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Confidential
National Child Development Study - Stage 5
What Do You Think?
To give us an idea of your views on a number of topics we would like you to fill in this questionnaire. Please record your answers as shown.
Section A - Your Views 1
People have very different opinions about many things. Below is a list of statements on different topics. We are interested in your views on them. You will AGREE with some of the statements and DISAGREE with others. Read each statement then decide to what extent you agree or disagree with the opinion and CIRCLE the relevant NUMBER on the right.
To what extent do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the statements below?
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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

A person must have a job to feel a full member of society
Big business benefits owners at the expense of workers
There should be more women bosses in important jobs in business and industry
People like me have no say in what the Government does
Women who do not have a job are dull
It is alright for people from different races to get married
Being single provides fewer worries or responsibilities
If a child is ill and both parents are working it should usually be the mother who takes time off to look after the child
Management will always try to get the better of employees if it gets the chance
People can have a satisfying relationship without children
Problems in the environment are not as serious as people claim
Being a housewife is just as fulfilling as working for pay
A person can get satisfaction out of life without having a job
Women should have the same chance as men to get some training or have a career
The law should be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong
We should tackle problems in the environment even if this means slower economic growth
I would not mind if my child went to a school where half the children were of another race
A marriage without children is not fully complete
Section B - Social Relationships
The following questions are about the people - family, friends, and others - to whom you can turn for help and advice. Each question relates to a different problem that you might face.
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Suppose you needed advice about an important change in your life - for example, about a job, or moving to another part of the country. Who would you turn to for advice? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below, one in each box, and answer question b). First name/Initials

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What relation is this person to you?

1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of advice
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Suppose you had the "flu" and you had to stay in bed for a few days, and needed help around the home, with shopping and so on. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials

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What relation is this person to you?

1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help
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Suppose you needed to borrow a large sum of money. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials

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What relation is this person to you?

1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Bank or other financial institution
8
Other source of help
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Suppose you were very upset about a problem with your husband, wife or partner, and had not been able to sort it out with them. Even if you are not married or have no partner, what would you do if you were? Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials

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What relation is this person to you?

1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help
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Suppose you felt just a bit down or depressed, and you wanted to talk about it. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials

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What relation is this person to you?

1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help
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There are some household and garden jobs you really can't do alone - for example, you may need someone to hold a ladder. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First names/Initials

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What relation is this person to you?

1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help
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Section C - Your Views 2
Below are statements on some more topics. To what extent do you AGREE or DISAGREE with these statements?
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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

Men and women should do the same jobs around the house
Ordinary working people do not get their fair share of the nation's wealth
I would not expect my partner to be always faithful
I would not mind working with people from other races
Having almost any job is better than being unemployed
For some crimes the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence
When both partners work full-time, the man should take an equal share of the domestic chores
It does not really make much difference which political party is in power in Britain
All women should have the right to choose to have an abortion if they wish
Divorce is too easy to get these days
The time has come for everyone to arrange their own private health care and stop relying on the National Health Service
Having children seriously interferes with the freedom of their parents
Preserving the environment is more important than any other political issue today
It is alright for people to have children without being married
Private schools should be abolished
People should consider the needs of their children as more important than their own
If I didn't like a job I'd pack it in, even if there was no other job to go to
Married people are generally happier than unmarried people
I would not want a woman to be my boss
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Section D - Your Work
Here is a list of statements to do with your job, that is the work that you spend most time at each day. If you do not go out to work but are occupied full time by housework or childcare treat this as your job. Some of the statements will be VERY TRUE for you while others will be NOT TRUE AT ALL. Read carefully the statement on the left, then decide to what extent it applies to you and CIRCLE the relevant NUMBER on the right.
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1 - Very true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Neither true nor untrue

4 - Somewhat untrue

5 - Not true at all

My work requires me to keep learning new things
My work is monotonous because I always do the same things
My present work skills will be useful or valuable in five years time
I am able to vary the pace at which I work
I can only take breaks at certain times
Section E - Your Skills
People have a variety of skills. Some they use at work, others they use elsewhere. Some they are good at, others they are less good at. Some abilities and skills they have improved with practice, others they have not.
How good are you at the skills listed below? Please answer questions a), b) and c) for each skill.
Would you say that your own ability is good, fair or poor or non-existent?
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1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

Writing clearly
Speaking clearly
Using tools properly
Reading plans or diagrams
Constructing, assembling or building things well
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or give information
Looking after people who need care
Giving advice and support to people
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Supervising other people's work or activities
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Selling products or services
Understanding finance and accounts
Running an organisation, group or firm
Where do you make use of this skill? At work only, both at work and elsewhere, elsewhere but not at work, or not at all?
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1 - Used at work

