Religious Community bfj_87b01
1 Mother: Islamic Religious Community bfj_87b02
1 Compliance Linking of Social Insurance Data bfj_102
1 Translation Device: German Speaking Person in HH bfj_buh6
1 Translation Device: German Speaking Person Outside HH bfj_buh8
1 No Translation Device Used bfj_buh9
1 Follow-Up Survey bfj_w1
1 Anchor Person bfj_anker
1 Interviewer ID intid
1 Desired Occupation [jber02] (ISCO-08 COM, 4-digits) bfj52_isco88
1 Desired Occupation [jber02] (ISCO-08, 4-digits) bfj52_isco08
1 Desired Occupation [jber02] (KldB 92, 4-digits) bfj52_kldb92
1 Desired Occupation [jber02] (KldB 2010, 5-digits) bfj52_kldb2010
1 Occupation of Father [jv07] (ISCO-88 COM, 4-digits) bfj8501_isco88
1 Occupation of Father [jv07] (ISCO-08, 4-digits) bfj8501_isco08
1 Occupation of Father [jv07] (KldB 92, 4-digits) bfj8501_kldb92
1 Occupation of Father [jv07] (KldB 2010, 5-digits) bfj8501_kldb2010
1 Occupation of Mother [jm07] (ISCO-88 COM, 4-digits) bfj8502_isco88
1 Occupation of Mother [jm07] (ISCO-08, 4-digits) bfj8502_isco08
1 Occupation of Mother [jm07] (KldB 92, 4-digits) bfj8502_kldb92
1 Occupation of Mother [jm07] (KldB 2010, 5-digits) bfj8502_kldb2010


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Dataset: bfjugend

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