WLS Codebooks and Flowcharts

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.

Mail: Psychological

NOTE: If using the psychological well-being items from both the telephone
      and mail surveys, note the different coding schemes used for
      the two instruments.  Also note the telephone items were recreated
      and replaced with the 3/98 release.  See Change Notice #12 for details.


np001rec, np001rei     Raw autonomy score (summation); raw autonomy score with 
                       mean of valid responses substituted for missing items.

np002re                Number of autonomy items answered.

np003rer-np009rer      Autonomy items.

np010rec, np010rei     Raw environmental mastery score (summation); raw 
                       environmental mastery score with mean of valid 
                       responses substituted for missing items.

np011re                Number of environmental mastery items answered.

np012rer-np018rer      Environmental mastery items.

np019rec, np019rei     Raw personal growth score (summation); raw personal 
                       growth score with mean of valid responses substituted 
                       for missing items.

np020re                Number of personal growth items answered.

np021rer-np027rer      Personal growth items.

np028rec, np028rei     Raw positive relation to others score (summation); raw 
                       positive relation to others score with mean of valid 
                       responses substituted for missing items.

np029re                Number of positive relationships to others items
                       answered.

np030rer-np036rer      Positive relation to others items.

np037rec, np037rei     Raw purpose in life score (summation); raw purpose in 
                       life score with mean of valid responses substituted for 
                       missing items.

np038re                Number of purpose in life items answered.

np039rer-np045rer      Purpose in life items.

np046rec, np046rei     Raw self-acceptance score (summation); raw 
                       self-acceptance score with mean of valid responses
                       substituted for missing items.

np047re                Number of self-acceptance items answered.

np048rer-np054rer      Self-acceptance items.

np055rec               Brandstadter flexible goal adjustment (FGA) scale -
                       summary score.

np056re                Number of FGA items answered.

np057rer-np061rer      Brandstadter FGA items.

np062rec               Brandstadter tenacious goal pursuit (TGP) measure -
                       summary score.

np063re                Number of TGP items answered.

np064rer-np068rer      Brandstadter TGP items.

NOTE:  See Appendix K - COR574A and COR437 for references and creation of
       items np003rer-np054rer.

np001rec: Summary score for autonomy.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn6, 41a, 41g, 41h, 41o, 41v, 41cc, 41jj, MN001REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 19 11 30
3 lowest 0 1 1
6 - 26 290 540 830
27 - 30 452 547 999
31 - 33 419 391 810
34 - 37 425 422 847
38 - 41 242 201 443
42 highest 55 47 102
Note: See np003rer, np004rer, np005rer, np006rer, np007rer, np008rer, np009rer.

NP001REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the seven items (41a,
41g,41h,41o 41v,41cc,41jj) received a valid response. The level of
autonomy can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 42 (the highest
possible). No attempt to assign reasonable scores for invalid
responses is made. Thus the sum includes one to seven items. See
NP001REI for another version of this sum in which missing values are
replaced by the mean from valid responses. See NP002RE for the number
of items included in the sum.

Additional Ryff scale items can be found in the 1993-94 WLS
Sibling phone instrument. Please see items SN016REC, SN017REC,
SN018REC, SN041REC, SN020REC, SN021REC, SN022REC, SN023REC,
SN024REC, SN025REC, SN026REC, SN027REC.

np001rei: Summary score for autonomy, mean of valid items substituted for missing items.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn6, 41a, 41g, 41h, 41o, 41v, 41cc, 41jj, MN001REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, np002re < 4 25 23 48
8 - 27 366 629 995
28 - 31 502 543 1045
32 - 35 512 508 1020
36 - 41 440 408 848
42 57 49 106
Note: NP001REI is coded with a sum if at least four of the seven items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean of
remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP002RE for the number of
valid responses.

np002re: Number of autonomy items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41a, 41g, 41h, 41o, 41v, 41cc, 41jj, MN002RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 19 11 30
1 0 1 1
2 2 3 5
3 4 8 12
4 0 21 21
5 2 7 9
6 32 54 86
7 1843 2055 3898
Note: See np003rer, np004rer, np005rer, np006rer, np007rer, np008rer, np009rer.

