G. MYSELF (W11, 1999)

G1 How much do you agree or disagree with the following statements? (Circle one number for each)


1 Strongly disagree

2 Moderately disagree

3 Slightly disagree

4 Slightly agree

5 Moderately agree

6 Strongly agree

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CHANGE11   I think it is fun to change my plans at the last minute.

UPSET11   When I am confused about an important issue, I feel very upset.

FRNDS11   I prefer to socialize with friends who I know well because I know what to expect from them.

UNCLEA11   I feel uncomfortable when someone’s meaning or intention is unclear to me.

ANNOY11   It is annoying to listen to someone who cannot make up his or her mind.

G2 How much time do you spend on the following tasks or activities in an average week? For example, if you sleep 8 hours per night, you would report 56 hours per week. If you do not do the activity at all, please record a “0.”

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Number of Hours Per Week

Indoor household chores (cleaning, cooking, etc.)


Outdoor household chores (gardening, lawn care, shoveling snow, etc.)


Repairs and renovations (of house, car, etc.)


Care for my child/children


Caring for a sick or elderly relative




Socializing with friends


Studying and attending classes (as a student)


Clubs and organizations (political, religious, civic, PTA, etc.)


Watching television


Reading (books, magazines, newspapers, etc.)


Active sports and exercise (walking, jogging, swimming, basketball, etc.)


On the internet (chat groups, games, shopping, etc.)


Other recreational activities (spectator sports, movies, concerts, etc.)


G3 Young people often feel more or less like “an adult” in different situations or areas of their lives. We would like to know more about your experience of becoming an adult. In answering the following questions, please consider how you usually feel in these situations and place an “X” in the appropriate box.


0 Does not appl

1 Not at all like an adult

2 Somewhat like an adult

3 Entirely like an adult

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ATSCHO11   When I am at school

ATWRK11   When I am at work

PARTIC11  When participating in a community organization (civic, religious, etc.)

EXERCI11   When doing active sports or exercising

RECACT11  When involved in other recreational activities (going to a museum, concert, sports event, etc.)

WFRNDS11   When I am with my friends

ATHOME11   When I am taking care of my house/apartment

WCHILD11   When with my child/children

WPARNT11   When with my parent(s)

WHONEY11  When with a romantic partner

MOST11  Most of the time

G4 Some people think that the events that often occur as people enter adulthood (for example, finishing schooling, finding a full-time job) should occur at certain ages. However, people disagree about what those ages should be. Please record whether you have experienced each event listed below.

·If you HAVE experienced the event, indicate how “early,” “on time,” or “late” you were when you did it.

·If you think the event WILL occur in the future, indicate how “early,” “on time,” or “late” it will be when it happens.

·If you NEVER want or expect to experience the event (for example, you know that you never want to become a parent), mark "Event Not Expected.”

·If you do not think being early, on time, or late are relevant considerations, mark “Timing Not Relevant.”

  Has this event happened? Estimate of timing
0= Not relevant 1=Very early 2=Somewhat early 3=Right on time 4=Somewhat late 5=Very late -9=Missing
Live with a partner or spouse LIVEWI11 TIMNG111
Get married GETMAR11 TIMNG211
Own a home OWNHOM11 TIMNG311
Become a parent BEPRNT11 TIMNG411
Complete school FINISH11 TIMNG511
Get a full-time job GETFTJ11 TIMNG611
Become finanically independent of my parents/guardians FINDEP11 TIMNG711
Start a "career" CAREER11 TIMNG811

STRESS11 G5 Many young adults experience financial problems. How much stress have you felt in meeting your financial obligations during the past year?

1 Not at all stressful



4 Moderately stressful



7 Extremely stressful

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BILLS11 G6 How difficult is it for you to pay your bills on time? These bills might include insurance, rent, mortgages, car payments, credit cards, etc.

1 Not at all difficult



4 Moderately difficult



7 Extremely difficult

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DEBT11 G7 How much burden do you feel from debt (from credit cards, mortgages, personal loans, etc.)?

1 No burden at all



4 A moderate burden



7 Extremely high burden

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F. Economic Support (W11, 1999)
H. Environment (W11, 1999)