Questionnaire 2013 (Boost Sample) [instrument]

Innovative Modules Surveyed in 2013

  • Conspiracy Mentality (Haffke)
  • Day Reconstruction Method (DRM; Lucas & Donnellan)
  • Factorial Survey on Job Preferences and Job Offer Acceptance (Auspurg & Hinz)
  • Job Task Survey (Görlich)
  • Mobility & Identity (Neyer, Zimmermann, & Schubach)
  • Narcissism (Küffner, Hutteman, & Back)
  • Assessment of Sleep Characteristics (Stang & Zinkhan)
  • Socio-Economic Effects of Physical Activity (Lechner & Pawlowski)

Questions

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0 Please give details of the target person a000c
1 Is the respondent the head of household, the person who answers the questions about the household? q6
2 We now proceed with the actual survey. First, we will ask questions about your household in its entirety. q7
3 When did you move into this dwelling? q9
4 What kind of a house is it in which you live? q10
5 Is it a rooming house, guesthouse, or a similar accommodation? q11
6 When, approximately, was the house built in which your flat is located? q12
7 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1971
8 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1981
9 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.1991
10 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.2001
11 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13.2011
12 How large is the total living space in this flat? q15
13 Do you live in the flat as …? q16
14 What is your monthly rent? q17
15 Is heat included in your rent? q18
16 How much are the monthly costs for heat (warm water costs included) on average? q19
17 How much are the monthly electricity costs on average? q20
18 Are other costs  included in your rent, either partially or completely, for example, water, garbage removal, etc.? q21
19 How much are other costs each month on average, e.g. water or garbage removal? q22a
20 And to what extent are these contributions included in the rent? q22b
21 Are you able to pay the rent without any difficulty? q23
22 Do you still have financial obligations, for example loans or a mortgage, for this house or flat in which you live? q24
23 How high are the monthly loan or mortgage payments including interest for this loan or mortgage? q25
24 Are you able to pay the mortgage/interest payments without any difficulty? q26
25 How high were the maintenance costs for this flat / house in the last calendar year, 2012? q27
26 And what were the costs of water, garbage removal, street cleaning, etc. in 2012? q28
27 Do you pay fees for the management or maintenance etc. of the building? q29
28 How much do you pay per month in management / maintenance fees? q30
29 Did you or someone in your household receive income from letting or leasing land or house / flat in year 2012? q31
30 About how high was the total income from renting out or leasing out in year 2012? q32
31 What costs did you have for the objects you rented out in the year 2012? Please state for maintenance and repair costs first. q33
32 What loan, mortgage and interest payments did you needed to set aside for the objects you rented out in the year 2012? q34
33 Are you or is someone else in your household currently paying back loans and interest for large purchases or other expenditures? q35
34 How high is the monthly rate, including interests that you pay on these loans? q36
35 Did you or another member of the household own any of the following savings or investment securities in the year 2012? q37
36 How high was your total income from interest, dividends and profits from all investments in the year 2012? q38
37 Please estimate the exact amount according to the following categories q39
38 Do you or one of the members of your household currently receive any of the following governmental benefits? q40
39 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). q41
40 And for how many children are you receiving child benefits (Kindergeld) for? q42
41 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in supplementary child benefits (Kinderzuschlag) in addition to child benefits (Kindergeld)? q43
42 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)? q44
43 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month for long-term care insurance benefits (Leistungen der Pflegeversicherung)? q45
44 What is the amount that you or another household member receive monthly as assistance for livelihood? q46
45 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)? q47
46 How much housing allowance (Wohngeld oder Lastenzuschuss) are you or another household member currently receiving per month? q48
47 If you take a look at the total income from all members of the household: how high is the monthly household income today? q49
48 Is your household income... q50
49 Is your household income... q51
50 Is your household income... q52
51 Is your household income... q53
52 Is your household income... q54
53 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? q55
54 Does someone in your household need care or assistance on a constant basis due to age, sickness or medical treatment? q56
55 Does the person in need of care receive long-term care insurance benefits (Pflegeversicherung), and if so, at what care level (Pflegestufe)? q57
56 Now we have a few question about you personally. q58
57 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 … q59
58 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... q60
59 What is your opinion on the following three statements? Please state, if you totally agree, rather agree, rather disagree or totally disagree. q61
60 What would you say: How many close friends do you have? q62
61 Please turn the laptop in a way, so that only the respondent can see the screen. The respondent should click the responses on the next two pages by himself! int01
