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Current/Last Job Characteristics

jxcrno         Number of people work at graduate's current/last job
jxcrrd-jxcrpl  Number of hours spent during general task
jxcrpr         How often does graduate work under the pressure of time?
jrcrhr-jrcrop  Job details when working under time pressure
jxcrdt         How dirty do you get on the job at current/last job?
jrcrsm         Measure of repition of job tasks
jxcrcn-jrcrs7  Responsibility/authority details
jbimp1-jbim15  Importance of job details/tasks in judging jobs in general 
jbsfd1-jbsd15  Satisfaction of job details/tasks at current/last job
jbcrsa         How satisfied is graduate with current/last job?
jbcrot         Does graduate have more than one job?
jxcrh2         How many hours a week does graduate usually work at all jobs?
wrwoud         Would graduate work if did not need to?
wrywr1,wrywr2  Reasons for answer to WRWOUD

jxcrno: Number of people who work at graduate's current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 29

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 678 525 1203
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 45 173 218
0 - 6 735 937 1672
7 - 27 760 757 1517
28 - 100 876 714 1590
102 - 700 965 602 1567
724 - 72000 926 289 1215

jxcrrd: Number of hours in a average week graduate spends reading, writing, and dealing with written materials at current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 30

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 529 1202
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 15 27 42
0 none 222 437 659
1 one hour 165 217 382
2 - 6 784 667 1451
7 - 15 1005 667 1672
16 - 25 854 557 1411
26 - 40 1020 831 1851
42 - 69 247 65 312

jxcrhn: Number of hours in an average week graduate spends working with hands, tools, or equipment at current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 31

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 528 1198
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 13 20 33
0 none 786 328 1114
1 one hour 88 67 155
2 - 10 833 810 1643
11 - 24 541 832 1373
25 - 37 652 649 1301
38 - 40 868 630 1498
42 - 69 534 133 667

jxcrpl: Number of hours in an average week graduate spends dealing with people about work at current or last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 32

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 532 1205
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 24 24 48
0 none 175 274 449
1 one hour 97 99 196
2 - 9 723 701 1424
10 - 20 1259 994 2253
21 - 36 786 635 1421
37 - 45 887 643 1530
46 - 69 361 95 456

jxcrpr: How often do you work under the pressure of time at current or last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 33

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 664 521 1185
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 15 12 27
1 Always 1476 937 2413
2 Frequently 1461 1017 2478
3 Some 757 697 1454
4 Rarely 297 326 623
5 Never 315 487 802

jrcrhr: When you work under time pressure at current/last job, does it usually involve longer hours?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 33a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 524 1195
-2 336 1828 2164
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
0 NO 1823 1844 3667
1 YES 2160 1129 3289

jrcrhw: When you work under time pressure at current/last job, does it usually involve heavier physical work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 33b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 523 1193
-2 336 1828 2164
0 NO 3105 2436 5541
1 YES 880 539 1419

jrcrfm: When you work under time pressure at current/last job, does it usually involve faster physical movements?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 33c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 523 1190
-2 336 1828 2164
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 NO 1918 881 2799
1 YES 2069 2094 4163

jrcrft: When you work under time pressure at current/last job, does it usually involve faster thinking?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 33d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 524 1193
-2 336 1828 2164
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 NO 399 318 717
1 YES 3587 2655 6242

jrcrop: When you work under time pressure at current/last job, does it usually involve anything else?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 33e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 664 522 1186
-2 336 1828 2164
0 NO 3434 2693 6127
1 YES 557 283 840

jxcrdt: How dirty do you get on the job at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 34

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 664 521 1185
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 Very 334 116 450
2 Fairly 609 322 931
3 A little 1443 1357 2800
4 Not at all 1710 1605 3315
5 Depends 224 76 300

jrcrsm: In what way does graduate perform tasks at current/last job? Measure of repition of job tasks.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 35

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 664 521 1185
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 Other 6 0 6
1 Same thing; same way 413 606 1019
2 Same thing; different ways 1408 1160 2568
3 Number of different kinds of things 2493 1710 4203

jxcrcn: How often are you held responsible for things that are really outside of his control at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 36

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 523 1189
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 41 50 91
1 Frequently 1172 538 1710
2 Some 1254 866 2120
3 Rarely 1200 1035 2235
4 Never 652 985 1637

jrcrhf: Do you have authority to hire and fire others at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 37

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 526 1194
-2 6 1329 1335
0 NO 2690 3025 5715
1 YES 1627 446 2073

jrcrpo: Can you influence or set the rate of pay received by others at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 38

