Questionnaire 2014 [instrument]

Innovative Modules Surveyed in 2014

  • Cross-Cultural Study of Happiness and Personality (Uchida & Trommsdorff)
  • Day Reconstruction Method (DRM; Lucas & Donnellan)
  • Determinants of Attitudes to Income Redistribution (Poutvaara, Kauppinen, & Fong)
  • Expected Financial Market Earnings (Huck & Weizsäcker)
  • Experience Sampling Method (ESM; Lucas & Donnellan)
  • Finding Efficient Question Format for Long List Questions (Herzing & Schneider)
  • Flourishing State (Mangelsdorf & Schwarzer)
  • Inattentional Blindness (Conley, Chabris, & Simons)
  • Individual & Age Differences in Decisions from Description and Experience (Mata, Richter, Josef, Frey, & Hertwig)
  • Justice Sensitivity (Baumert, Schlösser, Beierlein, Liebig, Rammstedt, & Schmitt)
  • Lottery Play: Expenditure, Frequency, and Explanatory Variables (Beckert & Lutter + Oswald)
  • Major Life Events (Luhmann & Zimmermann)
  • Measurement of Self-Evaluation and Overconfidence in Different Life Domains (Ziebarth, Arni, & Goette)
  • Separating Systematic Measurement Error Components Using MTMM (Cernat & Obersky)
  • Short Form of the “CHAOS” Scale (Rauch)

Questions

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0 Please choose a sample! q2
1 In which month were you born? q5
2 Is the respondent respectively the person who answers the questions about the household the head of the household? q6
3 We now proceed with the actual survey. First, we will ask questions about your household in its entirety. q7
4 Did you already live in this dwelling at the time of our last survey approximately one year ago? q8
5 When did you move into this dwelling? q9
6 What kind of a house is it in which you live? q10
7 Is it a rooming house, guesthouse, or a similar accommodation? q11
8 When, approximately, was the house built in which your flat is located? q12
9 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13_1972
10 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13_1981
11 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13_1991
12 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13_2001
13 Can you also provide the exact year in which the house was built? q13_2011
14 Has anything changed in terms of size of your flat since 31st of December 2012? e.g. because of modification or changed use? q14
15 How large is the total living space in this flat? q15
16 Do you live in the flat as …? q16
17 Have you or your landlord made any of the following improvements to your dwelling since the beginning of 2013? q1701
18 Who paid for the improvement “installed a kitchen” — you or your landlord? q17021
19 Who paid for the improvement “installed a bathroom, shower, or WC in the dwelling” — you or your landlord? q17022
20 Who paid for the improvement “installed a central heating or self-contained central heating” — you or your landlord? q17023
21 Who paid for the improvement “installed new windows” — you or your landlord? q17024
22 Who paid for the improvement “insulation (e.g. facade, roof, basement ceiling)” — you or your landlord? q17029
23 Who paid for the improvement “adjustments for barrier-free, elderly living (e.g. lift, ramp, lift for stairs, bath)” — you or your landlord? q170210
24 Who paid for the improvement “else major changes” — you or your landlord? q17025
25 Did you do the work yourself or did you hire someone (a tradesperson, company, or technician) to do it? Installed a kitchen q17031
26 Did you do the work yourself or did you hire someone (a tradesperson, company, or technician) to do it? Installed a bathroom, shower, or WC in the dwelling q17032
27 Did you do the work yourself or did you hire someone (a tradesperson, company, or technician) to do it? Installed a central heating or self-contained central heating q17033
28 Did you do the work yourself or did you hire someone (a tradesperson, company, or technician) to do it? Installed new windows q17034
29 Did you do the work yourself or did you hire someone (a tradesperson, company, or technician) to do it? Insulation (e.g. facade, roof, basement ceiling) q17039
30 Did you do the work yourself or did you hire someone (a tradesperson, company, or technician) to do it? Adjustments for barrier-free, elderly living (e.g. lift, ramp, lift for stairs, bath) q170310
31 Did you do the work yourself or did you hire someone (a tradesperson, company, or technician) to do it? Else major changes q17035
32 How much was the cost for the modernization? Installed a kitchen q17051
33 How much was the cost for the modernization? Installed a bathroom, shower, or WC in the dwelling q17052
34 How much was the cost for the modernization? Installed a central heating or self-contained central heating q17053
35 How much was the cost for the modernization? Installed new windows q17054
36 How much was the cost for the modernization? Insulation (e.g. facade, roof, basement ceiling) q17059
37 How much was the cost for the modernization? Adjustments for barrier-free, elderly living (e.g. lift, ramp, lift for stairs, bath) q170510
38 How much was the cost for the modernization? Else major changes q17055
39 Did you receive subsidies for the modernization “installed bathroom, shower, or WC in the dwelling”? q17072
40 Did you receive subsidies for the modernization “installed a central heating or self-contained central heating”? q17073
41 Did you receive subsidies for the modernization “installed new windows”? q17074
42 Did you receive subsidies for the modernization “insulation (e.g. facade, roof, basement ceiling)”? q17079
43 Did you receive subsidies for the modernization “adjustments for barrier-free, elderly living (e.g. lift, ramp, lift for stairs, bath)”? q170710
44 Did you receive subsidies for the modernization “else major changes”? q17075
45 What is your monthly rent? q18
46 Is heat included in your rent? q19
47 What are your monthly heating costs (including hot water)? q20
48 What are your average electricity costs per month? q21
49 Are other costs included in your rent, either partially or completely, for example, water, garbage removal, etc.? q22
50 And to what extent are these contributions included in the rent? q23
51 Are you able to pay the rent without any difficulty? q24
52 Do you still have financial obligations, for example loans or a mortgage, for this house or flat in which you live? q25
53 How high are the monthly loan or mortgage payments including interest for this loan or mortgage? q26
54 Are you able to pay the mortgage/interest payments without any difficulty? q27
55 What high were the maintenance costs for this dwelling / building in 2013? q28
56 And what were the costs for water, garbage removal, street cleaning, etc. in 2013? q29
57 Do you pay fees for the management or maintenance etc. of the building? q30
58 How much do you pay per month in management / maintenance fees? q31
59 What amenities does your dwelling have? q3201
60 What is the power of this construction in kwpeak? q3203
61 How large is the output of this photovoltaic construction in 2013 in total? q3204
62 How large is the output of this solar panel in 2013 in total? q3205
63 Which type of energy do you use for heating of your living space? q3301
64 Which types of energy do you use for the heating of your hot water supply? q3302
