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Ipsos MORI
Child of the New Century
Question booklet
ABOUT THIS BOOKLET OF QUESTIONS
PLEASE READ THIS PAGE AND THE NEXT PAGE BEFORE YOU START
The questions in this booklet are about different things in your life. They are for you to read and answer on your own. We hope that you find the questions interesting and enjoy answering them.
Please try to answer all of the questions. Read everything carefully and take your time to answer each question as honestly and accurately as you can. There are no right or wrong answers. It is not a test. We just want to find out what you think about things.
Not all the questions will be about things that you have done. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children, even those who have done these things, answer honestly.
The interviewer will give you an envelope when they give you this booklet. When you get to the end, please put the booklet inside the envelope, seal it and then hand it back to the interviewer. The interviewer will not look at your answers or tell them to anyone else.
You do not have to show or tell your answers to anyone, including your parent(s). Your name and address are not on this booklet so no-one who sees it will know whose answers they are. If you come to a question that you don't want to answer you can skip it. If you come to a question that you can't answer, you can skip it or tick the 'Don't know' box if there is one.
If there are any words that you can't read or don't understand, please ask the interviewer to explain them to you.
If you find it difficult to read and answer the questions on your own, please tell the interviewer and they will help you. They can also give you some headphones and the questions will be read out to you.
About what you do when not at school

How often do you listen to or play music, not at school?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you draw, paint or make things, not at school?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you play sports or active games inside or outside, not at school?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you read for enjoyment, not for school?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you play games on a computer or games console such as a Wii, Nintendo D-S, X-Box or Play Station, not at school?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you use the internet, not at school?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you use the internet for homework?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you exchange messages with friends on the internet using instant messaging, such as MSN, or email, such as hotmail?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

How often do you visit a social networking website on the internet, such as Facebook or Bebo?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
About you
On a scale of 1 to 7 where '1' means completely happy and '7' means not at all happy, how do you feel about the following parts of your life?
-
How do you feel about your school work?
How do you feel about the way you look?
How do you feel about your family?
How do you feel about your friends?
How do you feel about the school you go to?
How do you feel about your life as a whole?
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about you?
-
On the whole, I am satisfied with myself
I feel that I have a number of good qualities
I am able to do things as well as most other people
I am a person of value
I feel good about myself
You and your friends

How many of your friends live in the same area as you?

1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends

How many of your friends go to a different school than you?

1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends

Are your friends mostly boys, mostly girls or a mixture of boys and girls?

1
Mostly boys
2
Mostly girls
3
A mixture of boys and girls
4
Don't have any friends

How many of your friends are from the same ethnic group as you?

1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends

How often do you argue or fall out with your friends?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
6
Don't have any friends

When you are not at school, how often do you spend time with your friends?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
6
Don't have any friends

At the weekend how often do you spend time with your friends, but without adults or older children, doing things like playing in the park, going to the shops or just 'hanging out'?

1
Most weekends
2
At least once a month
3
Less often than once a month
4
Never
5
Don't have any friends

In the afternoon after school how often do you spend time with your friends, but without adults or older children, doing things like playing in the park, going to the shops or just 'hanging out'?

1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
6
Don't have any friends
You and your family

Do you get pocket money regularly?

1
Yes
2
No

Compared to your friends, is your family richer, poorer or about the same?

1
Richer
2
Poorer
3
About the same
4
Don't know
How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about you?
-
I wish my family could afford to buy me more of what I want
I like clothing with popular labels
It bothers me if my friends have things I don't
The area you live in

How safe is it to walk, play or hang out in this area during the day?

1
Very safe
2
Safe
3
Not very safe
4
Not at all safe

Are there any parks or playgrounds in this area where children your age can play outdoors?

1
Yes
2
No
Things you may have done
PLEASE READ: Not all children will have done these things. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children, including any who have done these things, answer honestly.

Have you ever been noisy or rude in a public place so that people complained or got you into trouble?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever taken something from a shop without paying for it?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever written things or sprayed paint on a building, fence or train or anywhere else where you shouldn't have?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you ever on purpose damaged anything in a public place that didn't belong to you, for example by burning, smashing or breaking things like cars, bus shelters and rubbish bins?

