Questionnaire 2012 (Boost Sample) [instrument]

Innovative Modules Surveyed in 2012

  • Adaptive Test of Environmental Behavior (Otto & Kaiser)
  • Control Strivings (Gerstorf & Heckhausen)
  • Day Reconstruction Method (DRM; Lucas & Donnellan)
  • Expected Financial Market Earnings (Schmidt & Weizsäcker)
  • Explicit Measurement of Self-Esteem (Gebauer, Asendorpf & Bruder)
  • Implicit Association Test of Self-Esteem (Gebauer, Asendorpf & Bruder)
  • Fear of Dementia (Kessler)
  • GeNECA (Just Sustainable Development Based on the Capability Approach; Gutwald, Krause, Leßmann, Masson, Mock, Omann, Rauschmayer, Volkert)
  • Loneliness & Depression (Brähler & Zenger)

Questions

Sort Question Name
0 Were there language problems when contacting the household? wum1
1 How would you generally describe the living situation? wum2
2 And how would you rate the condition of the house? wum3
3 Were there particular access difficulties to the house? wum4
4 What were your feelings here in the street or in the residential area? How did you feel here? wum5
5 Wum6 wum6
6 Wum7 wum7
7 Please give details of the target person a000c
8 Is the respondent the head of household, the person who answers the questions about the household? q5
9 First, there are questions about your household as a whole. q7
10 When did you move into this dwelling? q9
11 What kind of a house is it in which you live? q10
12 Is it a rooming house, guesthouse, or a similar accommodation? q11
13 When, approximately, was the house built in which your flat is located? q12
14 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1972
15 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1981
16 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1991
17 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.2001
18 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.2011
19 How large is the total living space in this flat? Sqm q14
20 Do you live in the flat as …? q18
21 What is your monthly rent? q19
22 Is heat included in your rent? q20
23 Are other costs included in your rent, either partially or completely, for example, water, garbage removal, etc.? q21
24 And to what extent are these contributions included in the rent? q22
25 Are you able to pay the rent without any difficulty? q23
26 Do you still have financial obligations, for example loans or a mortgage, for this house or flat in which you live? q24
27 How high are the monthly loan or mortgage payments including interest for this loan or mortgage? q2501
28 Are you able to pay the mortgage/interest payments without any difficulty? q2502
29 How high were the maintenance costs for this flat / house in the last calendar year, 2011? q26
30 And what were the costs of water, garbage removal, street cleaning, etc. in 2011? q27
31 Do you pay fees for the management or maintenance etc. of the building? q28
32 How much do you pay per month in management / maintenance fees? q29
33 Did you or someone in your household receive income from letting or leasing land or house / flat in year 2011? q30
34 About how high was the total income from renting out or leasing out in year 2011? q31
35 What costs did you have for the objects you rented out in the year 2011? Please state for maintenance and repair costs first. q32a
36 What loan, mortgage and interest payments did you needed to set aside for the objects you rented out in the year 2010? q32b
37 Are you or is someone else in your household currently paying back loans and interest for large purchases or other expenditures? q33
38 How high is the monthly rate, including interests that you pay on these loans? q34
39 How much are the total current residual debts without interest rates? q3402
40 Did you or another member of the household own any of the following savings or investment securities in the year 2011? q35
41 How high was your total income from interest, dividends and profits from all investments in the year 2011? q36
42 Please estimate the exact amount according to the following categories q37
43 Do you or one of the members of your household currently receive any of the following governmental benefits? q38
44 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in child benefits (Kindergeld)? Please do not include the supplementary child benefit (Kinderzuschlag). q39
45 And for how many children are you receiving child benefits (Kindergeld) for? q40
46 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in supplementary child benefits (Kinderzuschlag) in addition to child benefits (Kindergeld)? q41
47 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in unemployment benefit II (Arbeitslosengeld II), including social benefit and accommodation expenses (Sozialgeld, Unterkunftskosten)? q42
48 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month for long-term care insurance benefits (Leistungen der Pflegeversicherung)? q43
49 What is the amount that you or another household member receive monthly as assistance for livelihood? q44
50 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in basic income support for the elderly / those with reduced earning capacity (Grundsicherung im Alter oder bei Erwerbsminderung)? q45
51 How much housing allowance (Wohngeld oder Lastenzuschuss) are you or another household member currently receiving per month? q46
52 If you take a look at the total income from all members of the household: how high is the monthly household income today? q47
53 Is your household income... q47n1
54 Is your household income... q47n2
55 Is your household income... q47n3
56 Is your household income... q47n4
57 Is your household income... q47n5
58 Do you usually have an amount of money left over at the end of the month that you can save for larger purchases, emergency expenses or to acquire wealth? If yes, how much? q48
59 Do you or another household members currently contribute payments to a so-called Riester or Rürup contract to private pension schemes? q24530
60 In addition to the so-called Riester and Rürup contracts there are still a number of other forms of contractually fixed asset formation: including, for example, a private pension, an endowment policy (but no term life assurance), a combined vocational disability pension with share of life insurance, building loan contracts or other contracts in asset accumulation as periodic payments in mutual funds. Do you currently pay a monthly amount into such a contract except Riester and Rürup contracts? q24531
61 How high would you estimate the current cash surrender value of insurance contracts or financial investments? q24532
62 Does someone in your household need care or assistance on a constant basis due to age, sickness or medical treatment? q49
63 Does the person in need of care receive long-term care insurance benefits (Pflegeversicherung), and if so, at what care level (Pflegestufe)? q50
