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nshd_62_cmc
The National Survey of Health and Development
(Population Investigation Committee)
Medical Research Council Unit London School of Economics
Under the joint auspices of
The Medical Research Council
The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales
The Scottish Council for Research in Education
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL

Ref.No.

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Name

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Address

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College

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For those whose home address has changed

New Address

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STUDENTS QUESTIONNAIRE 1962
EXPLANATORY NOTE
You will no doubt remember completing previous forms for this study: much valuable information has been gained as a result of these. We are asking you now to complete this questionnaire, so that we may get a full picture of what you are doing at the present time.
Please answer every question: some questions have numbered answers: with those questions all that is necessary for you is to put a ring round the number of the answer that is right for you. Other questions require you to write two or three words.
Thank you very much for your co-operation both now and in the past.
COLLEGE AND FURTHER EDUCATION

How old do you expect to be when you leave college?

6
16
7
17
8
18
9
Older
If you are working for any particular exams at present,
If you are working for any particular exams at present, state subjects and levels you hope to attain.
Subjects Levels
1
2
3
4
5
6
If you are not suitable specializing in any particular subjects,

If you are not specializing in any particular subjects, what course are you on?

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How much do you like the following subjects or if you have dropped any, how much did you like them?
-
English
Modern Languages
Mathematics
Science and/or Biology
THE UNIVERSITY

There are grants for University students. If the students need it, how much do you think this money covers?

1
the whole cost plus some pocket money
2
the whole cost but allows no pocket money
3
the fees and books only
4
living expenses only
*
other namely
Other

Which is your nearest University?

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Name any other British Universities that you know of?

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What entrance qualifications do you think are required for a University?

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Have you ever discussed with anyone the possibility of going to a University?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_8_a == 1

With whom?

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Do you think you will have this opportunity?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'no']
qc_9_a == 0

Why is this?

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Would you go to University if offered a place?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'no']
qc_10_a == 0

Why is this?

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[If 'yes']
qc_10_a == 1

Which would be you first choice of University?

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What are your brothers and sisters doing now?
Name Occupation
1
2
3
4
5
6

Have any of your elder brothers or sisters been to a University? Are they there now, or are they planning to go?

1
no older brothers or sisters
2
yes, have been to a University
3
yes, are there now
4
yes, are planning to go
5
none of these

Are any of your particular friends in your year going to a University?

1
Yes
0
No
YOUR CHOICE OF JOB

Have you discussed your future career with anybody?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_13_a == 1

With whom?

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Your choice of job in January 1961 was

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Is your choice now still the same?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'no']
qc_13_c_ii == 0

What is your present choice?

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What made you change your mind?

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Where are your particular friends mostly now?

1
at school
2
on training courses or at college
3
in apprenticeships
4
in full-time jobs(excluding apprenticeships)
WORK

How hard do you think you work compared with your classmates?

1
much harder than most of them
2
a bit harder than most of them
3
about as hard as most of them
4
less hard than most of them
5
much less hard than most of them

How quickly do you think you manage to pick things up and see the answers compared with your classmates?

1
much more quickly than most of them
2
more quickly than most of them
3
about as quickly as most of them
4
less quickly than most of them
5
much less quickly than most of them
HOMEWORK, PREPARATION AND PART-TIME JOBS

At what time do you start your homework on an average weekday evening?

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At what time do you finish your homework on an average weekday evening?

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How long do you spend on your homework on an average Saturday and Sunday taken together?

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Do you nowadays receive any regular help or coaching (excluding evening classes) with your homework from your parents or any other person?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_20_a == 1

Who gives it?

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In what subjects is this help given?

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Do you have your own desk or table at home (i.e. yours only) at which to work?

1
Yes
0
No

Where do you do your homework?

1
in your own room by yourself
2
in a room by yourself, away from the family
3
in a room at home with others who are studying
4
in a room at home with others who are not studying
*
elsewhere, namely
Other

Do you attend any evening classes?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_23_a == 1

What subjects are these classes in?

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Are you hoping to pass any examination or examinations with the help of these classes?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_23_c == 1

What examination or examinations?

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Have you ever had a part-time job (e.g. paper rounds, Saturday shop serving, etc.,) for longer than three months?

1
Yes
0
No

Do you have a part-time job at present?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_25_a == 1

What is it?

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How many hours a week does it occupy? ... hrs

How many

Why do you do it?

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HOLIDAYS

Did you do any studying last holidays?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_26_a == 1

How many hours per week on an average was it? ... hrs

How many

Did you take any full-time holiday job last summer for two weeks or longer?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_27_a == 1

What was it?

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Why did you do it?

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LEISURE INTERESTS

What are your main hobbies?