1
Yes
2
No
About school

How much do you like school?

1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all

How much do you like English?

1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all

How much do you like Maths?

1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all

How much do you like Science?

1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all

How much do you like PE?

1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all

How often do you try your best at school?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How often do you find school interesting?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How often do you feel unhappy at school?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How often do you get tired at school?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How often do you feel school is a waste of time?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How often do you misbehave or cause trouble in class?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How often do other children misbehave or cause trouble in class?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How often do your parents take an interest in your school work?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

How much do you like your class teacher?

1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all

How often do you think your class teacher is getting at you?

1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never

Have you ever missed school without your parents' permission even if only for half a day or a single lesson?

1
Yes
2
No
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about you?
-
I am good at English
I am good at Maths
I am good at Science
Secondary school

How much are you looking forward to going to secondary school?

1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
4
Already at secondary school

How many of your friends are going to the same secondary school as you?

1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends
6
Already at secondary school
What you think

How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to start a fight with someone?

1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know

How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to write things or spray paint on a building, fence or train?

1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know

How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to take something from a shop without paying for it?

1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know

How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to copy or download music, games or films without paying for them, when they should have done?

1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statements below?
-
Men and women should do the same jobs around the house
It is less important for women to go out to work than it is for men
About other children
PLEASE READ: Not all children will have done these things and not all children will have had these things done to them. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children answer honestly.

How often do your brothers or sisters hurt you or pick on you on purpose?

1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
7
Don't have brothers or sisters

How often do you hurt or pick on your brothers or sisters on purpose?

1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
7
Don't have brothers or sisters

How often do other children hurt you or pick on you on purpose?

1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never

How often do you hurt or pick on other children on purpose?

1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
Things some children try
PLEASE READ: Not all children will have tried these things. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children, including any who have tried these things, answer honestly.

How many of your friends smoke cigarettes?

1
None of them
2
Some of them
3
Most of them
4
All of them
5
Don't know

Have you ever tried a cigarette, even if it was only a single puff?

1
Yes
2
No

How many of your friends drink alcohol?

1
None of them
2
Some of them
3
Most of them
4
All of them
5
Don't know

Have you ever had an alcoholic drink? That is more than a few sips.

1
Yes
2
No
ONLY ANSWER THE SECTION "DRINKING ALCOHOL" BELOW (QUESTIONS 61 TO 68) IF YOU HAVE EVER HAD AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK.
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IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK, SKIP TO SECTION "MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK" (QUESTION 69 ON PAGE 24)
Drinking alcohol

How old were you when you first had an alcoholic drink? I was ... years old

Age

How many times have you had an alcoholic drink in the last 12 months?

1
Never
2
1-2 times
3
3-5 times
4
6-9 times
5
10-19 times
6
20-39 times
7
40 or more times

How many times have you had an alcoholic drink in the last four weeks?

1
Never
2
1-2 times
3
3-5 times
4
6-9 times
5
10-19 times
6
20-39 times
7
40 or more times

Have you ever drunk enough to feel drunk?

1
Yes
2
No

How old were you when you first drank enough to feel drunk? I was ... years old

Age
1
Never felt drunk

Have you ever had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time? A drink is half a pint of lager, beer or cider, one alcopop, a small glass of wine, or a measure of spirits.

1
Yes
2
No

How old were you when you first had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time? I was ... years old.

Age
1
Never had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time

How many times have you had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time?

1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 to 5 times
5
6 to 9 times
6
10 or more times
More about what you think
****EVERYONE ANSWER THE NEXT QUESTIONS****
How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Even though you may not have drunk alcohol, we are still interested in what you think.
-
Drinking beer, wine, or spirits is a way to make friends with other people
Drinking alcohol makes people worry less
It is easier to open up and talk about one's feelings after a few drinks of alcohol
Drinking alcohol gets in the way of school work
Drinking alcohol makes people happier with themselves
Drinking alcohol makes it hard to get along with friends
If I drank alcohol without my parents' permission I would be caught and punished

How much do you think people risk harming themselves if they try one or two alcoholic drinks?