64 Now we have a few question about you personally. q51
65 First of all it is about your satisfaction with different areas in your life. How satisfied are you right now with the following areas of your life? How satisfied are you … q52
66 Thinking back on the last four weeks, please state how often you have experienced each of the following feelings very rarely, rarely, occasionally, often, or very often. How often have you felt... q53
67 How do you see yourself: Are you generally a person who is fully prepared to take risks or do you try to avoid taking risks? q23624
68 Various things can be important for various people. Are the following things currently ... for you? Very important, important, less important or not at all important? q23603
69 Generally speaking, how much are you interested in politics? Very interested, moderately interested, not so interested, or completely disinterested? q58
70 Many people in Germany lean towards one party in the long term, even if they occasionally vote for another party. Do you lean towards a particular party? q59
71 Toward which party do you lean? q60
72 Were you born in Germany? q67
73 What country were you born in? q68
74 When did you move to the Federal Republic of Germany? q69
75 Do you have German citizenship? q70
76 What is your country of citizenship? q71
77 Have you had German citizenship since your birth, or did you acquire German citizenship later? q72
78 Do you have regular contact with friends or acquaintances abroad? q24588
79 Have you ever lived longer than three months abroad, whether for professional or personal reasons q24589
80 The following questions deal with marriage and partnership. All of the questions apply to this relationship, whether you are married to your partner or not. Subsequent questions deal with whether or not you are/were married to this person. There are questions about your current relationship as well as past relationships. We’ll start by asking about your current relationship and then about permanent relation-ships that you had in the past. When we ask about your past relationships, “permanent relationships” means relationships lasting six months or more. q73
81 Are you in a serious/permanent relationship? q74
82 Please state the first name of your partner. q75
83 Since when have you been in a relationship with <first name>? q76
84 Does your partner live in this household? q77
85 When did you move in together with <first name>? q78
86 Did you ever live with <first name> before? q79
87 In what year did you give up the shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q80
88 Are you married to <first name>/your partner or are you living in a same-sex civil union? q81
89 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q81b
90 Who has the final say when important financial decisions in your relationship / marriage are made? q81c
91 Now it's about your relationship before, the one you had before the current relationship. Have you had a committed relationship relationship before? q83
92 What year did that relationship start? q84
93 And what year did that relationship end? q85
94 How did that relationship end? q86
95 Did you live with that partner? q87
96 When did you move in with that partner? q88
97 And when did you give up your shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q89
98 Did you marry that partner or did you live in a civil union? q90
99 When did you enter into the marriage / civil union? q91
100 When did you repeal this marriage /civil union? q92
101 When did you repeal this marriage/ civil union? q93
102 Have you ever been married to or lived in a civil union with someone you have not mentioned so far? q94
103 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q95
104 Are you still married to/ registered in civil union with that person? q96
105 When did that marriage end? q97
106 How did that marriage/ civil union end? q98
107 Did you or do you have any siblings? If yes, how many brothers and how many sisters? q99_q100
108 Is one of your siblings your twin-brother or twin-sister? lq99_q100r4
109 What would you say: How many close friends do you have? q24568
110 How is that when you travel: How many people do you know that you would entrust your house key to? q24567
111 How many of your first 15 years of life did you live with the following persons? q111
112 Where did you live before German reunification, i.e. before 1989? q112
113 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? q113
114 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? Which house / flat is your primary domicile? q114
115 The following questionnaire is to capture everyday habits. This part of the survey is designed so that the respondent selects the answers him/her-self. vor_adapt
116 Please indicate how often you perform the following behaviors. adapt_intro
117 For going to work or school, I use the bike, public transport or I go by foot. g1001
118 G1002 g1002
119 G1003 g1003
120 G1004 g1004
121 G1005 g1005
122 G1006 g1006
123 I take the car to go to the city and I drive by car in the city. g1007
124 G1008 g1008
125 G1009 g1009
126 G1010 g1010
127 G1011 g1011
128 For trips in the surrounding area (up to 30km) I use public transport or the bike. g1012
129 G1013 g1013
130 G1014 g1014
131 G1015 g1015
132 G1016 g1016
133 G1017 g1017
134 I buy bleached and colored toilet paper g1018
135 I buy convenience food. g1019
136 I buy products in refill packs g1020
137 I buy furniture from local wood. g1021
138 I boycott products from companies that are proven to be environmentally harmful. g1022
139 G1023 g1023
140 I use a laundry dryer. g1024
141 G1025 g1025
142 G1026 g1026
143 For longer trips (6 hours or more) I take the plane g1027
144 In front of closed crossing gates I let the engine run. g1028
145 At red traffic lights I run the engine. g1029
146 I fight insects with chemical agents. g1030
147 In the winter I turn down my heating when I leave my apartment for more than 4 hours. g1031
148 For walks I go by car to the starting point of the walk. g1032
149 G2001 g2001
150 G2002 g2002
151 I use a fabric softener when washing. g2003
152 G2004 g2004
153 G2005 g2005
154 G2006 g2006
155 G2007 g2007
156 G2008 g2008
157 G2009 g2009
158 G2010 g2010
159 G2011 g2011
160 G2012 g2012
161 G2013 g2013
162 G2014 g2014
163 G2015 g2015
164 G2016 g2016
165 G2017 g2017
166 I own a reduced car consumption (less than 7 liters of fuel per 100 km). g2018
167 Thank you! Please turn the screen around, the further enquiry aussumes the interviewer again. nach_adapt
168 Please tell us about the just performed „Financial decisions", how comprehensible is the test formulated for the target person and how would you assess the willingness to participate of the target person. Evaluation by school grades! 1 = " very good " 2 = " good " 3 = " satisfactory " 4 = " sufficient " 5 = " poor/ fail " 6 = " very poor/ fail " eb_adapt1
