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ALSPAC Plans and Aspirations On-Line Survey (Clinic1)
Welcome to the ALSPAC Plans and Aspirations On-Line Survey
This survey will help us to gather information about your future plans and aspirations.
The survey is completed anonymously, can be saved part way through and takes around 12 minutes to complete.
There are some questions we ask more than once. This is to try to reduce the amount of time you take to complete certain sections, so please bear with us.
If questions turn grey, it means that they won't apply to you so please don't answer them!
Note that once you have clicked on the CONTINUE button at the bottom of each page you can not return to review or amend that page
Data Protection
All data collected in this survey will be held anonymously and securely. No personal data is asked for or retained.
Cookies, personal data stored by your Web browser, are not used in this survey.
ALSPAC On Line Survey
Clicking the Continue button at the end of each page will move you to the next set of questions. However, please note that once you have clicked on continue, you cannot return.
What are you doing now?

We would like to know what you are doing at the moment. Please tick one box to show us what your main activity is. If you are temporarily sick or on holiday please tick your usual activity

1
Looking for work or unemployed
2
Modern Apprenticeship (Foundation or Advanced) or other government-supported training
3
In a full-time job (over 30 hours a week)
4
In a part-time job (if this is your main activity)
5
In full-time education at school or college -- in year 12
6
In full-time education at school or college -- in year 13
7
Taking a break from study or work / taking a gap year
8
Looking after the home or family
9
Other (please specify):
Other

Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Looking after your own children or family?

1
Yes

Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Doing voluntary work?

1
Yes

Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Developing your own skills (such as music, art, sport)?

1
Yes

Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Working in one or more part-time jobs?

1
Yes

Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Doing a part-time education course?

1
Yes

Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Looking for a job or education or training place?

1
Yes
Education Status
If in Full or Part-Time Education

Are you in full or part time education?

1
Yes
2
No
What were the main reasons you left full-time school or college? (select all that apply)
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1 - Yes

Found school difficult
Wanted to do an Apprenticeship/learn a trade
Did not like/enjoy school/found school boring
Wanted to get a job/start working/earning money
Wanted work part time and study part time
Don't Know

What were the main reasons you left full-time school or college? (select all that apply) Other (please specify):

1
Yes
Other

How likely is it that you will go back into full-time education within the next two years?

1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not likely at all
Please select the reasons below to explain why you continued in school/college. (select all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

I was too young to leave school
I wanted qualifications for going on to further or higher education
There were certain courses or subjects I wanted to do
There were no Modern Apprenticeships available that I wanted
There were no jobs around that I wanted
I enjoyed school life
I was too young to enter the job or training I'd chosen
I hadn't decided on my future education or career
I thought that by getting better qualifications I'd improve my job prospects
I was too young to claim benefits
Because my friends were staying on
It was what my family expected me to do
I was able to claim Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
The idea of leaving school at 16 never crossed my mind

How likely do you think it is that you will apply to go to university to do a degree in the next five years?

1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not at all likely
5
Don't know

Are you hoping to go to University?

1
Yes
2
No
Why are you planning to go there? (select all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

To study a subject that really interests me
To gain a qualification for a specific job or career
To gain greater security in employment
To increase my earning potential
To get a higher status job
To keep my options open

Have you decided yet what course or subject you would like to study at university?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
If you have decided a course/subject,
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please identify the nearest one from the list below. (Optional) Select an answer

1
Accounting
2
Archaeology
3
Architecture
4
Art
5
Biology
6
Business Studies
7
Chemistry
8
Computer Science
9
Dentistry
10
Design Studies
11
Drama
12
Ecology
13
Economics
14
Education
15
Engineering
16
English
17
Epidemiology
18
Film studies
19
Geography
20
History
21
Journalism
22
Languages
23
Law
24
Marketing
25
Mathematics
26
Management Studies
27
Media studies
28
Medicine
29
Midwifery
30
Nursing
31
Philosophy
32
Physics
33
Physiotherapy
34
Politics
35
Psychology
36
Sciences
37
Social Work
38
Sociology
39
Sports Science
40
Theatre Studies
41
Theology
42
Veterinary Science
43
Zoology
44
Other
If you selected Other,
qc_3_e_iii == 44

please specify:

Other

How much do you expect to earn in a year when you are 30 once you have a degree (if you were working full-time)?

1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know

How much do you expect to earn in a year when you are 40 once you have a degree (if you were working full-time)?

