FSD2096 Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS): Personality Test and TV Viewing of 33-Year-Olds 1992shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Pulkkinen, Lea (University of Jyväskylä. Department of Psychology)
The data are part of the Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS), in which the same individuals have been followed over 30 years. At this data collection wave the subjects completed the NESTA personality inventory and a TV viewing questionnaire.
NESTA is an official adapted version of the NEO Personality Inventory (NEO PI), which is developed for assessing five personality traits considered universal: neuroticism, extraversion, openness to experience, agreeableness, and conscientiousness. In the adapted version, one fourth of the original American questions are replaced by Finnish counterparts. The test contains 181 statements, which are answered using a 5-point Likert scale (strongly agree - strongly disagree).
The respondents' TV viewing was charted by asking them to indicate how often they watched various programmes (e.g. news, sports programmes, family and relationship movies) aired by particular channels. They were also asked questions on watching different cable and satellite channels and videos. The respondents estimated their average daily TV viewing time on weekdays and weekends. They were also presented with a set of attitudinal statements on various motives and needs connected to watching TV. In addition, they told what kind of programmes they would want to see more on TV.
Background variables included the respondent's gender, marital status, education, socioeconomic status, and the year of birth of children living in R's household.
cinema; leisure time; leisure time activities; motives; needs; NESTA; personality traits; television; television programmes; violence; watching
developmental psychology; education; educational psychology; psychology; social psychology (FSD Topics Classification)
mass media; psychology (CESSDA Topics Classification)
The information on the respondents' socioeconomic status was classified from the open answers.
Access to the data granted for scientific purposes only. Two-step application procedure. Please contact FSD for further information.
This survey is part of the longitudinal study which began in 1968 when the respondents were second-graders (ca. 8 years old) in primary schools in Jyväskylä. The sample consisted of twelve school classes randomly selected from three primary schools. Six of the classes were from the city centre school, and the other six from two suburb schools. There were altogether 369 pupils in the classes.
At this data collection wave, the research subjects were approximately 33 years of age. They were sent a questionnaire to be completed at home and to be returned by post. Altogether 126 women and 124 men returned the questionnaire.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
See downloadable files at the top of the page
Codebook: pdf file in Finnish
Questionnaires: two pdf files in Finnish and English
Table on the methods used (in Finnish)
The source must be acknowledged in any publication based wholly or in part on the data. The bibliographic citation may be in the form required by the publication, or in the form suggested by the archive.
Pulkkinen, Lea: Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS): Personality Test and TV Viewing of 33-Year-Olds 1992 [computer file]. FSD2096, version 1.0 (2006-08-18). Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2006.
The archive must be informed of all publications where the data have been used.
Please note: access to the data is possible only by the permission of the depositors Lea Pulkkinen or Katja Kokko. Access decisions are made on a case-to-case basis. The depositors continue to actively use the data. Licence to use the questions included in the NESTA personality test must be obtained from the following address: PAR Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc. 16204 N. Florida Ave., Lutz, Florida 33549.
The depositor and the archive bear no responsibility for any results or interpretations arising from the secondary use of the data.
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