1
No risk
2
Slight risk
3
Some risk
4
Great risk

How much do you think people risk harming themselves if they drink one or two alcoholic drinks nearly every day?

1
No risk
2
Slight risk
3
Some risk
4
Great risk

How much do you think people risk harming themselves if they drink four or five alcoholic drinks almost every day?

1
No risk
2
Slight risk
3
Some risk
4
Great risk
How you feel

In the last four weeks, how often did you feel happy?

1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always

In the last four weeks, how often did you get worried about what would happen to you?

1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always

In the last four weeks, how often did you feel sad?

1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always

In the last four weeks, how often did you feel afraid or scared?

1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always

In the last four weeks, how often did you laugh?

1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always

In the last four weeks, how often did you get angry?

1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always

What do you do if you are worried about something?

1
Keep it to myself
2
Tell a friend
3
Tell someone at home
4
Tell a teacher
5
Tell someone else
How true is each of these statements about you?
-
I care about how well I do at school
I feel bad or guilty when I have done something wrong
I do not show my emotions to others
I am concerned about the feelings of others
Your future

Do you want to stay on at school or college full-time when you are 16?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know

When you grow up what would you like to be?

Write your answer in the box below

By the time you are 30, which one of the following would you most like to have achieved?

1
Owning your own home
2
Having a good car
3
Earning a lot of money
4
Having a worthwhile job
5
Having children
6
Having a partner or being married
7
Being famous or making a name for yourself
8
Having a personal achievement in sport, the arts or travel etc
THIS IS THE END OF THE QUESTION BOOKLET
THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR FILLING IT IN!
PLEASE PUT IT IN THE ENVELOPE THE INTERVIEWER GAVE YOU, SEAL THE ENVELOPE, AND GIVE IT BACK TO THE INTERVIEWER
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mcs5_sc

Ipsos MORI
Child of the New Century
Question booklet
ABOUT THIS BOOKLET OF QUESTIONS
PLEASE READ THIS PAGE AND THE NEXT PAGE BEFORE YOU START
The questions in this booklet are about different things in your life. They are for you to read and answer on your own. We hope that you find the questions interesting and enjoy answering them.
Please try to answer all of the questions. Read everything carefully and take your time to answer each question as honestly and accurately as you can. There are no right or wrong answers. It is not a test. We just want to find out what you think about things.
Not all the questions will be about things that you have done. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children, even those who have done these things, answer honestly.
The interviewer will give you an envelope when they give you this booklet. When you get to the end, please put the booklet inside the envelope, seal it and then hand it back to the interviewer. The interviewer will not look at your answers or tell them to anyone else.
You do not have to show or tell your answers to anyone, including your parent(s). Your name and address are not on this booklet so no-one who sees it will know whose answers they are. If you come to a question that you don't want to answer you can skip it. If you come to a question that you can't answer, you can skip it or tick the 'Don't know' box if there is one.
If there are any words that you can't read or don't understand, please ask the interviewer to explain them to you.
If you find it difficult to read and answer the questions on your own, please tell the interviewer and they will help you. They can also give you some headphones and the questions will be read out to you.

About what you do when not at school

How often do you listen to or play music, not at school?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you draw, paint or make things, not at school?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you play sports or active games inside or outside, not at school?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you read for enjoyment, not for school?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you play games on a computer or games console such as a Wii, Nintendo D-S, X-Box or Play Station, not at school?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you use the internet, not at school?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you use the internet for homework?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you exchange messages with friends on the internet using instant messaging, such as MSN, or email, such as hotmail?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
How often do you visit a social networking website on the internet, such as Facebook or Bebo?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never

About you

On a scale of 1 to 7 where '1' means completely happy and '7' means not at all happy, how do you feel about the following parts of your life?

-
How do you feel about your school work?
How do you feel about the way you look?
How do you feel about your family?
How do you feel about your friends?
How do you feel about the school you go to?
How do you feel about your life as a whole?

How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about you?