1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know

And how much do you expect to earn when you are 30 if you do NOT get a degree (if you were working full-time?)

1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know

And how much do you expect to earn when you are 40 if you do NOT get a degree (if you were working full-time?)

1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know

Jack got Grades B,C,C at A level and went to work in an Insurance Office rather than go to University. Now aged 30, he is a junior office manager and earns £26,000 per year. If instead Jack had gone to the University of Bristol and got a degree in English, what do you think Jack would be earning at age 30?

1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £25,000
3
£25,001 to £27,000
4
£27,001 to £32,000
5
£32,001 to £45,000
6
£45,001 to £65,000
7
Over £65,000

Sarah got two A levels with Grades C and D and went to the University of Western England to study Information Technology. Now aged 30, she is a web designer for a medium sized firm and earns £32,500 per year. If instead Sarah had left school at 18 and sought a job in IT, what do you think Sarah would be earning at age 30?

1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £25,000
3
£25,001 to £27,000
4
£27,001 to £32,000
5
£32,001 to £45,000
6
£45,001 to £65,000
7
Over £65,000

How well informed do you feel you are about the sorts of financial support available to students at university? By financial support we mean money from grants or loans to help towards the costs of studying and living away from home. Would you say you are...

1
Very well informed
2
Fairly well informed
3
Not very well informed
4
Not at all well informed
5
Don't know
Work Status
If in Full or Part-time work or on a Training Scheme

Are you in Full/Part-time work or on a Training Scheme?

1
Yes
2
No
Thinking about this job or training scheme, please tick each box below if you agree with the statements. (select all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

I would leave this job if I could get a better job
I will probably leave this job when I have got my qualification
This is the kind of work I want to do in the future
This should help me to move on to something better
I had this job/placement lined up before I left school
This is the only job or placement I have had since leaving school
The job is teaching me useful skills
The main reason I do this is for the money
Thinking about this job or training scheme, please tick each box below if you disagree with the statements. (select all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

I would leave this job if I could get a better job
I will probably leave this job when I have got my qualification
This is the kind of work I want to do in the future
This should help me to move on to something better
I had this job/placement lined up before I left school
This is the only job or placement I have had since leaving school
The job is teaching me useful skills
The main reason I do this is for the money
In this job or training programme, do you get any of the following sorts of training? (select all that apply)
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1 - Yes

On-the-job training from a supervisor, trainer or experienced colleague?
Training at the firm's own training centre?
Training at a college?
Training somewhere else away from the job?

Will this training lead to a qualification?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know

How important is it to you to have a job that offers training for a qualification?

1
Very important
2
Important
3
Not very important
4
Not at all important
Future Plans
Education and Work in the future

Are you studying for any qualifications at the moment?

1
Yes
2
No
Are you studying for any qualifications at the moment? Which ones? (select all that apply)
-

1 - Yes

A levels/AS Levels/A2s
AVCEs (formerly Vocational A Levels)
GCSEs
Foundation or Intermediate GNVQs
NVQs
Edexcel, BTEC or LQL qualifications (NOT A/AS/A2 levels)
OCR qualifications (NOT A/AS/A2 levels)
City and Guilds
Something else
Don't Know
Now think about what you would like to do in the future. Please tick one box for each of the following statements to say whether you agree or disagree.
-

1 - Strongly agree

2 - Slightly agree

3 - Agree

4 - Slightly disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

I have a clear idea of the career that I want
I am uncertain about my future
I'll just wait and see where I end up
I would like to have a full-time job for most of my adult life
I would like to carry on learning new things throughout my life
I would like to raise a family some time in the future
Having a career or profession is important to me
I would like to go to university and get a degree
I would like to run my own business
I don't mind not enjoying my work if it pays the bills

Which of the following do you think is most likely to be the main thing you'll be doing in 12 months time?

1
Looking for work or unemployed
2
In an Apprenticeship or similar type of training
3
In a full-time job (30 or more hours per week)
4
Studying full time for a qualification
5
Taking a break from study or work
6
Looking after the home or family full-time
7
Other (please specify):
Other
For each of the following statements please say whether you agree or disagree.
-

1 - Strongly agree

2 - Slightly agree

3 - Agree

4 - Slightly disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

Only people who can't do academic qualifications should do vocational ones
Vocational qualifications are easier than academic qualifications
Most people don't understand what vocational qualifications are
Employers don't respect vocational qualifications enough
Schools should do more to encourage young people to do vocational qualifications
Debt
Questions about money

How often do you borrow money from your family and friends?

