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bcs_04_pac_16y
1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 6 - 16 years
Lilac questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.
Please can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.

Tick one box on each line

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1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Considerate of other people’s feelings
Restless, overactive and not able to sit still for long
Often complaining of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness
Sharing readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils etc.)
Has often had temper tantrums or hot tempers
Rather solitary, tending to play alone
Generally obedient, usually doing what adults requested
Many worries, often seeming worried
Helpful if someone was hurt, upset or feeling ill
Constantly fidgeting and squirming
Has had at least one good friend
Has often had fights with other children or bullies them
Often unhappy, downhearted or tearful
Generally liked by other children
Easily distracted, concentration wandered
Nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Kind to younger children
Often lied or cheated
Picked on or bullied by other children
Has often volunteered to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Able to think things out before acting
Stole from home, school or elsewhere
Getting on better with adults than with other children
Many fears, easily scared
Has seen tasks through to the end, good attention span

Overall, do you think that your child has difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get on with other people?

Tick one box

1
Yes - minor difficulties
2
Yes - definite difficulties
3
Yes - severe difficulties
4
No
If Yes to question 2 Please go to question 3
qc_2 == 1 || qc_2 == 2 || qc_2 == 3

How long have these difficulties been present?

Tick one box

1
Less than a month
2
1 - 5 months
3
6 - 12 months
4
Over a year

Do these difficulties upset or distress your child?

Tick one box

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... home life?

Tick one box on each line

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ...friendship?

Tick one box on each line

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... classroom learning? (if your child is at school)

Tick one box on each line

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... leisure activities?

Tick one box on each line

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

Do these difficulties put a burden on you or the family as a whole?

Tick one box

1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
This section is about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.

Tick one box on each line

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1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
My child values his or her relationship with me
My child spontaneously shares information about him or herself
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly
My child is sneaky or manipulative with me
My child shares his or her feelings and experiences with me
Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months.

Tick one box on each line

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1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you sent your child to their bedroom, etc.?
How often have you had to take away TV privileges or other treats?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you taken away your child’s pocket money or allowance?
How often have you given your child a household task to do (e.g. clean their room or the bathroom, tidy the garden, mow the lawn)?
How often have you had to smack your child?

Since starting school, has your child ever been off school for a continuous period of 1 month or more, other than for school holidays?

Tick one box

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 9
qc_9 == 1

How many times has this happened? ... Times

How many
Go to question 10

Thinking about the (last) time your child was off school for 1 month or more, what was the reason for this absence?

Tick one box

1
Ill health
2
Needed to help out at home or other family reason
3
Some other reason

Has your child ever been temporarily suspended or temporarily excluded from school for at least one day?

Tick one box

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 11
qc_11 == 1

How many times has this happened? ... times

How many

Has your child ever been expelled or permanently excluded from school?

Tick one box

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 12
qc_12 == 1

How many times has this happened? ... times

How many

Have the police ever got in contact with you (or the child’s other parent) about your child because he or she has done something against the law?

Tick one box

1
Yes
2
No
If Yes to question 13
qc_13 == 1

How many times has this happened? ... times

How many

If your child is under the age of 10, tick this box / If your child is 10 or older, tick this box

1
If your child is under the age of 10, tick this box
2
If your child is 10 or older, tick this box
If your child is under the age of 10, tick this box to question 14 Please go to question 15
qc_14 == 1
The following question is about children younger than 10

Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?

Tick one box

1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never
The following questions are for everyone to answer

Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers or sisters)?

Tick one box

1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus

About how often would you say your child reads for enjoyment (not schoolwork)?

Tick one box

1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never

Does your child ever get any homework from school?

Tick one box

1
Yes, my child regularly gets homework from school
2
Yes, my child sometimes gets homework from school
3
No homework is given by the school
4
My child does not go to school
If Yes to question 18 Please go to question 19
qc_18 == 1 || qc_18 == 2

Do you (or the child’s other parent) help your child with his or her homework, even if it’s only occasionally?

Tick one box

1
No one helps
2
I usually help
3
Other parent usually helps
4
Both parents help equally

Do you (or the child’s other parent) make sure that your child does his or her homework?

Tick one box

1
Always
2
Sometimes
3
Occasionally
4
Never

Is there a computer at home your child can use to help with his or her homework?

Tick one box

1
Yes
2
No, there's not a computer at home
3
No, there's a computer at home but not for my child to use
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
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bcs_04_pac_16y

1970 British Cohort Study (BCS70) 2004 Survey
Questionnaire about children aged 6 - 16 years
Lilac questionnaire Confidential
We would like you to answer a few questions about ... 's development and behaviour.

Please can you think back to how your child has been feeling over the past 6 months. For each of the following statements, please say whether it is not true of your child, somewhat true, or certainly true.