The following text refers to NP003RER-NP068RER:

Please read the statements below
and decide the extent to which
each statement describes you.

np003rer: To what extent do you agree that your decisions are not usually influenced by what everyone else is doing?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41a, MN003RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 26 53
1 AGREE STRONGLY 553 598 1151
2 AGREE MODERATELY 703 797 1500
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 351 424 775
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 150 187 337
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 84 100 184
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 34 28 62
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP001REC.

np004rer: To what extent do you agree that you have confidence in your opinions even if they are contrary to the general consensus?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41g, MN004RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 44 74
1 AGREE STRONGLY 671 642 1313
2 AGREE MODERATELY 738 819 1557
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 342 445 787
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 66 111 177
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 31 69 100
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 24 30 54
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP001REC.

np005rer: To what extent do you agree that you tend to worry about what other people think of you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41h, MN005RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 27 54
1 AGREE STRONGLY 81 189 270
2 AGREE MODERATELY 269 374 643
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 407 574 981
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 256 252 508
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 429 396 825
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 433 348 781

np006rer: To what extent do you agree that you often change your mind about decisions if your friends or family disagree?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41o, MN006RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 28 37 65
1 AGREE STRONGLY 33 69 102
2 AGREE MODERATELY 194 283 477
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 388 527 915
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 378 381 759
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 566 521 1087
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 315 342 657

np007rer: To what extent do you agree that you are not afraid to voice your opinions, even when they are in opposition to the opinions of most people?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: scn7, 41v, MN007RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 22 37 59
1 AGREE STRONGLY 629 581 1210
2 AGREE MODERATELY 699 735 1434
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 320 444 764
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 114 189 303
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 73 130 203
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 45 44 89
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP001REC.

np008rer: To what extent do you agree that being happy with yourself is more important to you than having others approve of you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41cc, MN008RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 41 73
1 AGREE STRONGLY 536 804 1340
2 AGREE MODERATELY 661 701 1362
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 435 358 793
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 134 152 286
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 77 71 148
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 27 33 60
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP001REC.

np009rer: To what extent do you agree that it's difficult for you to voice your opinions on controversial matters?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41jj, MN009RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 49 78
1 AGREE STRONGLY 61 146 207
2 AGREE MODERATELY 167 268 435
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 244 449 693
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 278 290 568
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 570 469 1039
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 553 489 1042

np010rec: Summary score for environmental mastery.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41b, 41i, 41n, 41p, 41w, 41dd, 41kk, MN010REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 20 12 32
3 lowest 0 1 1
5 - 28 340 437 777
29 - 32 411 460 871
33 - 35 445 455 900
36 - 39 429 514 943
40 - 41 160 188 348
42 highest 97 93 190
Note: See np012rer, np013rer, np014rer, np015rer, np016rer, np017rer,
np018rer.

NP010REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the seven items (41b,
41i,41n,41p,41w,41dd,41kk) received a valid response. The degree of
environmental mastery can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 42
(the highest possible). No attempt to assign reasonable scores for
invalid responses is made. Thus the sum includes one to seven items.
See NP010REI for another version of this sum in which missing values
are replaced by the mean from valid responses. See NP011RE for the
number of items included in the sum.

np010rei: Summary score for environmental mastery, mean of valid items substituted for missing items.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41b, 41i, 41n, 41p, 41w, 41dd, 41kk, MN010REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, np011re < 4 24 21 45
11 - 29 414 495 909
30 - 33 480 512 992
34 - 36 426 467 893
37 - 40 378 481 859
41 - 42 180 184 364
Note: NP010REI is coded with a sum if at least four of the seven items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean
of remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP011RE for the number
of valid responses.

np011re: Number of environmental mastery items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41b, 41i, 41n, 41p, 41w, 41dd, 41kk, MN011RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 20 12 32
1 0 1 1
2 1 1 2
3 3 7 10
4 2 20 22
5 2 3 5
6 28 39 67
7 1846 2077 3923
Note: See np012rer, np013rer, np014rer, np015rer, np016rer, np017rer,
np018rer.