65 Which types of energy do you use for cooking? q3303
66 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? district heating q3304_a
67 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? Gas (except liquid) q3304_b
68 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? liquid gas q3304_c
69 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? electricity, power, night storage heater q3304_d
70 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? heating oil q3304_e
71 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? coal briquettes, brown coal q3304_f
72 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? coke, stone coal q3304_g
73 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? wood, wood pellets q3304_h
74 Which energy costs (basic fee and running costs) do you have for the single types of energy, which you use in your household? biomass (except wood), biogas q3304_i
75 How much is the basic fee, your supplier charges you? district heating q3304_j
76 How much is the basic fee, your supplier charges you? gas (except liquid) q3304_k
77 How much is the basic fee, your supplier charges you? electricity, power, night storage heater q3304_l
78 Did you change your supplier of electrical energy during the last 5 years, although your former supplier was still available? q3306
79 How often did you change your supplier of electrical energy during the last 5 years, although your former supplier was still available? q3307
80 Are you currently using a pay scale of green electricity? q3308
81 Since when are you using green electricity? q3309
82 How many motor vehicles are there in your household in total? We are interested in cars, motorcycles and mopeds. q3402
83 Now we will ask some questions about the motor vehicles in your household. We start with your most used one. q3403
84 About which vehicle will you give some information? Most used motor vehicle q3403_a
85 There are different types of fuel, which can be used to run a vehicle. Which fuel(s) do you use? Most used motor vehicle q3404_a
86 About which vehicle will you give some information? Second most used motor vehicle q3403_b
87 There are different types of fuel, which can be used to run a vehicle. Which fuel(s) do you use? Second most used motor vehicle q3404_b
88 About which vehicle will you give some information? Third most used motor vehicle q3403_c
89 There are different types of fuel, which can be used to run a vehicle. Which fuel(s) do you use? Third most used motor vehicle q3404_c
90 About which vehicle will you give some information? Fourth most used motor vehicle q3403_d
91 There are different types of fuel, which can be used to run a vehicle. Which fuel(s) do you use? Fourth most used motor vehicle q3404_d
92 How much do you spend for the fuels you use in your household? regular gas, Super fuel, E10 (contains up to 10% bioethanol) q3405_a
93 How much do you spend for the fuels you use in your household? diesel fuel q3405_b
94 How much do you spend for the fuels you use in your household? gas q3405_c
95 How much do you spend for the fuels you use in your household? biodiesel, bioethnaol, vegetable oil q3405_d
96 How much do you spend for the fuels you use in your household? electricity q3405_e
97 How much do you spend for the fuels you use in your household? hydrogen q3405_f
98 Does someone in your household own an e-bike? q3406
99 How many e-bikes are there in your household? q3407
100 Do you separate waste, for example plastic or paper? q3408
101 Why do you separate waste? q3409
102 What do you think, what is the share of people in your neighborhood separating their waste? q34110
103 Would you stop to separate waste, if less people in your neighborhood separated waste? q34150
104 How large has the share of people in your neighborhood separating waste at least to be, so you go on to separate waste? q34160
105 Why do you not separate waste? q34100
106 Would you separate waste, if more people in your neighborhood separated waste? q34120
107 How large has the share of people in your neighborhood separating waste at least to be, so you would start to separate waste? q34130
108 Would you stop to separate waste, if less people in your neighborhood separated waste? q3415
109 How large has the share of people in your neighborhood separating waste at least to be, so you go on to separate waste? q3416
110 If necessary, please state additional explanations regarding the questions on modernization, energy, motor vehicles, e-bike in household or waste separation. q34s
111 Did you or someone in your household receive income from letting or leasing land or house / flat in year 2013? q35
112 About how high was the total income from renting out or leasing out in year 2013? q36
113 What costs did you have for the objects you rented and leased out in the year 2013? Please first state maintenance and repair costs. q37
114 What loan, mortgage and interest payments did you need to set aside for the objects you rented out in the year 2013? q38
115 Are you or is someone else in your household currently paying back loans and interest for large purchases or other expenditures? q39
116 How high is the monthly rate, including interests that you pay on these loans? q40
117 Did you or another member of the household own any of the following savings or investment securities in the year 2013? q41
118 How large was your total income from interest, dividends and profits from all investments in the year 2013? q42
119 Please estimate the exact amount according to the following categories q43
120 Do you or one of the members of your household currently receive any of the following governmental benefits? q44
121 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). q45
122 And for how many children are you receiving child benefits (Kindergeld) for? q46
123 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month in supplementary child benefits (Kinderzuschlag) in addition to child benefits (Kindergeld)? q47
124 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)? q48
125 How much are you or another household member currently receiving per month for long-term care insurance benefits (Leistungen der Pflegeversicherung)? q49
126 What is the amount that you or another household member receive monthly as assistance for livelihood? q50
127 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)? q51
128 How much housing allowance (Wohngeld oder Lastenzuschuss) are you or another household member currently receiving per month? q52
129 If you take a look at the total income from all members of the household: how high is the monthly household income today? q53
130 Is your household net income q54
131 Split household net income q530
132 Is your household net income q54a
133 Is your household net income q54b
134 Is your household net income q55
135 Is your household net income q56
136 Is your household net income q57
137 Is your household net income q58
138 Do you usually have money left over at the end of the month that you can put aside for larger purchases, emergencies, or to build savings? If so, how much? q59
139 Do you or another member of your household pay contributions to a so-called “Riester” or “Rürup” contract for private pension provisions? q60
