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NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BUREAU,
Individual questionnaire
NATIONAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT STUDY
(1958 Cohort)
Sponsors:
Institute of Child Health, University of London
National Birthday Trust Fund
National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales
In Collaboration with:
Society of Education Officers
Society of Community Medicine
Association of Directors of Education (Scotland)
Chairman of Consultative Committee:
Professor D V Donnison BA
Chairman of Steering Committee:
W. D. Wall BA, Ph.D
Executive Co-Directors:
Professor N. R. Butler MD, FRCP, DCH
Professor R Davie BA, Ph D, DIP ED Psych
Mrs. Mia Kellmer Pringle BA, Ph D, D.Sc
Co-Directors:
M. J. R. Healy BA
J. M. Tanner MD, D Sc, FRCP, FRC Psych
W. D. Wall BA, Ph.D
Senior Research Officer:
K. R. Fogleman BA

Surname

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First names in full

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Sex

1
Boy
2
Girl

Date of birth

Date of birth

Today's date

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Home address

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Name and address of school

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Please turn the page to read the introductory notes
Introduction
For many of you this will be the second or third time you have helped us with this study.
You may have seen some of the books and articles which have been written about the information which you, your parents, your teachers and your doctors gave to us when you were seven and when you were eleven. Already your help is benefiting younger children and will continue to do so for many years
In the next few pages you will be asked about yourself, your school and what you expect to be doing in the next few years. It is, of course, very important that the answers you give us really do tell us your ideas about things, so please give as accurate and open an answer as you can
You may feel that some of your answers are personal This is why you have been given an envelope with this questionnaire. As soon as you have answered all the questions you should put this form inside the envelope and seal it. Then, please write your name on the back of the envelope. Your answers will then be seen by no-one except the small research team which will deal with the forms.
Of course, you may ask your teacher for help if there is anything you do not understand or are not sure about.
How to answer the questions
You will find that the questions on these pages are of three kinds:
Firstly, there are those where we ask you simply to write an answer of a few words in the space provided
Secondly, there are those questions where there are a number of possible answers and we have written these with a number against each one. All you have to do is put a ring around the number that is next to the answer that you want to give
Thirdly, some questions have a box or boxes by them in which you have to write a number, or numbers
You may sometimes feel that you have not been able to say all that you want just by ringing or writing a number. If so, please add any comment you want either next to the question or on the back of the form
Remember that this is not a test of any kind. There are no right or wrong answers. What we want to know is what you think or have done or want to do
Thank you for all your help

Country of birth

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If you were born outside England, Wales or Scotland,

in which year did you first come to live in this country?

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With which hand do you write best?

1
Right hand
2
Left hand
3
Equally well with either hand
Below is a list of things that people of your age have said about how they feel towards school. Read each one carefully and then ring one of the numbers to show for each one how true you think what it says is in your own case.
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1 - Very true

2 - Partly or usually true

3 - Cannot say, no feelings either way

4 - Partly or usually untrue

5 - Not true at all

I feel school is largely a waste of time
I am quiet in the classroom and get on with my work
I think homework is a bore
I find it difficult to keep my mind on my work
I never take work seriously
I don't like school
I think there is no point in planning for the future; you should take things as they come
I am always willing to help the teacher

Sometimes people are punished for misbehaving in school. A list of typical punishments is given below. We should like to know whether you think that any of these should never be used in school. Please ring the number against any which you think should never be used.

1
Having to stay in school outside normal hours (e.g. detention)
2
Being expelled
3
Suspension (not being allowed to come to school for a while)
4
Corporal punishment (cane, or any other method)
5
Having a report or letter sent to you parent

At what age do you think you are most likely to leave school?

1
16
2
17
3
18 or over
4
Uncertain

Are any of the following important reasons for leaving school at this age? Ring the numbers to show which are important to you.