np012rer: To what extent do you agree that you are good at juggling your time so that you can fit everything in that needs to get done?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41b, MN012RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 25 24 49
1 AGREE STRONGLY 492 680 1172
2 AGREE MODERATELY 714 822 1536
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 392 335 727
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 172 179 351
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 82 90 172
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 25 30 55
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP010REC.

np013rer: To what extent do you agree that you often feel overwhelmed by your responsibilities?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41i, MN013RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 32 62
1 AGREE STRONGLY 63 144 207
2 AGREE MODERATELY 187 309 496
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 365 485 850
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 310 323 633
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 477 430 907
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 470 437 907

np014rer: To what extent do you agree that you are quite good at managing the many responsibilities of your daily life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41n, MN014RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 29 56
1 AGREE STRONGLY 769 1091 1860
2 AGREE MODERATELY 757 727 1484
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 250 196 446
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 63 70 133
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 25 30 55
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 11 17 28
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP010REC.

np015rer: To what extent do you agree that you do not fit very well with the people and community around you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41p, MN015RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 34 33 67
1 AGREE STRONGLY 43 34 77
2 AGREE MODERATELY 81 82 163
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 151 188 339
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 246 273 519
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 629 514 1143
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 718 1036 1754

np016rer: To what extent do you agree that you have difficulty arranging your life in a way that is satisfying to you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41w, MN016RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 34 60
1 AGREE STRONGLY 36 68 104
2 AGREE MODERATELY 148 219 367
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 269 377 646
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 327 327 654
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 616 565 1181
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 480 570 1050

np017rer: To what extent do you agree that you have been able to create a lifestyle for yourself that is much to your liking?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41dd, MN017RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 25 36 61
1 AGREE STRONGLY 609 790 1399
2 AGREE MODERATELY 792 794 1586
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 303 327 630
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 102 115 217
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 47 66 113
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 24 32 56
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP010REC.

np018rer: To what extent do you agree that you generally do a good job of taking care of your personal finances and affairs?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41kk, MN018RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 28 40 68
1 AGREE STRONGLY 769 1026 1795
2 AGREE MODERATELY 731 706 1437
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 214 215 429
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 87 87 174
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 46 51 97
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 27 35 62
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP010REC.

np019rec: Summary score for personal growth.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41c, 41j, 41q, 41u, 41x, 41ee, 41ll, MN019REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 20 12 32
1 lowest 0 1 1
2 - 27 441 424 865
28 - 31 392 419 811
32 - 34 385 394 779
35 - 38 403 530 933
39 - 41 190 284 474
42 highest 71 96 167
Note: See np021rer, np022rer, np023rer, np024rer, np025rer, np026rer,
np027rer.

NP019REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the seven items (41c,
41j,41q,41u,41x,41ee,41ll) received a valid response. The degree of
personal growth can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 42 (the
highest possible). No attempt to assign reasonable scores for invalid
responses is made. Thus the sum includes one to seven items. See
NP019REI for another version of this sum in which missing values are
replaced by the mean from valid responses. See NP020RE for the number
of items included in the sum.

np019rei: Summary score for personal growth, mean of valid items substituted for missing items.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41c, 41j, 41q, 41u, 41x, 41ee, 41ll, MN019REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, np020re < 4 25 26 51
12 - 27 433 386 819
28 - 31 387 418 805
32 - 35 507 525 1032
36 - 39 359 523 882
40 - 42 191 282 473
Note: NP019REI is coded with a sum if at least four of the seven items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean
of remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP020RE for the number
of valid responses.

np020re: Number of personal growth items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41c, 41j, 41q, 41u, 41x, 41ee, 41ll, MN020RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 20 12 32
1 0 3 3
2 1 1 2
3 4 10 14
4 1 16 17
5 2 6 8
6 20 48 68
7 1854 2064 3918
Note: See np021rer, np022rer, np023rer, np024rer, np025rer, np026rer,
np027rer.

