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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.

Phone: Personality

rh001re-rh010re     Total scores and number of questions answered for the
                    Five-Factor Model of Personality Structure: extraversion,
                    openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and
                    agreeableness.

rh011re-rh020re     Individual questions for the personality scale.
     
NOTE:     Because the unfolding technique was used to ask these questions (see
          flowchart for question format) there are a few cases where someone
          initially answered agree or disagree but in the follow up question
          did not state an intensity of this dis/agreement.  In these cases,
          the response was coded as either "don't know" or "refused" depending
          on the resondent's answer.

NOTE:     The response category "neither agree not disagree" is coded as 0
          for personality items.  In addition, the response category "neither
          agree not disagree" is not counted as an answered question in the
          summary items and does not contribute a value to the summary scores
          (RH001REC-RH010REC).  This differs from coding in the PSYB module.
     
NOTE:     See Appendix G - Cor449.DOC, MEMO114, MEMO091, and MEMO099 
          for references and creation of personality scales.

rh001rec: Summary score for Extraversion.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 308n, 309, 312f, 312j
Revisions: Updated Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 Refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, rh002rec < 2 117 169 286
2 48 37 85
3 176 163 339
4 264 183 447
5 131 94 225
6 253 233 486
7 788 818 1606
8 489 548 1037
9 177 219 396
10 490 509 999
11 593 813 1406
12 454 727 1181
Note: See rh011re, rh016re.

If the data is missing for either of the two components, the summary score is coded -3. Rh002rec indicates the number of valid components.

rh002rec: Number of Extraversion items answered.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 308n, 309, 312f, 312j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
0 32 31 63
1 85 138 223
2 3863 4344 8207
Note: See rh011re, rh016re.

rh003rec: Summary score for Openness.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310, 310b, 312m, 312p
Revisions: Updated Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 Refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, rh004rec < 2 77 127 204
2 29 72 101
3 45 137 182
4 89 223 312
5 57 117 174
6 107 228 335
7 412 645 1057
8 385 487 872
9 252 300 552
10 543 590 1133
11 1026 911 1937
12 958 676 1634
Note: See rh012re, rh017re.

If the data is missing for either of the two components, the summary score is coded -3. Rh004rec indicates the number of valid components.

rh004rec: Number of Openness items answered.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310, 310b, 312m, 312p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
0 28 31 59
1 49 96 145
2 3903 4386 8289
Note: See rh012re, rh017re.

rh005rec: Summary score for Neuroticism.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310f, 310j, 314m, 314p
Revisions: Updated Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 Refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, rh006rec < 2 104 156 260
2 399 331 730
3 510 450 960
4 655 605 1260
5 249 230 479
6 362 385 747
7 665 786 1451
8 306 415 721
9 124 138 262
10 235 323 558
11 245 387 632
12 126 307 433
Note: See rh013re, rh020re.

If the data is missing for either of the two components, the summary score is coded -3. Rh006rec indicates the number of valid components.

rh006rec: Number of Neuroticism items answered.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310f, 310j, 314m, 314p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
0 31 34 65
1 73 122 195
2 3876 4357 8233
Note: See rh013re, rh020re.

rh007rec: Summary score for Conscientiousness.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310s, 311, 314f, 314j
Revisions: Updated Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 Refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, rh008rec < 2 69 83 152
2 7 13 20
3 33 30 63
4 125 120 245
5 126 98 224
6 143 150 293
7 373 417 790
8 469 519 988
9 277 300 577
10 568 702 1270
11 849 952 1801
12 941 1129 2070
Note: See rh015re, rh019re.

If the data is missing for either of the two components, the summary score is coded -3. Rh008rec indicates the number of valid components.

rh008rec: Number of Conscientiousness items answered.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310s, 311, 314f, 314j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
0 29 30 59
1 40 53 93
2 3911 4430 8341
Note: See rh015re, rh019re.

rh009rec: Summary score for Agreeableness.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310m, 310p, 314, 314b
Revisions: Updated Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 Refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, rh010rec < 2 74 100 174
2 15 10 25
3 44 21 65
4 75 37 112
5 49 24 73
6 130 67 197
7 439 343 782
8 448 424 872
9 323 344 667
10 693 761 1454
11 847 1014 1861
12 843 1368 2211
Note: See rh014re, rh018re.

