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Watches and Funny Feelings
Section A: Watches
We would like to ask you some questions about watches. If you are not sure about the answer to any of the questions, please ask a grown-up to help you.

Do you ever wear a watch on your wrist?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10 on page 6
If yes,
qc_A1 == 1

How often do you wear a watch? Please tick only one box.

1
most days
2
some days
3
Not very often (less than once a week)

How old were you when you first wore a watch? ... years

How many

How many watches do you have (that you wear)?

1
One
2
Two
3
Three
4
more than three
In the next question we want you to tell us what the watch you wear most often is made of.
Don't forget to check the back of the watch and the buckle or clip that fastens the watch. Don't worry about the clear cover on the face of the watch

Does your watch have a strap made of metal?

1
Yes
2
No

What is the buckle, fastener or popper made of? please describe

1
velcro
2
metal
3
plastic
4
something else please describe
5
there isn't a buckle or fastener at all
Other

What is the back of the watch made of?

1
metal
2
plastic
3
metal and plastic

What is the screw or button that you use to alter the time made of?

1
metal
2
plastic
3
something else please describe
Other

Did you choose any of your watches yourself?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7 on page 4
If yes,
qc_A6_a == 1

Why did you choose that watch?

Generic text

Do any of the watches that you wear have hands? (rather than digital)

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever had a rash or itchy skin on your wrist after wearing a watch?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10a on page 6
If yes,
qc_A8_a == 1

How often has this happened?

1
Every time I wear a watch
2
Sometimes
3
Only once
On the next page, tell us about the watch you were wearing when you had a rash or itchy skin
If you can remember, what was the watch made of that you were wearing when you got a rash or itchy skin on your wrist? Please tick only one box.

What was the strap made of?

1
metal
2
plastic
3
stiff fabric
4
something else please describe
5
I don't remember
Other

What was the buckle, fastener or popper made of?

1
velcro
2
metal
3
plastic
4
something else please describe
5
there wasn't a buckle or fastener at all
6
I don't remember
Other

What was the back of the watch made of?

1
metal
2
plastic
3
metal and plastic
4
I don't remember

What was the screw or button that you use to alter the time made of?

1
metal
2
plastic
3
something else please describe
4
I don't remember
Other

Can you tell the time with a clock or watch that has hands?

1
No
2
Sometimes/a little bit
3
Yes, always

Can you tell the time on a digital watch or clock?

1
No
2
Sometimes/a little bit
3
Yes, always
Section B: Funny Feelings
Now we are going on to something different. Read the questions carefully and tick the answer that applies to you.

Some people believe that their thoughts can be read. Have other people ever read your thoughts:

1
No never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B2 on page 8
If yes,
qc_B1 == 2 || qc_B1 == 3

Do you think they use special powers to read your thoughts?

1
Yes, definitely
2
Yes, maybe
3
No

How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?

1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)
If not at all, go to B2 on page 8
qc_B1_b == 1
Else

How many people have read your thoughts since your 11th birthday?

1
just one
2
two
3
3 or more

Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Mother

1
Yes

Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Father

1
Yes

Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Brother or sister

1
Yes

Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Child at school

1
Yes

Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Teacher at school

1
Yes

Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Someone else please say who:

1
Yes
Other

Have you ever believed that you were being sent special messages through television or the radio, or that a programme has been arranged just for you alone?

1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B3 on page 10
If yes,
qc_B2 == 2 || qc_B2 == 3

How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?

1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)
If not at all, go to B3 on page 10
qc_B2_a == 1
Else

Who (or what) do you think was sending you these messages?

1
Somebody you know
2
Somebody you don't know
3
An alien or something like that
4
Something else please describe

Space for you to describe the answers you have just ticked:

Long text

Why do you think you have been getting these messages?

Long text

Have you ever thought that you are being followed or spied on?

1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B4 on page 12
If yes,
qc_B3 == 2 || qc_B3 == 3

How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?

1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)

Who was following you or spying on you?

1
Someone in your class
2
Someone in your school
3
Someone else you know
4
A stranger
5
Don't know - you've never actually seen them

Why do you think they were doing this?

Long text

Have you ever heard voices that other people can't hear?

1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B5 on page 13
If yes,
qc_B4 == 2 || qc_B4 == 3

How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?