np021rer: To what extent do you agree that you are not interested in activities that will expand your horizons?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41c, MN021RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 34 61
1 AGREE STRONGLY 92 83 175
2 AGREE MODERATELY 160 155 315
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 238 234 472
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 351 376 727
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 576 563 1139
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 458 715 1173

np022rer: To what extent do you agree that you have the sense that you have developed a lot as a person over time?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41j, MN022RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 31 58
1 AGREE STRONGLY 677 971 1648
2 AGREE MODERATELY 717 707 1424
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 367 311 678
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 44 77 121
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 40 38 78
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 30 25 55
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP019REC.

np023rer: To what extent do you agree that when you think about it you haven't really improved much as a person over the years?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41q, MN023RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 26 55
1 AGREE STRONGLY 43 47 90
2 AGREE MODERATELY 69 63 132
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 115 149 264
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 221 200 421
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 539 466 1005
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 886 1209 2095

np024rer: To what extent do you agree that you think it is important to have new experiences that challenge how you think about yourself and the world?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41u, MN024RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 35 62
1 AGREE STRONGLY 722 1104 1826
2 AGREE MODERATELY 662 600 1262
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 341 321 662
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 78 58 136
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 43 23 66
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 29 19 48
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP019REC.

np025rer: To what extent do you agree that you don't want to try new ways of doing things, i.e. your life is fine the way it is?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41x, MN025RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 28 43 71
1 AGREE STRONGLY 72 50 122
2 AGREE MODERATELY 136 165 301
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 249 295 544
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 480 484 964
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 565 624 1189
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 372 499 871

np026rer: To what extent do you agree that you do not enjoy being in new situations that require you to change your old familiar ways of doing things?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41ee, MN026RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 23 41 64
1 AGREE STRONGLY 106 105 211
2 AGREE MODERATELY 280 316 596
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 507 551 1058
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 344 385 729
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 433 508 941
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 209 254 463

np027rer: To what extent do you agree that there is truth to the saying you can't teach an old dog new tricks?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41ll, MN027RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 45 72
1 AGREE STRONGLY 59 85 144
2 AGREE MODERATELY 114 134 248
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 261 262 523
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 271 242 513
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 529 539 1068
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 641 853 1494

np028rec: Summary score for positive relation to others.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41d, 41k, 41r, 41y, 41bb, 41ff, 41mm, MN028REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 19 12 31
4 lowest 0 1 1
6 - 28 427 354 781
29 - 32 413 401 814
33 - 35 398 372 770
36 - 39 414 530 944
40 - 41 165 290 455
42 highest 66 200 266
Note: See np030rer, np031rer, np032rer, np033rer, np034rer, np035rer,
np036rer.

NP028REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the seven items (41d,
41k,41r,41y,41bb,41ff,41mm) received a valid response. The degree of
positive relation can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 42 (the
highest possible). No attempt to assign reasonable scores for invalid
responses is made. Thus the sum includes one to seven items. See
NP028REI for another version of this sum in which missing values are
replaced by the mean from valid responses. See NP029RE for the number
of items included in the sum.

np028rei: Summary score for positive relation to others, mean of valid items substituted for missing items.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41d, 41k, 41r, 41y, 41bb, 41ff, 41mm, MN028REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, NP029RE < 4 22 34 56
13 - 29 493 390 883
30 - 33 464 440 904
34 - 37 498 512 1010
38 - 41 359 579 938
42 66 205 271
Note: NP028REI is coded with a sum if at least four of the seven items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean
of remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP029RE for the number
of valid responses.

np029re: Number of positive relation to others items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41d, 41k, 41r, 41y, 41bb, 41ff, 41mm, MN029RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 19 12 31
1 1 1 2
2 0 4 4
3 2 17 19
4 6 7 13
5 3 4 7
6 28 65 93
7 1843 2050 3893
Note: See np030rer, np031rer, np032rer, np033rer, np034rer, np035rer,
np036rer.