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 529 1198
-2 6 1329 1335
0 NO 2383 2862 5245
1 YES 1933 606 2539

jrcryp: Does someone else influence or set your rate or amount of pay at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 39

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 539 1219
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
0 NO 855 578 1433
1 YES 3449 2880 6329

jrcrs1: Do you supervise the work of others that is, what they produce and how much at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 40

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 665 522 1187
-2 6 1329 1335
0 NO 1545 2214 3759
1 YES 2775 1261 4036

jrcrs2: Do you decide what others do and how they do it at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 40a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 524 1191
-2 1551 3543 5094
0 NO 332 259 591
1 YES 2441 1000 3441

jrcrs3: Do you decide what others do, but they decide how to do it at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 40b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 526 1195
-2 3992 4543 8535
0 NO 110 127 237
1 YES 220 130 350

jrcrs4: Does someone else supervise your work, that is, what you produce or how much at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 522 1188
-2 6 1329 1335
0 NO 1311 1034 2345
1 YES 3008 2441 5449

jrcrs5: Does someone else decide both what you do and how you do it at current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 675 523 1198
-2 1317 2363 3680
0 NO 1906 1120 3026
1 YES 1093 1320 2413

jrcrs6: Does someone else decide what you do, but you decides how to do it at current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 526 1203
-2 2410 3683 6093
0 NO 296 214 510
1 YES 1608 903 2511

jrcrs7: Does your supervisor exercise little or no control over your work at current/last job.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 41c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 688 529 1217
-2 2410 3683 6093
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
0 NO 551 341 892
1 YES 1342 772 2114

jbimp1: How Important is the pay in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 523 1194
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 Not particularly important 481 469 950
2 Fairly important 2541 2076 4617
3 Very important 1290 928 2218

jbimp2: How important are the fringe benefits in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 524 1193
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 Not particularly important 490 557 1047
2 Fairly important 1965 1425 3390
3 Very important 1860 1491 3351

jbimp3: How important is how interesting the work is in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 524 1194
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 Not particularly important 83 55 138
2 Fairly important 698 416 1114
3 Very important 3533 3002 6535

jbimp4: How important is the supervisor of jobs in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 670 525 1195
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 6 6
1 Not particularly important 568 314 882
2 Fairly important 1654 1211 2865
3 Very important 2093 1941 4034

jbimp5: How important are the co-workers of jobs in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 527 1200
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 Not particularly important 480 302 782
2 Fairly important 1918 1536 3454
3 Very important 1914 1631 3545

jbimp6: How important is how clean the work is in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 675 525 1200
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 2 3
1 Not particularly important 2163 1175 3338
2 Fairly important 1544 1516 3060
3 Very important 602 779 1381

jbimp7: How important are the hours you work in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 675 533 1208
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 Not particularly important 1595 412 2007
2 Fairly important 1783 1217 3000
3 Very important 930 1835 2765

jbimp8: How important is how tiring the work is in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42h

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 676 526 1202
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 Not particularly important 1874 906 2780
2 Fairly important 1804 1619 3423
3 Very important 629 945 1574

jbimp9: How important is how highly people regard the job in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 672 527 1199
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 3 3
1 Not particularly important 1028 916 1944
2 Fairly important 1598 1251 2849
3 Very important 1687 1300 2987

jbim10: How important is job security in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 524 1197
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 0 2
1 Not particularly important 408 416 824
2 Fairly important 1279 982 2261
3 Very important 2623 2075 4698

jbim11: How important is the amount of freedom you have in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42k

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 674 526 1200
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 1 5
1 Not particularly important 341 352 693
2 Fairly important 1622 1592 3214
3 Very important 2344 1526 3870

jbim12: How important is the chance to help people in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42l

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 674 524 1198
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 1 2
1 Not particularly important 239 98 337
2 Fairly important 1525 852 2377
3 Very important 2546 2522 5068

jbim13: How important is not being under too much pressure in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 677 524 1201
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 Not particularly important 1619 721 2340
2 Fairly important 1762 1546 3308
3 Very important 925 1205 2130

jbim14: How important is the chance to get ahead in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42n

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 672 525 1197
-2 6 1329 1335
1 Not particularly important 286 429 715
2 Fairly important 1250 1312 2562
3 Very important 2777 1731 4508

jbim15: How important is the chance to use your abilities in judging jobs in general?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 42o

