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Mail: Job Characteristics

mg001rer-mg010rer        Importance of job characteristics
                         compared to high pay items.
     
     
NOTE:  Job characteristic items are repeated in the 1993 Wisconsin             
       Longitudinal Study Phone Questionnaire.  Please see                     
       items rg062jjc-rg065jjc.                                                

NOTE:  See Appendix E - memo120 for Job Importance Items.

NOTE:  The following text refers to mg001rer-mg010rer:                       
                                                                               
    
            Please circle the number that best describes the 
            IMPORTANCE of each characteristic COMPARED TO HIGH PAY.

mg001rer: How important is the opportunity to get on-the-job training compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 74 124 198
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 600 999 1599
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 737 1010 1747
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 460 420 880
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 547 653 1200
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 344 261 605
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 288 138 426
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 142 78 220

mg002rer: How important is having a large number of paid vacation days compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 72 120 192
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 280 381 661
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 562 889 1451
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 537 570 1107
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 603 667 1270
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 510 570 1080
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 416 340 756
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 212 146 358

mg003rer: How important is being able to do different things rather than the same things over and over compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 68 113 181
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 916 1322 2238
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 1012 1047 2059
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 540 496 1036
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 312 321 633
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 193 215 408
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 105 123 228
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 46 46 92

mg004rer: How important is having a low risk of losing your job compred to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 77 120 197
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 776 1134 1910
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 803 916 1719
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 545 622 1167
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 382 443 825
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 254 234 488
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 214 132 346
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 141 82 223

mg005rer: How important is being able to decide what time to come to work and when to leave compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 76 125 201
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 277 440 717
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 532 615 1147
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 531 554 1085
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 531 513 1044
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 489 530 1019
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 452 499 951
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 304 407 711

mg006rer: How important is being able to work without frequent checking by a supervisor compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 75 112 187
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 693 973 1666
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 870 889 1759
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 442 492 934
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 396 450 846
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 321 351 672
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 267 243 510
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 128 173 301

mg007rer: How important is being able to avoid getting dirty on the job compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 77 132 209
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 51 214 265
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 185 403 588
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 334 508 842
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 431 492 923
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 561 655 1216
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 818 603 1421
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 735 676 1411

mg008rer: How important is having a job that other people regard highly compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23h

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 76 126 202
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 213 381 594
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 595 684 1279
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 510 529 1039
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 579 604 1183
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 458 524 982
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 440 443 883
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 321 392 713

mg009rer: How important is having a job that provides health insurance compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 71 111 182
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 1287 1859 3146
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 745 688 1433
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 365 294 659
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 389 358 747
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 155 135 290
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 98 114 212
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 82 124 206

mg010rer: How important is having a job that provides a pension plan compared to high pay?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 23j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 72 111 183
1 MUCH MORE IMPORTANT 1314 1786 3100
2 MODERATELY MORE IMPORTANT 743 763 1506
3 SLIGHTLY MORE IMPORTANT 349 338 687
4 SAME IMPORTANCE 362 363 725
5 SLIGHTLY LESS IMPORTANT 143 133 276
6 MODERATELY LESS IMPORTANT 121 99 220
7 MUCH LESS IMPORTANT 88 90 178

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