1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)

Did this voice say something about what you were doing or thinking?

1
Yes
2
No

Did you ever hear 2 or more voices (that others couldn't hear) talking to one another?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B5 on page 13
If yes
qc_B4_c == 1

Were they talking about you?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever felt that you were under the control of some special power?

1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B6 on page 14
If yes,
qc_B5 == 2 || qc_B5 == 3

Has this happened since you 11th Birthday?

1
Yes
2
No

Did it control what you were doing or thinking?

1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B6 on page 14
qc_B5_b == 1
Else

What do you think this was?

1
God, Jesus, Allah, or other religious being
2
Something else please describe
Other

Have you ever known what another person was thinking even though that person wasn't speaking?

1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B7 on page 16
If yes,
qc_B6 == 2 || qc_B6 == 3

How often has this happened?

1
Only once or twice
2
Several times (about once a year)
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often

Since first starting school has this happened?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B7 on page 16
qc_B6_b == 2

Whose thoughts were these? Mother

1
Yes

Whose thoughts were these? Father

1
Yes

Whose thoughts were these? Brother or sister

1
Yes

Whose thoughts were these? Child at school

1
Yes

Whose thoughts were these? Teacher at school

1
Yes

Whose thoughts were these? Someone else please say who:

1
Yes
Other

Have you ever seen something or someone that other people could not see?

1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to C1 on page 18
If yes,
qc_B7 == 2 || qc_B7 == 3

How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?

1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)

What did you see?

Long text

Has this happened just when you were ill?

1
Yes
2
No

Were you completely awake when you saw these things?

1
Yes, always
2
No, sometimes I was half asleep
3
No, I was always asleep or half asleep

Were you worried about seeing things that others couldn't?

1
Yes, very worried
2
Yes, a bit worried
3
No, didn't bother me
Section C: Using Computers

Do you have use of a computer at home?

1
Yes, whenever I want to
2
Yes, but I have to fit in with others
3
Yes, but only for limited amounts of time
4
No, don't have one
If no, go to C2 on page 19
If yes, [qc_C1 == 1 || qc_C1 == 2 || qc_C1 == 3

How many days each week are you likely to have used a computer at home? ... days

How many

What do you use your home computer for? school work

1
Yes

What do you use your home computer for? E-mails

1
Yes

What do you use your home computer for? chat rooms

1
Yes

What do you use your home computer for? computer games

1
Yes

What do you use your home computer for? surfing the net

1
Yes

What do you use your home computer for? something else please tick and describe

1
Yes
Other
Do you ever go to a library or to a friend's or relative's house to use a computer? (You can tick more than one box)
-

1 - Yes

yes, library
yes, friend's home
yes, relative's home
no, never

Do you ever go to a library or to a friend's or relative's house to use a computer? (You can tick more than one box) yes, other place (please describe where)

1
Yes
Other

Do you use a computer at school?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C3e on page 21
If yes,
qc_C3 == 1

Do you go to a special computer room or to a normal classroom? special computer room

1
Yes

Do you go to a special computer room or to a normal classroom? normal classroom

1
Yes

Do you go to a special computer room or to a normal classroom? somewhere else in school (please describe where)

1
Yes
Other

About how many hours a week in school altogether do you use a computer? ... hours

Hours in week
For which subjects at school do you use a computer?
-

1 - Yes

Science
Maths
English
Games/PE
Foreign language
Art
Music
Geography
History
IT (information technology)
DT (design and technology)
Humanities
Citizenship/PSE/PSD

For which subjects at school do you use a computer? Other topic (please tick and describe)

1
Yes
Other

How good would you say that your teachers are at using computers?

1
Very good
2
Pretty good
3
Some are good but not all
4
Not very good
5
Very poor
6
Don't know

Would you like to use computers more or less than you do at school?

1
A lot more
2
A bit more
3
It's about right
4
A bit less
5
A lot less
6
Don't want to use them at all

How would you rate your computer skills compared to other children in your class?

1
Pretty good
2
About the same
3
Not so good
4
Don't know

When you leave school, do you think you would like a job that uses a computer a lot?