1
I have always taken it for granted
2
I need to earn as soon as possible because my family needs the money
3
I want to earn a wage and be independent as soon as I can
4
I don't like doing school work
5
I want to do the same as most of my friends
6
My parents' advice
7
I can't study what I want to study at school
8
Teachers' advice
9
I have a particular course or job in mind which I don't have to stay on at school to do
1
I want to get married in the next year or so
2
I want more qualifications
3
I like school life
4
I want to go somewhere else to finish my education
5
I can't think of anything else to do
6
I'm not good enough to stay on

You will probably know that this is the first year that everybody has had to stay at school until they are 16. In your own case do you wish that you could have left when you were 15?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain

Do you think that people of your age who do not want to go to school should be allowed to stay away?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain

Have you stayed away from school at all this year when you should have been there?

1
Yes
2
No
If yes,
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please ring the number against whichever of these were reasons for you missing school.

1
Fed up with school
2
Had to help at home
3
Wanted to do something special away from school
4
Some other reason
For each of the following subjects we would like you to say roughly how good you think you are at it compared with other people of your age. Please ring the appropriate numbers against each subject.
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1 - Never studied this subject

2 - Below Average

3 - Average

4 - Above Average

Mathematics
English
Science
Art
Music
Practical subjects (e.g. woodwork, metalwork, domestic science)
Sports and games

Do you hope to go on to take GCE A (Advanced) level (or Highers, in Scotland)?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain
If you do hope to take A-levels or Highers,
qc_11_a == 1

would you prefer to study at school or go somewhere else such as a college of further education/technical college?

1
At school
2
Somewhere else
3
Uncertain or don't know
If you hope to take Advanced levels (or Highers),
qc_11_a == 1
please show in the boxes in the margin how many subjects in each of the categories below you hope to take and write the names of the subjects you hope to take.
- Enter number
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Foreign Languages (including Latin and Greek)
Arts subjects (e.g. English, History, Art, Music, etc.)
Sciences and Mathematics
Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Geography, Sociology, etc.)
Practical subjects (e.g. Domestic Science, Metalwork, etc.)
Other Subjects

Are there subjects which you would like to take at A-level (or Higher Grade) but which you cannot take at your school? If so, write their names below.

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After you leave school would you like to:

1
Continue with full-time study
2
Do a job that involves part-time study
3
Do a job that requires no further study
4
Don't know
If you want to continue with full-time study,
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please ring the number against the place where you would most like to do it.

1
A University or Polytechnic
2
A teacher's training college (college of education)
3
A technical college, college of commerce or secretarial college
4
A college of art, music or drama
5
Somewhere else
6
Don't know

How anxious do you think your parents are that you should do well at school?

1
Very anxious
2
Fairly anxious
3
Contented if I do my best
4
They don't mind one way or the other
5
Uncertain

What would you like to be your first full-time job? Please give as many details as possible.

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What do you think is in fact likely to be your first full-time job? Please give as many details as possible.

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From where have you heard about this job? Ring all of the following that apply.

1
From your parents
2
From another relative
3
At school, from a teacher or careers talk or film
4
From a Youth Employment Officer
5
From seeing something on television
6
From seeing something in a newspaper or magazine
7
From a friend
8
Somewhere else
9
Don't remember

In choosing a job what things about it do you think are important? Choose your answers from the list below: ring as many as you wish.

Y
The job should involve working with your hands
X
It should involve using your head and need thought and concentration
0
It should be an outdoor job
1
It should be well-paid
2
It should have convenient hours and conditions
3
The job should involve variety
4
The job should offer you chances of promotion
5
It should give you the chance of being in charge of other people
6
The job should let you be your own boss
7
It should be a clean job
8
It should give you the opportunity of helping others
9
It should not have too much responsibility at first
Now go back over the list above, choose the one thing which is most important to you about a job, and write its number or letter in the box in the margin.
Enter number or letter in boxes
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the most important
and the second most important
and the third most important

If to get the job you wanted you had to move to a different part of the country, would you be prepared to do so?

1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain

Do you have a spare-time job or jobs during term-time?

1
No
2
Yes, weekends only
3
Yes, weekdays only
4
Yes, both weekdays and weekends

How many hours most weeks does this job (or jobs) take up?