140 Beside the so-called “Riester” and “Rürup” contracts there is a large variety of different contractually stipulated accumulations, e.g.: private pension insurance, life insurance (no risk life insurance), combined disability insurance with parts of life insurance, building loan contracts (mortgage savings plan) and other contracts for accumulation like regular payments to investment funds. q61
141 How large do you estimate the repurchase value of these insurance contracts respectively financial investments currently? q62
142 Does someone in your household need care or assistance on a constant basis due to age, sickness or medical treatment? q63
143 Does the person in need of care receive long-term care insurance benefits, and if so, at what care level? q64
144 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? q66intro
145 How satisfied are you q66
146 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... q67
147 Randomized allocation to one of two groups q671
148 For the following questions you are asked to indicate how you felt yesterday. Here 0 means that you did not feel this feeling at all, while 10 means that you felt this yesterday the whole day. I will now read out a list of feelings to you, which you could have felt yesterday. q68
149 If you think about the future: Are you q69
150 How do you evaluate yourself: Are you in general a more risk-taking (risk-prone) person or do you try to avoid risks (risk-avers)? q70
151 One can evaluate different areas in a different way. How do you evaluate your attitude towards risk regarding the following areas? How is it q71
152 How often do you usually play lottery? q72
153 How much money did you spend on lottery tickets within the last month? q73
154 Do you usually play by yourself or together with others? q75
155 Have you ever won a lottery prize of more than 1,000 euros (or the equivalent in earlier times in DM or ostmark)? q76
156 In the following, I read out several statements. Please respond to each statement how much you agree with it, on a scale ranging from 7 = “I fully agree” to 0 = I don’t agree at all.” q77
157 Generally speaking, how much are you interested in politics? A lot, heavily, not so much interested, or not interested at all? q78
158 A lot of people in Germany lean towards a certain party for a longer time, although they vote from time to time for another party. q79
159 Which party do you lean toward? q80
160 In politics people sometimes talk of left and right. Where would you place yourself on a scale from 0 to 10 where 0 means the left and 10 means the right? q81
161 I will now read out a series of statements. For each statement, please tell me whether you strongly disagree, disagree, neither agree nor disagree, agree, or strongly disagree. q8201
162 Just in your opinion, if a working-age person's income is low in Germany, which is most often the reason - lack of effort on his or her part, circumstances beyond his or her control, or both? q8202
163 Just in your opinion, if a working-age person's income is high in Germany, which is most often the reason - strong effort on his or her part, circumstances beyond his or her control, or both? q8203
164 People react very differently in dealing with others. I will read out a series of statements in which different situations are described. Please specify how much each statement applies to you. If you have not experienced a situation, please reply the way you would react according to your expectation. q830
165 To begin with it is about situations which result in others advantage and your disadvantage, because you were penalized, exploited or treated unfair. To what extent do you agree with the following statements? q83
166 Now it's about situations, in which you observe or experience, that someone else is disadvantaged, exploited or treated unfair, without yourself taking part. Please state to what extent each statement applies for you. q84
167 And how about situations which result in your advantage and others disadvantage, without you personally penalizing, exploiting or treating someone else unfair? How appropriate are the following statements? q85
168 Finally it is about situations in which you are penalizing, exploiting or treating someone else unfair. Please indicate to what degree you agree with the following statements. q86
169 At the following pages you will see on each screen five word formations. In each row is always just one real German word which you should know. If you find it, please point on it; You have to touch the screen at the appropriate area. If you do not know any of the words at a page, please guess. Work at your own pace; you have as much time as you want. q861_intro
170 What is the right word? t8610
171 What is the right word? t8611_1
172 What is the right word? t8611_2
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200 What is the right word? t8611_30
201 What is the right word? t8611_31
202 What is the right word? t8611_32
203 What is the right word? t8611_33
204 What is the right word? t8611_34
205 What is the right word? t8611_35
206 What is the right word? t8611_36
207 Among 36 words you recognized x words right. t8612
208 We have prepared a little test for you, which is called “Signs and numbers”. This exercise you can practice before. Please consider this row q862_intro
209 Here we have an example for a solution: <row of signs> <row of numbers> <task row of signs> <solution row of numbers> q862_zb
210 Q862_intro2 q862_intro2
211 What number belongs to that sign? Sign: Number: q862_zb2
212 Thank you, that was an example. Now the real task follows. You have 1 1/2 minutes. Can we start? q862_zb3
213 What number belongs to that sign? Sign: Number: q8624
214 The 90 seconds are expired. q862_end
215 Do you have German citizenship? q88
216 What is your country of citizenship? q89
217 What is your family status? q90
218 Are you in a serious/permanent relationship? q91
219 Does your partner live in this household? q93
220 Please state the first name of your partner. q92
221 Were you born in Germany? q94
222 What country were you born in? q95
223 When did you move to Germany? q96
224 Do you have German citizenship? q97
225 What is your country of citizenship? q98
226 Have you had German citizenship since your birth, or did you acquire German citizenship later? q99
227 In the following, it is about partnership and marriage. The questions are always asked in terms of the relationship, regardless of whether you got married in this relationship or not. Whether you have been married in the particular relationship or not will be clarified in subsequent questions. The questionsare about both, the current relationship, as well about former relationships. We begin with the current relationship and then ask you retrospectively about the steady relationships you had before. Conrcening the previous relations, we speak of a steady relationship if it lasted six months or longer. q100
228 Are you in a serious/permanent relationship? q101
229 Please state the first name of your partner. q102
230 Since when have you been in a relationship with <first name>? q103
231 Does your partner live in this household? q104
232 When did you move in together with <first name>? q105
233 Did you ever live with <first name> before? q106
