Coding sheet for text responses to questionnaire items.

(Development: Stage 25 – December 14th  2001. Minor additions added 2009.)

 

Characters in this_color are the names of the variables used in “File Maker” and in SPSS.                                                     RETURN to the Index page.

 

A. Possible Selves.                                                                                                                Download a printable version HERE.

 

(1). Possible Self listings – Volume of responses.

 

               Expected Selves

                 Hoped-for Selves

                        Feared Selves

Number of Selves Listed.

       Number of Selves Listed.

            Number of Selves Listed.

 

 

Record the actual number

x

Record the actual number

x

Record the actual number

x

5

5

5

5

5

5

4

4

4

4

4

4

3

3

3

3

3

3

2

2

2

2

2

2

1

1

1

1

1

1

None

0

None

0

None

0

 

          e_number                                                   h_number                                                  f_number

 

 

 

(2). Possible Self listings – Degree of structure of all written responses.

 

               Expected Selves

              Hoped-for Selves

                    Feared Selves

 

Paragraph(s) of related ideas

6

Paragraph(s) of related ideas

6

Paragraph(s) of related ideas

6

Sentence(s) – more than 20 words total

5

Sentence(s) – more than 20 words total

5

Sentence(s) – more than 20 words total

5

Sentence(s) – up to 20 words total

4

Sentence(s) – up to 20 words total

4

Sentence(s) – up to 20 words total

4

Phrase(s) – 10 or more words total

3

Phrase(s) – 10 or more words total

3

Phrase(s) – 10 or more words total

3

Phrase(s) – less than 10 words total

2

Phrase(s) – less than 10 words total

2

Phrase(s) – less than 10 words total

2

Single word or words

1

Single word or words

1

Single word or words

1

Neutral or no response

0

Neutral or no response

0

Neutral or no response

0

 

                        e_struct                                             h_struct                                                      f_struct

 

 

 

 

Expected Selves

              Hoped-for Selves

                 Feared Selves

Number of words used.

Number of words used.

Number of words used.

 

                      e_wordnu                                         h_wordnu                                                  f_wordnu

 

 

 

 

 

(3). Possible Self listings     -     Level of elaboration          (The most important self).

 

 

More than 2 statements > 20 words total

7

More than 2 statements > 20 words total

7

More than 2 statements > 20 words total

7

More than 2 statements up to 20 words total

6

More than 2 statements up to 20 words total

6

More than two statements up to 20 words total

6

Two statements > 20 words total

5

Two statements > 20 words total

5

Two statements > 20 words total

5

Two statements up to 20 words total

4

Two statements up to 20 words total

4

Two statements up to 20 words total

4

Longer single statement > 20 words total

3

Longer single statement > 20 words total

3

Longer single statement > 20 words total

3

Statement  between 11 and 20 words

2

Statement between 11 and 20 words

2

Statement between 11 and 20 words

2

Statement up to 10 words

1

Statement up to 10 words

1

Statement up to 10 words

1

Nothing written

0

Nothing written

0

Nothing written

0

 

 

          e_elabor                                            h_elabor                                 f_elabor

 

 

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(4). Possible Self listings   –   Domain Area of the Dominant Future Self  (The most important self).

 

               Expected Selves

                  Hoped-for Selves

                        Feared Selves

 

Unclassifiable

6

Unclassifiable

6

Unclassifiable

6

Vocational/career goals.

(Including financial security and university study.)

5

Vocational/career goals.

(Including financial security and university study.)

5

Vocational or career goals and/or financial security. (Including unemployment – being poor).

5

Social/family goals.

(Including stability of relationships. Marriage. Parenting.)

4

Social/family goals.

(Including stability of relationships. Marriage. Parenting. Home ownership. Love.)

4

Social/family goals.

(Including stability of relationships and anti-social behavior - homelessness).

4

Health related goals.

3

Health related goals.

Longevity.

3

Health related goals. (Including fears of death, injury or declining health of self or near person. Fear of growing old.)

3

Personal development goals.

(Including travel, public service, athletic/sporting & recognition. Success in some arena.)

2

Personal development goals.

(Including travel, public service, athletic/sporting & recognition. Personal competence & success. Fame. Altruism.

2

Personal development goals. (Including failure to perform in an area of perceived importance. Religious beliefs.)

2

General happiness.

 

1

General happiness. Enjoyment of life. Comfortable life. Security and acceptance.

 

1

General unhappiness. (Including loneliness. Lack of friends.)

1

No clear expectations or no response.

0

No clear hopes or no response.

0

No feared future situations indicated or no response.

0

 

          e_domain                                                   h_domain                                                   f_domain

 

Note from table above: In later analysis, it might be possible to combine categories “2” and “4” . General unhappiness (“1”) could also be combined with “4”.

 

 

 

(5). Possible Self listings      –      Personal Action Taken.

 

        Expected Selves

               Hoped-for Selves

                  Feared Selves

 

       Action to Achieve

               Action to Achieve

                  Action to Avoid

 

Specific action or actions likely to promote achievement of the stated self.

3

Specific action or actions likely to promote achievement of the stated self.

3

Specific action or actions likely to ensure avoidance of the stated self.

3

Generalized action or actions that may result in achievement of the stated self.

2

Generalized action or actions that may result in achievement of the stated self.

2

Generalized action or actions that may result in avoidance of the stated self.

2

Unrealistic, fanciful, non-specific, general action(s), unlikely to result in achievement of the stated self.

1

Unrealistic, fanciful, non-specific, general action(s), unlikely to result in achievement of the stated self.