2 - Used elsewhere

3 - Used at both

4 - Not used

5 - Don't have skill

Writing clearly
Speaking clearly
Using tools properly
Reading plans or diagrams
Constructing, assembling or building things well
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or give information
Looking after people who need care
Giving advice and support to people
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Supervising other people's work or activities
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Selling products or services
Understanding finance and accounts
Running an organisation, group or firm
Over the last 10 years (since March 1981) would you say your skill has got better, not changed, or got worse?
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1 - Got better

2 - No change

3 - Got worse

4 - Don't have skill

Writing clearly
Speaking clearly
Using tools properly
Reading plans or diagrams
Constructing, assembling or building things well
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or give information
Looking after people who need care
Giving advice and support to people
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Supervising other people's work or activities
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Selling products or services
Understanding finance and accounts
Running an organisation, group or firm
Section F - Your Views 3
Below are statements on some more topics. To what extent do you AGREE or DISAGREE with these statements?
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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

There is one law for the rich and one for the poor
Once you've got a job it's important to hang on to it even if you don't really like it
Marriage is for life
It is less important for a woman to go out to work than it is for a man
Politicians are mainly in politics for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the community
Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards
Marriage gives you economic security
Young people today don't have enough respect for traditional British values
Wives who don't have to work should not do so
I would not want a person from another race to be my boss
Men and women should all have the chance to do the same kind of work
Government should redistribute income from the better-off to those who are less well off
None of the political parties would do anything to benefit me
People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences
Couples who have children should not separate
I would not mind if a family from another race moved in next door to me
Being single provides more time to experience life and find out about yourself
Schools should teach children to obey authority
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Section G - How you get on with your husband, wife or partner
If you are married, or living with someone as a couple, please answer the questions below about your current relationship with your partner. Otherwise please turn to Section H on page 16.

How happy is your relationship, all things considered?

1
1:Extremely Unhappy
2
2
3
3
4
4:Neither Happy nor Unhappy
5
5
6
6
7
7:Extremely Happy
Most people have disagreements with their partner. Please show how much you and your partner AGREE or DISAGREE about the things listed below.
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1 - We Nearly always Agree

2 - We Often Agree

3 - We Sometimes Agree and sometimes Disagree

4 - We often Disagree

5 - We Nearly always Disagree

6 - We Never talk about it

Handling family finances
How to spend your spare time
Showing affection for each other
Liking the same friends
Having sex together
Behaving generally in the right and decent way towards other people
Sharing household tasks
Outlook on life
Relationships with parents or parents-in-law
Deciding if or when to have children
How children should be brought up
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When disagreements arise between you and your partner how do they usually end?

1
You give in
2
Your partner gives in
3
Agreement by mutual give and take
4
You both agree to differ
5
Varies/depends/don't know

Do you and your partner share any outside interests?

1
Yes, we share all our outside interests
2
Yes, we share some outside interests
3
Yes, we share a few outside interests
4
No, we don't share any outside interests

In leisure time do you usually prefer to be out and about or stay at home?

1
I prefer to be out and about
2
I prefer to stay at home

In leisure time does your partner usually prefer to be out and about or stay at home?

1
My partner prefers to be out and about
2
My partner prefers to stay at home

Do you ever wish you had not married (or lived together as a couple)?

1
Yes, frequently
2
Yes, occasionally
3
Only rarely
4
No, never

If you had to live your life over again, which of these do you think you would do?

1
Marry (or live as a couple with) the same person
2
Marry (or live as a couple with) a different person
3
Not marry (or live as a couple) at all
4
Don't know

Do you share your problems with your partner?

1
Yes, I share all of them
2
Yes, I share most of them
3
Yes, I share some of them
4
No, I share none or hardly any of them
In your family, who does each of these things most of the time?
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1 - I do most of it

2 - My partner does most of it

3 - We share more or less equally

4 - Someone else does it

5 - Does not apply

Preparing and cooking the main meal
Doing the shopping
Cleaning the home
Laundry and ironing
Household repairs, DIY, decorating
Looking after household money and paying bills
Looking after children when they are ill
Teaching children good behaviour
Generally being with and looking after children
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Section H - Politics

How interested would you say you are in politics?