-

1 - Not true

2 - Somewhat true

3 - Certainly true

Considerate of other people’s feelings
Restless, overactive and not able to sit still for long
Often complaining of headaches, stomach-aches or sickness
Sharing readily with other children (treats, toys, pencils etc.)
Has often had temper tantrums or hot tempers
Rather solitary, tending to play alone
Generally obedient, usually doing what adults requested
Many worries, often seeming worried
Helpful if someone was hurt, upset or feeling ill
Constantly fidgeting and squirming
Has had at least one good friend
Has often had fights with other children or bullies them
Often unhappy, downhearted or tearful
Generally liked by other children
Easily distracted, concentration wandered
Nervous or clingy in new situations, easily loses confidence
Kind to younger children
Often lied or cheated
Picked on or bullied by other children
Has often volunteered to help others (parents, teachers, other children)
Able to think things out before acting
Stole from home, school or elsewhere
Getting on better with adults than with other children
Many fears, easily scared
Has seen tasks through to the end, good attention span
Overall, do you think that your child has difficulties in one or more of the following areas: emotions, concentration, behaviour or being able to get on with other people?
1
Yes - minor difficulties
2
Yes - definite difficulties
3
Yes - severe difficulties
4
No
How long have these difficulties been present?
1
Less than a month
2
1 - 5 months
3
6 - 12 months
4
Over a year
Do these difficulties upset or distress your child?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... home life?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ...friendship?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... classroom learning? (if your child is at school)
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties interfere with your child’s everyday life in the following areas … ... leisure activities?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal
Do these difficulties put a burden on you or the family as a whole?
1
Not at all
2
Only a little
3
Quite a lot
4
A great deal

This section is about your relationship with your child. Please think about how far each of the statements currently applies to your relationship with your child.

-

1 - Definitely does not apply

2 - Not really

3 - Neutral, not sure

4 - Applies sometimes

5 - Definitely applies

I share an affectionate, warm relationship with my child
My child will seek comfort from me
My child is uncomfortable with physical affection or touch from me
My child values his or her relationship with me
My child spontaneously shares information about him or herself
My child easily becomes angry at me
It is easy to be in tune with what my child is feeling
My child remains angry or is resistant after being disciplined
Dealing with my child drains my energy
When my child wakes in a bad mood, I know we’re in for a long and difficult day
My child’s feelings towards me can be unpredictable or can change suddenly
My child is sneaky or manipulative with me
My child shares his or her feelings and experiences with me

Sometimes children are pretty well behaved and other times they are not. We are interested in what parents do when their children misbehave. Please think about how your child has been in the last three months.

-

1 - Never

2 - Rarely

3 - Sometimes (about once a month)

4 - Often (about once a week)

5 - Daily

How often have you ignored your child?
How often have you shouted at your child?
How often have you sent your child to their bedroom, etc.?
How often have you had to take away TV privileges or other treats?
How often have you told your child off?
How often have you had to bribe your child (e.g. with sweets, or a treat)?
How often have you taken away your child’s pocket money or allowance?
How often have you given your child a household task to do (e.g. clean their room or the bathroom, tidy the garden, mow the lawn)?
How often have you had to smack your child?
Since starting school, has your child ever been off school for a continuous period of 1 month or more, other than for school holidays?
1
Yes
2
No
How many times has this happened? ... Times
How many
Go to question 10
Thinking about the (last) time your child was off school for 1 month or more, what was the reason for this absence?
1
Ill health
2
Needed to help out at home or other family reason
3
Some other reason
Has your child ever been temporarily suspended or temporarily excluded from school for at least one day?
1
Yes
2
No
How many times has this happened? ... times
How many
Has your child ever been expelled or permanently excluded from school?
1
Yes
2
No
How many times has this happened? ... times
How many
Have the police ever got in contact with you (or the child’s other parent) about your child because he or she has done something against the law?
1
Yes
2
No
How many times has this happened? ... times
How many
If your child is under the age of 10, tick this box / If your child is 10 or older, tick this box
1
If your child is under the age of 10, tick this box
2
If your child is 10 or older, tick this box
The following question is about children younger than 10
Approximately how often do you get the chance to read stories with or to your child?
1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never
The following questions are for everyone to answer
Approximately how many books does your child have (including books shared with brothers or sisters)?
1
No books
2
1 - 2 books
3
3 - 9 books
4
10 - 19 books
5
20 - 49 books
6
50 plus
About how often would you say your child reads for enjoyment (not schoolwork)?
1
Every day
2
Several times a week
3
Several times a month
4
Several times a year
5
Never
Does your child ever get any homework from school?
1
Yes, my child regularly gets homework from school
2
Yes, my child sometimes gets homework from school
3
No homework is given by the school
4
My child does not go to school
Do you (or the child’s other parent) help your child with his or her homework, even if it’s only occasionally?
1
No one helps
2
I usually help
3
Other parent usually helps
4
Both parents help equally
Do you (or the child’s other parent) make sure that your child does his or her homework?
1
Always
2
Sometimes
3
Occasionally
4
Never
Is there a computer at home your child can use to help with his or her homework?
1
Yes
2
No, there's not a computer at home
3
No, there's a computer at home but not for my child to use
Thank you very much for taking the time to answer our questions. Please give the questionnaire to the interviewer or post it back in the envelope provided. All your answers will remain confidential. Please call Freephone if you have any queries.
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BCS70 Age 34 Questionnaire about Children 6-16 years