1
Less than 3 hours each week
2
3-6 hours each week
3
More than 6 hours and up to 9 hours
4
More than 9 hours and up to 12 hours
5
More than 12 hours and up to 15 hours
6
More than 15 hours

How much money do you earn on average each week through part-time work during term-time?

1
Up to 99p
2
Between £1 and £1.99
3
Between £2 and £2.99
4
Between £3 and £3.99
5
Between £4 and £4.99
6
Between £5 and £5.99
7
£6 or more

How much money do your parents give you on average each week to save or spend? Include any money they give you regularly which is specifically for clothing, travel or meals. (If they give you money as you ask for it, please try to work out how much this comes to most weeks.)

1
None
2
Less than 49p
3
Between 50p and 74p
4
Between 75p and 99p
5
Between £1 and £1.49
6
Between £1.50 and £1.99
7
Between £2 and £2.99
8
£3 or more

Is this money meant to cover: (Please ring all that apply)

1
All or most of your clothes
2
Travel to school
3
Some meals
4
None of these

From the following list, please choose the two things on which most of your money goes. (Ring two only)

Y
Records, cassettes, record players, etc.
X
Sports kit and equipment
0
Clothes
1
Make-up
2
Entertainment (cinema, discos, watching sport, etc.)
3
Alcoholic drinks
4
Food and sweets
5
Cigarettes
6
Books, papers, magazines, etc.
7
Savings
8
Any others (please describe)
Other

What do you think would be the best age to get married? Ring the number against this age.

1
16 or 17
2
18 or 19
3
20 or 21
4
22 - 25
5
26 - 30
6
Over 30
7
Uncertain or don't know
8
Don't wish to marry

At what age would you ideally like to start a family?

1
16 or 17
2
18 or 19
3
20 or 21
4
22 - 25
5
26 - 30
6
Over 30
7
Uncertain or don't know
8
Don't wish to have children

What size family would you like to have?

1
No children
2
One child
3
Two children
4
Three children
5
Four children
6
Five children
7
Six or more children
8
Don't know

Have you learnt in lessons at school about any of the following? Please ring the number against each one that you have learnt about.

1
How babies are conceived (started)
2
How babies are born
3
How people get VD (venereal disease)
4
The care of babies
5
How children grow and develop
6
Practical problems of family life (e.g. budgeting, looking after a house, etc.)

On such topics did your lessons include: (ring all that apply)

1
T.V. programmes
2
Radio programmes
3
Films
No doubt you have been told about these things by other people or in other places. For each of the things listed below please show, by ringing a number, from where you think you got the most useful information on this topic.
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1 - Friends or a brother or sister

2 - TV (not at school)

3 - Films (not at school)

4 - Books or magazines

5 - Church

6 - Parents

7 - Someone else

8 - Youth clubs

9 - Nowhere in particular

How babies are conceived
How babies are born
How people get VD
The care of babies
How children grow and develop
Practical problems of family life
For each of these things do you feel that you need to know more?
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1 - Yes I need to know more

2 - No I don't need to know more

3 - Uncertain

How babies are conceived
How babies are born
How people get V.D.
The care of babies
How children grow and develop
Practical problems of family life
Below is a list of things which many people do in their spare time. You will probably only do a few of these. Please show by ringing one of the numbers for each one whether this is something that you do often, sometimes, never or hardly ever. If it is something that you would like to do but don't have the chance, please ring 4.
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1 - Often

2 - Sometimes

3 - Never or hardly ever

4 - Like to but no chance

Reading books (apart from school work or homework)
Playing outdoor games and sports
Swimming
Playing indoor games and sports (e.g. basket-ball, badminton, gymnastics, etc.)
Watching television
Going to parties in friends' homes
Dancing at dance halls, discos, etc.
Voluntary work to help others

Have you ever taken part in any of the following activities? (Please ring all that apply.)

