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Mail: Family/Work

my001rec           Family stress spills over into work index (sum).

my002re            Number of family stress spillover items answered.

my003rer-my006rer  Family stress spillover items.

my007rec           Work stress spills over into family life index (sum).

my008re            Number of work stress spillover items answered.

my009rer-my012rer  Work stress spillover items.

my013rec           Family enhancement spills over into work life index (sum).

my014re            Number of family enhancement spillover items answered.

my015rer-my017rer  Family enhancement spillover items.     

my018rer           Enthusiasm for job.     

NOTE:  See Appendix G - COR571A for references on Family Stress
       items my003rer-my018rer.

my001rec: Summary score for family stress spilling over to work.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22a, 22c, 22d, 22e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 273 830 1103
1 lowest 1 3 4
2 0 1 1
3 1 4 5
4 195 213 408
5 175 160 335
6 164 180 344
7 234 205 439
8 708 598 1306
9 401 329 730
10 363 370 733
11 206 215 421
12 211 240 451
13 114 128 242
14 79 95 174
15 33 56 89
16 23 22 45
17 7 16 23
18 1 8 9
19 2 7 9
20 highest 1 3 4
Note: See my003rer, my004rer, my005rer, my006rer.

MY001REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the four items (22a,
22c,22d,22e) recieved a valid response. The degree of family stress
spillover can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 20 (the highest
possible). See MY001REI for an imputed version of this variable for
which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing responses. See
MY002RE for the number of items included in the sum.

my001rei: Summary score for family stress spilling over to work, mean of valid items substituted for missing components.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22a, 22c, 22d, 22e
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, < 2 valid responses 275 837 1112
4 195 214 409
5 174 156 330
6 162 172 334
7 234 205 439
8 709 603 1312
9 400 329 729
10 363 371 734
11 206 217 423
12 212 241 453
13 114 127 241
14 80 95 175
15 33 57 90
16 24 24 48
17 7 17 24
18 1 8 9
19 2 7 9
20 1 3 4
Note: my001rei is the sum of 4 items. If at least 2 but less than 4 of these items have
valid response, the mean of valid responses is substituted for missing responses prior
to summing. If fewer than 2 valid responses are given, my001rei is coded -3. my002re
indicates the number of valid responses.

my002re: Number of family stress spilling over to work items answered by the respondent.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22a, 22c, 22d, 22e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
0 273 830 1103
1 2 7 9
2 2 3 5
3 5 22 27
4 2910 2821 5731
Note: See my003rer, my004rer, my005rer, my006rer.

The following text applies to MY003RER-MY018RER:

The following statements have to
do with the way family life and
work life can influence each
other. Please circle the
response that best describes your
situation.

my003rer: To what extent do you agree that family matters reduce the time devoted to your job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn4, 21, 22a

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 79 172 251
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 43 88 131
2 AGREE 347 318 665
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 553 476 1029
4 DISAGREE 1504 1378 2882
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 469 583 1052
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY001REC.

my004rer: To what extent do you agree that family worries or problems distract you from your work?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22c

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 78 176 254
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 29 34 63
2 AGREE 435 367 802
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 586 494 1080
4 DISAGREE 1357 1370 2727
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 510 574 1084
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY001REC.

my005rer: To what extent do you agree that family activities stop you from getting the amount of sleep you need to do your job well?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22d

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 81 174 255
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 21 32 53
2 AGREE 106 119 225
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 322 341 663
4 DISAGREE 1663 1543 3206
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 802 806 1608
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY001REC.

my006rer: To what extent do you agree that family obligations reduce the time you need to relax or be by yourself.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22e

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 81 175 256
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 34 125 159
2 AGREE 320 645 965
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 427 391 818
4 DISAGREE 1535 1148 2683
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 598 531 1129
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY001REC.

my007rec: Summary score for work spills over into family life.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22g, 22h, 22k, 22i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 272 832 1104
1 lowest 2 1 3
3 1 1 2
4 89 165 254
5 73 115 188
6 138 180 318
7 231 311 542
8 351 473 824
9 403 387 790
10 396 386 782
11 338 275 613
12 319 225 544
13 218 162 380
14 171 85 256
15 93 41 134
16 54 22 76
17 26 11 37
18 13 8 21
19 2 1 3
20 highest 2 2 4
Note: See my009rer, my010rer, my011rer, my012rer.