-
On the whole, I am satisfied with myself
I feel that I have a number of good qualities
I am able to do things as well as most other people
I am a person of value
I feel good about myself

You and your friends

How many of your friends live in the same area as you?
1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends
How many of your friends go to a different school than you?
1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends
Are your friends mostly boys, mostly girls or a mixture of boys and girls?
1
Mostly boys
2
Mostly girls
3
A mixture of boys and girls
4
Don't have any friends
How many of your friends are from the same ethnic group as you?
1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends
How often do you argue or fall out with your friends?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
6
Don't have any friends
When you are not at school, how often do you spend time with your friends?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
6
Don't have any friends
At the weekend how often do you spend time with your friends, but without adults or older children, doing things like playing in the park, going to the shops or just 'hanging out'?
1
Most weekends
2
At least once a month
3
Less often than once a month
4
Never
5
Don't have any friends
In the afternoon after school how often do you spend time with your friends, but without adults or older children, doing things like playing in the park, going to the shops or just 'hanging out'?
1
Most days
2
At least once a week
3
At least once a month
4
Less often than once a month
5
Never
6
Don't have any friends

You and your family

Do you get pocket money regularly?
1
Yes
2
No
Compared to your friends, is your family richer, poorer or about the same?
1
Richer
2
Poorer
3
About the same
4
Don't know

How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements about you?

-
I wish my family could afford to buy me more of what I want
I like clothing with popular labels
It bothers me if my friends have things I don't

The area you live in

How safe is it to walk, play or hang out in this area during the day?
1
Very safe
2
Safe
3
Not very safe
4
Not at all safe
Are there any parks or playgrounds in this area where children your age can play outdoors?
1
Yes
2
No

Things you may have done

PLEASE READ: Not all children will have done these things. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children, including any who have done these things, answer honestly.
Have you ever been noisy or rude in a public place so that people complained or got you into trouble?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever taken something from a shop without paying for it?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever written things or sprayed paint on a building, fence or train or anywhere else where you shouldn't have?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you ever on purpose damaged anything in a public place that didn't belong to you, for example by burning, smashing or breaking things like cars, bus shelters and rubbish bins?
1
Yes
2
No

About school

How much do you like school?
1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
How much do you like English?
1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
How much do you like Maths?
1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
How much do you like Science?
1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
How much do you like PE?
1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
How often do you try your best at school?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How often do you find school interesting?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How often do you feel unhappy at school?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How often do you get tired at school?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How often do you feel school is a waste of time?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How often do you misbehave or cause trouble in class?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How often do other children misbehave or cause trouble in class?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How often do your parents take an interest in your school work?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
How much do you like your class teacher?
1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
How often do you think your class teacher is getting at you?
1
All of the time
2
Most of the time
3
Some of the time
4
Never
Have you ever missed school without your parents' permission even if only for half a day or a single lesson?
1
Yes
2
No

How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about you?

-
I am good at English
I am good at Maths
I am good at Science

Secondary school

How much are you looking forward to going to secondary school?
1
A lot
2
A bit
3
Not at all
4
Already at secondary school
How many of your friends are going to the same secondary school as you?
1
All of them
2
Most of them
3
Some of them
4
None of them
5
Don't have any friends
6
Already at secondary school

What you think

How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to start a fight with someone?
1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know
How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to write things or spray paint on a building, fence or train?
1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know
How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to take something from a shop without paying for it?
1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know
How wrong do you think it is for someone your age to copy or download music, games or films without paying for them, when they should have done?
1
Very wrong
2
A bit wrong
3
Not wrong
4
Don't know

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statements below?