1
Usually every week
2
About once a month
3
Less than once a month
4
Never

How often do you lend money to other people?

1
Usually every week
2
About once a month
3
Less than once a month
4
Never
To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?
-

1 - Strongly agree

2 - Slightly agree

3 - Agree

4 - Slightly disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

6 - Not going to university

There is no excuse for borrowing money
Students have to borrow money
would rather borrow money than change my lifestyle
I would rather save up to buy something than use credit
Borrowing is a normal part of today's lifestyle
It is okay to borrow money if you can pay it off
Once you are in debt it is very difficult to get out of it
Borrowing money for a university education is a good investment
I am seriously worried about building up debt when I am at University
Student debt puts people off going to university
Student loans are a cheap way to borrow money
I am not worried about borrowing money whilst at university because I know I will get a well-paid job when I graduate

Thinking about your family's attitude to borrowing, which of the following statements is closest to their attitude, would you say?

1
My family do not approve of people borrowing money for any reason.
2
My family only approve of borrowing if it is to buy a house.
3
My family approve of some borrowing, such as student loans, but they do not approve of credit cards.
4
My family are happy with most forms of borrowing
5
My family do not have strong feelings about borrowing either way.
6
I don't know what my family's attitude to borrowing is.
Extra-curricular activities
What you do outside school
In the last four weeks, have you been to or used any of these things in your local area?
-

1 - Yes

Library
Parks and other open spaces
Playground
Swimming pool/Leisure centre
Church/Mosque/Temple/other place of worship
Community hall
Cinema/Theatre
Bowling alley
Outdoor sports pitch/ground
Connexions Centre (in town or at a school/college)
None of these

In the last four weeks have you participated in any group activity led by an adult outside school lessons (such as sports, arts or a youth group)?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
In the last four weeks have you participated in any group activity led by an adult outside school lessons (such as sports, arts or a youth group)? Which of the following activities have you taken part in?
-

1 - Yes

Youth club
Scouts, Guides, Cadets
Sports team or club
Exercise or Dance class
Drama, Arts or Music groups
After school club
Other organised activities
None of these
Please say how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about where you live?
-

1 - Yes

This area is a place I enjoy living in
I worry about being robbed or mugged on the street in this area
I would be afraid to walk alone in this area after dark
Most people in this area are friendly
Moods and Feelings
How you've been feeling recently
Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. Please tick the box that best describes your experience of each over the last 2 weeks.
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1 - Yes

I've been feeling optimistic about the future
I've been feeling useful
I've been feeling relaxed
I've been feeling interested in other people
I've had energy to spare
I've been dealing with problems well
I've been thinking clearly
I've been feeling good about myself
I've been feeling close to other people
I've been feeling confident
I've been able to make up my own mind about things
I've been feeling loved
I've been interested in new things
I've been feeling cheerful
Your opinion of yourself: Below are some statements, please say how true they are of you.
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1 - Almost always true

2 - Often true

3 - Sometimes true

4 - Not often true

5 - Never true

I feel that I'm a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others
I feel that I have a number of good qualities
I am able to do things as well as most other people
I feel that I do not have much to be proud of
I take a positive attitude towards myself
I think I am no good at all
I am a useful person to have around
I feel I can't do anything right
When I do a job, I do it well
I feel that my life is not very useful
These questions are about how you may have been feeling or acting recently. For each question, please say how much you think you have felt or acted this way in the past two weeks.
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1 - True

2 - Sometimes true

3 - Not true

I felt miserable or unhappy
I have been having fun
I didn't enjoy anything at all
I felt so tired that I just sat around and did nothing
I was very restless
I felt I was no good any more
I cried a lot
I felt happy
I found it hard to think properly or concentrate
I hated myself
I enjoyed doing lots of things
I felt I was a bad person
I felt lonely
I thought nobody really loved me
I thought I could never be as good as other kids
I felt I did everything wrong
I have had a good time
Survey completed
Thank you for completing this survey. We hope you found it enjoyable.
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ALSPAC Plans and Aspirations On-Line Survey (Clinic1)
Welcome to the ALSPAC Plans and Aspirations On-Line Survey
This survey will help us to gather information about your future plans and aspirations.
The survey is completed anonymously, can be saved part way through and takes around 12 minutes to complete.
There are some questions we ask more than once. This is to try to reduce the amount of time you take to complete certain sections, so please bear with us.
If questions turn grey, it means that they won't apply to you so please don't answer them!
Note that once you have clicked on the CONTINUE button at the bottom of each page you can not return to review or amend that page
Data Protection
All data collected in this survey will be held anonymously and securely. No personal data is asked for or retained.
Cookies, personal data stored by your Web browser, are not used in this survey.

