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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

sh001rec-sh010re    Total scores and number of questions answered for the
                    Five-Factor Model of Personality Structure: extraversion,
                    openness, neuroticism, conscientiousness, and
                    agreeableness.

sh011re-sh020re     Individual questions for the personality scale.

In February 2008, summary scores with means imputed for missing components
were added. The original summary scores remain. The score with means imputed
is named the same as the original with the letter "i" added as the 8th 
character of the name. This new variable is only constructed if at least 
half of the components receive a valid response, else the new summary 
measure is set to missing. The mean is calculated from the respondent's 
valid responses to the questions for the respective summary measure.
 
   
NOTE:  See Appendix G - COR571A, MEMO114, MEMO091, and MEMO099 for 
       references and creation of personality scales.

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 respondent's answer.

NOTE:  The response category "neither agree nor disagree" is coded as 0
       for personality items.  In addition, the response category "neither
       agree nor disagree" is not counted as an answered question in the
       summary items and does not contribute a value to the summary scores
       (sh001rec-sh010rec).  This is different than the coding of similar
       categories in the XPSYB module.

sh001rec: Summary score for Extraversion.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 308n, 309, 312f, 312j, RH001REC, RH011RE, RH016RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 Refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, sh002rec < 2 91 115 206
2 25 19 44
3 101 95 196
4 121 109 230
5 90 50 140
6 153 123 276
7 492 486 978
8 285 340 625
9 112 99 211
10 260 261 521
11 323 403 726
12 271 380 651
Note: See sh011re, sh016re.

If the data is missing for either of the two components, the score is -3. Sh002rec indicates the number of valid responses.

sh002rec: Number of Extraversion items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 308n, 309, 312f, 312j, RH001REC, RH011RE, RH016RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 34 25 59
1 57 90 147
2 2233 2365 4598
Note: See sh011re, sh016re.

sh003rec: Summary score for Openness.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310, 310b, 312m, 312p, RH003REC, RH012RE, RH017RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 Refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, sh004rec < 2 64 89 153
2 6 27 33
3 31 67 98
4 42 112 154
5 27 68 95
6 79 130 209
7 233 369 602
8 225 277 502
9 142 135 277
10 346 310 656
11 597 511 1108
12 532 385 917
Note: See sh012re. sh017re.
If the data is missing for either of the two components, the score is -3. Sh004rec indicates the number of valid responses.

sh004rec: Number of Openness items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310, 310b, 312m, 312p, RH003REC, RH012RE, RH017RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 35 27 62
1 29 62 91
2 2260 2391 4651
Note: See sh012re. sh017re.

sh005rec: Summary score for Neuroticism.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310f, 310j, 314m, 314p, RH005REC, RH013RE, RH020RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, sh006rec < 2 95 112 207
2 272 159 431
3 308 213 521
4 329 296 625
5 153 132 285
6 219 199 418
7 349 447 796
8 182 253 435
9 82 94 176
10 134 171 305
11 121 234 355
12 80 170 250
Note: See sh013re, sh020re.
If the data is missing for either of the two components, the score is -3. Sh006rec indicates the number of valid responses.

sh006rec: Number of Neuroticism items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310f, 310j, 314m, 314p, RH005REC, RH013RE, RH020RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 35 29 64
1 60 83 143
2 2229 2368 4597
Note: See sh013re, sh020re.

sh007rec: Summary score for Conscientiousness.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310s, 311, 314f, 314j, RH007REC, RH015RE, RH019RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, sh008rec < 2 70 57 127
2 7 4 11
3 19 27 46
4 87 83 170
5 64 60 124
6 75 120 195
7 234 219 453
8 267 275 542
9 163 175 338
10 333 354 687
11 477 533 1010
12 528 573 1101
Note: See sh015re, sh019re.
If the data is missing for either of the two components, the score is -3. Sh008rec indicates the number of valid responses.

sh008rec: Number of Conscientiousness items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310s, 311, 314f, 314j, RH007REC, RH015RE, RH019RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 35 27 62
1 35 30 65
2 2254 2423 4677
Note: See sh015re, sh019re.

sh009rec: Summary score for Agreeableness.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310m, 310p, 314, 314b, RH009REC, RH014RE, RH018RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 refused, not ascertained, fewer than 2 valid responses, sh010rec < 2 73 63 136
2 10 5 15
3 23 12 35
4 40 16 56
5 34 14 48
6 84 41 125
7 250 206 456
8 259 251 510
9 166 198 364
10 416 430 846
11 499 551 1050
12 470 693 1163
Note: See sh014re, sh018re.
If the data is missing for either of the two components, the score is -3. Sh010rec indicates the number of valid responses.

sh010rec: Number of Agreeableness items answered.