169 In the following we ask you to participate in a „financial desicion making experiment“. By no means you will loose any money. Depending on your decision and random factors, actually you get paid out a certain amount of money at the end of the survey. vorfin1
170 We offer you an investment opportunity. Please imagine to invest 50.000 EUR from your own wealth. You can split the amount into the following two investments: first a commercial paper circulated by the government that guarantees you an interest rate of 4%. Hereinafter this commercial paper will be called „Federal Government Bond“, second a bundle of shares, hereinafter called „Fund“. The gain or loss of this Fund is based on the German Stock Index (DAX), which summarizes the performance of 30 German major enterprises. The Fund comes off either 10 percentage points superior to the DAX or 10 percentage points inferior to the DAX. Which of the two options applies to you will come to know soon. Depending on your decision we will actually pay you out in a smaller scale. Take all the time you need to read the instructions and think about your decision. finb1a
171 As described above, please allocate the investment of 50.000EUR on the Federal Government Bond and Fund. We then calculate the achieved earnings of this investment. For the money you invest in the Federal Government Bond, this calculation is simple: with the 4% interest rate you will have a secure profit of 4 EUR for every 100 EUR that you invest. To determine gains and losses on investments in the Fund, we use historical DAX gains and losses of the years 1951 to 2010. The computer will randomly select one year from this time period and calculate for this year, what would have become of the amount you invested. Additionally it was randomly determined by the computer that you will receive 10 more percentage points. If the DAX has achieved... (a) ...a profit of +15% in the randomly selected year, the fund makes a profit of 15% +10 = 25%. This would mean that you gain 25 EUR for every 100 EUR that you have invested in the Fund. (b) ...a loss of -15% in the randomly selected year, the fund would make a a loss of -15% + 10% = -5%. This would mean taht you lose -5EUR for every 100 EUR that you have invested in the Fund. (c )... a loss of -2% in the randomly selected year, the fufn would make a profit of -2% + 10% = 8%. Your total profit is simply the sum of the profit that you aschieved by investing in the Federal Government Bond and the Fund. This will be the amount we pay you out on a smaller scale. For each 2000 EUR you get 1 EUR paid out in cash at the end of experiment. finb1b
172 In summary: Thus the Federal Government Bund yieds a return of 4% in any case, while the Fund may obtain every DAX gains and losses of the years 1951 to 2010, plus the 10 percentage points. How much of the 50.000EUR do you invest in the Federal Government Bond and how much in the Fund? Please make sure that the two amounts add up to exactly 50.000 EUR. finb1c
173 As you know the fund's performance depends on the DAX in the years 1951 to 2010. The Fund is always 10 percentage points higher than the DAX in one of those years . Following, we wanted to ask you how you assess the potential returns by the Fund. For this, we summerize possible losses and gains of the Fund on the next screen in following seven ranges: loss from 60 % to 90 % ; loss from 30% to 60%; loss from 0% to 30%; profit from 0% to 30%; profit from 30% and 60 % ; profit from 60 % to 90 %; profit of 90 % to 120 %. On the next screen there are 20 boxes over the seven ranges. Show us how often you suspect the fund in each area by clicking on the box above the seven ranges. By checking the box you show us how likely you think it is that your fund made a loss or profit in the corresponding area . For example, if marking no box in a certain area, you are stating that you are sure that the loss or gain of your fund is not within this range . - By highlighting one or two boxes in a certain range, you express that you believe a loss or gain of this dimension to be possible but not very likely. - More boxes,up to 20 in one range,stand for correspondingly higher probabilities. finb2a
174 Please mark the 20 boxes so that they reflect your estimation of the change in value of the Fund. Pay attention to all possible opportunities arising from the historical DAX development and the increase of 10 percentage points. If you would like to change your investment decision at this time again, press "Back". finabc3a
175 Please also indicate what average value of change (%) you expect for the Fund. finabc3b
176 Now we would like to ask you a few questions about the just-completed experiment. How you will answer to this question will have no influence on your payout. How sure are you with your valuation of the fund? finabc4a
177 True or false? If the DAX made a profit of 40% in the randomly selected year, the Fund offered to you also yields a profit of 40%. finabc4b
178 After it was about the development of a Fund coupled to the DAX in the previous questions, we would now like to know what you expect for the future development of the DAX itself. In the next screen, state where you see the DAX in a year, expressed in profit or loss compared to the present value. We summarize the potential gains and losses in the seven major ranges again. We also ask you here to take all possible developments of the DAX into consideration. Then show us how likely you think the particular gains and losses are. Please express this by mark the 20 boxes once again. A box here again stands for a frequency of 1 in 20, thus 5 percent. By checking the boxes you show us how likely you consider the change in value of the DAX in one of the seven ranges during one year. For example, if you are not highlighting any box in a certain range, you are making the statement that you are certain that the change in value of the DAX is not within this range. By highlighting one or two boxes in one range, you consider the change in value of the DAX in this range to be possible but not very likely. More boxes - up to 20 in one area - stand for correspondingly higher probabilities. finabc5a
179 Please mark the 20 boxes so that they reflect your estimation of the DAX gains and losses over the next 12 months, thus until day/month/year. finabc5b
180 Furthermore we are interested again how sure you are about your valuation of the future DAX. How sure are you with your valuation of the future DAX? finabc5c