62 People can have many different qualities—some are listed below. You will probably find that some of these descriptions fit you completely and that some do not fit you at all. Others may fit to a certain extent. I am… q63
63 Please turn the laptop back, so that the screen is in front of your interviewer! int02
64 Only for interviewers: Are any other people, except for you and the respondent, in the room right now? q2631
65 Only for interviewers: How many other people, except for you and the respondent, are in the room right now? q2632
66 Would you describe yourself as an impatient or a patient person in general? q64
67 Would you describe yourself as someone who tries to avoid risks (risk-averse) or as someone who is willing to take risks (risk-prone)? q65
68 How would you describe yourself: Do you generally think things over for a long time before acting – in other words, are you not impulsive at all? Or do you generally act without thinking things over for long, in other words, are you very impulsive? q66
69 Now I will read a few statements to you. Please state whether you feel often, sometimes, rarely or never the described way. q68
70 Now some questions about your leisure time. Please indicate how often you take part in each activity: every week, every month, less often or never? q71
71 In the following we are interested in if, how often and how intensive you are physically active. In this sense we ask you on the one hand about physical activity in general and on the other hand we ask in particular about sports activity. What we mean by with physical activity is all activity, where your heart beats faster and your breathing is more rapid for some time. These aspects include not just sport, but also some household tasks in house or garden, the way to your working place or shopping by feet or bicycle, or physical activity regarding your job. t1
72 Let start with physical activity in general: Regarding the last seven days, how many days have you been active for at least one hour per day? q72
73 For many people physical activity depends on the season. Does that apply to you? How many days a week have you been active for at least one hour per day in the following seasons? q73
74 Now we move on to sports proper: Regarding the whole year, what kind of sport do you practice most frequently? Type of sport 1 q75
75 How often every week do you usually practice this sport in the following seasons? [Type of sport 1] q76
76 How many minutes do you usually practice this sport every time? [Type of sport 1] q77
77 Do you participate in competitions regarding this sport, e.g. league matches, public runs or cycle races? [Type of sport 1] q78
78 Where and with whom do you generally practice this sport? [Type of sport 1] q79
79 Else… q80
80 Since when do you do this sport regularly? [Type of sport 1] q81
81 Do you practice another sport beside the one you already mentioned? q82
82 Regarding the whole year, what kind of sport do you practice the second most frequently? Type of sport 2 q83
83 How often every week do you usually practice this sport in the following seasons? [Type of sport 2] q84
84 How many minutes do you usually practice this sport every time? [Type of sport 2] q85
85 Do you participate in competitions regarding this sport, e.g. league matches, public runs or cycle races? [Type of sport 2] q86
86 Where and with whom do you generally practice this sport? [Type of sport 2] q87
87 Other, namely: q88
88 Since when do you do this sport regularly? [Type of sport 2] q89
89 People do sport for very different reasons. What about you, how much do the following statements apply to you? I do sport… q90
90 If you think about your childhood and youth, what type of sport did you do most frequently outside of school? q91
91 If you think about your childhood and youth, what type of sport did you do most frequently outside of school? q92
92 How old were you when you started doing this sport? [Type of sport 3] q93
93 How many years did you practise this sport? [Type of sport 3] q94
94 How often did you do this sport usually? [Type of sport 3] q96
95 Where and with whom did you generally practice this sport? [Type of sport 3] q97
96 Other, namely: q98
97 Generally speaking, how much are you interested in politics? Very interested, moderately interested, not so interested, or completely disinterested? q99
98 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? q100
99 Toward which party do you lean? q101
100 Were you born in Germany? q108
101 What country were you born in? q109
102 When did you move to the Federal Republic of Germany? q110
103 Do you have German citizenship? q111
104 What is your country of citizenship? q112
105 Have you had German citizenship since your birth, or did you acquire German citizenship later? q113
106 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. q114
107 Are you in a serious/permanent relationship? q115
108 Please state the first name of your partner. q116
109 Since when have you been in a relationship with <first name>? q117
110 Does your partner live in this household? q118
111 When did you move in together with <first name>? q119
112 Did you ever live with <first name> before? q120
113 In what year did you give up the shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q121
114 Are you married to <first name>/your partner or are you living in a same-sex civil union? q122
115 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q123
116 Now it comes to the relationship before your current relationship. Did you have a committed relationship before your current one? q124
117 What year did that relationship start? q125
118 And what year did that relationship end? q126
119 How did that relationship end? q127
120 Did you live with that partner? q128
121 When did you move in with that partner? q129
122 And when did you give up your shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q130
123 Did you marry that partner or did you live in a civil union? q131