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Men and women should do the same jobs around the house
It is less important for women to go out to work than it is for men

About other children

PLEASE READ: Not all children will have done these things and not all children will have had these things done to them. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children answer honestly.
How often do your brothers or sisters hurt you or pick on you on purpose?
1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
7
Don't have brothers or sisters
How often do you hurt or pick on your brothers or sisters on purpose?
1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
7
Don't have brothers or sisters
How often do other children hurt you or pick on you on purpose?
1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never
How often do you hurt or pick on other children on purpose?
1
Most days
2
About once a week
3
About once a month
4
Every few months
5
Less often
6
Never

Things some children try

PLEASE READ: Not all children will have tried these things. For the survey to be accurate, it is important that all children, including any who have tried these things, answer honestly.
How many of your friends smoke cigarettes?
1
None of them
2
Some of them
3
Most of them
4
All of them
5
Don't know
Have you ever tried a cigarette, even if it was only a single puff?
1
Yes
2
No
How many of your friends drink alcohol?
1
None of them
2
Some of them
3
Most of them
4
All of them
5
Don't know
Have you ever had an alcoholic drink? That is more than a few sips.
1
Yes
2
No
IF YOU HAVE NEVER HAD AN ALCOHOLIC DRINK, SKIP TO SECTION "MORE ABOUT WHAT YOU THINK" (QUESTION 69 ON PAGE 24)

Drinking alcohol

How old were you when you first had an alcoholic drink? I was ... years old
Age
How many times have you had an alcoholic drink in the last 12 months?
1
Never
2
1-2 times
3
3-5 times
4
6-9 times
5
10-19 times
6
20-39 times
7
40 or more times
How many times have you had an alcoholic drink in the last four weeks?
1
Never
2
1-2 times
3
3-5 times
4
6-9 times
5
10-19 times
6
20-39 times
7
40 or more times
Have you ever drunk enough to feel drunk?
1
Yes
2
No
How old were you when you first drank enough to feel drunk? I was ... years old
Age
1
Never felt drunk
Have you ever had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time? A drink is half a pint of lager, beer or cider, one alcopop, a small glass of wine, or a measure of spirits.
1
Yes
2
No
How old were you when you first had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time? I was ... years old.
Age
1
Never had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time
How many times have you had five or more alcoholic drinks at a time?
1
Never
2
Once
3
Twice
4
3 to 5 times
5
6 to 9 times
6
10 or more times

More about what you think

****EVERYONE ANSWER THE NEXT QUESTIONS****

How much do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements? Even though you may not have drunk alcohol, we are still interested in what you think.

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Drinking beer, wine, or spirits is a way to make friends with other people
Drinking alcohol makes people worry less
It is easier to open up and talk about one's feelings after a few drinks of alcohol
Drinking alcohol gets in the way of school work
Drinking alcohol makes people happier with themselves
Drinking alcohol makes it hard to get along with friends
If I drank alcohol without my parents' permission I would be caught and punished
How much do you think people risk harming themselves if they try one or two alcoholic drinks?
1
No risk
2
Slight risk
3
Some risk
4
Great risk
How much do you think people risk harming themselves if they drink one or two alcoholic drinks nearly every day?
1
No risk
2
Slight risk
3
Some risk
4
Great risk
How much do you think people risk harming themselves if they drink four or five alcoholic drinks almost every day?
1
No risk
2
Slight risk
3
Some risk
4
Great risk

How you feel

In the last four weeks, how often did you feel happy?
1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always
In the last four weeks, how often did you get worried about what would happen to you?
1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always
In the last four weeks, how often did you feel sad?
1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always
In the last four weeks, how often did you feel afraid or scared?
1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always
In the last four weeks, how often did you laugh?
1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always
In the last four weeks, how often did you get angry?
1
Never
2
Almost never
3
Sometimes
4
Often
5
Almost always
What do you do if you are worried about something?
1
Keep it to myself
2
Tell a friend
3
Tell someone at home
4
Tell a teacher
5
Tell someone else

How true is each of these statements about you?

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I care about how well I do at school
I feel bad or guilty when I have done something wrong
I do not show my emotions to others
I am concerned about the feelings of others

Your future

Do you want to stay on at school or college full-time when you are 16?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
When you grow up what would you like to be?
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By the time you are 30, which one of the following would you most like to have achieved?
1
Owning your own home
2
Having a good car
3
Earning a lot of money
4
Having a worthwhile job
5
Having children
6
Having a partner or being married
7
Being famous or making a name for yourself
8
Having a personal achievement in sport, the arts or travel etc
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