181 The computer has randomly selected the year ___ . In this year the DAX has made <U+200B><U+200B>a loss / gain of ____% and therefore the fund made a loss / gain of ____%. We therefore pay you ___EUR on basis of your investment, which are calculated as follows: Federal Government Bond (investment ___ €, profit / loss ___%, payout ___ €); Funds (investment ___ €, profit / loss ___%, payout ___ €) Total: ___ €, payout (sum/ 2000): ___ €, rounded to the nearest euro: __€. The financial decision experiment is now over. finabc6
182 Please tell us about the just performed „Financial decisions", how comprehensible is the test formulated for the target person and how would you assess the willingness to participate of the target person. Evaluation by school grades! 1 = " very good " 2 = " good " 3 = " satisfactory " 4 = " sufficient " 5 = " poor/ fail " 6 = " very poor/ fail " eb_finanz1
183 Are there children in your household who were born in 1996 or later? q116
184 Please tell me the first name, year of birth and sex of each child. q117a
185 Month of birth q117b
186 Are you the main caregiver of <child>, thus the person who can give information about the child best? q118
187 Now we come to ___ your oldest child. In the which pregnancy week was <child> born? In week: q119
188 How tall was <child> at the time of birth? q120a
189 How was the head circumference of <first name> at the time of birth? q120b
190 What was <first name>'s weight at time of birth? q120c
191 After a child is born, the parents get a child health record book for early childhood screenings like U2, U3, etc. What was <first name>'s last early childhood screening? q121
192 Did <first name> show signs of any developmental delays, disorders, or disabilities in one of the early childhood screenings or any other check-up? q122
193 Which of the following developmental delays, disorders, or disabilities <first name> has been diagnosed with? q123
194 Is <first name> currently attending a childcare facility, that is, nursery school, kindergarten, pre-school, or daycare? q124
195 And how many hours does <first name> usually spend at this childcare facility? q125
196 Are there also other people (none household members) who are regularly involved in taking care of the child? q126
197 Is <first name> currently attending a childcare facility, that is, nursery school, kindergarten, pre-school or daycare? q127
198 And how many hours does <first name> usually spend at this childcare facility? q128
199 Are there also other people or household members who are regularly involved in taking care of the child? q129
200 What is <first name>'s current weight? q131
201 What is <first name>'s current height? q131b
202 Is <first name> limited in any way or prevented from doing things that most children of the same age can usually do? q132
203 Has <first name> been diagnosed by a doctor as having any of the following diseases or impairments? q133
204 Q134intro q134intro
205 How would you rate <first name> in comparison to other children of the same age? The further to the left your checkmark, the more the left-hand trait applies. The further to the right your checkmark, the more the right-hand trait applies! My child … q134
206 Q134extro q134extro
207 Let's come to <first name>. What school is <first name> currently attending? q135
208 Does the child usually spend all day at this school? q136
209 Is <first name> currently attending a childcare facility, that is, nursery school, pre-school, daycare, or creche? q137
210 And how many hours does <first name> usually spend at this childcare facility? q137b
211 Are there also other people or household members that are regularly involved in taking care of the child? q138
212 What is <first name>'s current weight? q140
213 What is <first name>'s current height? q140b
214 Is <first name> limited in any way or prevented from doing things that most children of the same age can usually do? q141
215 Has <first name> been diagnosed by a doctor as having any of the following diseases or impairments? q142
216 Q143intro q143intro
217 How would you rate <first name> in comparison to other children of the same age? My child … q143
218 Q143extro q143extro
219 Do you or did you personally have other children that do not live in this household? If so, how many? q102
220 We would now like some general information about each of your children. Please start with your first (oldest) child and end with your last (youngest) child. q104info
221 <if number children = 1:> Please state the first name of your child. <if number children > 1:> <1st loop:> Please tell me the first name of your first, thus the oldest child. <2nd to n th loop:> Now, please tell me the name of your <n.> eldest child. q105.1
222 <first name> is ... q105.2
223 What year was <first name> born? q105.3
224 Where does <first name> live? q108
225 Is (if deceased - was) <Firstname> your biological child? vorq191
226 Now we are interested in whether you were employed before and after the birth of your child or your children. How was that at the birth of <Firstname>? To what extent were you employed in the 12 months before the start of maternity leave? q191
227 Was that a mini-job? q202
228 Have you begin employment after the birth of <Firstname>? q192.1
229 At what time have you taken a gainful employment after the birth of <Firstname>? Was that … q193.1
230 To which extent were you employed after the birth of <Firstname> (again)? q194.1
231 Is that a mini-job? q203
232 There may be different reasons for starting or returning to work after the birth of a child. Which of the following reasons have played a role in your decision to start employment or re-employment after the birth of a <Firstname>? In this connection important reasons were... q200a
233 And what reasons have played the most important role in your decision to (re)-start to work? q200b
234 There may be different reasons for not starting or not returning to work after the birth of a child. Which of the following reasons have played a role in your decision not to start employment or re-employment after the birth of a <Firstname>? In this connection important reasons were... q199
235 And what reasons have played the most important role in your decision NOT to (re)-start working? q200
236 Do you intend to (re)-start in gainful employment in the future? q195
237 From when do you intend to (re)-start in gainful employment in the future? q196
238 Assuming there were no obstacles: to what extent would you like to be gainfully employed in the future? q194a
239 Would it be this be a mini-job? q204
240 From which of the following income sources do you personally receive money at this time? q146
241 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Own pension. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.01
242 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Widower's pension, orphan's pension. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.02