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 675 528 1203
-2 6 1329 1335
1 Not particularly important 39 37 76
2 Fairly important 578 489 1067
3 Very important 3693 2943 6636

jbsfd1: How satisfied are/were you with the pay at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 526 1192
-2 6 1329 1335
1 Very dissatisfied 93 138 231
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 374 353 727
3 Fairly satisfied 2168 1458 3626
4 Very satisfied 1671 1395 3066
5 Not relevant 13 127 140

jbsfd2: How satisfied are/were you with the fringe benefits at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 527 1195
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 Very dissatisfied 98 165 263
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 321 214 535
3 Fairly satisfied 1681 900 2581
4 Very satisfied 1988 1326 3314
5 Not relevant 229 864 1093

jbsfd3: How satisfied are/were you with how interesting the work is at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 526 1193
-2 6 1329 1335
1 Very dissatisfied 41 68 109
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 194 164 358
3 Fairly satisfied 1146 871 2017
4 Very satisfied 2932 2360 5292
5 Not relevant 5 8 13

jbsfd4: How satisfied are/were you with the supervisor at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43D

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 668 527 1195
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 Very dissatisfied 103 88 191
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 292 171 463
3 Fairly satisfied 1384 750 2134
4 Very satisfied 1825 2004 3829
5 Not relevant 713 456 1169

jbsfd5: How satisfied are/were you with your co-workers at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43E

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 529 1200
-2 6 1329 1335
1 Very dissatisfied 21 19 40
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 110 88 198
3 Fairly satisfied 1591 817 2408
4 Very satisfied 2405 2158 4563
5 Not relevant 187 386 573

jbsfd6: How satisfied are/were you with how clean the work is at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 533 1204
-2 6 1329 1335
1 Very dissatisfied 31 19 50
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 127 87 214
3 Fairly satisfied 1422 905 2327
4 Very satisfied 2529 2346 4875
5 Not relevant 205 107 312

jbsfd7: How satisfied are/were you with the hours you work at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 529 1195
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 Very dissatisfied 78 54 132
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 298 180 478
3 Fairly satisfied 1593 748 2341
4 Very satisfied 2301 2470 4771
5 Not relevant 48 16 64

jbsfd8: How satisfied are/were you with how tiring the work is at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43h

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 672 530 1202
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 1 1
1 Very dissatisfied 25 40 65
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 197 175 372
3 Fairly satisfied 2029 1396 3425
4 Very satisfied 1931 1799 3730
5 Not relevant 131 56 187

jbsfd9: How satisfied are/were you with how highly people regard the job at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 674 530 1204
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 5 12
1 Very dissatisfied 47 54 101
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 212 163 375
3 Fairly satisfied 1742 1191 2933
4 Very satisfied 2146 1884 4030
5 Not relevant 157 170 327

jbsd10: How satisfied are/were you with the job security at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43J

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 673 528 1201
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 0 2 2
1 Very dissatisfied 84 98 182
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 204 156 360
3 Fairly satisfied 1287 863 2150
4 Very satisfied 2674 2115 4789
5 Not relevant 63 235 298

jbsd11: How satisfied are/were you with the amount of freedom you have/had at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43k

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 530 1197
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 Very dissatisfied 36 43 79
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 142 115 257
3 Fairly satisfied 1239 820 2059
4 Very satisfied 2889 2465 5354
5 Not relevant 11 24 35

jbsd12: How satisfied are/were you with the chance to help people at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43l

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 528 1197
-2 6 1329 1335
1 Very dissatisfied 25 24 49
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 94 78 172
3 Fairly satisfied 1312 649 1961
4 Very satisfied 2727 2549 5276
5 Not relevant 158 169 327

jbsd13: How satisfied are/were you with not being under too much pressure at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 672 530 1202
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 2 6
1 Very dissatisfied 56 59 115
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 266 212 478
3 Fairly satisfied 2098 1220 3318
4 Very satisfied 1804 1927 3731
5 Not relevant 85 47 132

jbsd14: How satisfied are/were you with the chance to get ahead at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43n

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 669 529 1198
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 0 4
1 Very dissatisfied 153 156 309
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 475 328 803
3 Fairly satisfied 1581 1107 2688
4 Very satisfied 2033 1414 3447
5 Not relevant 70 463 533

jbsd15: How satisfied are/were you wtih your chance to use your abilities at your current/last job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 43o

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 529 1200
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 1 0 1
1 Very dissatisfied 86 94 180
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 202 209 411
3 Fairly satisfied 1139 842 1981
4 Very satisfied 2879 2281 5160
5 Not relevant 7 42 49

jbcrsa: How satisfied are you with current/last job as a whole?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 44