MY007REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the four items (22g,
22h,22k,22i) recieved a valid response. The degree of work stress
spillover can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 20 (the highest
possible). See MY007REI for an imputed version of this variable for
which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing responses. See
MY008RE for the number of items included in the sum.

my007rei: Summary score for work spills over into family life, mean of valid items substituted for missing components.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22g, 22h, 22k, 22i
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, < 2 valid responses 274 834 1108
4 90 164 254
5 70 109 179
6 136 177 313
7 233 314 547
8 351 471 822
9 402 387 789
10 395 386 781
11 340 277 617
12 321 226 547
13 218 163 381
14 171 85 256
15 93 44 137
16 54 23 77
17 26 12 38
18 13 8 21
19 2 1 3
20 3 2 5
Note: my007rei is the sum of 4 items. If at least 2 but less than 4 of these items have
valid response, the mean of valid responses is substituted for missing responses prior
to summing. If fewer than 2 valid responses are given, my007rei is coded -3. my008re
indicates the number of valid responses.

my008re: Number of work stress spilling over into family life items answered by the respondent.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22g, 22h, 22k, 22i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
0 272 832 1104
1 2 2 4
2 1 4 5
3 11 21 32
4 2906 2824 5730
Note: See my009rer, my010rer, my011rer, my012rer.

my009rer: To what extent do you agree that your job reduces the amount of time you can spend with the family?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22g

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 81 174 255
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 255 166 421
2 AGREE 1031 742 1773
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 476 430 906
4 DISAGREE 877 1095 1972
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 275 408 683
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY007REC.

my010rer: To what extent do you agree that problems at work make you irritable at home?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22h

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 80 175 255
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 55 50 105
2 AGREE 654 445 1099
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 679 592 1271
4 DISAGREE 1105 1231 2336
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 422 522 944
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY007REC.

my011rer: To what extent do you agree that your job takes so much energy you don't feel up to doing things that need attention at home?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22k

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 78 169 247
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 70 121 191
2 AGREE 492 544 1036
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 608 590 1198
4 DISAGREE 1290 1075 2365
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 457 516 973
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY007REC.

my012rer: To what extent do you agree that your job involves a lot of travel away from home?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22i

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 80 173 253
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 176 32 208
2 AGREE 233 80 313
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 295 203 498
4 DISAGREE 850 692 1542
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 1361 1835 3196
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY007REC.

my013rec: Summary score for family enhancement spilling over into work life.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22b, 22f, 22j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 271 836 1107
1 lowest 0 1 1
2 1 0 1
3 6 1 7
4 6 9 15
5 24 24 48
6 39 52 91
7 80 137 217
8 222 279 501
9 431 564 995
10 551 641 1192
11 520 520 1040
12 583 359 942
13 241 167 408
14 130 58 188
15 87 35 122
Note: See my015rer, my016rer, my017rer.

MY013REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the three items (22b,
22f,22j) recieved a valid response. The degree of family enhancement
spillover can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 15 (the highest
possible). See MY013REI for an imputed version of this variable for
which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing responses. See
MY014RE for the number of items included in the sum.

my013rei: Summary score for family enhancement spilling over into work life, mean of valid items substituted for missing components.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22b, 22f, 22j
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, < 2 valid responses 273 840 1113
3 6 1 7
4 4 6 10
5 23 21 44
6 40 51 91
7 78 131 209
8 218 278 496
9 429 565 994
10 548 639 1187
11 522 526 1048
12 588 362 950
13 241 167 408
14 132 59 191
15 90 37 127
Note: my013rei is the sum of 3 items. If at least 2 but less than 3 of these items have
a valid response, the mean of valid responses is substituted for missing responses prior
to summing. If fewer than 2 valid responses are given, my013rei is coded -3. my014re
indicates the number of valid responses.

my014re: Number of family enhancing work life items answered.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22b, 22f, 22j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
0 271 836 1107
1 2 4 6
2 14 17 31
3 2905 2826 5731
Note: See my015rer, my016rer, my017rer.

my015rer: To what extent do you agree that you can do good work on the job because you are so happy at home?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 76 173 249
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 582 584 1166
2 AGREE 1484 1318 2802
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 692 797 1489
4 DISAGREE 128 121 249
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 33 22 55
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY013REC.

my016rer: To what extent do you agree that family responsibilities make you work harder on the job?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22f

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 86 175 261
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 230 141 371
2 AGREE 1052 579 1631
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 737 877 1614
4 DISAGREE 660 890 1550
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 230 353 583
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY013REC.

my017rer: To what extent do you agree that you can devote a lot of time to your job because of the support you get on the home front?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 78 181 259
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 534 482 1016
2 AGREE 1273 995 2268
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 862 1049 1911
4 DISAGREE 171 208 379
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 77 100 177
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - MY013REC.

my018rer: To what extent do you agree that if you didn't have to work to make a living, you would want to work anyway?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: mail
Source variables: 22l

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1799 1643 3442
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 76 167 243
-2 197 668 865
1 STRONGLY AGREE 571 654 1225
2 AGREE 1442 1321 2763
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 401 398 799
4 DISAGREE 338 311 649
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 167 164 331

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