1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Not very interested
4
Not at all interested
During the past ten years, how often have you done the following?
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1 - Never

2 - Once

3 - Twice

4 - Three times

5 - Four or more times

Contacted a local or national politician
Served as a local union official or shop steward
Voted in a local or national election
Stood on a picket line
Put forward a proposal or motion at a union or staff association meeting
Gone on strike
Attended any kind of political meeting
Voted in a union or staff association ballot
Been to a union or staff association
Spent time working for a political party or candidate
Listed below are some different forms of political action that people take from time to time. Please say for each one whether you have actually done it, whether you might do it, or whether you would never do it.
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1 - Have done

2 - Might do

3 - Would never do

Sign a petition
Join in boycotts
Attend lawful demonstration
Join unofficial strikes
Occupy buildings or factories
Section I - How you feel about your life so far

All things considered, how happy are you? Would you say you were ...

1
very happy
2
fairly happy
3
not very happy
4
not at all happy

How well do you get on with other people?

1
very well
2
fairly well
3
not very well
4
not at all well

Generally speaking, which of these two statements comes closest to your view?

1
I find that most people can be trusted
2
I find that I cannot be too careful in dealing with other people

And which of these two statements comes closest to your view?

1
I often find myself drawn into arguments with other people
2
I usually manage to avoid arguments with other people

Which of these two statements is most true for you?

1
I never really seem to get what I want out of life
2
I usually get what I want out of life

And which of these is most true for you?

1
I usually have a free chioce and control over my life
2
Whatever I do has no real effect on what happens to me

And which of these is most true for you?

1
Usually I can run my life more or less as I want to
2
I usually find life's problems just too much for me
Here is a scale from 0 to 10. On it, "0" means that you are completely dissatisfied and "10" means that you are completely satisfied.

Please ring ONE number to show just how dissatisfied or satisfied you are about the way your life has turned out so far:

0
0:Completely Dissatisfied
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10:Completely Satisfied

Please use the scale again below to show where you think you might have put yourself when we last spoke to you ten years ago.

0
0:Completely Dissatisfied
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10:Completely Satisfied

Please use the scale once more to show where you expect to be able to put yourself in ten years time when you are 43.

0
0:Completely Dissatisfied
1
1
2
2
3
3
4
4
5
5
6
6
7
7
8
8
9
9
10
10:Completely Satisfied
This is the end of the questionnaire. Thank you for filling it in.
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Confidential
National Child Development Study - Stage 5
What Do You Think?
To give us an idea of your views on a number of topics we would like you to fill in this questionnaire. Please record your answers as shown.

Section A - Your Views 1

People have very different opinions about many things. Below is a list of statements on different topics. We are interested in your views on them. You will AGREE with some of the statements and DISAGREE with others. Read each statement then decide to what extent you agree or disagree with the opinion and CIRCLE the relevant NUMBER on the right.

To what extent do you AGREE or DISAGREE with the statements below?

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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

A person must have a job to feel a full member of society
Big business benefits owners at the expense of workers
There should be more women bosses in important jobs in business and industry
People like me have no say in what the Government does
Women who do not have a job are dull
It is alright for people from different races to get married
Being single provides fewer worries or responsibilities
If a child is ill and both parents are working it should usually be the mother who takes time off to look after the child
Management will always try to get the better of employees if it gets the chance
People can have a satisfying relationship without children
Problems in the environment are not as serious as people claim
Being a housewife is just as fulfilling as working for pay
A person can get satisfaction out of life without having a job
Women should have the same chance as men to get some training or have a career
The law should be obeyed, even if a particular law is wrong
We should tackle problems in the environment even if this means slower economic growth
I would not mind if my child went to a school where half the children were of another race
A marriage without children is not fully complete

Section B - Social Relationships

The following questions are about the people - family, friends, and others - to whom you can turn for help and advice. Each question relates to a different problem that you might face.

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Suppose you needed advice about an important change in your life - for example, about a job, or moving to another part of the country. Who would you turn to for advice? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below, one in each box, and answer question b). First name/Initials
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What relation is this person to you?
1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of advice

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Suppose you had the "flu" and you had to stay in bed for a few days, and needed help around the home, with shopping and so on. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials
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What relation is this person to you?
1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help

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Suppose you needed to borrow a large sum of money. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials
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What relation is this person to you?
1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Bank or other financial institution
8
Other source of help

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Suppose you were very upset about a problem with your husband, wife or partner, and had not been able to sort it out with them. Even if you are not married or have no partner, what would you do if you were? Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials
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What relation is this person to you?
1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help

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Suppose you felt just a bit down or depressed, and you wanted to talk about it. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First name/Initials
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What relation is this person to you?
1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help

_name < 4

There are some household and garden jobs you really can't do alone - for example, you may need someone to hold a ladder. Who would you turn to for help? Please put the first names or initials of up to four people in the boxes below and answer question b). First names/Initials
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What relation is this person to you?
1
Spouse/partner
2
Parent/in-law
3
Other relative
4
Friend or neighbour
5
Someone you work with
6
Church, Charity, Social Services, etc
7
Someone you pay to help
8
Other source of help
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Section C - Your Views 2

Below are statements on some more topics. To what extent do you AGREE or DISAGREE with these statements?