243 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Unemployment pay ("Arbeitslosengeld"). If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.03
244 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Support for further training and education ("Unterhaltsgeld bei Fortbildung") / Transition pay ("Übergangsgeld"). If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.04
245 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Maternity benefit during maternity leave ("Elterngeld", "Erziehungsgeld"). If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.05
246 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Child support. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.06
247 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Child care support. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.07
248 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: post-marital maintenance, seperation support . If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.08
249 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: maintenance from advanced maintenance fund. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.09
250 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: BAföG (state support for higher education), scholarship, vocational training support. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.10
251 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Service pay for voluntary military service, expense allowance for voluntary social/ ecological year or voluntary social service. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.11
252 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month: Other support from people who do not live in the household. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q147.12
253 Have you been engaged in paid work during the last 7 days, even if this work was only for an hour or just a few hours? q148
254 Are you currently under maternity protection or in the legally regulated "Elternzeit" q149
255 Do you hold a school leaving certificate? q150
256 In which country did you receive your school leaving certificate? q151
257 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q152
258 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q153
259 Please state the other school-leaving certificate. q154
260 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? q155
261 What year did you last attend school? q155b
262 Did you complete vocational training or a university degree? q156
263 What type of vocational training or university degree was it? q157
264 Please name your other vocational training or university degree. q158
265 Are you currently enrolled in an educational or training program? In other words: are you in school or higher education, working on a doctors degree, completing vocational training, or taking part in further training? q159
266 What kind of training or further training is it? q160
267 What kind of general education / secondary school is it? q160a
268 Were you registered unemployed at the unemployment office (Arbeitsamt) any time in the last 10 years, that is, from the beginning of 2002 to today? q160b
269 How often have you been unemployed since 2002? q160c
270 Are you registered as unemployed at the Employment Office ("Arbeitsamt")? q160d
271 If you added up all your phases of unemployment up to the present day, how many months in total were you unemployed between 2002 and today? q160e
272 How many jobs or employers have you had in the last 10 years, in other words, since the beginning of 2002? q160f
273 Did you resign from a professional activity or a job you had after December 31, 2010? q24636
274 When did you stop working in that job? q24637
275 Are you currently engaged in paid employment? Which of the following applies best to your status? q161
276 Is this part-time employment provided for under the Federal Child-Raising Allowance Act (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz)? q162
277 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a so-called 1-Euro Job (community work)? q163
278 Is the job marginal part-time work in accordance with the 400/800-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? q164
279 What was the last year in which you were employed? q164b
280 In your last job, were you employed full-time, part-time, or in marginal or irregular employment? q164c
281 Was the company you last worked for part of the public sector or th public administration? q164d
282 Do you intend to get a job (or start working again) in the future? q166
283 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? q167
284 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? q168
285 In your opinion, how likely is it that you start a paid employment within the next 2 years? q24539
286 What is your current position/occupation? q172
287 Do you work for a public sector employer? q173
288 In which branch of business or industry is your company or institution active for the most part? q174
289 What is your current occupational status? q175
290 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? q176
291 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a blue-collar worker? q177
292 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a white-collar worker? q178
293 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a civil servant? q179
294 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a apprentice/ trainee and intern q180
295 Since when have you been working for your current employer? q181
296 In your opinion, how likely is it that you lose your current position within the next 2 years? q24524
297 Is this work temporary or on a contractual basis? (Zeitarbeit / Leiharbeit) q182
298 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? q183
299 Employees can use parts of their salary for occupational pension schemes in the form of deferred compensation. Do you take theopportunity of deferred compensation? q24559
300 Approximately how many people does the company as a whole employ? q184
301 In what occupational position are you currently self-employed? q185
302 Please specify the number of your employees and staff. q186
303 How much did you earn from your work last month? If you had extra income in the last month, e.g.: vacation pay or subsequent payments, please do not accout that. But please include overtime payments. If you are self-employed, please estimate your monthly income before and after tax. If possible, please state both: your gross income, which means income before tax and social security deductions and your net income, which means income after tax, social security, and unemployment and health insurance deductions. q192.2
304 In addition to main position, household, apprenticeship or as retirees, sometimes people have a side job. Do you have one or more side jobs? q193.2