234 In what year did you give up the shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q107
235 Are you married to <first name>/your partner or are you living in a same-sex civil union? q108
236 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q109
237 Now it comes to the relationship before your current relationship. Did you have a committed relationship before your current one? q110
238 What year did that relationship start? q111
239 And what year did that relationship end? q112
240 How did that relationship end? q113
241 Did you live with that partner? q114
242 When did you move in with that partner? q115
243 When did you give up your shared dwelling, or when did you or your partner move out? q116
244 Did you marry that partner or did you live in a civil union? q117
245 When did you enter into the marriage / civil union? q118
246 When did you repeal this marriage /civil union? q119
247 When did you repeal this marriage/ civil union? q120
248 Have you ever been married to or lived in a civil union with someone you have not mentioned so far? q121
249 When did you enter into the <marriage> <civil union>? q122
250 Are you still married to/ registered in civil union with that person? q123
251 When did that marriage end? q124
252 How did that marriage/ civil union end? q125
253 Do you or did you have any siblings? If yes, please state the number. q126
254 Is one among them your twin sister or twin brother? q127
255 How many of your first 15 years in life did you live with the following persons? q128
256 Where did you live before German reunification, i.e. before 1989? q129
257 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? q130
258 Do you have another home in which you yourself reside or spend your vacation? Which house / flat is your primary domicile? q131
259 Are there more children living in your household who are born later than 1998? q133
260 Please tell us for each of those children name, year of birth and sex. q134
261 Further child existing? q134_2
262 In which month of the year <year> <first name> was born? q136
263 Are you the main caring person of <name>, meaning you can tell us best about the child? q137
264 In which week of pregnancy is <name> born? q138
265 What was <first name>'s height at the time of birth? q139a
266 How was the head circumference of <first name> at the time of birth? q139b
267 What was <first name>'s weight at time of birth? q139c
268 After birth everyone gets a booklet for children's examinations for preventive medical check-ups like „U2“, „U3“, etc. What was the last undertaken examination? q142
269 Did this examination or another one reveal any indication for delay, complications or disabilities? q143
270 Which of the following developmental delays, disorders, or disabilities <first name> has been diagnosed with? q144
271 Does <name> attend a care giving facility, notably a crèche, kindergarten or a nursery? q145
272 And how long does <name> attend this care giving faicilty normally? q146
273 Are there also other people (none household members) who are regularly involved in taking care of the child? q147
274 Now we ask you about <first name> Is <first name> currently attending a childcare facility, that is, nursery school, kindergarten, pre-school, or daycare? q148
275 And how many hours does <first name> usually spend at this childcare facility? q149
276 Are there also other people (none household members) who are regularly involved in taking care of the child? q150
277 What is <first name>'s current weight? q151
278 What is <first name>'s current height? q152
279 Is <name> in any way limited or inhibited to do things which most children at the same age can do? q153
280 Has <first name> been diagnosed by a doctor as having any of the following diseases or impairments? q154
281 Below I will read out some statements. Please tell me to which extent these statements apply to <name>. Please consider for your answer the behaviour of the child within the last six months. My child q155a
282 Please consider for your answer the behaviour of the child within the last six months. My child… q155b
283 Q156intro q156intro
284 How would you rate <first name> in comparison to other children of the same age? My child q156
285 Q156extro q156extro
286 Let's come to <first name>. What school is <first name> currently attending? q157
287 Does this school offer a general qualification for university entrance? q158
288 disregarding whether or which school <first name> attends: Is there special needs education necessary for <first name>? q159
289 Does the child usually spend all day at this school? q160
290 Is <first name> currently attending a childcare facility, that is, nursery school, pre-school, daycare, or creche? q161
291 And how many hours does <first name> usually spend at this childcare facility? q162
292 Or there moreover other people being not part of your household who care about the child regularly? q163
293 Below I will read out some statements. Please tell me to which extent these statements apply to <name>. Please consider for your answer the behaviour of the child within the last six months. My child q164a
294 Please consider for your answer the behaviour of the child within the last six months. My child… q164b
295 What is <first name>'s current weight? q165
296 What is <first name>'s current height? q166
297 Is <name> in any way limited or inhibited to do things which most children at the same age can do? q167
298 Did a doctor discover for <first name> any of the following diseases or complications? q168
299 Q169intro q169intro
300 How would you compare <first name> to children of the same age? My child q169
301 Q169outro q169outro
302 To what extent meet the following qualifications your personal ideal for <first name>'s education? Please answer using a scale from 1 to 7. A value of 1 means the certificate “does not fit at all”, the value 7 means “it fully fits” your personal expectations. You can use the values in between 1 and 7 to make your estimate. q170
303 How likely is it that <first name> will finish school achieving the following qualifications in your opinion? Please answer using a scale from 1 to 7. In this case the value 1 means “excluded”, the value 7 means “absolutely sure”. You can use the values in between 1 and 7 to make your estimate. q171
304 Now we are interested especially, how families and children shape their living together. We asked people in other surveys how they would describe their family life. I will read out now some statements how other families describe their living together and I would like to ask you to state to which extent these statements apply to your family. q172
305 Do or did you have children further children how are not living with you in the same household. If yes, how much? q173
306 Now we would like to have some general information about each child not living within your household. Please start with your first (oldest) child and then proceed till you reahc your youngest child. q175info
307 Please state the first name of your n. oldest child not living within your household. q175
308 First name: q176
309 <first name> is q177
310 In which year and month is <name> born? q178
311 Where does <first name> live today? q180