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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

Men and women should do the same jobs around the house
Ordinary working people do not get their fair share of the nation's wealth
I would not expect my partner to be always faithful
I would not mind working with people from other races
Having almost any job is better than being unemployed
For some crimes the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence
When both partners work full-time, the man should take an equal share of the domestic chores
It does not really make much difference which political party is in power in Britain
All women should have the right to choose to have an abortion if they wish
Divorce is too easy to get these days
The time has come for everyone to arrange their own private health care and stop relying on the National Health Service
Having children seriously interferes with the freedom of their parents
Preserving the environment is more important than any other political issue today
It is alright for people to have children without being married
Private schools should be abolished
People should consider the needs of their children as more important than their own
If I didn't like a job I'd pack it in, even if there was no other job to go to
Married people are generally happier than unmarried people
I would not want a woman to be my boss
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Section D - Your Work

Here is a list of statements to do with your job, that is the work that you spend most time at each day. If you do not go out to work but are occupied full time by housework or childcare treat this as your job. Some of the statements will be VERY TRUE for you while others will be NOT TRUE AT ALL. Read carefully the statement on the left, then decide to what extent it applies to you and CIRCLE the relevant NUMBER on the right.

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1 - Very true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Neither true nor untrue

4 - Somewhat untrue

5 - Not true at all

My work requires me to keep learning new things
My work is monotonous because I always do the same things
My present work skills will be useful or valuable in five years time
I am able to vary the pace at which I work
I can only take breaks at certain times

Section E - Your Skills

People have a variety of skills. Some they use at work, others they use elsewhere. Some they are good at, others they are less good at. Some abilities and skills they have improved with practice, others they have not.
How good are you at the skills listed below? Please answer questions a), b) and c) for each skill.

Would you say that your own ability is good, fair or poor or non-existent?

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1 - Good

2 - Fair

3 - Poor

4 - Don't have skill

Writing clearly
Speaking clearly
Using tools properly
Reading plans or diagrams
Constructing, assembling or building things well
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or give information
Looking after people who need care
Giving advice and support to people
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Supervising other people's work or activities
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Selling products or services
Understanding finance and accounts
Running an organisation, group or firm

Where do you make use of this skill? At work only, both at work and elsewhere, elsewhere but not at work, or not at all?

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1 - Used at work

2 - Used elsewhere

3 - Used at both

4 - Not used

5 - Don't have skill

Writing clearly
Speaking clearly
Using tools properly
Reading plans or diagrams
Constructing, assembling or building things well
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or give information
Looking after people who need care
Giving advice and support to people
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Supervising other people's work or activities
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Selling products or services
Understanding finance and accounts
Running an organisation, group or firm

Over the last 10 years (since March 1981) would you say your skill has got better, not changed, or got worse?

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1 - Got better

2 - No change

3 - Got worse

4 - Don't have skill

Writing clearly
Speaking clearly
Using tools properly
Reading plans or diagrams
Constructing, assembling or building things well
Typing or using a computer keyboard
Using a computer to solve problems or give information
Looking after people who need care
Giving advice and support to people
Teaching or instructing children or adults
Supervising other people's work or activities
Carrying out mathematical calculations
Selling products or services
Understanding finance and accounts
Running an organisation, group or firm

Section F - Your Views 3

Below are statements on some more topics. To what extent do you AGREE or DISAGREE with these statements?

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1 - Strongly Agree

2 - Agree

3 - Uncertain

4 - Disagree

5 - Strongly Disagree

There is one law for the rich and one for the poor
Once you've got a job it's important to hang on to it even if you don't really like it
Marriage is for life
It is less important for a woman to go out to work than it is for a man
Politicians are mainly in politics for their own benefit and not for the benefit of the community
Censorship of films and magazines is necessary to uphold moral standards
Marriage gives you economic security
Young people today don't have enough respect for traditional British values
Wives who don't have to work should not do so
I would not want a person from another race to be my boss
Men and women should all have the chance to do the same kind of work
Government should redistribute income from the better-off to those who are less well off
None of the political parties would do anything to benefit me
People who break the law should be given stiffer sentences
Couples who have children should not separate
I would not mind if a family from another race moved in next door to me
Being single provides more time to experience life and find out about yourself
Schools should teach children to obey authority
Please Turn Over

Section G - How you get on with your husband, wife or partner

How happy is your relationship, all things considered?
1
1:Extremely Unhappy
2
2
3
3
4
4:Neither Happy nor Unhappy
5
5
6
6
7
7:Extremely Happy

Most people have disagreements with their partner. Please show how much you and your partner AGREE or DISAGREE about the things listed below.