305 What was your gross income from this job last month? q194.2
306 I'm now going to read out different types of money stocks and investments. Please tell me for each of the following, whether you have such monetary assets or not. Do you have…? q24540
307 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your personal bank giro account? q24529.01
308 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your savings bank books? q24529.02
309 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your direct access savings account? q24529.03
310 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your fixed-term deposit accounts? q24529.04
311 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your mortgage bonds or municipal bonds, bank debentures, fixed interest bearing bonds or sovereign bonds? q24529.05
312 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your share funds? q24529.06
313 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your real estate funds? q24529.07
314 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your a pension- or money market fund? q24529.08
315 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your other fonds, i.e. mixed funds, index funds, as-funds, fund of funds, hedge funds? q24529.09
316 And what is the respective money supply or money investment worth? What is the current approximate value of your other security papers or asset sharings? q24529.10
317 Some savings and investments are done to be able to afford something relatively soon. Other savings are done with the intention to access it much later for instance at the old age. For all your savings and investments, what is your average investment horizon? q24527
318 How well do you know financial matters all in all? Not at all, a little, good or very good? q24535
319 Below some reasons for saving are enlisted. How important are these reasons for you personally? q24536
320 Assuming that you have 100 € deposit in your savings account. This credit bears interest at 20% per year and you leave it on this account for 5 years. How much credit will your savings account after 5 years? q24537
321 What do you think: Which of the following forms of investment showt he highest fluctuation of return over time? Savings accounts, fixed income securities or stocks? q24538
322 Now we come to another topic. There are always events and changes in various areas of life that can be experienced as particularly challenging - this is positive or negative kind q24541intro
323 Please think of your health over the course of the last year. Were there any events or changes – be those positive or negative – that you have experienced as being particularly challenging and that had consequences that are still noticeable today? q24541
324 Question to the Interviewer: Was the event or change described rather positive, neutral or negative from the interviewee? q24542
325 Have you had any influence on those changes or their consequences? q24543
326 Please continue to think about your health: To what extent do the following statements apply to you in terms of your health? q24544a
327 Continued q24544b
328 Please think of your work life or education or job search, depending on what was relevant for you over the course of the last year. Were there any events or changes – be those positive or negative – that you have experienced as being particularly challenging and that had consequences that are still noticeable today? q24545
329 Question to the Interviewer: Was the event or change described rather positive, neutral or negative from the interviewee? q24546
330 Have you had any influence on those changes or their consequences? q24547
331 Please carry on having your work life, education or job search in mind: To what extent do the following statements apply in terms of this area? q24548a
332 Continued q24548b
333 Now, please have the areas partnership and family in mind. Were there any events or changes – be those positive or negative – that you have experienced as being particularly challenging and that had consequences that are still noticeable today? q24549
334 Question to the Interviewer: Was the event or change described rather positive, neutral or negative from the interviewee? q24550
335 Have you had any influence on those changes or their consequences? q24551
336 Please carry on having the areas partnership and family in mind: To what extent do the following statements apply? q24552a
337 Continued q24552b
338 Now we come to another topic. There are different ideas about what makes a just society. What is your personal opinion about this? q24569_1
339 Continued q24569_2
340 Now we would like to know what you did yesterday and how you did feel about it. First you will be asked when you got up yesterday. Then you will be requested to reconstruct the previous day with the help of this list booklet. Please think about your day as a sequence of episodes. In general, these episodes last from 15 minutes to 2 hours. The mark of an end of an episode can be a change of location, the end of an activity and the beginning of another activity or a change of the people involved. About some episodes further questions will be ask. q1drm
341 What did you do afterwards? If you have carried out several activities simultaneously, we are interested in the most important activity first. Please chose from the following list: q2drm
342 You have specified <"activity from Q2drm">. q3drm
343 Please select the activity from this list: q6drm
344 You have specified <"activity from Q6drm">. q7drm
345 Overall, was this episode <"activity from Q6drm"> from <start time> until <finishing time> rather pleasant or rather unpleasant? q9drm
346 Where have you been during the mentioned activity? Activity: <"activity from Q2drm"> during the time from <start time> until <finishing time> q10drm
347 Now come a few additional questions for three of these activities . q11drmintro
348 Who was involved in this activity? Activity: <"activity from Q2drm"> during the time from <start time> until <finishing time> q11drm
349 On a scale from 1 (not at all) to 7 (very strongly) how strongly did you experience the following feelings during the listed activity? q12drm
350 Please tell us about the just performed „DRM-Test", how comprehensible is the test formulated for the target person and how would you assess the willingness to participate of the target person. eb_drm1
351 If necessary, please provide additional information about the just completed test. eb_drm2
352 Now I am going to read out two statements. Please tell me for each statement how much it applies to you or not. q24573
353 For different people diverse things may be of importance for their life style or personal satisfaction. How important are the following life areas for you? q24574