312 From which of the following income sources do you personally receive money at this time? q181
313 There is also the possibility to just mention the type of income without stating the sum. q181ka
314 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Own pension If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.1
315 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Widower's pension, orphan's pension If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.2
316 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Unemployment benefit (“Arbeitslosengeld”) If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.3
317 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Maintenance payments during further training / retraining (“Unterhaltsgeld bei Fortbildung / Umschulung”), transitional allowance (“Übergangsgeld”) If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.4
318 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. maternity allowance during maternity leave (“Mutterschaftsgeld”),parental allowance and child-raising allowance (“Elterngeld”, “Erziehnugsgeld”) If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.5
319 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Child Support If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.6
320 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Child care support If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.7
321 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Divorce alimony (“Nachehelicher Unterhalt”),alimony during separation (“Trennungsunterhalt”) If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.8
322 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Alimony from maintenance advance fund If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.9
323 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. state support for higher education (“BAföG”), scholarship, vocational training support (“Berufsausbildungsbeihilfe”) If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.10
324 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. 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. q182.11
325 For all the applicable sources of income, please indicate how large the amount is monthly. Other types of financial assistance from persons who do not live in the household If you are unable to state the exact amount, please estimate. q182.12
326 Have you done paid work during the last 7 days, even if only for an hour or a few hours? q183
327 Are you currently on maternity leave (“Mutterschutz”) or on legislative regulated parental leave (“Elternzeit”)? q184
328 Did you finish school, vocational training, or university / higher education after December 31, 2012? q185
329 When? q186
330 Did you complete this education period with a graduation? q187
331 Did you do this graduation in Germany or another country? q188
332 What type of a degree /certificate / diploma did you obtain? q189
333 What type of general-education school degree was it? q190
334 Another degree, notably: q191
335 What type of university degree was it? q192
336 In the following we ask you to give more detailed information on your educational attainment. We need this information to improve the questionnaire in future. Please enter the answers of the following questions yourself and read the questions carefully taking as much time as you need. If you have any questions, just get to the interviewer. q1921
337 How many years did you spend with school, apprenticeship and studies? This also includes in-firm training or dual training. q1922
338 In which country did you achieve your highest degree for school, apprenticeship or university? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1923
339 In which country did you achieve your highest degree for school, apprenticeship or university? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1924
340 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? q1925
341 What type of school-leaving certificate did you attain? q1926
342 Please state the other school leaving certificate (e.g. the foreign one) q1927
343 Please select your educational attainment from the list at the following page. q10_sabs
344 ATTENTION interviewer: qsb_neu_prog
345 Respondents should be randomly assigned to one of three groups. This assignment should be saved as the variable BILSPLIT. q1928
346 What is your highest degree for school, apprenticeship or university? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1929
347 What is your highest degree for school, apprenticeship or university? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1930
348 What is your highest degree for school, apprenticeship or university? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1931
349 Please state the other certificate. q1932
350 Do you have any further degree for school, apprenticeship or university? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1933
351 What kind of further degree for school, apprenticeship or university is that? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1929_x
352 What kind of further degree for school, apprenticeship or university is that? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1930_x
353 What kind of further degree for school, apprenticeship or university is that? This includes as well in-firm or dual trainings. q1931_x
354 Please state the other certificate. q1932_x
355 Q1934_info q1934_info
356 Do you hold a school leaving certificate? q193
357 In which country did you receive your school leaving certificate? q194
358 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q195
359 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q196
360 Please state the other school leaving certificate. q197
361 What kind of school leaving certificate did you receive? q198
362 What year did you last attend school? q199
363 Did you complete vocational training or a university degree? q200
364 What kind of degree is that? q201
365 Please name your other vocational training or university degree. q202
366 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? q204
367 What kind of training or advanced training is it? q205
368 What kind of general education / secondary school is it? q206
369 Have you been registered as unemployed at the unemployment office (Arbeitsamt) any time in the last 10 years, that is, from the beginning of 2004 to today? q207
370 How often have you been unemployed since 2004? q208
371 Are you currently registered unemployed with the unemployment office (Arbeitsamt)? q209
372 If you added up all your phases of unemployment up to the present day, how many months in total were you unemployed between 2004 and today? q210
373 How many jobs or employers have you had in the last 10 years, in other words, since the beginning of 2004? q211
374 Are you registered as unemployed at the Employment Office ("Arbeitsamt")? q212
375 Did you resign from a professional activity or a job after December 31, 2012 which you had before this date? q213
376 When did you stop working in that job? q214
377 Are you currently employed? Which one of the following applies best to your status? q215
378 Is this part-time employment provided for under the Federal Child-Raising Allowance Act (Bundeserziehungsgeldgesetz)? q216
