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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.

Mail: Family/Work

ny001rec                   Family stress spills over into work index (summed).

ny002re                    Number of family stress spillover items answered.

ny003rer-ny006rer          Family stress spillover items.

ny007rec                   Work stress spills over into family life index
                           (summed).

ny008re                    Number of work stress spillover items answered.

ny009rer-ny012rer          Work stress spillover items.

ny013rec                   Family enhancement spills over into work life index
                           (summed).

ny014re                    Number of family enhancement spillover items
                           answered.

ny015rer-ny018rer          Family enhancement spillover items.

ny001rec: Summary score for family stress spills over to work.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45a, 45c, 45d, 45e, MY001REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES EVERYONE WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED) 374 657 1031
1 lowest 0 3 3
2 1 0 1
3 5 3 8
4 140 146 286
5 109 89 198
6 99 91 190
7 111 114 225
8 251 215 466
9 192 167 359
10 176 149 325
11 136 134 270
12 103 130 233
13 72 85 157
14 70 77 147
15 35 46 81
16 16 32 48
17 7 8 15
18 3 9 12
19 2 1 3
20 highest 0 4 4
Note: See ny003rer, ny004rer, ny005rer, ny006rer.

NY001REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the four items (45a,
45c,45d,45e) recieved a valid response. The degree of family stress
spillover can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 20 (the highest
possible). See NY001REI for an imputed version of this variable for
which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing responses. See
NY002RE for the number of items included in the sum.

ny001rei: Summary score for family stress spills over to work, mean imputed for missing components.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45a, 45c, 45d, 45e, MY001REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES EVERYONE WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED AND ANYONE WHO RESPONDEND TO FEWER THAN 2 OF THE ITEMS) 377 660 1037
4 142 149 291
5 109 89 198
6 100 91 191
7 109 111 220
8 251 214 465
9 193 169 362
10 175 149 324
11 136 135 271
12 103 130 233
13 73 85 158
14 70 77 147
15 35 46 81
16 17 33 50
17 7 8 15
18 3 9 12
19 2 1 3
20 0 4 4
Note: NY001REI 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, NY001REI is coded -3. NY002RE
indicates the number of valid responses.

ny002re: Number of family stress spilling over to work items answered by the respondent.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45a, 45c, 45d, 45e, MY002RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 374 657 1031
1 3 3 6
2 1 0 1
3 7 9 16
4 1517 1491 3008
Note: See ny003rer, ny004rer, ny005rer, ny006rer.

See Appendix G - COR571A for references on Family Stress items
NY003RER-NY018RER.

To learn more about the factor structure for these scales see Grzywacz &
Marks, 2000, Reconceptualizing the work-family interface...., Journal of
Occupational Health Psychology, 5, 111-126.

The following text applies to NY003RER-NY018RER:

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.

ny003rer: To what extent do you agree that family matters reduce the time you can devote to your job?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 44, 45a, MY003RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 73 74 147
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 45 79 124
2 AGREE 226 179 405
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 339 269 608
4 DISAGREE 583 554 1137
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 330 414 744
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY001REC.

ny004rer: To what extent do you agree that family worries or problems distract you from your work?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45c, MY004RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 80 77 157
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 34 30 64
2 AGREE 253 238 491
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 302 294 596
4 DISAGREE 572 554 1126
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 355 376 731
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY001REC.

ny005rer: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45d, MY005RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 76 75 151
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 13 23 36
2 AGREE 78 116 194
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 214 219 433
4 DISAGREE 704 650 1354
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 511 486 997
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY001REC.

ny006rer: To what extent do family obligations reduce the time you need to relax or be by yourself?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45e, MY006RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 77 74 151
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 26 108 134
2 AGREE 207 358 565
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 271 231 502
4 DISAGREE 633 478 1111
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 382 320 702
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY001REC.

ny007rec: Summary score for work stress spills over into family life.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45g, 45h, 45i, 45k, MY007REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES EVERYONE WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED) 375 658 1033
2 lowest 0 1 1
3 0 4 4
4 69 85 154
5 48 50 98
6 64 94 158
7 104 156 260
8 188 175 363
9 169 175 344
10 180 188 368
11 172 180 352
12 176 158 334
13 121 88 209
14 105 78 183
15 71 40 111
16 37 17 54
17 15 6 21
18 5 2 7
19 1 2 3
20 highest 2 3 5
Note: See ny009rer, ny010rer, ny012rer, ny011rer.