ALSPAC On Line Survey

Clicking the Continue button at the end of each page will move you to the next set of questions. However, please note that once you have clicked on continue, you cannot return.

What are you doing now?

We would like to know what you are doing at the moment. Please tick one box to show us what your main activity is. If you are temporarily sick or on holiday please tick your usual activity
1
Looking for work or unemployed
2
Modern Apprenticeship (Foundation or Advanced) or other government-supported training
3
In a full-time job (over 30 hours a week)
4
In a part-time job (if this is your main activity)
5
In full-time education at school or college -- in year 12
6
In full-time education at school or college -- in year 13
7
Taking a break from study or work / taking a gap year
8
Looking after the home or family
9
Other (please specify):
Other
Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Looking after your own children or family?
1
Yes
Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Doing voluntary work?
1
Yes
Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Developing your own skills (such as music, art, sport)?
1
Yes
Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Working in one or more part-time jobs?
1
Yes
Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Doing a part-time education course?
1
Yes
Besides your main activity, are you doing any of the following on a regular basis? By 'regular' we mean once a month or more often. (Optional) Looking for a job or education or training place?
1
Yes

Education Status

If in Full or Part-Time Education

Are you in full or part time education?
1
Yes
2
No

What were the main reasons you left full-time school or college? (select all that apply)

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1 - Yes

Found school difficult
Wanted to do an Apprenticeship/learn a trade
Did not like/enjoy school/found school boring
Wanted to get a job/start working/earning money
Wanted work part time and study part time
Don't Know
What were the main reasons you left full-time school or college? (select all that apply) Other (please specify):
1
Yes
Other
How likely is it that you will go back into full-time education within the next two years?
1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not likely at all

Please select the reasons below to explain why you continued in school/college. (select all that apply)

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1 - Yes

I was too young to leave school
I wanted qualifications for going on to further or higher education
There were certain courses or subjects I wanted to do
There were no Modern Apprenticeships available that I wanted
There were no jobs around that I wanted
I enjoyed school life
I was too young to enter the job or training I'd chosen
I hadn't decided on my future education or career
I thought that by getting better qualifications I'd improve my job prospects
I was too young to claim benefits
Because my friends were staying on
It was what my family expected me to do
I was able to claim Education Maintenance Allowance (EMA)
The idea of leaving school at 16 never crossed my mind
How likely do you think it is that you will apply to go to university to do a degree in the next five years?
1
Very likely
2
Fairly likely
3
Not very likely
4
Not at all likely
5
Don't know
Are you hoping to go to University?
1
Yes
2
No

Why are you planning to go there? (select all that apply)

