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Some more about me
Section A The children in my class
Please tell us what you think about your class
Remember to put only one tick for each question.

The pupils enjoy their school work in my class

1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No

Children are always fighting with each other

1
Yes
2
No

Children often race to see who can finish first

1
Yes
2
No

In our class the work is hard to do

1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No

In my class everybody is my friend

1
Yes
2
No

Some pupils are not happy in class

1
Yes
2
No

Some of the children in our class are mean

1
Yes
2
No

Most children want their work to be better than their friend's work

1
Yes
2
No

Most children can do their schoolwork without help

1
Yes
2
No

Some people in my class are not my friends

1
Yes
2
No

Children seem to like being in the class

1
Yes
2
No

Many children in our class like to fight

1
Yes
2
No

Some pupils feel bad when they don't do as well as the others

1
Yes
2
No

Only the smart pupils can do their work

1
Yes
2
No

All pupils in my class are close friends

1
Yes
2
No

Some of the pupils don't like being in the class

1
Yes
2
No

Certain pupils always want to have their own way

1
Yes
2
No

Some pupils always try to do their work better than the others

1
Yes
2
No

Schoolwork is hard to do

1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No

All the pupils in my class like one another

1
Yes
2
No

The class is fun

1
Yes
2
No

Children in our class fight a lot

1
Yes
2
No

A few children in my class want to be first all of the time

1
Yes
2
No

Most of the pupils in my class know how to do their work

1
Yes
2
No
Section B Computers
Do you ever use:
At home Somewhere else (e.g. friend's house)

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

a computer
a console e.g. Playstation, N64, Dreamcast
a hand-held console e.g. Gameboy
other (please say what it is)

Do you ever use: At home other (please say what it is)

Other

Do you ever use: Somewhere else (e.g. friend's house) other (please say what it is)

Other
(If you said no to all of these go to B4a on page 8)
If yes to any of these above
qc_B1_a-d == 1

Do you have as much time on it (them) as you would like?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you ever play computer games?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B4a on page 8
If yes,
qc_B1_f == 1

How many computer games do you have at home?

1
None
2
1-2
3
3-4
4
5-9
5
10 or more

Which types of computer games do you have at home? shoot-em-up

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? sport

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? racing e.g. Micromachines, Midtown Madness

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? role-playing e.g. Dungeons and Dragons

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? puzzles e.g. Bubble Bobble

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? strategy e.g Command and Conquer

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? flight simulator

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? platform e.g Sonic

1
Yes
2
No

Which types of computer games do you have at home? other e.g. educational or learning games (please say what they are)

1
Yes
2
No
Other

How long do you spend playing computer games? On most school days:

1
Hardly at all
2
less than 1 hour a day
3
about 1 hour a day
4
more than 1 hour a day

How long do you spend playing computer games? Weekend days or holidays:

1
Hardly at all
2
less than 1 hour a day
3
about 1 hour a day
4
more than 1 hour a day

Do you have access to the Internet or e-mail at home?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B5 below
If yes,
qc_B4_a == 1

How often do you use it?

1
A lot
2
sometimes
3
not at all

Do you ever use a computer for other things (e.g. drawing, writing, looking up things)?

1
Yes
2
No

Have you used a computer at school?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to section C
If yes,
qc_B6_a == 1

Do you enjoy using a computer at school?

1
yes, a lot
2
yes, I quite like it
3
I don't like it much
4
I don't like it at all
Section C: My Favourite things
We know you have favourite or special things you like to do, and play, and eat. We would like to know what your favourite things are.

What is your favourite colour?

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What is your favourite T.V. programme?

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What is your favourite food?

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What is your favourite drink?

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What is your favourite toy or game?

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What is your favourite creature? (This can be an animal or a bird or a fish or an insect etc.)

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Please draw a picture of your favourite creature

What is your favourite story called?

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Do you have any pets?

1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to C12 below
qc_C9 == 2
Else

What pets do you have?

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What do you like best about your pet(s)?

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Do you like singing?

1
Yes
2
No

Do you have a favourite song?

1
Yes
2
No

What is it called?

Generic text
Section D

I am a boy/I am a girl

1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl

Who helped you fill this in?

1
I did it all myself
2
A grown-up helped
3
Someone else helped

When were you born?