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Do you belong to any voluntary college clubs or organisations?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_29_a == 1
Please name club or clubs, give the number of times you have attended each in the last month and the number of times you could have attended.
Clubs Attendances in last month Number that could have been made
1
2
3

Do you belong to any Church clubs?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_30_a == 1
Please name club or clubs, give the number of times you have attended each in the last month and the number of times you could have attended.
Clubs Attendances in last month Number that could have been made
1
2
3

Do you belong to any other clubs?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_31 == 1
Please name club or clubs, give the number of times you have attended each in the last month and the number of times you could have attended.
Clubs Attendances in last month Number that could have been made
1
2
3

Do you play games apart from compulsory ones at college?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_32_a == 1

How are these organised?

1
by a club
2
by the college
3
informally

What books, if any, have you read in the last four weeks apart from college set books?

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Where did these books come from? (if necesseary circle more than one number)

1
college library
2
other library
3
home
4
borrowed from friends
5
bought yourself
*
other, namely
Other

What magazines, if any, do you read fairly regularly?

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What daily papers, if any, do you read fairly regularly?

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What Sunday newspapers, if any, do you read fairly regularly?

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GENERAL HEALTH

The last Hospital admission for you was

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Have you been a hospital in-patient since then?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes' please give]
qc_38_a_ii == 1

Name of hospital

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Date of admission

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The nature of the illness or operation

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The length of your stay in hospital

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The name of the Doctor in charge of you in hospital

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Since January 1961 have you attended hospital as an out-patient?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes' please give]
qc_39_a == 1

Name of hospital

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Date of first attendance

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Reason for attendance

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Since January 1961 have you attended a clinic?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes' please give]
qc_40_a == 1

Name of clinic

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Date of first attendance

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Reason for attendance

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The last accident we have recorded for you was ... when you were ... years old,

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Age

Since this accident or since January 1961 have you had an accident when you were BURNT or SCALDED, BROKE A BONE, were BADLY CUT, or BRUISED or INJURED by a CHEMICAL.

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_41_a == 1
Please give the following details about each accident starting with the earliest:-
Type of injury (enter as BURN SCALD, BROKEN BONE, CUT etc.) Part or parts in-jured Age when in-jured (in years and months) Treatment, Hosp.I,P, Hosp.O.P, Nursing Home, Own home If treated in own home, who gave treatment (Doctor, Nurse, other)? Details of remaining scarring, disability or deformity
First Accident 1
Second 2
Please give the following details about each accident starting with the earliest:-
DETAILS of how each ACCIDENT OCCURRED (if burnt by fire, say whether electric, gas, open fire or oil stove) Where it occurred (own home, school street, etc.,)
First Accident 1
Second 2

Do you have trouble with your sleep?

1
Yes
0
No
[If 'yes']
qc_42_a == 1

What sort of trouble do you have?

1
difficulty in getting off to sleep
2
waking up during the night and not being able to get off to sleep again quickly
3
unpleasant dreams or nightmares
4
waking too early in the morning and staying awake
5
sleeping all right but still feeling tired in the morning
*
other, namely
Other
Don't leave any questions out. There are no right or wrong answers - this isn't a test of intelligence, it is simply to give us an idea of how you feel and behave.
Now here are some questions about the way you behave, and feel, and act, after each question there is 'yes' a '?' and a 'no'. Try and decide whether 'yes' or 'no' is how you usually feel and then circle the 'yes' and the 'no' like this:. If you find it quite impossible to decide, then circle the '?', like this:. However don't use the question-mark unless you feel you have to. Work quickly and don't spend too much time on any question, we want your first reaction.
-
Are you happiest when you get involved in some project that calls for rapid action?
Do you sometimes feel happy, sometimes depressed, without any apparent reason?
Does your mind often wander while you are trying to concentrate?
Do you usually take the initiative in making new friends?
Are you inclined to be quick and sure in your actions?
Are you frequently 'lost in thought' even when supposed to be taking part in a conversation?
Are you sometimes bubbling over with energy and sometimes very sluggish?
Would you rate yourself as a lively individual?
Would you be very unhappy if you were prevented from making numerous social contacts?
Are you inclined to be moody?
Do you have frequent ups and downs in mood, either with or without apparent cause?
Do you prefer action to planning for action?
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ANSWERED EVERY QUESTIONS THAT APPLIES TO YOU.

How long did this questionnaire take you to fill in?