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1 - We Nearly always Agree

2 - We Often Agree

3 - We Sometimes Agree and sometimes Disagree

4 - We often Disagree

5 - We Nearly always Disagree

6 - We Never talk about it

Handling family finances
How to spend your spare time
Showing affection for each other
Liking the same friends
Having sex together
Behaving generally in the right and decent way towards other people
Sharing household tasks
Outlook on life
Relationships with parents or parents-in-law
Deciding if or when to have children
How children should be brought up
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When disagreements arise between you and your partner how do they usually end?
1
You give in
2
Your partner gives in
3
Agreement by mutual give and take
4
You both agree to differ
5
Varies/depends/don't know
Do you and your partner share any outside interests?
1
Yes, we share all our outside interests
2
Yes, we share some outside interests
3
Yes, we share a few outside interests
4
No, we don't share any outside interests
In leisure time do you usually prefer to be out and about or stay at home?
1
I prefer to be out and about
2
I prefer to stay at home
In leisure time does your partner usually prefer to be out and about or stay at home?
1
My partner prefers to be out and about
2
My partner prefers to stay at home
Do you ever wish you had not married (or lived together as a couple)?
1
Yes, frequently
2
Yes, occasionally
3
Only rarely
4
No, never
If you had to live your life over again, which of these do you think you would do?
1
Marry (or live as a couple with) the same person
2
Marry (or live as a couple with) a different person
3
Not marry (or live as a couple) at all
4
Don't know
Do you share your problems with your partner?
1
Yes, I share all of them
2
Yes, I share most of them
3
Yes, I share some of them
4
No, I share none or hardly any of them

In your family, who does each of these things most of the time?

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1 - I do most of it

2 - My partner does most of it

3 - We share more or less equally

4 - Someone else does it

5 - Does not apply

Preparing and cooking the main meal
Doing the shopping
Cleaning the home
Laundry and ironing
Household repairs, DIY, decorating
Looking after household money and paying bills
Looking after children when they are ill
Teaching children good behaviour
Generally being with and looking after children
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Section H - Politics

How interested would you say you are in politics?
1
Very interested
2
Fairly interested
3
Not very interested
4
Not at all interested

During the past ten years, how often have you done the following?

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1 - Never

2 - Once

3 - Twice

4 - Three times

5 - Four or more times

Contacted a local or national politician
Served as a local union official or shop steward
Voted in a local or national election
Stood on a picket line
Put forward a proposal or motion at a union or staff association meeting
Gone on strike
Attended any kind of political meeting
Voted in a union or staff association ballot
Been to a union or staff association
Spent time working for a political party or candidate

Listed below are some different forms of political action that people take from time to time. Please say for each one whether you have actually done it, whether you might do it, or whether you would never do it.

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1 - Have done

2 - Might do

3 - Would never do

Sign a petition
Join in boycotts
Attend lawful demonstration
Join unofficial strikes
Occupy buildings or factories

Section I - How you feel about your life so far

All things considered, how happy are you? Would you say you were ...
1
very happy
2
fairly happy
3
not very happy
4
not at all happy
How well do you get on with other people?
1
very well
2
fairly well
3
not very well
4
not at all well
Generally speaking, which of these two statements comes closest to your view?
1
I find that most people can be trusted
2
I find that I cannot be too careful in dealing with other people
And which of these two statements comes closest to your view?
1
I often find myself drawn into arguments with other people
2
I usually manage to avoid arguments with other people
Which of these two statements is most true for you?
1
I never really seem to get what I want out of life
2
I usually get what I want out of life
And which of these is most true for you?
1
I usually have a free chioce and control over my life
2
Whatever I do has no real effect on what happens to me
And which of these is most true for you?
1
Usually I can run my life more or less as I want to
2
I usually find life's problems just too much for me
Here is a scale from 0 to 10. On it, "0" means that you are completely dissatisfied and "10" means that you are completely satisfied.
Please ring ONE number to show just how dissatisfied or satisfied you are about the way your life has turned out so far:
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10:Completely Satisfied
Please use the scale again below to show where you think you might have put yourself when we last spoke to you ten years ago.
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10:Completely Satisfied
Please use the scale once more to show where you expect to be able to put yourself in ten years time when you are 43.
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