np030rer: To what extent do you agree that you don't have many people who want to listen when you need to talk?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41d, MN030RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 39 66
1 AGREE STRONGLY 68 120 188
2 AGREE MODERATELY 177 220 397
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 282 302 584
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 379 339 718
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 602 527 1129
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 367 613 980

np031rer: To what extent do you agree that you enjoy personal and mutual conversations with family members and friends?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41k, MN031RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 28 25 53
1 AGREE STRONGLY 840 1476 2316
2 AGREE MODERATELY 649 487 1136
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 276 127 403
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 60 16 76
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 30 8 38
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 19 21 40
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP028REC.

np032rer: To what extent do you agree that you often feel lonely because you have few close friends with whom to share your concerns?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41r, MN032RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 38 67
1 AGREE STRONGLY 61 99 160
2 AGREE MODERATELY 119 142 261
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 198 238 436
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 222 202 424
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 492 410 902
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 781 1031 1812

np033rer: To what extent do you agree that it seems to you that most other people have more friends than you do?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41y, MN033RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 36 65
1 AGREE STRONGLY 74 95 169
2 AGREE MODERATELY 195 215 410
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 368 347 715
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 336 319 655
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 466 471 937
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 434 677 1111

np034rer: To what extent do you agree that people would describe you as a giving person, willing to share your time with others?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41bb, MN034RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 40 66
1 AGREE STRONGLY 559 981 1540
2 AGREE MODERATELY 750 776 1526
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 382 280 662
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 116 44 160
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 44 19 63
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 25 20 45
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP028REC.

np035rer: To what extent do you agree that most people see you as loving and affectionate?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41ff, MN035RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 46 75
1 AGREE STRONGLY 372 812 1184
2 AGREE MODERATELY 672 784 1456
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 496 374 870
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 227 102 329
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 80 32 112
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 26 10 36
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP028REC.

np036rer: To what extent do you agree that you know you can trust your friends, and they know they can trust you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41mm, MN036RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 31 48 79
1 AGREE STRONGLY 836 1265 2101
2 AGREE MODERATELY 712 615 1327
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 229 175 404
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 55 34 89
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 25 13 38
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 14 10 24
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP028REC.

np037rec: Summary score for purpose in life.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41e, 41l, 41s, 41z, 41gg, 41ii, 41nn, MN037REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 20 14 34
6 lowest 0 1 1
7 - 27 348 456 804
28 - 32 456 490 946
33 - 36 507 492 999
37 - 40 358 466 824
41 84 98 182
42 highest 129 143 272
Note: See np039rer, np040rer, np041rer, np042rer, np043rer, np044rer,
np045rer.

NP037REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the seven items (41e,
41l,41s,41z,41gg,41ii,41nn) received a valid response. The degree of
purpose in life can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 42 (the
highest possible). No attempt to assign reasonable scores for invalid
responses is made. Thus the sum includes one to seven items. See
NP037REI for another version of this sum in which missing values are
replaced by the mean from valid responses. See NP038RE for the number
of items included in the sum.

np037rei: Summary score for purpose in life, mean of valid items substituted for missing items.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41e, 41l, 41s, 41z, 41gg, 41ii, 41nn, MN037REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, NP038RE < 4 24 37 61
7 - 28 412 476 888
29 - 33 508 508 1016
34 - 37 483 550 1033
38 - 42 475 589 1064
Note: NP037REI is coded with a sum if at least four of the seven items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean
of remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP038RE for the number
of valid responses.

np038re: Number of purpose in life items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41e, 41l, 41s, 41z, 41gg, 41ii, 41nn, MN038RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 20 14 34
1 0 1 1
2 2 4 6
3 2 18 20
4 4 6 10
5 2 9 11
6 34 75 109
7 1838 2033 3871
Note: See np039rer, np040rer, np041rer, np042rer, np043rer, np044rer,
np045rer.

np039rer: To what extent do you agree that you enjoy making plans for the future and working to make them a reality?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41e, MN039RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 31 58
1 AGREE STRONGLY 667 836 1503
2 AGREE MODERATELY 629 658 1287
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 363 385 748
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 108 131 239
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 62 61 123
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 46 58 104
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP037REC.