1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know

What sort of job would you like to do? I would like jobs such as:

Long text

What sort of job would you like to do? I don't want jobs such as:

Long text
Well done! You've nearly finished!
Thank you for all the time you have spent on this.
Please just fill in the back page now.
Section D:

I am a boy/I am a girl

1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl

Who helped you fill this in?

1
A parent helped
2
Someone else helped
3
I did it all myself

When were you born?

Date of birth

What is today's date?

Generic date
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please send this back to:
Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health
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alspac_02_waff

Watches and Funny Feelings

Section A: Watches

We would like to ask you some questions about watches. If you are not sure about the answer to any of the questions, please ask a grown-up to help you.
Do you ever wear a watch on your wrist?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10 on page 6
How often do you wear a watch? Please tick only one box.
1
most days
2
some days
3
Not very often (less than once a week)
How old were you when you first wore a watch? ... years
How many
How many watches do you have (that you wear)?
1
One
2
Two
3
Three
4
more than three
In the next question we want you to tell us what the watch you wear most often is made of.
Don't forget to check the back of the watch and the buckle or clip that fastens the watch. Don't worry about the clear cover on the face of the watch
Does your watch have a strap made of metal?
1
Yes
2
No
What is the buckle, fastener or popper made of? please describe
1
velcro
2
metal
3
plastic
4
something else please describe
5
there isn't a buckle or fastener at all
Other
What is the back of the watch made of?
1
metal
2
plastic
3
metal and plastic
What is the screw or button that you use to alter the time made of?
1
metal
2
plastic
3
something else please describe
Other
Did you choose any of your watches yourself?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A7 on page 4
Why did you choose that watch?
Generic text
Do any of the watches that you wear have hands? (rather than digital)
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever had a rash or itchy skin on your wrist after wearing a watch?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to A10a on page 6
How often has this happened?
1
Every time I wear a watch
2
Sometimes
3
Only once
On the next page, tell us about the watch you were wearing when you had a rash or itchy skin
If you can remember, what was the watch made of that you were wearing when you got a rash or itchy skin on your wrist? Please tick only one box.
What was the strap made of?
1
metal
2
plastic
3
stiff fabric
4
something else please describe
5
I don't remember
Other
What was the buckle, fastener or popper made of?
1
velcro
2
metal
3
plastic
4
something else please describe
5
there wasn't a buckle or fastener at all
6
I don't remember
Other
What was the back of the watch made of?
1
metal
2
plastic
3
metal and plastic
4
I don't remember
What was the screw or button that you use to alter the time made of?
1
metal
2
plastic
3
something else please describe
4
I don't remember
Other
Can you tell the time with a clock or watch that has hands?
1
No
2
Sometimes/a little bit
3
Yes, always
Can you tell the time on a digital watch or clock?
1
No
2
Sometimes/a little bit
3
Yes, always

