Questionnaire Public Report 11/30/2012 03:39:43 PM Cohort: National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 Round: Youth Questionnaire 97 (R15) Instrument : Youth
1. #### Tell Us What You Think

 YTEL-RISKCHECK [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

{R14COMPLETE} == 0

COMMENT: The respondent was not interviewed in round 14

If Answer = 1 Then Go To
YTEL-77

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 YTEL-77 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

Now I have another kind of question. Suppose you are the only income earner in the family, but that your current job is ending. You have to choose between two new jobs. The first job would guarantee your current family income for life. The second job is also guaranteed for life and possibly better paying, but the income is less certain. There is a 50-50 chance that the second job will double your current family income for life and a 50-50 chance that it will cut your current family income by a third for life.

Which job would you take: the first job or the second job?

 1   FIRST JOB   ...(Go To YTEL-79) 2   SECOND JOB   ...(Go To YTEL-78)

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 YTEL-78 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

Suppose the chances were 50-50 that the second job would double your current family income and 50-50 that it would cut it in half

Would you take the first job or the second job?

 1   FIRST JOB 2   SECOND JOB

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 YTEL-79 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

Suppose the chances were 50-50 that the second job would double your current family income and 50-50 that it would only cut it by 20 percent.

Would you take the first job or the second job?

 1   FIRST JOB 2   SECOND JOB

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 YTEL-80 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? Rate yourself from 0 to 10, where 0 means "unwilling to take any risks" and 10 means "fully prepared to take risks."

 Enter Number:

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 YTEL-81 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

People can behave differently in different situations. How would you rate your willingness to take risks in the following areas? For each situation, rate your willingness from 0 to 10, where 0 means "unwilling to take any risks" and 10 means "fully prepared to take risks."

 - ...While driving? - ... In financial matters? - ... In your occupation? - ...With your health? - ... In your faith in other people? - ... In your romantic relationships? - ... In making major life changes? - ... In placing a bet where you have a 50-50 chance of winning \$20 and a 50-50 chance of losing \$10?
 0   0 1   1 2   2 3   3 4   4 5   5 6   6 7   7 8   8 9   9 10   10

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 YTEL-85 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

This set of questions is about things you might do in your free time.

I'm going to name some different activities you might do. Please tell me if you do these things always with your left hand, usually with your left hand, with both hands equally, usually with your right hand, or always with your right hand.

 - Writing? - Throwing? - Brushing your teeth? - Slicing with a knife? - Holding a nail to hammer?
 1   ALWAYS WITH LEFT HAND 2   USUALLY WITH LEFT HAND 3   USUALLY WITH BOTH HANDS EQUALLY 4   USUALLY WITH RIGHT HAND 5   ALWAYS WITH RIGHT HAND 6   DON'T DO THIS ACTIVITY

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 YTEL-86-CHECK [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

([PERMISSIONTORECORD]==1) && ([INTMODE] ==1)

COMMENT: R has given consent for audio recording and this is an in-person interview

If Answer = 1 Then Go To
YTEL-86

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 YTEL-86 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

{SPEECH}==1 || {SPEECH}==3

COMMENT: The respondent has been selected to get the speech questions

If Answer = 1 Then Go To
YTEL-87

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 YTEL-87 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

We have been choosing the questions about your life since your last interview on [LINTDATE~X]. Now, we'd like you to choose what to tell us. What has been the happiest moment in your life since that time?

INTERVIEWER: KEEP R TALKING UNTIL TIMER INDICATES 0 SECONDS REMAINING. R'S RESPONSE WILL BE RECORDED. PLEASE DO NOT TYPE WHILE THE RESPONDENT IS SPEAKING.

INTERVIEWER: TO KEEP R TALKING, USE YOUR OWN PROBES AS APPROPRIATE, OR THESE:

Who was there? Where did that happen?
What happened (what else happened?) When did this happen?
How did you feel? Tell me more.

INTERVIEWER: IF R DOESN'T RECALL A HAPPIEST MOMENT, USE YOUR OWN PROBES AS APPROPRIATE, OR THESE:
It doesn't necessarily have to be the happiest moment... Think about some time recently that you felt pretty good...
Who do you like to spend time with? What kinds of things do you like to do?
What types of places do you like to go? What about a time when someone around you seemed happy?

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 YTEL-61 [] Section: Tell Us What You Think

Those are all of the questions that we have for you this year. As usual we appreciate the time and the attention that you give to the NLSY97.

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