124 When did you enter into the marriage / civil union? q132
125 When did you repeal this marriage /civil union? q133
126 When did you repeal this marriage/ civil union? q134
127 Have you ever been married to or lived in a civil union with someone you have not mentioned so far? q135
128 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q136
129 Are you still married to/ registered in civil union with that person? q137
130 When did that marriage end? q138
131 How did that marriage/ civil union end? q139
132 Did you or do you have any siblings? If yes, how many brothers and how many sisters? q142_q143
133 Is one of your siblings your twin-brother or twin-sister? q144
134 How many of your first 15 years of life did you live with the following persons? q146
135 Where did you live before German reunification, i.e. before 1989? q147
136 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? q148
137 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? Which house / flat is your primary domicile? q149
138 Do you or did you have children ? If so, how many? q185
139 We would now like some general information about your child / each of your children. Please start with your first (oldest) child and end with your last (youngest) child. q186
140 Please state the first name of your child. / Please tell me the first name of your first, thus the oldest child. / Now, please tell me the name of your <n.> eldest child. q187
141 Where does <first name> live? q191
142 From which of the following income sources do you personally receive money at this time? q192
143 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large an amount is each month. If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q193
144 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? q194
145 Are you currently under maternity protection or in the legally regulated "Elternzeit" q195
146 Do you hold a school leaving certificate? q204
147 In which country did you receive your school leaving certificate? q205
148 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q206
149 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q207
150 Please state the other school-leaving certificate. q208
151 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q209
152 What year did you last attend school? q210
153 Did you complete vocational training or a university degree? q212
154 What type of vocational training or university degree was it? q213
155 Please name your other vocational training or university degree. q214
156 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? q216
157 What kind of training or further training is it? q217
158 What kind of general education / secondary school is it? q218
159 Were you registered unemployed at the unemployment office (Arbeitsamt) any time in the last 10 years, that is, from the beginning of 2003 to today? q219
160 How often have you been unemployed since 2003? q220
161 Are you registered as unemployed at the Employment Office ("Arbeitsamt")? q221
162 If you added up all your phases of unemployment up to the present day, how many months in total were you unemployed between 2003 and today? q222
163 How many jobs or employers have you had in the last 10 years, in other words, since the beginning of 2003? q223
164 Did you resign from a professional activity or a job you had after December 31, 2011? q225
165 When did you stop working in that job? q226
166 Are you currently engaged in paid employment? Which of the following applies best to your status? q227
167 Is this part-time employment provided for under the Federal Child-Raising Allowance Act (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz)? q228
168 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a so-called 1-Euro Job (community work)? q229
169 Is the job marginal part-time work in accordance with the 400/800-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? q230
170 In the public debate you hear a lot of discussions about the levels of hourly wages. What about you? What is your average gross hourly wage regarding your factual working hours last month? q2301
171 What was the last year in which you were employed? q231
172 In your last job, were you employed full-time, part-time, or in marginal or irregular employment? q232
173 Was the company you last worked for part of the public sector or th public administration? q233
174 Do you intend to get a job (or start working again) in the future? q234
175 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? q235
176 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? q236
177 Which professional activity do you practice currently? q240
178 Do you work for a public sector employer? q241
179 In which branch of business or industry is your company or institution active for the most part? q242
180 What is your current occupational status? q243
181 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? q244
182 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a blue-collar worker? q245
183 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a white-collar worker? q246
184 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a civil servant? q247
185 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a apprentice/ trainee and intern q248
186 Since when have you been working for your current employer? q249
187 Is this work temporary or on a contractual basis? (Zeitarbeit / Leiharbeit) q250
188 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? q251
189 Approximately how many people does the company employ as a whole? q252
190 In what occupational position are you currently self-employed? q253
191 Please name the number of colleagues and employees. q254
192 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? q255
193 And how many hours do you generally work every week, including any overtime? / [if self-employed:] How many hours do you usually work per week? q256