354 What do you expect if you see 50 years in the future: In what areas do you expect an improvement of life conditions for a person of your age, sex and social status? Please mention 3 areas maximum. q24576
355 And if you see again 50 years in future: In what areas do you expect a change for the worse in life conditions for a person of your age, sex and social status? Please mention 3 areas maximum. q24577
356 Now I am going to read out a few statements again. Please tell me to what extent these statements apply to you. q24578
357 In very general terms: When you think about the opportunities and possibilities that you have in your life altogether. How good are these opportunities and possibilities? The opportunities and possibilities that you have are ... " q24579
358 Now it's about opportunities and possibilities in certain areas of life. How good are the opportunities and possibilities that you have in the following areas of life? Your opportunities and possibilities … q24580
359 Now it is about possible limitations in your life. How often do certain life circumstances prevent you from doing things that are important to you? Please enter for every of the following life circumstances, whether they never, rarely, sometimes, often or always prevent you from doing things that are important to you. What about … q24581
360 I will read out a series of statements again. Please think about the extent to which the statements apply to you personally or not in each case. q24582
361 As a model for environmental protection the concept of "sustainable development" appears occasionally. Have you heard of the concept „sustainable development“ or didn't you hear anything about this concept yet? q24583
362 If you think about the future: Which of the following areas and developments are you concerned of? Please state for every area whether you are very concerned, somewhat concerned or not at all concerned. q24584
363 In the following, it is about what certain individuals and groups might contribute to or actually contribute to environmental and climate protection, and thus to maintaining the living conditions of future generations. Initially how high do you assess the chance of the following persons and institutions to make a contribution to protecting the environment? q24586
364 And how do you assess the actual contribution of these individuals and institutionsto protect the environment? q24585
365 Again I am going to read a series of statements and I would like to know for each statement, whether you agree or not. Please indicate for each of the following statements whether you totally agree, rather agree, neither agree nor disagree, rather disagree or totally disagree. q24587
366 And what about the following statements? Please indicate for each of the following statements whether you totally agree, rather agree, neither agree nor disagree, rather disagree or totally disagree. q24590
367 How do you assess the fairness of life circumstances in Gemrany and worldwide? Do you think they are very fair, rather fair, neither fair nor unfair, rather unfair or very unfair? q24591
368 Are you involved in one of the following organisations or any of the followings associations? q24592
369 What are the motives of your dedication? Please indicate for every of the following statements, whether it fully applies, partially applies or fully applies to you. Through my dedication I would like to... q24593
370 Are you in favour of people involved in the legislative process who explicitly represent "the interests of future generations"? q24595
371 In your opinion, do the following individuals and organizations represent only their own interests or rather the public interest in their decisions and actions? q24596
372 And what is your opinion on this: do the following individuals and organizations represent only short-term interests or rather the interest of future generations. q24624
373 Do you know the terms „regional currency“ or „exchange trading scheme“? q24597
374 Do you use … q24625
375 Please indicate to what extent the following statements do apply or do not apply to you. q24598
376 To what extent do the following statements apply to you? q24599
377 Now let's talk about another topic. Do you have a car? q24600
378 In the last three months how often have you waived on your car and went by public transport, bike or foot instead of driving at your place of residence? Was that never, rarely, sometimes, often or almost always? q24602
379 And how big is your general decision latitude to go by public transport, bicycle or foot rather than by car at your place of residence? Very small, rather small, medium-sized, rather large, or very large? q24628
380 When you think about your personal environment: Are there individuals or groups of which you receive recognition for using public transport, bicycle or going by foot instead of by car at your place of residence? q24603
381 And of which of the following people and groups do you receive this recognition? q24626
382 When you think about your personal environment: Are there individuals or groups of which you WOULD receive recognition for using public transport, bicycle or going by foot instead of by car at your place of residence? q24604
383 And of which of the following people and groups WOULD you receive this recognition? q24627
384 Now we would like to know how you assess certain statements on this issue, regardless of how often you go by public transport, bicycle or foot rather than by car. How much do the following statements apply to you? q24607
385 And what about the next statements: To what extend do you agree, regardless of how often you go by public transport, bicycle or foot rather than by car. Taking the public transport, going by bicycle or by foot... q24609
386 Do you intend to use public transport, go by bicycle or by foot rather than going by car also in the future? If so, will it be rarely occasionally, often or nearly always be the case? / What do you think? Do you intend to use public transport, go by bicycle or by foot rather than going by car in the future? If so, will it be rarely occasionally, often or nearly always be the case? q24610
387 Now let's come to another topic. How often did you buy food from certified organic farming within the past 3 months? Was that never, rarely, sometimes, often or very often? q24613
388 And how big is your general decision latitude to buy food from certified organic farming? Very small, rather small, medium-sized, rather large, or very large? q24619
389 When you think about your personal environment: Are there individuals or groups of which you do receive recognition for buying food from certified organic farming? q24629
390 And of which of the following people and groups do you receive this recognition? q24630