np040rer: To what extent do you agree that your daily activities often seem trivial and unimportant to you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41l, MN040RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 32 62
1 AGREE STRONGLY 50 108 158
2 AGREE MODERATELY 157 175 332
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 271 371 642
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 310 304 614
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 590 542 1132
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 494 628 1122

np041rer: To what extent do you agree that you are an active person in carrying out the plans you set for yourself?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41s, MN041RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 31 36 67
1 AGREE STRONGLY 596 765 1361
2 AGREE MODERATELY 754 763 1517
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 344 375 719
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 101 119 220
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 56 71 127
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 20 31 51
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP037REC.

np042rer: To what extent do you agree that you tend to focus on the present, because the future nearly always brings you problems?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41z, MN042RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 48 78
1 AGREE STRONGLY 39 49 88
2 AGREE MODERATELY 72 100 172
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 162 196 358
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 327 388 715
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 642 567 1209
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 630 812 1442

np043rer: To what extent do you agree that you don't have a good sense of what it is you are trying to accomplish in life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41gg, MN043RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 55 87
1 AGREE STRONGLY 57 61 118
2 AGREE MODERATELY 95 159 254
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 217 286 503
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 280 291 571
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 591 602 1193
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 630 706 1336

np044rer: To what extent do you agree that you sometimes feel as if you've done all there is to do in life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41ii, MN044RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 41 68
1 AGREE STRONGLY 35 44 79
2 AGREE MODERATELY 96 92 188
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 139 164 303
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 299 262 561
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 589 558 1147
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 717 999 1716

np045rer: To what extent do you agree that you used to set goals for yourself, but that now seems like a waste of time?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41nn, MN045RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 31 64 95
1 AGREE STRONGLY 41 49 90
2 AGREE MODERATELY 99 124 223
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 227 263 490
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 355 309 664
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 600 562 1162
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 549 789 1338

np046rec: Summary score for self-acceptance.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41f, 41m, 41t, 41aa, 41hh, 41pp, 41oo, MN046REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99, 11/02     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 19 12 31
5 lowest 0 3 3
6 - 27 331 469 800
28 - 32 465 509 974
33 - 36 511 506 1017
37 - 40 383 430 813
41 97 115 212
42 highest 96 116 212
Note: See np048rer, np049rer, np050rer, np051rer, np052rer, np053rer,
np054rer.

np046rei: Summary score for self-acceptance, mean of valid items substituted for missing items.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41f, 41m, 41t, 41aa, 41hh, 41pp, 41oo, MN046REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, NP047RE < 4 23 35 58
7 - 28 398 523 921
29 - 33 499 537 1036
34 - 37 509 518 1027
38 - 42 473 547 1020
Note: NP046REI is coded with a sum if at least four of the seven items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean
of remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP047RE for the number
of valid responses.

np047re: Number of self-acceptance items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41f, 41m, 41t, 41aa, 41hh, 41pp, 41oo, MN047RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 19 12 31
2 1 5 6
3 3 18 21
4 3 10 13
5 5 6 11
6 23 60 83
7 1848 2049 3897
Note: See np048rer, np049rer, np050rer, np051rer, np052rer, np053rer,
np054rer.

np048rer: To what extent do you agree that you feel like many of the people you know have gotten more out of life than you have?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41f, MN048RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 30 27 57
1 AGREE STRONGLY 71 98 169
2 AGREE MODERATELY 182 229 411
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 284 349 633
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 346 348 694
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 516 498 1014
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 473 611 1084

np049rer: To what extent do you agree that, in general, you feel confident and positive about yourself?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41m, MN049RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 29 58
1 AGREE STRONGLY 889 1027 1916
2 AGREE MODERATELY 693 703 1396
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 191 255 446
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 48 78 126
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 28 44 72
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 24 24 48
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP046REC.

np050rer: To what extent do you agree that when you compare yourself to friends and acquaintances, it makes you feel good about who you are?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41t, MN050RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 39 71
1 AGREE STRONGLY 643 814 1457
2 AGREE MODERATELY 704 750 1454
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 380 390 770
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 83 88 171
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 36 45 81
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 24 34 58
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP046REC.