1
Babysitting for your younger brothers and sisters
2
Babysitting for other families
3
Helping to run a playgroup
4
Helping with younger children at school
5
Any other activity with children much younger than yourself (please describe ...)
Other
How satisfied are you with the following things in the neighbourhood or area in which you live?
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1 - Satisfied

2 - Uncertain

3 - Dissatisfied

4 - Not bothered

Places for young people to meet (clubs, coffee bars, dance halls, etc.)
Playing fields, pitches for sports and games

Is there a room in your home where you can usually go to be on your own to do homework or revise for an exam?

1
Yes
2
No
Some people nowadays consider that young people and their families do not always get on very well. We should like to find out more about this. Read the statements below and please show by ringing the appropriate numbers how true each of them is in your own case. If any of these do not apply to you (e.g. you have no brother or sister) leave that one blank.
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1 - Very true

2 - True

3 - Uncertain

4 - Untrue

5 - Very untrue

I get on well with my mother
I get on well with my father
I often quarrel with a brother or sister
My parents have strong views about my appearance (e.g. dress, hairstyle, etc.)
My parents want to know where I go in the evenings
My parents disapprove of some of my male friends
My parents disapprove of some of my female friends

How many cigarettes do you usually smoke in a week?

1
None, don't smoke
2
Less than 1 a week
3
Between 1 and 9 a week
4
Between 10 and 19 a week
5
Between 20 and 29 a week
6
Between 30 and 39 a week
7
Between 40 and 49 a week
8
Between 50 and 59 a week
9
60 or more a week

How long is it since you had an alcoholic drink (beer, wine, spirits, etc.)?

1
Less than 1 week
2
2 - 4 weeks
3
5 - 8 weeks
4
9 - 12 weeks
5
Over 12 weeks
6
Uncertain/Can't remember
7
Never had one
If it is less than one week since your last drink,
qc_36 == 1

please write down below the number of drinks you have had in the past week, and what they were (e.g. one whisky, and two halfpints of beer).

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Where did you drink these? (Please ring all that apply.)

1
At home
2
At a friend's home
3
In a restaurant
4
Somewhere else (please say where ...)
Other

If you wish to add any comments on anything in this questionnaire, please use the space below. Like everything else in this questionnaire this will be strictly confidential.

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Thank you. Now please place this form in the special envelope provided and seal it. Then please write your name on the back of the envelope.
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Local Authority Code Number
Local Authority Code Number
Child's Code Number
Child's Code Number
NATIONAL CHILDREN'S BUREAU,
Individual questionnaire
NATIONAL CHILD DEVELOPMENT STUDY
(1958 Cohort)
Sponsors:
Institute of Child Health, University of London
National Birthday Trust Fund
National Foundation for Educational Research in England and Wales
In Collaboration with:
Society of Education Officers
Society of Community Medicine
Association of Directors of Education (Scotland)
Chairman of Consultative Committee:
Professor D V Donnison BA
Chairman of Steering Committee:
W. D. Wall BA, Ph.D
Executive Co-Directors:
Professor N. R. Butler MD, FRCP, DCH
Professor R Davie BA, Ph D, DIP ED Psych
Mrs. Mia Kellmer Pringle BA, Ph D, D.Sc
Co-Directors:
M. J. R. Healy BA
J. M. Tanner MD, D Sc, FRCP, FRC Psych
W. D. Wall BA, Ph.D
Senior Research Officer:
K. R. Fogleman BA
Surname
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First names in full
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Sex
1
Boy
2
Girl
Date of birth
Date of birth
Today's date
Generic date
Home address
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Name and address of school
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Please turn the page to read the introductory notes