Time taken

Signed

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Date

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End

nshd_62_cmc

The National Survey of Health and Development
(Population Investigation Committee)
Medical Research Council Unit London School of Economics
Under the joint auspices of
The Medical Research Council
The National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales
The Scottish Council for Research in Education
STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL
Ref.No.
Generic text
Name
Generic text
Address
Generic text
College
Generic text

For those whose home address has changed

New Address
Generic text
STUDENTS QUESTIONNAIRE 1962
EXPLANATORY NOTE
You will no doubt remember completing previous forms for this study: much valuable information has been gained as a result of these. We are asking you now to complete this questionnaire, so that we may get a full picture of what you are doing at the present time.
Please answer every question: some questions have numbered answers: with those questions all that is necessary for you is to put a ring round the number of the answer that is right for you. Other questions require you to write two or three words.
Thank you very much for your co-operation both now and in the past.

COLLEGE AND FURTHER EDUCATION

How old do you expect to be when you leave college?
6
16
7
17
8
18
9
Older

If you are working for any particular exams at present, state subjects and levels you hope to attain.

Subjects Levels
1
2
3
4
5
6
If you are not specializing in any particular subjects, what course are you on?
Generic text

How much do you like the following subjects or if you have dropped any, how much did you like them?

-
English
Modern Languages
Mathematics
Science and/or Biology

THE UNIVERSITY

There are grants for University students. If the students need it, how much do you think this money covers?
1
the whole cost plus some pocket money
2
the whole cost but allows no pocket money
3
the fees and books only
4
living expenses only
*
other namely
Other
Which is your nearest University?
Generic text
Name any other British Universities that you know of?
Generic text
What entrance qualifications do you think are required for a University?
Generic text
Have you ever discussed with anyone the possibility of going to a University?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_8_a == 1
With whom?
Generic text
Do you think you will have this opportunity?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_9_a == 0
Why is this?
Generic text
Would you go to University if offered a place?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_10_a == 0
Why is this?
Generic text
qc_10_a == 1
Which would be you first choice of University?
Generic text

What are your brothers and sisters doing now?

Name Occupation
1
2
3
4
5
6
Have any of your elder brothers or sisters been to a University? Are they there now, or are they planning to go?
1
no older brothers or sisters
2
yes, have been to a University
3
yes, are there now
4
yes, are planning to go
5
none of these
Are any of your particular friends in your year going to a University?
1
Yes
0
No

YOUR CHOICE OF JOB

Have you discussed your future career with anybody?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_13_a == 1
With whom?
Generic text
Your choice of job in January 1961 was
Generic text
Is your choice now still the same?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_13_c_ii == 0
What is your present choice?
Generic text
qc_13_c_ii == 0
What made you change your mind?
Generic text
Where are your particular friends mostly now?
1
at school
2
on training courses or at college
3
in apprenticeships
4
in full-time jobs(excluding apprenticeships)

WORK

How hard do you think you work compared with your classmates?
1
much harder than most of them
2
a bit harder than most of them
3
about as hard as most of them
4
less hard than most of them
5
much less hard than most of them
How quickly do you think you manage to pick things up and see the answers compared with your classmates?
1
much more quickly than most of them
2
more quickly than most of them
3
about as quickly as most of them
4
less quickly than most of them
5
much less quickly than most of them

HOMEWORK, PREPARATION AND PART-TIME JOBS

At what time do you start your homework on an average weekday evening?
Generic time
At what time do you finish your homework on an average weekday evening?
Generic time
How long do you spend on your homework on an average Saturday and Sunday taken together?
Generic text
Do you nowadays receive any regular help or coaching (excluding evening classes) with your homework from your parents or any other person?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_20_a == 1
Who gives it?
Generic text
qc_20_a == 1
In what subjects is this help given?
Generic text
Do you have your own desk or table at home (i.e. yours only) at which to work?
1
Yes
0
No
Where do you do your homework?
1
in your own room by yourself
2
in a room by yourself, away from the family
3
in a room at home with others who are studying
4
in a room at home with others who are not studying
*
elsewhere, namely
Other
Do you attend any evening classes?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_23_a == 1
What subjects are these classes in?
Generic text
qc_23_a == 1
Are you hoping to pass any examination or examinations with the help of these classes?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_23_a == 1
qc_23_c == 1
What examination or examinations?
Generic text
Have you ever had a part-time job (e.g. paper rounds, Saturday shop serving, etc.,) for longer than three months?
1
Yes
0
No
Do you have a part-time job at present?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_25_a == 1
What is it?
Generic text
qc_25_a == 1
How many hours a week does it occupy? ... hrs
How many
qc_25_a == 1
Why do you do it?
Generic text

HOLIDAYS

Did you do any studying last holidays?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_26_a == 1
How many hours per week on an average was it? ... hrs
How many
Did you take any full-time holiday job last summer for two weeks or longer?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_27_a == 1
What was it?
Generic text
qc_27_a == 1
Why did you do it?
Generic text

LEISURE INTERESTS

What are your main hobbies?
Generic text
Do you belong to any voluntary college clubs or organisations?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_29_a == 1

Please name club or clubs, give the number of times you have attended each in the last month and the number of times you could have attended.

