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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.

Social Participation

soorno            Number of organizations have at least some involvement
soorin            Number of organizations have very much involvement
sopar1 - sopr17   Level of involvment in organization
soogo1            First other organization R involved in
soogo2            Second other organization R involved in
sofrno            Frequency of involvment with friends
sovote            Vote for the November 1974 elections

soorno: Number of organizations to which graduate has at least some involvement.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133a-133i, 134p, 134q

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 No organizations 506 783 1289
1 One organization 987 1128 2115
2 Two organizations 973 1063 2036
3 Three organizations 705 836 1541
4 - 14 Four to fourteen organizations 1140 972 2112
14 fourteen 1 0 1
Note: SOORNO includes any participation in any organizations mentioned
in SOPAR1-SOPR17. In the actual data, the maximum number of organizations
in which any one participant was involved is 14.

If the entire social participation section had missing data codes, this
variable is coded -3. If there was some missing data and some valid data
on SOPAR1 through SOPR17, the missing data was counted as not being
involved in that organization for purposes of constructing this item.

soorin: Number of organizations in which graduate has very much involvement.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133a-133i, 134p, 134q

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 No organizations 1482 1737 3219
1 One organization 1230 1377 2607
2 Two organizations 795 837 1632
3 Three organizations 398 439 837
4 - 13 Four to thirteen organizations 406 392 798
13 thirteen 1 0 1
Note: SOORNO includes any participation in any organizations mentioned
in SOPAR1-SOPR17. In the actual data, the maximum number of organizations
in which any one participant was involved is 14.

If the entire social participation section had missing data codes, this
variable is coded -3. If there was some missing data and some valid data
on SOPAR1 through SOPR17, the missing data was counted as not being
involved in that organization for purposes of constructing this item

sopar1: What is your level of involvement with church-connected groups, but not the church itself?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 545 1225
0 None 3265 3033 6298
1 Some Involvement 419 613 1032
2 Very Much Involved 627 1135 1762

sopar2: What is your level of involvement with labor unions?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 545 1226
0 None 3018 4449 7467
1 Some Involvement 899 258 1157
2 Very Much Involved 393 74 467

sopar3: What is your level of involvement with veterans' organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 None 4140 4722 8862
1 Some Involvement 119 37 156
2 Very Much Involved 52 23 75

sopar4: What is your level of involvement with fraternal organizations or lodges?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 None 3644 4464 8108
1 Some Involvement 444 217 661
2 Very Much Involved 223 101 324

sopar5: What is your level of involvement with business or civic groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 682 545 1227
0 None 3375 4233 7608
1 Some Involvement 403 217 620
2 Very Much Involved 531 331 862

sopar6: What is your level of involvement with parent-teachers associations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 546 1227
0 None 3070 2502 5572
1 Some Involvement 865 1384 2249
2 Very Much Involved 375 894 1269

sopar7: What is your level of involvement with community centers?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 544 1225
0 None 4078 4496 8574
1 Some Involvement 92 141 233
2 Very Much Involved 140 145 285

sopar8: What is your level of involvement with organizations of people with the same nationality?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133h

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 None 4226 4693 8919
1 Some Involvement 43 44 87
2 Very Much Involved 42 45 87

sopar9: What is your level of involvement with sport teams?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 545 1225
0 None 2727 3669 6396
1 Some Involvement 233 130 363
2 Very Much Involved 1351 982 2333

sopr10: What is your level of involvement with country clubs?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 None 3989 4544 8533
1 Some Involvement 117 106 223
2 Very Much Involved 205 132 337

sopr11: What is your level of involvement with youth groups, e.g. scout leader, etc.?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133k

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 None 3557 3706 7263
1 Some Involvement 179 239 418
2 Very Much Involved 575 837 1412

sopr12: What is your level of involvement with professional groups?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133l

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 544 1225
0 None 3164 4193 7357
1 Some Involvement 556 338 894
2 Very Much Involved 590 251 841

sopr13: What is your level of involvement with political clubs or organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133m

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 546 1226
0 None 4019 4534 8553
1 Some Involvement 141 120 261
2 Very Much Involved 151 126 277

sopr14: What is your level of involvement with neighborhood improvement organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133n

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 545 1225
0 None 3973 4513 8486
1 Some Involvement 149 115 264
2 Very Much Involved 189 153 342

sopr15: What is your level of involvement with charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133o

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 None 3995 4200 8195
1 Some Involvement 132 223 355
2 Very Much Involved 184 359 543

sopr16: What is your level of involvement with the first group besides church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133a, 134p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 682 548 1230
0 None 3921 4098 8019
1 Some Involvement 70 151 221
2 Very Much Involved 318 529 847

sopr17: What is your level of involvement with the second group besides church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 133a, 134g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
0 None 4275 4687 8962
1 Some Involvement 5 19 24
2 Very Much Involved 31 76 107

soogo1: What is the first group you have some level of involvement with that are not church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 134

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
-2 3921 4098 8019
0 Other 25 16 41
1 Hobbies and arts 151 174 325
2 Service 86 132 218
3 Social 36 110 146
4 Athletic clubs (YMCA, etc.) 57 44 101
5 Home economics and family 4 73 77
6 Women's clubs, auxiliary 2 65 67
7 Nondenominational religious organizations 3 5 8
8 Health (TOPS, AA, etc.) 13 48 61
9 Alumni groups 13 17 30

soogo2: What is the second group you have some level of involvement with that are not church-connected groups, labor unions, verteran's organziations, fraternal organizations or lodges, business or civic groups, parent-teacher associations, community centers, organizations of people of the same nationality, sport teams, country clubs, youth groups, professinal groups, politcal clubs or organizations, neighborhood improvement organizations, and charity or welfare organizations?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 134

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 680 544 1224
-2 4275 4687 8962
0 Other 2 1 3
1 Hobbies and arts 21 22 43
2 Service 8 15 23
3 Social 2 16 18
4 Athletic clubs (YMCA, etc.) 2 5 7
5 Home economics and family 0 12 12
6 Women's clubs, auxiliary 0 13 13
7 Nondenominational religious organizations 1 1 2
8 Health (TOPS, AA, etc.) 0 4 4
9 Alumni groups 0 6 6

sofrno: How many times in the past four weeks have you gotten together with friends?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 135

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 683 550 1233
-1 DON'T KNOW 4 2 6
0 None 313 347 660
1 One 332 262 594
2 Two 725 621 1346
3 Three 602 505 1107
04 - 68 Four to sixty-eight 2332 3037 5369
69 Sixty-nine visits or more 0 2 2

sovote: Did you vote for the November 1974 elections?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1975      Mode: phone
Source variables: 136

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED OR NONRESPONDENT 681 550 1231
-1 DON'T KNOW 39 77 116
1 Voted 3083 3422 6505
2 Didn't vote 1148 1230 2378
3 Ineligible 40 47 87

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