Introduction

For many of you this will be the second or third time you have helped us with this study.
You may have seen some of the books and articles which have been written about the information which you, your parents, your teachers and your doctors gave to us when you were seven and when you were eleven. Already your help is benefiting younger children and will continue to do so for many years
In the next few pages you will be asked about yourself, your school and what you expect to be doing in the next few years. It is, of course, very important that the answers you give us really do tell us your ideas about things, so please give as accurate and open an answer as you can
You may feel that some of your answers are personal This is why you have been given an envelope with this questionnaire. As soon as you have answered all the questions you should put this form inside the envelope and seal it. Then, please write your name on the back of the envelope. Your answers will then be seen by no-one except the small research team which will deal with the forms.
Of course, you may ask your teacher for help if there is anything you do not understand or are not sure about.
How to answer the questions
You will find that the questions on these pages are of three kinds:
Firstly, there are those where we ask you simply to write an answer of a few words in the space provided
Secondly, there are those questions where there are a number of possible answers and we have written these with a number against each one. All you have to do is put a ring around the number that is next to the answer that you want to give
Thirdly, some questions have a box or boxes by them in which you have to write a number, or numbers
You may sometimes feel that you have not been able to say all that you want just by ringing or writing a number. If so, please add any comment you want either next to the question or on the back of the form
Remember that this is not a test of any kind. There are no right or wrong answers. What we want to know is what you think or have done or want to do
Thank you for all your help
Country of birth
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in which year did you first come to live in this country?
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With which hand do you write best?
1
Right hand
2
Left hand
3
Equally well with either hand

Below is a list of things that people of your age have said about how they feel towards school. Read each one carefully and then ring one of the numbers to show for each one how true you think what it says is in your own case.

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1 - Very true

2 - Partly or usually true

3 - Cannot say, no feelings either way

4 - Partly or usually untrue

5 - Not true at all

I feel school is largely a waste of time
I am quiet in the classroom and get on with my work
I think homework is a bore
I find it difficult to keep my mind on my work
I never take work seriously
I don't like school
I think there is no point in planning for the future; you should take things as they come
I am always willing to help the teacher
Sometimes people are punished for misbehaving in school. A list of typical punishments is given below. We should like to know whether you think that any of these should never be used in school. Please ring the number against any which you think should never be used.
1
Having to stay in school outside normal hours (e.g. detention)
2
Being expelled
3
Suspension (not being allowed to come to school for a while)
4
Corporal punishment (cane, or any other method)
5
Having a report or letter sent to you parent
At what age do you think you are most likely to leave school?
1
16
2
17
3
18 or over
4
Uncertain
Are any of the following important reasons for leaving school at this age? Ring the numbers to show which are important to you.
1
I have always taken it for granted
2
I need to earn as soon as possible because my family needs the money
3
I want to earn a wage and be independent as soon as I can
4
I don't like doing school work
5
I want to do the same as most of my friends
6
My parents' advice
7
I can't study what I want to study at school
8
Teachers' advice
9
I have a particular course or job in mind which I don't have to stay on at school to do
1
I want to get married in the next year or so
2
I want more qualifications
3
I like school life
4
I want to go somewhere else to finish my education
5
I can't think of anything else to do
6
I'm not good enough to stay on
You will probably know that this is the first year that everybody has had to stay at school until they are 16. In your own case do you wish that you could have left when you were 15?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain
Do you think that people of your age who do not want to go to school should be allowed to stay away?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain
Have you stayed away from school at all this year when you should have been there?
1
Yes
2
No
please ring the number against whichever of these were reasons for you missing school.
1
Fed up with school
2
Had to help at home
3
Wanted to do something special away from school
4
Some other reason

For each of the following subjects we would like you to say roughly how good you think you are at it compared with other people of your age. Please ring the appropriate numbers against each subject.

-

1 - Never studied this subject

2 - Below Average

3 - Average

4 - Above Average

Mathematics
English
Science
Art
Music
Practical subjects (e.g. woodwork, metalwork, domestic science)
Sports and games
Do you hope to go on to take GCE A (Advanced) level (or Highers, in Scotland)?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain
would you prefer to study at school or go somewhere else such as a college of further education/technical college?
1
At school
2
Somewhere else
3
Uncertain or don't know

please show in the boxes in the margin how many subjects in each of the categories below you hope to take and write the names of the subjects you hope to take.