-

1 - Yes

To study a subject that really interests me
To gain a qualification for a specific job or career
To gain greater security in employment
To increase my earning potential
To get a higher status job
To keep my options open
Have you decided yet what course or subject you would like to study at university?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
please identify the nearest one from the list below. (Optional) Select an answer
1
Accounting
2
Archaeology
3
Architecture
4
Art
5
Biology
6
Business Studies
7
Chemistry
8
Computer Science
9
Dentistry
10
Design Studies
11
Drama
12
Ecology
13
Economics
14
Education
15
Engineering
16
English
17
Epidemiology
18
Film studies
19
Geography
20
History
21
Journalism
22
Languages
23
Law
24
Marketing
25
Mathematics
26
Management Studies
27
Media studies
28
Medicine
29
Midwifery
30
Nursing
31
Philosophy
32
Physics
33
Physiotherapy
34
Politics
35
Psychology
36
Sciences
37
Social Work
38
Sociology
39
Sports Science
40
Theatre Studies
41
Theology
42
Veterinary Science
43
Zoology
44
Other
please specify:
Other
How much do you expect to earn in a year when you are 30 once you have a degree (if you were working full-time)?
1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know
How much do you expect to earn in a year when you are 40 once you have a degree (if you were working full-time)?
1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know
And how much do you expect to earn when you are 30 if you do NOT get a degree (if you were working full-time?)
1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know
And how much do you expect to earn when you are 40 if you do NOT get a degree (if you were working full-time?)
1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £30,000
3
£30,001 to £40,000
4
£40,001 to £50,000
5
£50,001 to £60,000
6
£60,001 to £70,000
7
Over £70,000
8
Don't know
Jack got Grades B,C,C at A level and went to work in an Insurance Office rather than go to University. Now aged 30, he is a junior office manager and earns £26,000 per year. If instead Jack had gone to the University of Bristol and got a degree in English, what do you think Jack would be earning at age 30?
1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £25,000
3
£25,001 to £27,000
4
£27,001 to £32,000
5
£32,001 to £45,000
6
£45,001 to £65,000
7
Over £65,000
Sarah got two A levels with Grades C and D and went to the University of Western England to study Information Technology. Now aged 30, she is a web designer for a medium sized firm and earns £32,500 per year. If instead Sarah had left school at 18 and sought a job in IT, what do you think Sarah would be earning at age 30?
1
Up to £20,000
2
£20,001 to £25,000
3
£25,001 to £27,000
4
£27,001 to £32,000
5
£32,001 to £45,000
6
£45,001 to £65,000
7
Over £65,000
How well informed do you feel you are about the sorts of financial support available to students at university? By financial support we mean money from grants or loans to help towards the costs of studying and living away from home. Would you say you are...
1
Very well informed
2
Fairly well informed
3
Not very well informed
4
Not at all well informed
5
Don't know

Work Status

If in Full or Part-time work or on a Training Scheme

Are you in Full/Part-time work or on a Training Scheme?
1
Yes
2
No

Thinking about this job or training scheme, please tick each box below if you agree with the statements. (select all that apply)

-

1 - Yes

I would leave this job if I could get a better job
I will probably leave this job when I have got my qualification
This is the kind of work I want to do in the future
This should help me to move on to something better
I had this job/placement lined up before I left school
This is the only job or placement I have had since leaving school
The job is teaching me useful skills
The main reason I do this is for the money

Thinking about this job or training scheme, please tick each box below if you disagree with the statements. (select all that apply)

-

1 - Yes

I would leave this job if I could get a better job
I will probably leave this job when I have got my qualification
This is the kind of work I want to do in the future
This should help me to move on to something better
I had this job/placement lined up before I left school
This is the only job or placement I have had since leaving school
The job is teaching me useful skills
The main reason I do this is for the money

In this job or training programme, do you get any of the following sorts of training? (select all that apply)

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1 - Yes

On-the-job training from a supervisor, trainer or experienced colleague?
Training at the firm's own training centre?
Training at a college?
Training somewhere else away from the job?
Will this training lead to a qualification?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know
How important is it to you to have a job that offers training for a qualification?
1
Very important
2
Important
3
Not very important
4
Not at all important

Future Plans

Education and Work in the future

Are you studying for any qualifications at the moment?
1
Yes
2
No

Are you studying for any qualifications at the moment? Which ones? (select all that apply)

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1 - Yes

A levels/AS Levels/A2s
AVCEs (formerly Vocational A Levels)
GCSEs
Foundation or Intermediate GNVQs
NVQs
Edexcel, BTEC or LQL qualifications (NOT A/AS/A2 levels)
OCR qualifications (NOT A/AS/A2 levels)
City and Guilds
Something else
Don't Know

Now think about what you would like to do in the future. Please tick one box for each of the following statements to say whether you agree or disagree.

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1 - Strongly agree

2 - Slightly agree

3 - Agree

4 - Slightly disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

I have a clear idea of the career that I want
I am uncertain about my future
I'll just wait and see where I end up
I would like to have a full-time job for most of my adult life
I would like to carry on learning new things throughout my life
I would like to raise a family some time in the future
Having a career or profession is important to me
I would like to go to university and get a degree
I would like to run my own business
I don't mind not enjoying my work if it pays the bills
Which of the following do you think is most likely to be the main thing you'll be doing in 12 months time?
1
Looking for work or unemployed
2
In an Apprenticeship or similar type of training
3
In a full-time job (30 or more hours per week)
4
Studying full time for a qualification
5
Taking a break from study or work
6
Looking after the home or family full-time
7
Other (please specify):
Other

For each of the following statements please say whether you agree or disagree.