np051rer: To what extent do you agree that your attitude about yourself is probably not as positive as most people feel about themselves?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41aa, MN051RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 29 51 80
1 AGREE STRONGLY 50 80 130
2 AGREE MODERATELY 123 201 324
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 238 316 554
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 315 294 609
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 572 525 1097
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 575 693 1268

np052rer: To what extent do you agree that you made some mistakes in the past, but you feel that all in all everything has worked out for the best?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41hh, MN052RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 22 51 73
1 AGREE STRONGLY 654 848 1502
2 AGREE MODERATELY 763 758 1521
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 286 311 597
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 89 88 177
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 56 61 117
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 32 43 75
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP046REC.

np053rer: To what extent do you agree that the past had its ups and downs, but in general, you wouldn't want to change it?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41oo, MN053RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 51 77
1 AGREE STRONGLY 421 559 980
2 AGREE MODERATELY 678 632 1310
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 298 315 613
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 229 252 481
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 161 205 366
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 89 146 235
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP046REC.

np054rer: To what extent do you agree that, in many ways, you feel disappointed about your achievements in life?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 41pp, MN054RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 24 35 59
1 AGREE STRONGLY 37 58 95
2 AGREE MODERATELY 129 165 294
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 229 333 562
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 223 250 473
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 585 558 1143
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 675 761 1436

np055rec: Summary score for Brandstadter flexible goal adjustment scale.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42b, 42c, 42g, 42i, 42j, MN055REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 27 30 57
1 lowest 0 1 1
2 - 15 381 455 836
16 - 17 450 444 894
18 - 19 552 534 1086
20 - 21 350 470 820
22 - 24 115 190 305
25 highest 27 36 63
Note: See mn064rer, mn065rer, mn066rer, mn067rer, mn068rer.

NP055REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the five items (42b,
42c,42g,42i,42j) recieved a valid response. No attempt to assign
reasonable scores for invalid responses is made. The degree of
flexible goal adjustment can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 25
(the highest possible). See NP055REI for an imputed version of this
variable for which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing
responses. See NP056RE for the number of items included in the sum.

This variable has been indentified incorrectly in releases prior
to 9/00. See Change Notice #21 for corrections to this variable.

See Appendix G - COR571A for references on items NP057RER-NP068RER.

np055rei: Summary score for Brandstadter flexible goal adjustment scale, mean substituted for missing components.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42b, 42c, 42g, 42i, 42j, MN055REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, < 3 valid components 29 34 63
6 - 16 576 626 1202
17 - 18 528 526 1054
19 - 20 510 588 1098
21 - 25 259 386 645
Note: NP055REI is coded with a sum if at least three of the five items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean of
remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP056RE for the number of
valid responses.

np056re: Number of Brandstadter flexible goal adjustment questions answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42b, 42c, 42g, 42i, 42j, MN056RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 27 30 57
1 1 4 5
2 1 0 1
3 2 4 6
4 19 53 72
5 1852 2069 3921
Note: See mn064rer, mn065rer, mn066rer, mn067rer, mn068rer.

This variable has been indentified incorrectly in releases prior
to 9/00. See Change Notice #21 for corrections to this variable.

np057rer: To what extent do you agree that if you don't get something you want, you take it with patience?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42b, MN057RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 39 48 87
1 STRONGLY AGREE 239 306 545
2 AGREE 982 1120 2102
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 372 403 775
4 DISAGREE 245 261 506
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 25 22 47
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP055REC.

np058rer: To what extent do you agree that it is very difficult for you to accept a setback or defeat?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42c, MN058RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 31 46 77
1 STRONGLY AGREE 119 91 210
2 AGREE 549 543 1092
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 410 488 898
4 DISAGREE 683 854 1537
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 110 138 248

np059rer: To what extent do you agree that you find it easy to see something positive even in a serious mishap?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42g, MN059RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 51 83
1 STRONGLY AGREE 209 288 497
2 AGREE 857 983 1840
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 532 520 1052
4 DISAGREE 242 284 526
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 30 34 64
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP055REC.