If the data is missing for either of the two components, the summary score is coded -3. Rh010rec indicates the number of valid components.

rh010rec: Number of Agreeableness items answered.

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310m, 310p, 314, 314b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
0 33 28 61
1 41 72 113
2 3906 4413 8319
Note: See rh014re, rh018re.

rh011re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who is outgoing and sociable?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 308n, 309

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 28 25 53
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 9 16
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 28 39 67
1 AGREE STRONGLY 1495 2157 3652
2 AGREE MODERATELY 1623 1674 3297
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 80 76 156
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 183 130 313
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 463 341 804
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 73 62 135
Note: This item will have to be reverse coded for the scales.

rh012re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who is inventive?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310, 310b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 27 28 55
-1 DON'T KNOW 8 10 18
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 16 27 43
1 AGREE STRONGLY 1330 1084 2414
2 AGREE MODERATELY 1460 1527 2987
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 226 249 475
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 275 409 684
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 479 841 1320
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 159 338 497
Note: This item will have to be reverse coded for the scales.

rh013re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who worries a lot?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310f, 310j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 27 26 53
-1 DON'T KNOW 3 5 8
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 26 32 58
1 AGREE STRONGLY 667 1252 1919
2 AGREE MODERATELY 980 1099 2079
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 277 286 563
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 352 339 691
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 989 904 1893
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 659 570 1229
Note: This item will have to be reverse coded for the scales.

rh014re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who has a forgiving nature?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310m, 310p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 29 26 55
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 5 12
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 17 27 44
1 AGREE STRONGLY 1865 2651 4516
2 AGREE MODERATELY 1494 1443 2937
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 192 134 326
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 68 39 107
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 208 134 342
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 100 54 154
Note: This item will have to be reverse coded for the scales.

rh015re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who can be somewhat careless?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310s, 311

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 28 26 54
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 7 14
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 7 13 20
1 AGREE STRONGLY 59 52 111
2 AGREE MODERATELY 462 420 882
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 421 410 831
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 254 324 578
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 853 1049 1902
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 1889 2212 4101

rh016re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who tends to be quiet?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 312f, 312j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 29 26 55
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 9 14
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 52 92 144
1 AGREE STRONGLY 597 569 1166
2 AGREE MODERATELY 1245 1281 2526
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 307 316 623
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 191 206 397
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 952 1136 2088
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 602 878 1480

rh017re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who prefers work that is routine and simple?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 312m, 312p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 29 26 55
-1 DON'T KNOW 9 11 20
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 16 56 72
1 AGREE STRONGLY 159 312 471
2 AGREE MODERATELY 317 594 911
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 81 140 221
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 131 161 292
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 957 1277 2234
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 2281 1936 4217

rh018re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who tends to find fault with others?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314, 314b

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 28 58
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 7 12
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 19 35 54
1 AGREE STRONGLY 130 89 219
2 AGREE MODERATELY 596 481 1077
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 412 395 807
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 301 338 639
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 1215 1359 2574
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 1272 1781 3053

rh019re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who is easily distracted?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314f, 314j

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 29 27 56
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 10 21
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 16 30 46
1 AGREE STRONGLY 82 114 196
2 AGREE MODERATELY 435 495 930
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 263 275 538
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 270 271 541
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 1462 1651 3113
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 1412 1640 3052

rh020re: To what extent do you see yourself as someone who is relaxed and handles stress well?

Data source: Graduate Respondent      Collected in: 1992-93      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314m, 314p

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 1011 813 1824
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 29 29 58
-1 DON'T KNOW 10 16 26
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 40 82 122
1 AGREE STRONGLY 1146 1112 2258
2 AGREE MODERATELY 1586 1715 3301
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 239 222 461
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 178 204 382
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 547 736 1283
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 205 397 602

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