AbstractThe main intention of this Master?s Thesis is to uncover factors which have an impact on the generative behaviour of 20 to 30 years old women in Graz. Generative behaviour is a performance which refers to sexual reproduction.To pursue this circumstance, a qualitative research method was chosen. Accordingly, problemzentrierte interviews were arranged with four mothers and seven childless women in the age of 20 to 30 years. These eleven women have to feature a higher education and furthermore need to have a partner. In case of the mothers, their children shouldn?t be older than two years. After the specification of these criteria, contacting proceeds by using Schneeballverfahren.Family as well as the partner are the most important determinants of generative behaviour. As it is the locality in which socialization takes place, the family has an influence on the approach to children. Besides, family owns priority in reference to childcare. The partner?s positive stance on children has also an effect on women?s decision to or against a child. In addition to the importance of the circle of friends, the age is crucial to the majority of the interviewee. The request to be a young mother has physical as well as social reasons.Economical security is another precondition to have a baby. This points to the importance of the state?s financial support. The desire for a bigger supply of childcare-institutions is remarked by the same token.The pursuit of occupational career provides no contradiction to the child-decision of the respondent women. The request to have an own child is in certain cases procrastinated but remains existent.The influencing factors are pronounced differently and vary form woman to woman.