379 Is the job part of a job-creation measure (ABM) or is it a so-called 1-Euro Job (community work)? q217
380 Is the job marginal part-time work in accordance with the 400/800-euro rule (Mini-Job / Midi-Job)? q218
381 What was the last year in which you were employed? q219
382 In your last job, were you employed full-time, part-time, or in marginal or irregular employment? q220
383 Was the company you last worked for part of the public sector or th public administration? q221
384 In which branch of business or industry is your company or institution active for the most part? q2211
385 What position were you last employed in? q2212
386 What was your occupational status in your last job? q2213
387 What kind of last self-employment was it? q2214
388 Approximately how many employees did you have at your last position? q2215
389 Have you recently worked as q2216
390 What position were you last employed in as white-collar worker? q2217
391 What position were you last employed in as civil servant? q2218
392 Do you intend to engage in paid employment in the future? q222
393 Have you actively looked for work within the last four weeks? q223
394 If someone offered you an appropriate position right now, could you start working within the next two weeks? q224
395 How likely is it according to your opinion, that you will engage in paid employment within the next 2 years? q225
396 Have you changed jobs or started a new one since December 31, 2012? q226
397 How often did you change or start a new job since 31st of December 2012? q227
398 What type of occupational change was it? q228
399 What is your current position/ occupation? q229
400 Do you work for a public sector employer? q230
401 In which branch of business or industry is your company or institution active for the most part? Please state the branch as exactly as possible, for example, not “industry”, but “electrical industry”; not “commerce”, but “retail”; not “public service”, but “hospital”. q231
402 What is your current occupational status? If you are employed in more than one position, please answer the following questions for your main position only. q232
403 In your position at work, do you supervise others? In other words, do people work under your direction? q233
404 What is your current occupational status as blue-collar worker? q234
405 In what occupational position are you currently employed as a white-collar worker? q235
406 What is your current occupational status as civil servant? q236
407 What is your current occupational status as apprentice / trainee or intern? q237
408 Since when have you been working for your current employer? q238
409 How likely is it according to your opinion, that you will loose your job within the next 2 years? q239
410 Is this work temporary or on a contractual basis? (Zeitarbeit / Leiharbeit) q240
411 Do you have a fixed-term or permanent employment contract? q241
412 Approximately how many people does the company as a whole employ? q242
413 What is your current occupational status as self-employed? q243
414 Please specify the number of your employees and staff. q244
415 How many hours per week are stipulated in your contract (excluding overtime)? q245
416 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? q246
417 Do you sometimes have to work in the evenings (after 7:00 PM) or nights (after 10:00 PM)? If so, every day, several times a week, once a week or less often? q247
418 Do you ever work weekends? If so, how often? q248
419 How large was your income in the last month? q249
420 Is there a commitment by negotiation (bargained by unions)? q2491
421 Sometimes people have a side job alongside their main job or their activities as homemaker or student, or work beyond retirement. Do you do any of the following? q250
422 What was your gross income from this job last month? q251
423 In the following we would like to ask you some questions on the topic “finances and investments”, and moreover to participate in an experiment. You can win money, but by no means you can lose money. q2630
424 The “decision experiment on finances” is part of the survey, where you can gain some money in addition. q2631
425 Please enter the answers to the following questions into the computer by yourself. Please read the text carefully and take as much time as you need for the answer. If you have any questions, feel free to ask me. q2632
426 Imagine, you invest 50,000 EUR from your own wealth. You can distribute the sum on the following types of investment: q2633
427 You split, as described, the 50,000 EUR between federal bond and DAX. We will calculate the gain, which you investment yields. q2634
428 In summary: The federal bond gives in every case 4% for sure, while the investment in the DAX is linked 1:1 to the development of the next year. q2636
429 In addition we would like to know from you, how you expect the future development of the DAX. q2637
430 Please mark now the 20 boxes according to your expectation on the DAX-profits and DAX-losses in the next 12 months. Please consider all for you thinkable possibilities. If you like to change your investment decision, please click “back”. q2638
431 Please also state, whether you expect the DAX rather to increase or decrease in the next year and in comparison to the today's value. q2639
432 expressed in numbers: How much increase in percent do you expect? q26310
433 How do you expect to be the mood on the stock market in the next 12 months? q26311
434 Q26312 q26312
435 Please turn the laptop now this way, that only the interviewer can look at the screen. q26313
436 Please tell us about the just performed “decision experiment on finances”. How comprehensible is the test formulated regarding the target person and how would you assess the willingness to participate of the target person? q26314
437 If necessary, please indicate further explanations on the the conducted test. q26315
438 I will read out now different types of money holdings and financial investments. Please state in each case, whether you have such holdings and investments or not. Do you have q264
439 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_a
440 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_b
441 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_c
442 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_d
443 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_e
444 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_f
445 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_g
446 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_h
447 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_i
448 How large is the value of each of your money holdings respectively of your financial investments? q265_j
449 We would like to know now, what you have done yesterday and how you felt at the same time. First we will ask you when you got up yesterday. Then we will ask you to reconstruct yesterday with the help of this booklet. Please think of your day as a sequence of episodes between 15 minutes and 2 hours. A sign for the end of an episode could be the change of the location, the end of an activity and the begin of another activity or the change of the participating persons. Regarding some episodes we will ask further questions. einleitung_drm
