Study Description

Title

1961 (Age 15)

Principal Investigator

Dr James WB Douglas

Publisher

London School of Economics

Abstract

School nurses and health visitors interviewed mothers at home about the cohort child’s health, schooling and employment, and their own and their husband’s health, and their home and family circumstances, and health visitors and school nurses also assessed the state of the dwelling. Teachers completed a postal questionnaire about the cohort child’s absences, attitude to school work, behaviour, habits and preparations for school leaving. Teachers also administered at school the questions to the cohort child about preparation for school leaving (printed at the front of the cognitive test booklet) and the cognitive tests. Head-teachers completed the postal questionnaire about the school and its amenities and services for career guidance, and about the school’s socioeconomic profile. School doctors carried out the medical examination. Hospitals to which cohort member children had been admitted were asked to complete a postal questionnaire about health, length of admission, visiting arrangements, diagnosis, treatment and discharge.

Study website: https://www.nshd.mrc.ac.uk/

LifeStage

Adolescence

LifeStageDescription

13 - 18 years

Coverage

Date
May1959
Highest Level
Country
Country
GB-ENG
Country
GB-WLS
Country
GB-SCT

Funding

Data

1961 Examination by the School Doctor

Name

nshd_61_sd

Label

1961 Examination by the School Doctor

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1960 - 1961
Mode of Data Collection

Assessment of physical properties of living being, objects, materials, or natural phenomena. This includes medical and geographic data.

Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

Mode of Data Collection

Collecting and assembling data from multiple, often heterogeneous sources that have one or more reference points in common, and at least one of the sources was originally produced for other purposes.

1961 Questionnaire for Headmasters and Headmistresses of Schools Attended by Survey Children

Name

nshd_61_htq

Label

1961 Questionnaire for Headmasters and Headmistresses of Schools Attended by Survey Children

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
January1961 - 1961
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire using a traditional paper questionnaire.

1961 Final Interview with Mother

Name

nshd_61_iwm

Label

1961 Final Interview with Mother

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1961 - 1961
Mode of Data Collection

Face-to-face paper and pencil interviewing.

1961 Teacher's Questionnaire

Name

nshd_61_ts

Label

1961 Teacher's Questionnaire

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
January1961 - 1961
Mode of Data Collection

Self-administered questionnaire using a traditional paper questionnaire.

1961 Survey of the Mental Ability and Scholastic Attainment

Name

nshd_61_ci

Label

1961 Survey of the Mental Ability and Scholastic Attainment

Collection Organization
Data Collection Date
1961 - 1961
Mode of Data Collection

Assessing specific properties (or characteristics) of beings, things, phenomena by applying pre-established standards and/or specialized instruments or techniques.

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