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1 - Strongly agree

2 - Slightly agree

3 - Agree

4 - Slightly disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

Only people who can't do academic qualifications should do vocational ones
Vocational qualifications are easier than academic qualifications
Most people don't understand what vocational qualifications are
Employers don't respect vocational qualifications enough
Schools should do more to encourage young people to do vocational qualifications

Debt

Questions about money

How often do you borrow money from your family and friends?
1
Usually every week
2
About once a month
3
Less than once a month
4
Never
How often do you lend money to other people?
1
Usually every week
2
About once a month
3
Less than once a month
4
Never

To what extent do you agree or disagree with the following statements?

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1 - Strongly agree

2 - Slightly agree

3 - Agree

4 - Slightly disagree

5 - Strongly disagree

6 - Not going to university

There is no excuse for borrowing money
Students have to borrow money
would rather borrow money than change my lifestyle
I would rather save up to buy something than use credit
Borrowing is a normal part of today's lifestyle
It is okay to borrow money if you can pay it off
Once you are in debt it is very difficult to get out of it
Borrowing money for a university education is a good investment
I am seriously worried about building up debt when I am at University
Student debt puts people off going to university
Student loans are a cheap way to borrow money
I am not worried about borrowing money whilst at university because I know I will get a well-paid job when I graduate
Thinking about your family's attitude to borrowing, which of the following statements is closest to their attitude, would you say?
1
My family do not approve of people borrowing money for any reason.
2
My family only approve of borrowing if it is to buy a house.
3
My family approve of some borrowing, such as student loans, but they do not approve of credit cards.
4
My family are happy with most forms of borrowing
5
My family do not have strong feelings about borrowing either way.
6
I don't know what my family's attitude to borrowing is.

Extra-curricular activities

What you do outside school

In the last four weeks, have you been to or used any of these things in your local area?

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1 - Yes

Library
Parks and other open spaces
Playground
Swimming pool/Leisure centre
Church/Mosque/Temple/other place of worship
Community hall
Cinema/Theatre
Bowling alley
Outdoor sports pitch/ground
Connexions Centre (in town or at a school/college)
None of these
In the last four weeks have you participated in any group activity led by an adult outside school lessons (such as sports, arts or a youth group)?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Don't know

In the last four weeks have you participated in any group activity led by an adult outside school lessons (such as sports, arts or a youth group)? Which of the following activities have you taken part in?

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1 - Yes

Youth club
Scouts, Guides, Cadets
Sports team or club
Exercise or Dance class
Drama, Arts or Music groups
After school club
Other organised activities
None of these

Please say how much you agree or disagree with the following statements about where you live?

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1 - Yes

This area is a place I enjoy living in
I worry about being robbed or mugged on the street in this area
I would be afraid to walk alone in this area after dark
Most people in this area are friendly

Moods and Feelings

How you've been feeling recently

Below are some statements about feelings and thoughts. Please tick the box that best describes your experience of each over the last 2 weeks.

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1 - Yes

I've been feeling optimistic about the future
I've been feeling useful
I've been feeling relaxed
I've been feeling interested in other people
I've had energy to spare
I've been dealing with problems well
I've been thinking clearly
I've been feeling good about myself
I've been feeling close to other people
I've been feeling confident
I've been able to make up my own mind about things
I've been feeling loved
I've been interested in new things
I've been feeling cheerful

Your opinion of yourself: Below are some statements, please say how true they are of you.

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1 - Almost always true

2 - Often true

3 - Sometimes true

4 - Not often true

5 - Never true

I feel that I'm a person of worth, at least on an equal plane with others
I feel that I have a number of good qualities
I am able to do things as well as most other people
I feel that I do not have much to be proud of
I take a positive attitude towards myself
I think I am no good at all
I am a useful person to have around
I feel I can't do anything right
When I do a job, I do it well
I feel that my life is not very useful

These questions are about how you may have been feeling or acting recently. For each question, please say how much you think you have felt or acted this way in the past two weeks.

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1 - True

2 - Sometimes true

3 - Not true

I felt miserable or unhappy
I have been having fun
I didn't enjoy anything at all
I felt so tired that I just sat around and did nothing
I was very restless
I felt I was no good any more
I cried a lot
I felt happy
I found it hard to think properly or concentrate
I hated myself
I enjoyed doing lots of things
I felt I was a bad person
I felt lonely
I thought nobody really loved me
I thought I could never be as good as other kids
I felt I did everything wrong
I have had a good time
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Department for Children, Schools and Families Plans and Aspirations Questionnaire