450 When did you get up yesterday? q266
451 What did you do afterwards? If you did several activities at the same time, we are initially interested in the most important activity. Please select from this list: q267
452 You specified <activity from Q2drm_x>. At which time did you start this activity? q268
453 You specified <activity from Q2drm_x>. At which time did you finish this activity? q269
454 Did you do another activity from this list at the same time? q270
455 Please select that activity from this list: q271
456 In total, was this episode <activity from Q2drm_x> from <time> to <time> rather pleasant or rather unpleasant? q272
457 For three of the mentioned activities we now ask some more questions. t2
458 Where have you been during this period and this performed activity? Actvity: <activity from Q2drm_x> from <time> to <time> q273
459 Who took part in this activity? activity: <activity from Q2drm_x> from <time> to <time> q274
460 How intensive did you feel the following feelings during this activity, using a scale from 1 (not at all) to 7 (very intense)? activity: <activity from Q2drm_x> from <time> to <time> q275
461 Now at the end, we ask you to evaluate the described day in general. q2751
462 And how pleasant did you find this day overall? q2752
463 If necessary, please provide additional explanations. q276
464 Do your mother and father live in this household? q277
465 Was your father born in Germany? q278
466 Where was your father born? q279
467 Does or did your father have German citizenship? q280
468 What type of school-leaving certificate did your father attain? q281
469 Did your father complete vocational training or a university degree? q282
470 What was your fathers occupation when you were 15 years old? q283
471 What was your fathers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiter)? q284
472 What was your fathers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellter)? q285
473 What was your fathers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamter)? q286
474 What was your fathers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständiger)? q287
475 What was your father's occupation when you were 15 years old? q288
476 Now about your mother. Was she born in Germany? q289
477 Where was your mother born? q290
478 Does or did your mother have German citizenship? q291
479 What type of school-leaving certificate did your mother attain? q292
480 Did your mother complete vocational training or a university degree? q293
481 What was your mothers occupation when you were 15 years old? q294
482 What was your mothers occupational status as a blue-collar worker (Arbeiterin)? q295
483 What was your mothers occupational status as a white-collar worker (Angestellte)? q296
484 What was your mothers occupational status as a civil servant (Beamte)? q297
485 What was your mothers occupational status as a self-employed person (Selbständige)? q298
486 What was your mothers occupation when you were 15 years old? q299
487 Do you belong to a church or religious group? q300
488 Which church or religious community do you belong to? Are you q301
489 Please state what religious community you belong to. q302
490 How would you describe your current health? Is it very good, good, satisfactory, poor or bad? q306
491 Please think now of the last four weeks. Did it happen always, often, sometimes, rarely or never in this time, q307a
492 Please think now of the last four weeks. Did it happen always, often, sometimes, rarely or never in this time, q307b
493 How tall are you (in cm)? q308
494 How many kilograms do you currently weigh? q309
495 When you have to climb several flights of stairs, does your current health limit you greatly, somewhat, or not at all? q310
496 How many hours do you sleep on an average on a normal working day? q311_1
497 And what about a normal night on the weekend? q311_2
498 Are you vegetarian or vegan? q312
499 Have you been officially assessed as being partially or fully incapable of working (erwerbsgemindert) or severely disabled (schwerbehindert)? q313
500 What is the extent of your reduced capacity to work (Erwerbsminderung) or disability (Schwerbehinderung) according to the last diagnosis (as a percentage)? q314
501 Have you gone to a doctor in the last three months? If so, please state how many times. q315
502 What about hospital stays in the last year? Were you admitted to a hospital for at least one night in 2013? q316
503 How many days were you unable to work in 2013 due to illness? q317
504 Has a doctor diagnosed one or several of the following illnesses in the last two years? q318
505 What kind of health insurance do you have: statutory insurance or private insurance? q319
506 Has your family situation changed since December 31, 2011? Please indicate if any of the following apply to you, and if so, when each change occurred. q320
507 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Started a new relationship q321_a
508 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? got married / registered same-sex partnership q321_b
509 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Partner and I moved together q321_c
510 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? got (again) a child q321_d
511 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? A child entered the household q321_e
512 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? My son or daughter left the household q321_f
513 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Separated from my spouse / partner q321_g
514 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? I got divorced q321_h
515 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? My spouse / partner died q321_i
516 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Father died q321_j
517 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Mother died q321_k
518 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Child died q321_l
519 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Another person who lives in the household died q321_m
520 What year and month did this change in your family situation take place? Another person who lives in the household died q321_n
521 We stick with the topic occurrences and changes and I ask you to type in the responses on the following questions by yourself. I will show you immediately how that works. qt3221
522 Did there occur any other change in your familiar situation in the last year, which you did not mention yet? This refers to positive as well as negative occurrences and changes, which can concern all parts of your life. q322
523 QT3222 qt3222
524 QT3223 qt3223
525 How likely is it according to your opinion, that the following events will occur within the next 12 months? q323a
526 How likely is it according to your opinion, that the following events will occur within the next 12 months? q323b
527 Altogether, how satisfied are you? q324
528 How would you rate the ideal condition of happiness for yourself on 0-10 scale? If you chose 10, it would mean that your ideal condition is “a state in which you feel only happiness”, a score of 5 would mean that your ideal condition is “the situation where happiness is 50% and unhappiness is 50%”, and a score of 0 would mean that your ideal condition is a state where you only feel unhappy. Please rate yourself on a 0-10 scale. q3251