Clubs Attendances in last month Number that could have been made
1
2
3
Do you belong to any Church clubs?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_30_a == 1

Please name club or clubs, give the number of times you have attended each in the last month and the number of times you could have attended.

Clubs Attendances in last month Number that could have been made
1
2
3
Do you belong to any other clubs?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_31 == 1

Please name club or clubs, give the number of times you have attended each in the last month and the number of times you could have attended.

Clubs Attendances in last month Number that could have been made
1
2
3
Do you play games apart from compulsory ones at college?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_32_a == 1
How are these organised?
1
by a club
2
by the college
3
informally
What books, if any, have you read in the last four weeks apart from college set books?
Generic text
Where did these books come from? (if necesseary circle more than one number)
1
college library
2
other library
3
home
4
borrowed from friends
5
bought yourself
*
other, namely
Other
What magazines, if any, do you read fairly regularly?
Generic text
What daily papers, if any, do you read fairly regularly?
Generic text
What Sunday newspapers, if any, do you read fairly regularly?
Generic text

GENERAL HEALTH

The last Hospital admission for you was
Generic text
Have you been a hospital in-patient since then?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_38_a_ii == 1
Name of hospital
Generic text
qc_38_a_ii == 1
Date of admission
Generic date
qc_38_a_ii == 1
The nature of the illness or operation
Generic text
qc_38_a_ii == 1
The length of your stay in hospital
Generic text
qc_38_a_ii == 1
The name of the Doctor in charge of you in hospital
Generic text
Since January 1961 have you attended hospital as an out-patient?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_39_a == 1
Name of hospital
Generic text
qc_39_a == 1
Date of first attendance
Generic date
qc_39_a == 1
Reason for attendance
Generic text
Since January 1961 have you attended a clinic?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_40_a == 1
Name of clinic
Generic text
qc_40_a == 1
Date of first attendance
Generic text
qc_40_a == 1
Reason for attendance
Generic text
The last accident we have recorded for you was ... when you were ... years old,
Generic text
Age
Since this accident or since January 1961 have you had an accident when you were BURNT or SCALDED, BROKE A BONE, were BADLY CUT, or BRUISED or INJURED by a CHEMICAL.
1
Yes
0
No
qc_41_a == 1

Please give the following details about each accident starting with the earliest:-

Type of injury (enter as BURN SCALD, BROKEN BONE, CUT etc.) Part or parts in-jured Age when in-jured (in years and months) Treatment, Hosp.I,P, Hosp.O.P, Nursing Home, Own home If treated in own home, who gave treatment (Doctor, Nurse, other)? Details of remaining scarring, disability or deformity
First Accident 1
Second 2
qc_41_a == 1

Please give the following details about each accident starting with the earliest:-

DETAILS of how each ACCIDENT OCCURRED (if burnt by fire, say whether electric, gas, open fire or oil stove) Where it occurred (own home, school street, etc.,)
First Accident 1
Second 2
Do you have trouble with your sleep?
1
Yes
0
No
qc_42_a == 1
What sort of trouble do you have?
1
difficulty in getting off to sleep
2
waking up during the night and not being able to get off to sleep again quickly
3
unpleasant dreams or nightmares
4
waking too early in the morning and staying awake
5
sleeping all right but still feeling tired in the morning
*
other, namely
Other
Don't leave any questions out. There are no right or wrong answers - this isn't a test of intelligence, it is simply to give us an idea of how you feel and behave.

Now here are some questions about the way you behave, and feel, and act, after each question there is 'yes' a '?' and a 'no'. Try and decide whether 'yes' or 'no' is how you usually feel and then circle the 'yes' and the 'no' like this:. If you find it quite impossible to decide, then circle the '?', like this:. However don't use the question-mark unless you feel you have to. Work quickly and don't spend too much time on any question, we want your first reaction.

-
Are you happiest when you get involved in some project that calls for rapid action?
Do you sometimes feel happy, sometimes depressed, without any apparent reason?
Does your mind often wander while you are trying to concentrate?
Do you usually take the initiative in making new friends?
Are you inclined to be quick and sure in your actions?
Are you frequently 'lost in thought' even when supposed to be taking part in a conversation?
Are you sometimes bubbling over with energy and sometimes very sluggish?
Would you rate yourself as a lively individual?
Would you be very unhappy if you were prevented from making numerous social contacts?
Are you inclined to be moody?
Do you have frequent ups and downs in mood, either with or without apparent cause?
Do you prefer action to planning for action?
PLEASE CHECK THAT YOU HAVE ANSWERED EVERY QUESTIONS THAT APPLIES TO YOU.
How long did this questionnaire take you to fill in?
Time taken
Signed
Generic text
Date
Generic date
Name

Students Questionnaire 1962