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Foreign Languages (including Latin and Greek)
Arts subjects (e.g. English, History, Art, Music, etc.)
Sciences and Mathematics
Social Sciences (e.g. Economics, Geography, Sociology, etc.)
Practical subjects (e.g. Domestic Science, Metalwork, etc.)
Other Subjects
Are there subjects which you would like to take at A-level (or Higher Grade) but which you cannot take at your school? If so, write their names below.
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After you leave school would you like to:
1
Continue with full-time study
2
Do a job that involves part-time study
3
Do a job that requires no further study
4
Don't know
please ring the number against the place where you would most like to do it.
1
A University or Polytechnic
2
A teacher's training college (college of education)
3
A technical college, college of commerce or secretarial college
4
A college of art, music or drama
5
Somewhere else
6
Don't know
How anxious do you think your parents are that you should do well at school?
1
Very anxious
2
Fairly anxious
3
Contented if I do my best
4
They don't mind one way or the other
5
Uncertain
What would you like to be your first full-time job? Please give as many details as possible.
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What do you think is in fact likely to be your first full-time job? Please give as many details as possible.
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From where have you heard about this job? Ring all of the following that apply.
1
From your parents
2
From another relative
3
At school, from a teacher or careers talk or film
4
From a Youth Employment Officer
5
From seeing something on television
6
From seeing something in a newspaper or magazine
7
From a friend
8
Somewhere else
9
Don't remember
In choosing a job what things about it do you think are important? Choose your answers from the list below: ring as many as you wish.
Y
The job should involve working with your hands
X
It should involve using your head and need thought and concentration
0
It should be an outdoor job
1
It should be well-paid
2
It should have convenient hours and conditions
3
The job should involve variety
4
The job should offer you chances of promotion
5
It should give you the chance of being in charge of other people
6
The job should let you be your own boss
7
It should be a clean job
8
It should give you the opportunity of helping others
9
It should not have too much responsibility at first

Now go back over the list above, choose the one thing which is most important to you about a job, and write its number or letter in the box in the margin.

Enter number or letter in boxes
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the most important
and the second most important
and the third most important
If to get the job you wanted you had to move to a different part of the country, would you be prepared to do so?
1
Yes
2
No
3
Uncertain
Do you have a spare-time job or jobs during term-time?
1
No
2
Yes, weekends only
3
Yes, weekdays only
4
Yes, both weekdays and weekends
How many hours most weeks does this job (or jobs) take up?
1
Less than 3 hours each week
2
3-6 hours each week
3
More than 6 hours and up to 9 hours
4
More than 9 hours and up to 12 hours
5
More than 12 hours and up to 15 hours
6
More than 15 hours
How much money do you earn on average each week through part-time work during term-time?
1
Up to 99p
2
Between £1 and £1.99
3
Between £2 and £2.99
4
Between £3 and £3.99
5
Between £4 and £4.99
6
Between £5 and £5.99
7
£6 or more
How much money do your parents give you on average each week to save or spend? Include any money they give you regularly which is specifically for clothing, travel or meals. (If they give you money as you ask for it, please try to work out how much this comes to most weeks.)
1
None
2
Less than 49p
3
Between 50p and 74p
4
Between 75p and 99p
5
Between £1 and £1.49
6
Between £1.50 and £1.99
7
Between £2 and £2.99
8
£3 or more
Is this money meant to cover: (Please ring all that apply)
1
All or most of your clothes
2
Travel to school
3
Some meals
4
None of these
From the following list, please choose the two things on which most of your money goes. (Ring two only)
Y
Records, cassettes, record players, etc.
X
Sports kit and equipment
0
Clothes
1
Make-up
2
Entertainment (cinema, discos, watching sport, etc.)
3
Alcoholic drinks
4
Food and sweets
5
Cigarettes
6
Books, papers, magazines, etc.
7
Savings
8
Any others (please describe)
Other
What do you think would be the best age to get married? Ring the number against this age.
1
16 or 17
2
18 or 19
3
20 or 21
4
22 - 25
5
26 - 30
6
Over 30
7
Uncertain or don't know
8
Don't wish to marry
At what age would you ideally like to start a family?
1
16 or 17
2
18 or 19
3
20 or 21
4
22 - 25
5
26 - 30
6
Over 30
7
Uncertain or don't know
8
Don't wish to have children
What size family would you like to have?
1
No children
2
One child
3
Two children
4
Three children
5
Four children
6
Five children
7
Six or more children
8
Don't know
Have you learnt in lessons at school about any of the following? Please ring the number against each one that you have learnt about.
1
How babies are conceived (started)
2
How babies are born
3
How people get VD (venereal disease)
4
The care of babies
5
How children grow and develop
6
Practical problems of family life (e.g. budgeting, looking after a house, etc.)
On such topics did your lessons include: (ring all that apply)
1
T.V. programmes
2
Radio programmes
3
Films

No doubt you have been told about these things by other people or in other places. For each of the things listed below please show, by ringing a number, from where you think you got the most useful information on this topic.