Section B: Funny Feelings

Now we are going on to something different. Read the questions carefully and tick the answer that applies to you.
Some people believe that their thoughts can be read. Have other people ever read your thoughts:
1
No never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B2 on page 8
Do you think they use special powers to read your thoughts?
1
Yes, definitely
2
Yes, maybe
3
No
How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?
1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)
How many people have read your thoughts since your 11th birthday?
1
just one
2
two
3
3 or more
Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Mother
1
Yes
Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Father
1
Yes
Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Brother or sister
1
Yes
Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Child at school
1
Yes
Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Teacher at school
1
Yes
Who were\are the people who can read your thoughts? Someone else please say who:
1
Yes
Other
Have you ever believed that you were being sent special messages through television or the radio, or that a programme has been arranged just for you alone?
1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B3 on page 10
How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?
1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)
Who (or what) do you think was sending you these messages?
1
Somebody you know
2
Somebody you don't know
3
An alien or something like that
4
Something else please describe
Space for you to describe the answers you have just ticked:
Long text
Why do you think you have been getting these messages?
Long text
Have you ever thought that you are being followed or spied on?
1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B4 on page 12
How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?
1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)
Who was following you or spying on you?
1
Someone in your class
2
Someone in your school
3
Someone else you know
4
A stranger
5
Don't know - you've never actually seen them
Why do you think they were doing this?
Long text
Have you ever heard voices that other people can't hear?
1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B5 on page 13
How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?
1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)
Did this voice say something about what you were doing or thinking?
1
Yes
2
No
Did you ever hear 2 or more voices (that others couldn't hear) talking to one another?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B5 on page 13
Were they talking about you?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever felt that you were under the control of some special power?
1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B6 on page 14
Has this happened since you 11th Birthday?
1
Yes
2
No
Did it control what you were doing or thinking?
1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
What do you think this was?
1
God, Jesus, Allah, or other religious being
2
Something else please describe
Other
Have you ever known what another person was thinking even though that person wasn't speaking?
1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to B7 on page 16
How often has this happened?
1
Only once or twice
2
Several times (about once a year)
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often
Since first starting school has this happened?
1
Yes
2
No
Whose thoughts were these? Mother
1
Yes
Whose thoughts were these? Father
1
Yes
Whose thoughts were these? Brother or sister
1
Yes
Whose thoughts were these? Child at school
1
Yes
Whose thoughts were these? Teacher at school
1
Yes
Whose thoughts were these? Someone else please say who:
1
Yes
Other
Have you ever seen something or someone that other people could not see?
1
No, never
2
Yes, maybe
3
Yes, definitely
If no, go to C1 on page 18
How often has this happened since your 11th birthday?
1
Not at all
2
Only once or twice
3
Not very often (less than once a month)
4
Quite often (about once a month)
5
Often (almost every week)
What did you see?
Long text
Has this happened just when you were ill?
1
Yes
2
No
Were you completely awake when you saw these things?
1
Yes, always
2
No, sometimes I was half asleep
3
No, I was always asleep or half asleep
Were you worried about seeing things that others couldn't?
1
Yes, very worried
2
Yes, a bit worried
3
No, didn't bother me

Section C: Using Computers

Do you have use of a computer at home?
1
Yes, whenever I want to
2
Yes, but I have to fit in with others
3
Yes, but only for limited amounts of time
4
No, don't have one
If no, go to C2 on page 19
How many days each week are you likely to have used a computer at home? ... days
How many
What do you use your home computer for? school work
1
Yes
What do you use your home computer for? E-mails
1
Yes
What do you use your home computer for? chat rooms
1
Yes
What do you use your home computer for? computer games
1
Yes
What do you use your home computer for? surfing the net
1
Yes
What do you use your home computer for? something else please tick and describe
1
Yes
Other

Do you ever go to a library or to a friend's or relative's house to use a computer? (You can tick more than one box)

-

1 - Yes

yes, library
yes, friend's home
yes, relative's home
no, never
Do you ever go to a library or to a friend's or relative's house to use a computer? (You can tick more than one box) yes, other place (please describe where)
1
Yes
Other
Do you use a computer at school?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C3e on page 21
Do you go to a special computer room or to a normal classroom? special computer room
1
Yes
Do you go to a special computer room or to a normal classroom? normal classroom
1
Yes
Do you go to a special computer room or to a normal classroom? somewhere else in school (please describe where)
1
Yes
Other
About how many hours a week in school altogether do you use a computer? ... hours
Hours in week

For which subjects at school do you use a computer?

-

1 - Yes

Science
Maths
English
Games/PE
Foreign language
Art
Music
Geography
History
IT (information technology)
DT (design and technology)
Humanities
Citizenship/PSE/PSD
For which subjects at school do you use a computer? Other topic (please tick and describe)
1
Yes
Other
How good would you say that your teachers are at using computers?
1
Very good
2
Pretty good
3
Some are good but not all
4
Not very good
5
Very poor
6
Don't know
Would you like to use computers more or less than you do at school?
1
A lot more
2
A bit more
3
It's about right
4
A bit less
5
A lot less
6
Don't want to use them at all
How would you rate your computer skills compared to other children in your class?
1
Pretty good
2
About the same
3
Not so good
4
Don't know
When you leave school, do you think you would like a job that uses a computer a lot?
1
Yes
2
No
9
Don't know
What sort of job would you like to do? I would like jobs such as:
Long text
What sort of job would you like to do? I don't want jobs such as:
Long text
Well done! You've nearly finished!
Thank you for all the time you have spent on this.
Please just fill in the back page now.

Section D:

I am a boy/I am a girl
1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl
Who helped you fill this in?
1
A parent helped
2
Someone else helped
3
I did it all myself
When were you born?
Date of birth
What is today's date?
Generic date
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please send this back to:
Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health