194 Do you sometimes have to work in the evenings (after 6:00 p.m.) or at night (after 11:00 p.m.)? If so, how often? q257
195 Do you have to work weekends? If so, how often? q258
196 Please remember your occupational position from Q240. I'm going to tell you selected job tasks. How much time of your usual workday do the following tasks take up? Is it "almost all the time", "more than half the time", "less than half the time", "almost no time" or "no time"? q265
197 We want to ask a question regarding your use of computers at work: Do you work with computers only as a user or beyond that? q266
198 If you think about your occupation circa five years ago and compare it with your present occupation, would you say that the number of different job tasks you perform has changed? The number of performed job tasks compared to five years prior is… q268
199 Is it required for your work to personally be present at a specific workplace e.g. an office or a factory? Or do you carry out your work at changing locations, from home or during transport? q269
200 In certain occupations the building of personal relationships to customers, clients or patients is an important aspect of the job. Is the building or nurturing of such relationships part of your job? The building or nurturing of customer/client relationships is… q270
201 Do you have to meet customer, clients or patients in person to build or nurture these relationships? Personal encounters are… q271
202 Please think about the guidelines and rules you might be given at your job. How much time do you spend on tasks, which are strictly defined in all their particulars? q272
203 Regardless of whether a task at work is strictly defined by guidelines, some tasks can be very repetitive and others not so much. How much time do you spend on tasks, that repeat themselves in all their particulars? q273
204 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. q274
205 In addition to main position, household, apprenticeship or as retirees, sometimes people have a side job. Do you have one or more side jobs? q275
206 What was your gross income from this job last month? q276
207 Do you view the income you earn in your current position as fair? q277
208 How high should a fair gross income be? q278
209 How high should a fair net income be? q279
210 And regarding your gross hourly wage? How high should a fair gross hourly wage be? q2791
211 Do your father and your mother live here in the household? q308
212 Was your father born in Germany? q309
213 Where was your father born? q310
214 Does or did your father have German citizenship? q311
215 What type of school-leaving certificate did your father attain? q312
216 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? q313
217 What was your fathers occupation when you were 15 years old? q314
218 What was your fathers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiter)? q315
219 What was your fathers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellter)? q316
220 What was your fathers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamter)? q317
221 What was your fathers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständiger)? q318
222 What was your father's occupation when you were 15 years old? q319
223 Now about your mother. Was she born in Germany? q320
224 Where was your mother born? q321
225 Does or did your mother have German citizenship? q322
226 What type of school-leaving certificate did your mother attain? q323
227 Did your mother complete vocational training or a university degree? q324
228 What was your mothers occupation when you were 15 years old? q325
229 What was your mothers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiterin)? q326
230 What was your mothers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellte)? q327
231 What was your mothers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamte)? q328
232 What was your mothers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständige)? q329
233 What was your mother's occupation when you were 15 years old? q330
234 Do you belong to a church or religious group? q331
235 What church or religious group do you belong to? Are you... q332
236 Please state what religious community you belong to. q333
237 How would you describe your current health? Is it very good, good, satisfactory, poor or bad? q334
238 When you have to climb several flights of stairs, does your current health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? q335
239 How many hours do you sleep on average on a normal weeknight? q336
240 Have you been officially assessed as being partially or fully incapable of working (erwerbsgemindert) or severely disabled (schwerbehindert)? q374
241 What is the extent of your reduced capacity to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disability (Schwerbehinderung) according to the last diagnosis (as a percentage)? q375
242 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. q376
243 What about hospital stays in the last year? Were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2012? q377
244 How many days did you miss work due to illness in the year 2012? q378
245 Has a physician diagnosed one or several of the following illnesses in the last two years? q379
246 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory insurance or private insurance? q383
247 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. q384
248 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? q385
249 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? q386
250 And how do you think you will feel in five years? q387
251 Are there any other notes on the interview? q388
252 Only for interviewers: Were any other people, except for you and the respondent, in the room during the interview? q389
253 Only for interviewers: How many other people, except for you and the respondent, were in the room on average during the interview? q390
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