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 525 1196
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 2 1 3
1 Very dissatisfied 42 54 96
2 Somewhat dissatisfied 246 214 460
3 Fairly satisfied 1619 1101 2720
4 Very satisfied 2405 2102 4507

jbcrot: Does graduate have more than one job at which he works regularly?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 45

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 523 1189
-2 6 1329 1335
0 NO 3640 3203 6843
1 YES 679 271 950

jxcrh2: How many hours a week does graduate usually work at all jobs?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 46

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 671 549 1220
-2 6 1329 1335
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 9 13
1 One hour 0 5 5
02 - 68 Two to sixty-eight hours 3983 3372 7355
69 Sixty-nine or more hours 327 62 389

wrwoud: If you didn't have to work to make a living would you want to work anyway?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 47

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 666 524 1190
-1 DON'T KNOW 60 59 119
1 YES 3799 3183 6982
2 Depends 77 234 311
3 NO 381 811 1192
4 Graduate already doesn't have to work 8 515 523

wrywr1: First response for why graduate would want to work or not want to work if graduate didn't have to?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 47a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 526 1193
-2 68 574 642
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 4 9
0 Miscellaneous reasons for wanting to keep on working POSITIVE SATISFACTION IN WORKING 30 50 80
11 Economic factors--money, extra money, retirement benefits, pension 16 80 96
12 Nonmonetary extrinsic factors--graduate likes his/her conditions of work, nice, pleasant place, convenient 2 5 7
13 Other extrinsic positive factors POSITIVE SATISFACTION- EGO SATISFACTION 1 2 3
21 Achievement-related ego satisfactions, working gives you a feeling of accomplishment, likes complexity of work (figuring out things, handling problems). Likes responsibility of working, chance to make decisions, likes chance to use abilities, skills, talents, intelligence, likes the reward and recognition of doing good work. 420 359 779
22 Affiliation-related ego satisfactions, likes the chance of being with people, helping people, friendships on the job 94 521 615
23 Influence-related ego satisfactions, likes the independence that comes from working, likes the leadership possibilities, prestige, likes the chance to teach others 11 34 45
24 Curiosity-related ego satisfactions, likes the novelty, new things happening, chance to learn new things, work is more interesting, less routine 95 225 320
25 Usefulness of work--work makes you feel useful 78 54 132
26 Likes to work (general, not ascertained why) 138 144 282
27 Likes particular work he/she is doing (general, not ascertained why) 107 137 244
28 Other ego satisfactions from work WORK AS HABIT, OBLIGATION, AND AVOIDANCE OF NEGATIVE STATES: WORK AS A HABIT 149 141 290
31 Work is the only way of life graduate knows--I have always worked, I wouldn't know any other way of life 55 35 90
32 Other ways in which graduate views work as habit WORK IS THE PROPER STATE OF THINGS, MORAL, THE RIGHT THING TO DO 4 0 4
41 Work is basis for identity, self-respect--I'd lose my self-respect if I didn't work, a man/woman is nothing if he/she doesn't work 28 11 39
42 Work prevents feelings of uselessness--I have to work or I feel useless 7 4 11
43 Working keeps you healthy--feel better when you work 66 23 89
44 Working prevents immoral state--working keeps you out of trouble drinking, other vices (idle hands make work for the devil) 29 0 29
45 Obligation, duty to work--it's your duty to work, everyone should work, every man/woman should work, it's the right thing to do 40 8 48
46 It's good to work (not ascertained why) 10 2 12
47 Other comment indicating graduate feels that work is proper, moral, right WORK PREVENTS NEGATIVE STATES (NONMORAL) 26 3 29
51 Emotional upset if I didn't work--I'd go crazy if I didn't work, I wouldn't know what to do with myself 238 55 293
52 Work fills in otherwise empty time--I'd be bored if I didn't work, I don't know what else to do, I have nothing else I want to do, it keeps me occupied, I like to keep busy 2136 903 3039
53 Work prevents preoccupation with personal problems--I'd just do a lot of worrying if I didn't work, work keeps me from thinking about my personal problems 0 4 4
54 Work keeps you young--keeps you from getting old 8 1 9
55 Work is better than housework--keeping house 1 98 99
56 Work is better than being with family, spouse, children, parents 2 13 15
57 Work is better than staying at home 20 359 379
58 Work prevents other negative states REASONS FOR NOT WORKING 34 12 46
60 Other reasons for not working 12 21 33
61 Want to work, but health won't permit it 0 6 6
62 Want to work, but family considerations won't permit it (still have small children) 3 145 148
63 Would rather be with family (home husband) 11 515 526
64 Would rather do volunteer or community service work 11 68 79
65 Would rather travel than work 44 5 49
66 Would rather pursue a hobby (golf, fish, hunt, music, art, etc.) than work 153 49 202
67 Would rather have leisure time, rest than work 51 22 73
68 Would rather be free than work 91 62 153
69 Unqualified 17 11 28
70 Would rather go to school 5 6 11
71 Don't want to take a job from someone who needs it 2 12 14
90 Depends 6 17 23