1

Unrealistic, fanciful, non-specific, general action(s), unlikely to result in avoidance of the stated self.

1

No response attempted in the space provided.

0

No response attempted in the space provided.

0

No response attempted in the space provided.

0

 

            e_action                                                      h_action                                                     f_action

 

 

 

 

 

B. Level of Aspirations.

 

(1). Vocational and Career Future Selves.           Required Effort.

 

                                   Expected Selves         

                       Hoped-for Selves

 

High level of study/training required – Diploma, degree or higher degree required.

3

High level of study/training required – Diploma, degree or higher degree required.

3

Medium level of study/training required – TAFE diploma, certificate or apprenticeship.

2

Medium level of study/training required – TAFE diploma, certificate or apprenticeship.

2

Unspecified level of study/training required – On the job training, own initiative.

1

Unspecified level of study/training required – On the job training, own initiative.

1

No stated selves or non-vocational/career responses made.

0

No stated selves or non-vocational/career responses made.

 

0

 

                                  e_aspire                                                                         h_aspire

 

 

(2). Vocational and Career Future Selves.        Level of Responsibility after study/training.

 

Expected Self

Hoped-for Self

 

Professional/Managerial.

3

Professional/Managerial.

3

Skilled work/trade qualifications. Primary production.

2

Skilled work/trade qualifications. Primary production.

2

Unskilled work. Unspecified employment.

1

Unskilled work. Unspecified employment.

1

No stated aspirations or no career choice made.

0

No stated aspirations or no career choice made.

0

 

                                                e_respon                                                                        h_respon

 

 

 

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C. Worries.

 

 (1)  General worries

 

Non-personal concerns,  specific event or events mentioned.

4

Personal concerns.  Specific event or events mentioned.

3

General concerns, non-specific.

 

2

Statement showing absence of concern.

 

1

No statements made or unrelated/illogical response.

 

0

 

                                                                        worrtype

 

 

 

 

   (2) Worries - Volume – Non-personal

 

4 or greater

Show #

3

3

2

2

1

1

None

0

 

                                                          npersvol

 

 

 

 

(3). Worries – Volume – Personal.

 

4 or greater

Show #

3

3

2

2

1

1

None

0

 

                                                          persvol

 

 

 

 

 

Worries – Domain areas

 

 

Religious response

16

Multiple future fears

15

Relationships issues

14

Unspecified generalized fears

13

Perception of others

12

Fear of change/of the future

11

Self doubt/image issues

10

Failure to achieve goals

9

Personal happiness/loneliness

8

Health issues

7

Death of self or family

6

Financial issues

5

Education issues

4

Career/unemployment issues

3

War/conflict/inequity

2

Environmental issues

1

Unclassifiable or no fears

0

 

                                                          w_intens

 

 

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D. Encouragement from others.

 

(1). Parents.                 p_encour

 

Specific, encouragement and/or support likely to promote better performance at school.

5

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (With threats or sanctions or pressure)

4

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (Without threats or sanctions or pressure)

3

Perceived neutral influence, no specific support or encouragement.

 

2

Perceived discouragement that may hinder school performance. Threats may be made.

1

No written response in text box provided or an unrelated or inappropriate response.

0

 

 

 

 

(2). Other adults.      a_encour

 

Specific, encouragement and/or support likely to promote better performance at school.

5

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (With threats or sanctions or pressure)

4

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (Without threats or sanctions or pressure)

3

Perceived neutral influence, no specific support or encouragement.

 

2

Perceived discouragement that may hinder school performance. Threats may be made.

1

No written response in text box provided or an unrelated or inappropriate response.

0

 

 

 

 

(3). Teachers.            t_encour

 

Specific, encouragement and/or support likely to promote better performance at school.

5

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (With threats or sanctions or pressure)

4

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (Without threats or sanctions or pressure)

3

Perceived neutral influence, no specific support or encouragement.

 

2

Perceived discouragement that may hinder school performance. Threats may be made.

1

No written response in text box provided or an unrelated or inappropriate response.

0

 

 

 

 

(4). School friends.                 f_encour

 

Specific, encouragement and/or support likely to promote better performance at school.

5

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (With threats or sanctions or pressure)

4

General encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better performance at school. (Without threats or sanctions or pressure)

3

Perceived neutral influence, no specific support or encouragement.

 

2

Perceived discouragement that may hinder school performance. Threats may be made.

1

No written response in text box provided or an unrelated or inappropriate response.

0

 

 

 

 

(5). Yourself.                     s_encour

 

Specific, encouragement and support likely to promote better school performance.

4

General personal encouragement, non-specific, likely to promote better school performance. Personal exhortation.

3

No specific support or encouragement generated from within.

 

2

Discouraging self-talk likely to hinder school performance.

 

1

No written response or flippant remark made in text box provided.

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

E. Leaving school.

 

 

Leaving school before the end of year 12.                   l_reason

Reasons stated.

Opportunity available to start work.

5

Bored with the school program.

4

Perceived lack of skills/abilities. Work too difficult.

3

Discrimination/bullying issues/stress.

2

Parents’ wishes.

1

 

 

 

Staying at school to the end of year 12.                            s_reason

Reasons stated.

Value seen in what school has to offer academically.

5

Year 12 needed for entry to University/TAFE.

4

Finishing high school seen as increasing opportunities for jobs.

3

Reaching a personal goal.

2

To please parents.

1

 

 

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Additional data collected on post code demographics in questionnaires on the Web from May 28th 2001.

A data table based on mean annual income of families could be generated here. The Bureau of Statistics has data on income in relation to post code areas. End.