391 When you think about your personal environment: Are there individuals or groups of which you WOULD receive recognition for buying food from certified organic farming? q24631
392 And of which of the following people and groups WOULD you receive this recognition? q24632
393 Now we would like to know how you assess certain statements on this issue, regardless of how often you buy food from certified organic farming? q24633
394 And what about the next statements: to what extent you agree with these statements, regardless of how often you buy food from certified organic cultivation. To buy food from organic farming... q24634
395 What do you think? Do you intend to by food from certified organic farming (also) in the futire? If so, will it be rarely, sometimes, often or very often the case? If so, will it be rarely, occasionaly, often or nearly always be the case? q24635
396 Now we have a few questions about your parents. Let us begin with your father. q205
397 Was your father born in Germany? q206
398 Where was your father born? q207
399 Does or did your father have German citizenship? q208
400 What type of school-leaving certificate did your father attain? q209
401 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? q210
402 What was your fathers occupation when you were 15 years old? q211
403 What was your fathers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiter)? q212
404 What was your fathers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellter)? q213
405 What was your fathers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamter)? q214
406 What was your fathers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständiger)? q215
407 What was your father's occupation when you were 15 years old? q216
408 Now about your mother. Was she born in Germany? q217
409 Where was your mother born? q218
410 Does or did your mother have German citizenship? q219
411 What type of school-leaving certificate did your mother attain? q220
412 Did your mother complete vocational training or a university degree? q221
413 What was your mothers occupation when you were 15 years old? q222
414 What was your mothers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiterin)? q223
415 What was your mothers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellte)? q224
416 What was your mothers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamte)? q225
417 What was your mothers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständige)? q226
418 What was your mother's occupation when you were 15 years old? q227
419 Have you ever been in your country of origin for visit? q24556
420 How at home do you feel when visiting your country of origin? q24554
421 If you check the global events in media such as newspapers, television, radio, internet, etc.: Do you use them… q24555
422 Do you belong to a church or religious group? q228
423 What church or religious group do you belong to? Are you... q229
424 Please state what religious community you belong to. q230
425 How would you describe your current health? Is it very good, good, satisfactory, poor or bad? q231
426 Has a doctor ever diagnosed you with one or more of the following illnesses? q24553
427 How concerned are you about getting a form of dementia such as Alzheimer's one day? Not at all, a little, somewhat or severely? q24564
428 How do you estimate your risk of getting a form of dementia such as Alzheimer's one day? Very low, low, average, increased or high? q24565
429 To what extent do you agree with the following statements? q24566
430 When you have to climb several flights of stairs, does your current health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? q232
431 How many hours do you sleep on average on a normal weeknight? q233
432 Now I will read a few statements to you. Please state whether you feel often, sometimes, rarely or never the described way. q24563
433 Over the last 2 weeks, how often have you been bothered by any of the following problems? Not at all, several days, more than half the days or nearly every day? q24562
434 Now please think about the last four weeks. At this time did you always, often, sometimes, almost never or never... q23604a
435 Continued q23604b
436 How tall are you? q23605
437 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? q23606
438 Have you been officially assessed as being partially or fully incapable of working (erwerbsgemindert) or severely disabled (schwerbehindert)? q235
439 What is the extent of your reduced capacity to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disability (Schwerbehinderung) according to the last diagnosis (as a percentage)? q236
440 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. q237
441 What about hospital stays in the last year? Were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2011? q238
442 How many days did you miss work due to illness in the year 2011? q239
443 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory insurance or private insurance? q241
444 Did one or more of the following changes to your health insurance status occurre after 31.12.2010? q24560
445 Did one or more of the following changes to your health insurance status occurre after 31.12.2009? q24561
446 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2010? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you, and if so, when each change occurred. q242
447 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? I have met a new partner q243.01
448 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Have been married q243.02
449 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Partner and I moved in together q243.03
450 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? A child was born q243.04
451 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? A child entered the household q243.05
452 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? My son / daughter moved out q243.06
453 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Separated from my spouse / partner q243.07
454 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Divorced q243.08
455 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? My spouse / partner died q243.09
456 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Father died q243.10
457 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Mother died q243.11
458 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Child died q243.12
459 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Another person who lives in the household died q243.13
460 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Other q243.14
461 In conclusion, we would like to ask you about your satisfaction with your life in general. How satisfied are you with your life, all things considered? q244
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