529 Taking all things together, how happy would you say you will be in the future, say about five years from now? (+5 means much happier than now, 0 means same as now, -5 means much unhappier than now) q3252
530 I will read out now some statements about different aspects of life. Please answer according to a scale from 1 to 7 on how much you agree. q3253
531 At the end we stick briefly to the topic life satisfaction and I ask you to answer and type in the following question by yourself. I will show you immediately how that works. t3261
532 What could you do so you will be more satisfied in future respectively to stay that satisfied like you are? What ideas do you have? q326
533 QT32631 qt32631
534 QT32632 qt32632
535 For the following questions you are asked to indicate how you felt yesterday. Here 0 means that you did not feel this feeling at all, while 10 means that you felt this yesterday the whole day. I will now read out a list of feelings to you, which you could have felt yesterday. q328
536 Right at the end we want to pose some short questions, which pick up some topics about which we have already spoken. Here it is about how you evaluate yourself in comparison to other people in Germany. I ask you to type in the answer by yourself and will show you immediately how that works. qt3291
537 Imagine one would randomly select 100 German residents in your age, hat do you think: how many of those 100 people would have a higher net household income than you? q329
538 And what do you think: how many of those 100 people would have a higher net household income than you in one year? q330
539 Imagine one would randomly select 100 German residents in your age, what do you think: how many of those 100 people would have a higher life satisfaction than you? q331
540 And what do you think: how many of those 100 people would have a higher life satisfaction than you in one year? q332
541 Imagine one would randomly select 100 German residents in your age, what do you think: how many of those 100 people would be in better health than you? q333
542 And what do you think: how many of those 100 people would have a better health than you in one year? q334
543 Imagine one would randomly select 100 German residents in your age, what do you think: how many of those 100 people would have a higher monthly gross wage than you? q335
544 And what do you think: how many of those 100 people would have a highermonthly gross wage than you in one year? q336
545 Imagine you would be looking for a new job. If one would randomly select 100 German residents in your age with the same education, what do you think: how many of those 100 people would find a new job faster than you? q337
546 QT3292 qt3292
547 QT3293 qt3293
548 Thanks a lot for the interview! ende
549 Are there any other notes on the interview? q388
550 The innovation questionnaire is finished. Thank you for your cooperation! end
551 end time: <end time> Between start and end there are: ... hours, ...minutes, ... seconds Does this correspond to the duration of the interview? endzeit
552 Please state briefly how the deviation of the duration could happen. endzeit_abw
553 The interview was conducted the right way. int_korrekt
554 POST_END_install post_end_install
555 Now we turn to special exercise, which is constructed to help to understand, how people make financial decisions, and how these decisions are related to demographic factors. We ask you to answer two different types of lottery exercises. Each of these contains four different lotteries. At the end of the today's survey, we will pay you 2 of 8 of the totally 8 lotteries in cash. We will select those two randomly. q2621
556 Q2622 q2622
557 ATTENTION interviewer: q2622_
558 Interviewer: Please check the householdnumber including attended person number and adjust, if necessary. Household-person-number: <household number> q2623
559 Welcome! q262
560 In the following exercise we will present you 4 different lotteries one after another. q262_risk_01
561 In the example below you can see 4 boxes. Each box is labelled by the sum of money and the probability with which the related amount can be drawn. Please look at all the information on the boxes and then decide for one among them: Once you click on one box, an amount is drawn. At the end of the survey, you will get to know which earnings you have yielded. q262_risk_01_probe
562 In the lotteries after this example, we will draw an amount in each lottery according to your chosen box (after your final decision) and save the result. We will display all results of the lotteries at the end of both lottery exercises. q262_risk_01_probe2
563 Lottery 1 / 4 q262_risk_01_a
564 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_01_a1
565 Lottery 2 / 4 q262_risk_01_b
566 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_01_b1
567 Lottery 3 / 4 q262_risk_01_c
568 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_01_c1
569 Lottery 4 / 4 q262_risk_01_d
570 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_01_d1
571 Thanks a lot! This part of the total exercise is done now. q262_risk_01_end
572 Exercise 2 q262_risk_02
573 In the example below you see 4 boxes. First fo all you can click as often as you want on each box to gather some information, which amounts are in the box. If you click repeatedly on the boxes you will notice that the amounts can occur with different probabilities. q262_risk_02_probe
574 final decision: q262_risk_02_probe2
575 In the lotteries after this example, we will draw an amount in each lottery according to your chosen box (after your final decision) and save the result. We will display all results of the lotteries at the end of both lottery exercises. q262_risk_02_probe3
576 Lottery 1 / 4 q262_risk_02_a
577 final decision: From which box should we draw the amount? q262_risk_02_a1
578 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_02_a2
579 Lottery 2 / 4 q262_risk_02_b
580 final decision: From which box should we draw the amount? q262_risk_02_b1
581 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_02_b2
582 Lottery 3 / 4 q262_risk_02_c
583 final decision: From which box should we draw the amount? q262_risk_02_c1
584 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_02_c2
585 Lottery 4 / 4 q262_risk_02_d
586 final decision: From which box should we draw the amount? q262_risk_02_d1
587 The amount is drawn and saved from your chosen box. q262_risk_02_d2
588 Thanks a lot! This part of the total exercise is done now. q262_risk_02_end
589 Below you can see the amounts you have won so far for each lottery. q262_risk_03_a
590 Below you can see the amounts you have won so far for each lottery. q262_risk_03_b
591 Your final payment is calculated as it follows: q262_risk_03_c
592 Q2624 q2624
593 Q2625 q2625
594 Please indicate for the exercise ”lottery“ right before, how understandable it is formulated for the target subject and how you would evaluate the willingness to participate of the target subject. q2626
595 Q2627 q2627
596 I confirm hereby, that I received the amount of <k+l> euros, which I yielded in the lottery game. q262_end
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