np060rer: To what extent do you agree that when everything seems to be going wrong, you can usually find a bright side to a situation?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42i, MN060RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 31 40 71
1 STRONGLY AGREE 198 329 527
2 AGREE 1084 1170 2254
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 446 420 866
4 DISAGREE 126 189 315
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 17 12 29
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP055REC.

np061rer: To what extent do you agree that, in general, you are not upset very long about an opportunity passed up?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42j, MN061RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 42 74
1 STRONGLY AGREE 278 323 601
2 AGREE 1188 1279 2467
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 225 319 544
4 DISAGREE 165 181 346
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 14 16 30
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP055REC.

np062rec: Summary score for Brandstadter Tenacious Goal Pursuit measure.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42a, 42d, 42e, 42f, 42h, MN062REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 26 29 55
1 lowest 0 1 1
4 - 15 296 517 813
16 - 17 401 498 899
18 - 19 522 555 1077
20 - 22 471 432 903
23 - 24 133 90 223
25 highest 53 38 91
Note: See np064rer, np065rer, np066rer, np067rer, np068rer.

NP062REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the five items (42a,
42d,42e,41f,41h) recieved a valid response. No attempt to assign
reasonable scores for invalid responses is made. The degree of
tenacious goal pursuit can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 25
(the highest possible). See NP062REI for an imputed version of this
variable for which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing
responses. See NP063RE for the number of items included in the sum.

This variable has been indentified incorrectly in releases prior
to 9/00. See Change Notice #21 for corrections to this variable.

np062rei: Summary score for Brandstadter Tenacious Goal Pursuit measure, mean substituted for missing components.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42a, 42d, 42e, 42f, 42h, MN062REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED, < 3 valid components 29 35 64
6 - 16 456 749 1205
17 - 18 524 537 1061
19 - 20 454 470 924
21 - 25 439 369 808
Note: NP062REI is coded with a sum if at least three of the five items
received a valid response. Missing responses are imputed to the mean of
remaining valid items prior to summing. See NP063RE for the number of
valid responses.

np063re: Number of Brandstadter Tenacious Goal Pursuit items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42a, 42d, 42e, 42f, 42h, MN063RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99, 9/00     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 26 29 55
1 3 3 6
2 0 3 3
3 3 9 12
4 17 33 50
5 1853 2083 3936
Note: See np064rer, np065rer, np066rer, np067rer, np068rer.

This variable has been indentified incorrectly in releases prior
to 9/00. See Change Notice #21 for corrections to this variable.

np064rer: To what extent do you agree that even when things seem hopeless, you keep on fighting to reach your goals?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42a, MN064RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 28 37 65
1 STRONGLY AGREE 489 598 1087
2 AGREE 1065 1117 2182
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 263 350 613
4 DISAGREE 54 52 106
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 3 6 9
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP062REC.

np065rer: To what extent do you agree that you stick to your goals and projects even in the face of great difficulties?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42d, MN065RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 32 47 79
1 STRONGLY AGREE 378 332 710
2 AGREE 1049 1153 2202
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 365 477 842
4 DISAGREE 65 138 203
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 13 13 26
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP062REC.

np066rer: To what extent do you agree that the harder a goal is to achieve, the more appeal it has to you?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42e, MN066RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 34 44 78
1 STRONGLY AGREE 236 166 402
2 AGREE 568 555 1123
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 756 846 1602
4 DISAGREE 289 493 782
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 19 56 75
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP062REC.

np067rer: To what extent do you agree that you can be very stubborn in pursuing your goals?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42f, MN067RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 33 44 77
1 STRONGLY AGREE 354 316 670
2 AGREE 943 915 1858
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 400 600 1000
4 DISAGREE 164 246 410
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 8 39 47
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NP062REC.

np068rer: To what extent do you agree that to avoid disappointments, you don't set your goals too high?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 42h, MN068RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 38 45 83
1 STRONGLY AGREE 48 82 130
2 AGREE 425 630 1055
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 458 544 1002
4 DISAGREE 722 659 1381
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 211 200 411

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