Date of birth
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please send this back to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health
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alspac_00_smam

Some more about me

Section A The children in my class

Please tell us what you think about your class
Remember to put only one tick for each question.
The pupils enjoy their school work in my class
1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No
Children are always fighting with each other
1
Yes
2
No
Children often race to see who can finish first
1
Yes
2
No
In our class the work is hard to do
1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No
In my class everybody is my friend
1
Yes
2
No
Some pupils are not happy in class
1
Yes
2
No
Some of the children in our class are mean
1
Yes
2
No
Most children want their work to be better than their friend's work
1
Yes
2
No
Most children can do their schoolwork without help
1
Yes
2
No
Some people in my class are not my friends
1
Yes
2
No
Children seem to like being in the class
1
Yes
2
No
Many children in our class like to fight
1
Yes
2
No
Some pupils feel bad when they don't do as well as the others
1
Yes
2
No
Only the smart pupils can do their work
1
Yes
2
No
All pupils in my class are close friends
1
Yes
2
No
Some of the pupils don't like being in the class
1
Yes
2
No
Certain pupils always want to have their own way
1
Yes
2
No
Some pupils always try to do their work better than the others
1
Yes
2
No
Schoolwork is hard to do
1
Yes
2
Sometimes
3
No
All the pupils in my class like one another
1
Yes
2
No
The class is fun
1
Yes
2
No
Children in our class fight a lot
1
Yes
2
No
A few children in my class want to be first all of the time
1
Yes
2
No
Most of the pupils in my class know how to do their work
1
Yes
2
No

Section B Computers

Do you ever use:

At home Somewhere else (e.g. friend's house)

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

1 - Yes

2 - No

a computer
a console e.g. Playstation, N64, Dreamcast
a hand-held console e.g. Gameboy
other (please say what it is)
Do you ever use: At home other (please say what it is)
Other
Do you ever use: Somewhere else (e.g. friend's house) other (please say what it is)
Other
(If you said no to all of these go to B4a on page 8)
Do you have as much time on it (them) as you would like?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you ever play computer games?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B4a on page 8
How many computer games do you have at home?
1
None
2
1-2
3
3-4
4
5-9
5
10 or more
Which types of computer games do you have at home? shoot-em-up
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? sport
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? racing e.g. Micromachines, Midtown Madness
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? role-playing e.g. Dungeons and Dragons
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? puzzles e.g. Bubble Bobble
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? strategy e.g Command and Conquer
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? flight simulator
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? platform e.g Sonic
1
Yes
2
No
Which types of computer games do you have at home? other e.g. educational or learning games (please say what they are)
1
Yes
2
No
Other
How long do you spend playing computer games? On most school days:
1
Hardly at all
2
less than 1 hour a day
3
about 1 hour a day
4
more than 1 hour a day
How long do you spend playing computer games? Weekend days or holidays:
1
Hardly at all
2
less than 1 hour a day
3
about 1 hour a day
4
more than 1 hour a day
Do you have access to the Internet or e-mail at home?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to B5 below
How often do you use it?
1
A lot
2
sometimes
3
not at all
Do you ever use a computer for other things (e.g. drawing, writing, looking up things)?
1
Yes
2
No
Have you used a computer at school?
1
Yes
2
No
If no, go to section C
Do you enjoy using a computer at school?
1
yes, a lot
2
yes, I quite like it
3
I don't like it much
4
I don't like it at all

Section C: My Favourite things

We know you have favourite or special things you like to do, and play, and eat. We would like to know what your favourite things are.
What is your favourite colour?
Generic text
What is your favourite T.V. programme?
Generic text
What is your favourite food?
Generic text
What is your favourite drink?
Generic text
What is your favourite toy or game?
Generic text
What is your favourite creature? (This can be an animal or a bird or a fish or an insect etc.)
Generic text
Please draw a picture of your favourite creature
What is your favourite story called?
Generic text
Do you have any pets?
1
Yes
2
No
What pets do you have?
Generic text
What do you like best about your pet(s)?
Generic text
Do you like singing?
1
Yes
2
No
Do you have a favourite song?
1
Yes
2
No
What is it called?
Generic text

Section D

I am a boy/I am a girl
1
I am a boy
2
I am a girl
Who helped you fill this in?
1
I did it all myself
2
A grown-up helped
3
Someone else helped
When were you born?
Date of birth
Thank you VERY much for your help
When completed, please send this back to: Professor Jean Golding Children of the Nineties - ALSPAC Institute of Child Health