wrywr2: Second response for why graduate would want to work or not want to work if graduate didn't have to?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 47b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 667 526 1193
-2 2682 2914 5596
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 4 9
0 Miscellaneous reasons for wanting to keep on working POSITIVE SATISFACTION IN WORKING 11 13 24
11 Economic factors--money, extra money, retirement benefits, pension 24 116 140
12 Nonmonetary extrinsic factors--graduate likes his conditions of work, nice, pleasant place, convenient 4 3 7
21 Achievement-related ego satisfactions, working gives you a feeling of accomplishment, likes complexity of work (figuring out things, handling problems). Likes responsibility of working, chance to make decisions, likes chance to use abilities, skills, talents, intelligence, likes the reward and recognition of doing good work. 333 192 525
22 Affiliation-related ego satisfactions, likes the chance of being with people, helping people, friendships on the job 200 498 698
23 Influence-related ego satisfactions, likes the independence that comes from working, likes the leadership possibilities, prestige, likes the chance to teach others 18 26 44
24 Curiosity-related ego satisfactions, likes the novelty, new things happening, chance to learn new things, work is more interesting, less routine 97 165 262
25 Usefulness of work--work makes you feel useful 108 63 171
26 Likes to work (general, not ascertained why) 91 70 161
27 Likes particular work he/she is doing (general, not ascertained why) 52 51 103
28 Other ego satisfactions from work WORK AS HABIT, OBLIGATION, AND AVOIDANCE OF NEGATIVE STATES: WORK AS A HABIT 89 72 161
31 Work is the only way of life graduate knows--I have always worked, I wouldn't know any other way of life 26 11 37
32 Other ways in which graduate views work as habit WORK IS THE PROPER STATE OF THINGS, MORAL, THE RIGHT THING TO DO 4 0 4
41 Work is basis for identity, self-respect--I'd lose my self-respect if I didn't work, a man/woman is nothing if he/she doesn't work 22 16 38
42 Work prevents feelings of uselessness--I have to work or I feel useless 9 3 12
43 Working keeps you healthy--feel better when you work 49 15 64
44 Working prevents immoral state--working keeps you out of trouble drinking, other vices, (idle hands make work for the devil) 14 2 16
45 Obligation, duty to work--it's your duty to work, everyone should work, every man/woman should work, it's the right thing to do 15 5 20
46 It's good to work (not ascertained why) 4 1 5
47 Other comment indicating graduate feels work is proper, moral, right WORK PREVENTS NEGATIVE STATES (NONMORAL) 23 5 28
51 Emotional upset if didn't work--I'd go crazy if I didn't work, I wouldn't know what to do with myself 32 8 40
52 Work fills in otherwise empty time--I'd be bored if I didn't work, I don't know what else to do, I have nothing else I want to do, it keeps me occupied, I like to keep busy 279 197 476
53 Work prevents preoccupation with personal problems--I'd just do a lot of worrying if I didn't work, work keeps me from thinking about my personal problems 1 3 4
54 Work keeps you young--keeps you from getting old 6 4 10
55 Work is better than housework, keeping house 1 56 57
56 Work is better than being with family, spouse, children, parents 1 2 3
57 Work is better than staying at home 20 150 170
58 Work prevents other negative states REASONS FOR NOT WORKING 24 14 38
60 Other reasons for not working 2 3 5
61 Want to work, but health won't permit it 0 1 1
62 Want to work, but family considerations won't permit it (still have small children) 0 6 6
63 Would rather be with family (home husband) than working 8 26 34
64 Would rather do volunteer or community service work 1 23 24
65 Would rather travel than work 16 3 19
66 Would rather pursue a hobby (golf, fish, hunt, music, art, etc.) than work 26 26 52
67 Would rather have leisure time, rest than work 10 7 17
68 Would rather be free than work 16 18 34
69 Unqualified 0 1 1
71 Don't want to take a job from someone who needs it 0 6 6
90 Depends 1 1 2

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