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1 - Friends or a brother or sister

2 - TV (not at school)

3 - Films (not at school)

4 - Books or magazines

5 - Church

6 - Parents

7 - Someone else

8 - Youth clubs

9 - Nowhere in particular

How babies are conceived
How babies are born
How people get VD
The care of babies
How children grow and develop
Practical problems of family life

For each of these things do you feel that you need to know more?

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1 - Yes I need to know more

2 - No I don't need to know more

3 - Uncertain

How babies are conceived
How babies are born
How people get V.D.
The care of babies
How children grow and develop
Practical problems of family life

Below is a list of things which many people do in their spare time. You will probably only do a few of these. Please show by ringing one of the numbers for each one whether this is something that you do often, sometimes, never or hardly ever. If it is something that you would like to do but don't have the chance, please ring 4.

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1 - Often

2 - Sometimes

3 - Never or hardly ever

4 - Like to but no chance

Reading books (apart from school work or homework)
Playing outdoor games and sports
Swimming
Playing indoor games and sports (e.g. basket-ball, badminton, gymnastics, etc.)
Watching television
Going to parties in friends' homes
Dancing at dance halls, discos, etc.
Voluntary work to help others
Have you ever taken part in any of the following activities? (Please ring all that apply.)
1
Babysitting for your younger brothers and sisters
2
Babysitting for other families
3
Helping to run a playgroup
4
Helping with younger children at school
5
Any other activity with children much younger than yourself (please describe ...)
Other

How satisfied are you with the following things in the neighbourhood or area in which you live?

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1 - Satisfied

2 - Uncertain

3 - Dissatisfied

4 - Not bothered

Places for young people to meet (clubs, coffee bars, dance halls, etc.)
Playing fields, pitches for sports and games
Is there a room in your home where you can usually go to be on your own to do homework or revise for an exam?
1
Yes
2
No

Some people nowadays consider that young people and their families do not always get on very well. We should like to find out more about this. Read the statements below and please show by ringing the appropriate numbers how true each of them is in your own case. If any of these do not apply to you (e.g. you have no brother or sister) leave that one blank.

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1 - Very true

2 - True

3 - Uncertain

4 - Untrue

5 - Very untrue

I get on well with my mother
I get on well with my father
I often quarrel with a brother or sister
My parents have strong views about my appearance (e.g. dress, hairstyle, etc.)
My parents want to know where I go in the evenings
My parents disapprove of some of my male friends
My parents disapprove of some of my female friends
How many cigarettes do you usually smoke in a week?
1
None, don't smoke
2
Less than 1 a week
3
Between 1 and 9 a week
4
Between 10 and 19 a week
5
Between 20 and 29 a week
6
Between 30 and 39 a week
7
Between 40 and 49 a week
8
Between 50 and 59 a week
9
60 or more a week
How long is it since you had an alcoholic drink (beer, wine, spirits, etc.)?
1
Less than 1 week
2
2 - 4 weeks
3
5 - 8 weeks
4
9 - 12 weeks
5
Over 12 weeks
6
Uncertain/Can't remember
7
Never had one
please write down below the number of drinks you have had in the past week, and what they were (e.g. one whisky, and two halfpints of beer).
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Where did you drink these? (Please ring all that apply.)
1
At home
2
At a friend's home
3
In a restaurant
4
Somewhere else (please say where ...)
Other
If you wish to add any comments on anything in this questionnaire, please use the space below. Like everything else in this questionnaire this will be strictly confidential.
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Age 16 Individual Questionnaire