NY007REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the four items (45g,
45h,45k,45i) recieved a valid response. The degree of work stress
spillover can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 20 (the highest
possible). See NY007REI for an imputed version of this variable for
which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing responses. See
NY008RE for the number of items included in the sum.

ny007rei: Summary score for work stress spills over into family life, mean imputed for missing components.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45g, 45h, 45i, 45k, MY007REC
Revisions: Added Jan 2008     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES EVERYONE WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED, AND EVERYONE WHO RESPONDED TO LESS THAN TWO OF THE COMPONENTS) 376 659 1035
4 66 85 151
5 48 48 96
6 64 93 157
7 103 156 259
8 187 177 364
9 170 172 342
10 181 185 366
11 174 181 355
12 176 163 339
13 120 91 211
14 105 78 183
15 71 40 111
16 37 19 56
17 16 6 22
18 5 2 7
19 1 2 3
20 2 3 5
Note: NY007REI 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, NY007REI is coded -3. NY008RE
indicates the number of valid responses.

ny008re: Number of work stress spilling over to family life items answered by the respondent.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45g, 45h, 45i, 45k, MY008RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 no items answered 375 658 1033
1 1 1 2
2 2 6 8
3 5 18 23
4 1519 1477 2996
Note: See ny009rer, ny010rer, ny012rer, ny011rer.

ny009rer: To what extent do you agree your job reduces the amount of time you can spend with the family?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45g, MY009RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 78 79 157
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 159 156 315
2 AGREE 559 431 990
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 257 254 511
4 DISAGREE 367 401 768
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 176 248 424
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY007REC.

ny010rer: To what extent do you agree that problems at work make you irritable at home?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45h, MY010RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 77 84 161
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 40 50 90
2 AGREE 346 296 642
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 345 311 656
4 DISAGREE 525 516 1041
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 263 312 575
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY007REC.

ny011rer: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45k, MY011RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 75 73 148
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 52 82 134
2 AGREE 307 388 695
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 312 310 622
4 DISAGREE 569 440 1009
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 281 276 557
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY007REC.

ny012rer: To what extent do you agree that your job involves a lot of travel away from home?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45i, MY012RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 74 77 151
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 95 19 114
2 AGREE 142 44 186
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 161 128 289
4 DISAGREE 377 271 648
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 747 1030 1777
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY007REC.

ny013rec: Summary score for family enhancement spills over into work.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45b, 45f, 45j, MY013REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES EVERYONE WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED) 373 662 1035
1 lowest 1 0 1
2 1 0 1
3 5 4 9
4 5 1 6
5 11 9 20
6 26 39 65
7 59 91 150
8 109 144 253
9 210 274 484
10 272 327 599
11 292 291 583
12 257 160 417
13 133 103 236
14 90 35 125
15 highest 58 20 78
Note: See ny015rer, ny016rer, ny017rer.

NY013REC is coded with a sum if at least one of the three items (45b,
45f,45j) recieved a valid response. The degree of family enhancement
spills over can range from 1 (the lowest possible) to 15 (the highest
possible). See NY013REI for an imputed version of this variable for
which mean of valid responses is imputed for missing responses. See
NY014RE for the number of items included in the sum.

ny013rei: Summary score for family enhancement spills over into work life, mean of valid items substituted for missing components.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45b, 45f, 45j, MY013REC
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED (INCLUDES EVERYONE WHO IS NOT CURRENTLY EMPLOYED OR WHO GAVE A VALID RESPONSE TO < 2 ITEMS) 376 663 1039
3 6 3 9
4 4 1 5
5 9 8 17
6 26 34 60
7 57 88 145
8 110 144 254
9 210 277 487
10 271 325 596
11 294 294 588
12 257 161 418
13 133 103 236
14 90 37 127
15 59 22 81
Note: NY013REI is the sum of 3 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, NY013REI is coded -3. NY014RE
indicates the number of valid responses.

ny014re: Number of family enhancement spilling over to work items answered by the respondent.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45b, 45f, 45j, MY014RE
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
0 373 662 1035
1 3 1 4
2 5 14 19
3 1521 1483 3004
Note: See ny015rer, ny016rer, ny017rer.

ny015rer: To what extent do you agree that you can do good work on the job because you are so happy at home?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45b, MY015RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 72 75 147
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 400 389 789
2 AGREE 659 612 1271
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 360 389 749
4 DISAGREE 76 79 155
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 29 25 54
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY013REC.

ny016rer: To what extent do you agree that family responsibilities make you work harder on the job?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45f, MY016RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 75 82 157
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 155 86 241
2 AGREE 491 300 791
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 412 459 871
4 DISAGREE 318 408 726
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 145 234 379
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY013REC.

ny017rer: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45j, MY017RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 77 81 158
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 338 270 608
2 AGREE 570 492 1062
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 466 542 1008
4 DISAGREE 92 115 207
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 53 69 122
Note: This is the raw data from the survey. This variable was reverse
coded before the creation of the summary variable - NY013REC.

ny018rer: 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: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: mail
Source variables: 45l, MY018RER
Revisions: Updated 1/99     

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2535 2181 4716
-3 NOT ASCERTAINED/REFUSED 72 74 146
-2 306 591 897
1 STRONGLY AGREE 336 366 702
2 AGREE 700 659 1359
3 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 199 209 408
4 DISAGREE 171 163 334
5 STRONGLY DISAGREE 118 98 216

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