NLSY79 Young Adults 2006
[flag indicating whether R was interviewed as YA in 2004]==0COMMENT: Machine check: R was not interviewed in 2004?
*********SECTION 16 **** ATTITUDES ***********The next series of sentences describes the way some people feel about how much control they have over their lives. After each statement, please tell me whether you strongly disagree, disagree, agree, or strongly agree.....
There is really no way I can solve some of the problems I have.
Sometimes I feel that I'm being pushed around in life.
I have little control over the things that happen to me.
I can do just about anything I really set my mind to.
I often feel helpless in dealing with the problems of life.
What happens to me in the future mostly depends on me.
There is little I can do to change many of the important things in my life.
The following statements describe the way some people may feel about themselves. After each statement, please tell me whether you strongly disagree, disagree, agree, or strongly agree....
I feel that I'm a person of worth, at least on an equal basis with others.
I feel that I have a number of good qualities.
All in all, I am inclined to feel that I am a failure.
I am able to do things as well as most people.
I feel that I do not have much to be proud of.
I take a positive attitude toward myself.
On the whole, I am satisfied with myself.
I wish I could have more respect for myself.
I certainly feel useless at times.
At times I think I am no good at all.
I often get in a jam because I do things without thinking.
I think that planning takes the fun out of things.
I have to use a lot of self-control to keep out of trouble.
I enjoy taking risks.
I enjoy new and exciting experiences, even if they are a little frightening or unusual.
Life with no danger in it would be too dull for me.
Now I am going to read a list of the ways you might have felt or behaved recently. After each statement, please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...
(Please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...)...I did not feel like eating; my appetite was poor.
(Please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...)...I had trouble keeping my mind on what I was doing.
(Please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...)...I felt depressed.
(Please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...)...I felt that everything I did was an effort.
(Please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...)...My sleep was restless.
(Please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...)...I felt sad.
(Please tell me how often you felt this way during the past week...)...I could not get "going."
We are interested in your opinion about the employment of wives. I will read a series of statements and after each one I would like to know whether you strongly agree, agree, disagree, or strongly disagree.
A woman's place is in the home, not the office or shop.Do you....
A wife who carries out her full family responsibilities doesn't have time for outside employment.Do you....
A working wife feels more useful than one who doesn't hold a job.Do you....
Employment of wives leads to more juvenile delinquency.Do you....
Employment of both parents is necessary to keep up with the high cost of living.Do you....
It is much better for everyone concerned if the man is the achiever outside the home and the woman takes care of the home and family.Do you...
Men should share the work around the house with women, such as doing dishes, cleaning and so forth.Do you...
Women are much happier if they stay at home and take care of their children.Do you...
([age of young adult]==14)|| ([age of young adult]==15) || ([age of young adult]==16)COMMENT: Is R 14-16 years of age?
Here are some views that young people have about themselves.
Girls and boys should be treated the same at school. How much do you agree or disagree?
A girl should NOT let a boy know she is smarter than he is.
Competing with boys in school would make a girl unpopular with boys.
A girl should pay her own way on dates.
If there is not enough money for all the children in a family to go to college, the boys should get to go instead of the girls.
It is perfectly okay for a girl to ask a boy for a date, even if he has never asked her.
Here are some personality traits that may or may not apply to you. You will hear several pairs of personality traits that are related but not exactly the same.Using a scale from 1 to 7, where 1 means disagree strongly and 7 means agree strongly, please rate how well each pair of traits applies to you, even if one characteristic applies more strongly than the other.