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Note: Codebooks contain frequency data from the private data release. For some variables, these differ from the frequencies in the public release. Variables that differ between the public and private versions include "(not available on public release)" as part of the variable description, or a note indicating the difference between the public and private versions.

Attractiveness Rating (1957 Yearbook)

1957 Yearbook Photos Attractiveness Coding
     
OVERVIEW

The attractiveness coding was conducted during two separate operations during
the summer of 2004 & the summer of 2008.  Each yearbook photo was rated by six
men and six women using a photo-labeled 11-point rating scale, with end points
labeled as "not at all attractive" (=1) and "extremely attractive" (=11). 

Coders were recruited from roughly the same cohort as the original WLS graduate
participants.  These include judges whose ages ranged from 63 to 91 years in
age (average of 78.5).

This is the SECOND release of these data.  Due to some minor errors in
processing, the removal of cases with less than 11 ratings, and the addition of
5500+ new cases, all variables from the previous release (variables starting
with YRBK) have been archived.

NOTE:  Norming effectively removes coder fixed effects. Typical standardizing
subtracts the mean AND divides by the standard deviation. These normed scores
ONLY subtract the mean.

NOTE:  There are 174 cases with only eleven coder ratings instead of the
intended twelve.  These cases are treated the same as those with full rating
sets. 

BRIEF VARIABLE DESCRIPTION

attrnd                  Round of coding.
numreports              Number of available ratings.

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Normed attractiveness ratings from ALL coders 

meanrat                 Normed average coder rating.
meanrat_trunc           Normed avg coder rating (highest and lowest dropped).
stdevrat                Normed standard deviation of ratings.
maxscore                Highest rating normed.
minscore                Lowest rating normed.

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Normed attractiveness ratings from FEMALE coders ONLY 

meanrat_fcoder          Normed average coder rating (female coders only).
stdevrat_fcoder         Normed std deviation of ratings (female coders only).
max_fcoder              Highest rating normed (female coders only).
min_fcoder              Lowest rating normed (female coders only).

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Normed attractiveness ratings from MALE coders ONLY 

meanrat_mcoder          Normed average coder rating (male coders only).
stdevrat_mcoder         Normed std deviation of ratings (male coders only).
max_mcoder              Highest rating normed (male coders only).
min_mcoder              Lowest rating normed (male coders only).

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normscore1-normscore12       Individual Normed Coder Ratings

rawscore1-rawscore12         Individual Raw Coder Ratings

coder1-coder12               Coder ID number


For details about the 2004 round of coding, see Appendix M, COR821.

attrnd: Round of coding.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
0 Coded in summer of 2004 1298 1535 2833
1 Coded in summer of 2008 2720 2881 5601

numreports: Number of available ratings.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
11 0 174 174
12 4018 4242 8260

meanrat: Normed average coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-4.10 - 4.01 Rating 4018 4416 8434

meanrat_trunc: Normed average coder rating (highest and lowest rating dropped).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-4.10 - 4.07 Rating 4018 4416 8434

stdevrat: Normed standard deviation of ratings.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
0.42 - 3.17 Standard Deviation of Rating 4018 4416 8434

maxscore: Highest rating normed.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-2.93 - 7.23 Rating 4018 4416 8434

minscore: Lowest rating normed.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.55 2 2 4
-5.55 - 2.10 Rating 4016 4414 8430

meanrat_fcoder: Normed average coder rating (female coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-4.41 - 4.60 Rating 4018 4416 8434

stdevrat_fcoder: Normed standard deviation of ratings (female coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
0.18 - 4.01 Standard Deviation of Rating 4018 4416 8434

max_fcoder: Highest rating normed (female coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-3.66 - 6.53 Rating 4018 4416 8434

min_fcoder: Lowest rating normed (female coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.56 - 3.32 Rating 4018 4416 8434

meanrat_mcoder: Normed average coder rating (male coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-3.78 - 4.57 Rating 4018 4416 8434

stdevrat_mcoder: Normed standard deviation of ratings (male coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
0.23 - 3.66 Standard Deviation of Rating 4018 4416 8434

max_mcoder: Highest rating normed (male coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-2.93 - 7.23 Rating 4018 4416 8434

min_mcoder: Lowest rating normed (male coders only).

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.45 - 2.80 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore1: First normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.04 - 6.07 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore2: Second normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.56 - 6.26 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore3: Third normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.04 - 6.26 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore4: Fourth normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-4.96 - 6.26 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore5: Fifth normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.43 - 6.47 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore6: Sixth normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.25 - 6.47 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore7: Seventh normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.26 - 6.47 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore8: Eighth normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.45 - 7.24 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore9: Ninth normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.26 - 6.54 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore10: Tenth normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.53 - 6.54 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore11: Eleventh normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-5.26 - 6.54 Rating 4018 4416 8434

normscore12: Twelfth normed coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-50 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 174 174
-5.10 - 5.21 Rating 4018 4242 8260
Note: Due to the presense of negative values which span our original code of -4 we used -50 for NOT ASCERTAINED

rawscore1: First raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore2: Second raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore3: Third raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore4: Fourth raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore5: Fifth raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore6: Sixth raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore7: Seventh raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore8: Eighth raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore9: Ninth raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore10: Tenth raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore11: Eleventh raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4416 8434

rawscore12: Twelfth raw coder rating.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 174 174
1 - 11 Rating 4018 4242 8260

coder1: First coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
1 - 108 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder2: Second coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
3 - 112 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder3: Third coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
4 - 116 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder4: Fourth coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
6 - 130 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder5: Fifth coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
8 - 132 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder6: Sixth coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
14 - 135 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder7: Seventh coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
20 - 138 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder8: Eighth coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
24 - 141 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder9: Ninth coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
26 - 143 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder10: Tenth coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
31 - 145 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder11: Eleventh coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
35 - 147 ID 4018 4416 8434

coder12: Twelfth coder ID number.

Data source: Collected Information      Collected in: 1957      Mode: Not Applicable
Source variables: none

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 973 910 1883
-4 NOT ASCERTAINED 0 174 174
1 - 147 ID 4018 4242 8260

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