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310m, 310p, 314, 314b, RH009REC, RH014RE, RH018RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
0 33 26 59
1 40 37 77
2 2251 2417 4668
Note: See sh014re, sh018re.

sh011re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who is outgoing and sociable?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 308n, 309, RH011RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 21 51
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 7 14
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 15 30 45
1 AGREE STRONGLY 904 1175 2079
2 AGREE MODERATELY 921 909 1830
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 75 42 117
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 119 84 203
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 209 184 393
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 44 28 72
Note: This item was reverse coded for the scales.

sh012re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who is inventive?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310, 310b, RH012RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 20 50
-1 DON'T KNOW 10 17 27
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 9 11 20
1 AGREE STRONGLY 772 607 1379
2 AGREE MODERATELY 900 882 1782
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 137 108 245
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 155 215 370
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 242 466 708
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 69 154 223
Note: This item was reverse coded for the scales.

sh013re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who worries a lot?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310f, 310j, RH013RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 30 20 50
-1 DON'T KNOW 5 15 20
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 19 18 37
1 AGREE STRONGLY 424 731 1155
2 AGREE MODERATELY 506 631 1137
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 181 165 346
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 225 174 399
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 492 449 941
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 442 277 719
Note: This item was reverse coded for the scales.

sh014re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who has a forgiving nature?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310m, 310p, RH014RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 21 52
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 5 11
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 15 14 29
1 AGREE STRONGLY 1092 1468 2560
2 AGREE MODERATELY 852 795 1647
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 123 58 181
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 58 31 89
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 103 58 161
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 44 30 74
Note: This item was reverse coded for the scales.

sh015re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who can be somewhat careless?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 310s, 311, RH015RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 31 21 52
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 8 15
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 14 6 20
1 AGREE STRONGLY 29 26 55
2 AGREE MODERATELY 258 237 495
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 245 237 482
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 145 181 326
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 509 568 1077
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 1086 1196 2282

sh016re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who tends to be quiet?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 312f, 312j, RH016RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 32 21 53
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 13 20
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 34 48 82
1 AGREE STRONGLY 379 328 707
2 AGREE MODERATELY 735 780 1515
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 179 181 360
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 110 105 215
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 497 550 1047
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 351 454 805

sh017re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who prefers work that is routine and simple?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 312m, 312p, RH017RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 32 20 52
-1 DON'T KNOW 7 16 23
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 11 32 43
1 AGREE STRONGLY 123 181 304
2 AGREE MODERATELY 181 316 497
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 49 86 135
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 80 79 159
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 563 663 1226
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 1278 1087 2365

sh018re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who tends to find fault with others?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314, 314b, RH018RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 32 20 52
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 11 17
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 16 18 34
1 AGREE STRONGLY 99 56 155
2 AGREE MODERATELY 358 285 643
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 228 254 482
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 161 192 353
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 713 759 1472
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 711 885 1596

sh019re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who is easily distracted?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314f, 314j, RH019RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 33 21 54
-1 DON'T KNOW 6 13 19
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 14 15 29
1 AGREE STRONGLY 79 72 151
2 AGREE MODERATELY 267 314 581
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 144 177 321
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 158 165 323
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 838 887 1725
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 785 816 1601

sh020re: To what extent do you agree that you see yourself as someone who is relaxed and handles stress well?

Data source: Sibling Respondent      Collected in: 1993-94      Mode: phone
Source variables: 314m, 314p, RH020RE

Frequencies
Value Label Male Female Total
. System missing - NR 2113 1861 3974
-3 REFUSED, NOT ASCERTAINED 32 20 52
-1 DON'T KNOW 11 17 28
0 NEITHER AGREE NOR DISAGREE 33 51 84
1 AGREE STRONGLY 726 553 1279
2 AGREE MODERATELY 875 946 1821
3 AGREE SLIGHTLY 143 135 278
4 DISAGREE SLIGHTLY 94 122 216
5 DISAGREE MODERATELY 292 411 703
6 DISAGREE STRONGLY 118 225 343

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