FSD2097 Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS): Self-Ratings and Free Time Activities of 20-Year-Olds 1980shortcuts: data collection | citation | publications
Pulkkinen, Lea (n. Pitkänen, Lea) (University of Jyväskylä. Department of Psychology)
Psychology students from the University of Jyväskylä participated in the data collection.
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, some of the 20-year-olds were invited to participate in a theme interview. This dataset contains three self-rating questionnaires and a free time activity questionnaire presented to the respondents in connection with the interview.
First, the respondents evaluated their own behaviour with the help of attitudinal statements and adjectives (e.g. "energetic", "stable", "submissive", and "conventional"). There were also eight questions on behaviour that corresponded to the peer nominations and teacher ratings conducted with the respondents at the age of 8 and 14 (see datasets FSD2059 and FSD2073). In these questions, the respondents evaluated themselves from three different angles: what they were like at the time of the study, what they would want to be like, and what they should be like. The questions charted for example social activity, aggressiveness, and compliance.
The respondents were asked about their free time activities and hobbies, including various sports, going to theatre or concerts, painting, photographing, writing, reading, singing in a choir, playing bingo, doing crossword puzzles, motoring, collecting stamps, hanging out in a bar or at friends' houses, participating in political or religious voluntary organisations, and studying at evening classes or adult education centres.
The background variables included the respondent's gender.
aggressiveness; constructiveness; cultural activities; hobbies; ideal self; leisure time; moral concepts; organizations; personal identity; personality traits; physical activities; reading (activity); social behaviour; time allocation
developmental psychology; education; educational psychology; psychology; social psychology (FSD Topics Classification)
cultural activities and participation; leisure, tourism and sport; psychology; social behaviour and attitudes; time use; youth (CESSDA Topics Classification)
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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 research stage, the respondents were 20 years old. 135 respondents who had been classified into social behaviour extreme groups (N=201) during the earlier research stages (i.e. at the age of 8 and at the age of 14) were randomly selected for a theme interview. 6 respondents refused to be interviewed and 6 were not reached. In order to replace them, 12 respondents were randomly selected from the same target group. 67 of the interviewed respondents were male and 68 female. In connection with the interview, the respondents were given the self-rating and free time activity questionnaires included in this dataset.
The self-rating and free time activity questionnaires were given to the respondents in connection with the theme interview.
Data: SPSS portable file. Data available also in other file formats.
Codebook: pdf file in Finnish
Questionnaire: pdf file in Finnish
FSD2125 Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS): Interviews of 20-Year-Olds 1980
FSD2202 Jyväskylä Longitudinal Study of Personality and Social Development (JYLS): Interviews of 20-Year-Olds 1980: Text Data
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): Self-Ratings and Free Time Activities of 20-Year-Olds 1980 [computer file]. FSD2097, version 1.0 (2006-07-04). Tampere: Finnish Social Science Data Archive [distributor], 2006.
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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.
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