Questionnaire Public Report | 11/20/2012 08:17:04 AM | |

Cohort: | National Longitudinal Survey of Youth 1997 | |

Round: | Parent Questionnaire | |

Instrument : | PARENT |

PC11-001 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

([youth's age as of 12/31/96()] >= 15)

COMMENT: is age of youth on 12/31/96 >= 15

1 CONDITION APPLIES ...(Go To PC11-002) | |

0 CONDITION DOES NOT APPLY |

Default Next: | PC12-001 |

PC11-002 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

(HAND CARD Q)

Each of the next set of questions will ask you for your best guess at the chance that something will happen in the future. You can think of the PERCENT CHANCE that some event will occur as the number of CHANCES OUT OF 100 that the event will take place.

If you think that something is impossible, you would give it a 0 percent chance; if you think it is certain to happen, give it a 100 percent chance. For things that are possible but unlikely, or likely but not certain, assign them numbers in between 0 and 100.

Just to make sure you're comfortable with this scale, I'd like you to do a practice question, and I'd like you to explain your answer to me and to make an "X" on this scale that corresponds to your answers.

INTERVIEWER: SHOW RESPONDENT CARD $$$ (PERCENT CHANCE SCALE WITH HASHMARKS) AND ASK PRACTICE QUESTION.

Default Next: | PC11-004 |

Lead-In: | PC11-001 [1:1] |

PC11-004 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

Think about [name of youth()] one year from now. The first questions concern what you expect [he/she youth()] will be doing then, in terms of school and work.

Default Next: | PC11-005 |

Lead-In: | PC11-002 [Default] |

PC11-005 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

What is the percent chance that [name of youth()] will be a student in a regular school one year from now?

(INTERVIEWER: IF R ASKS WHAT IS MEANT BY REGULAR SCHOOL SAY THAT:

REGULAR SCHOOL IS ONE THAT OFFERS AN ACADEMIC DIPLOMA OR

DEGREE: E.G., ELEMENTARY SCHOOL, HIGH SCHOOL, COLLEGE,

GRADUATE SCHOOL, LAW SCHOOL, OR NURSING PROGRAM LEADING TO

AN RN DEGREE. NOT INCLUDED AS REGULAR SCHOOLS ARE: TRAINING

AT A TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, LICENSE TRADE PROGRAMS, ETC. UNLESS

THE CREDITS OBTAINED ARE TRANSFERRABLE TO A REGULAR SCHOOL

AND COULD COUNT TOWARDS AN ACADEMIC DIPLOMA OR DEGREE.)

Enter Number: |

Default Next: | PC11-006 |

Lead-In: | PC11-004 [Default] |

PC11-006 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

If [name of youth()] is in school a year from now, what is the percent chance that [he/she youth()] will also be working for pay more than 20 hours per week?

(INTERVIEWER: IF R ASKS WHAT IS MEANT BY WORKING SAY: BY WORKING

WE MEAN WORKING FOR PAY FOR AN EMPLOYER OR IN A FAMILY

BUSINESS WHETHER OR NOT YOU ARE PAID, OR WORKING FOR

YOURSELF OR BEING SELF-EMPLOYED.)

Enter Number: |

Default Next: | PC11-008 |

Lead-In: | PC11-005 [Default] |

PC11-008 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

The next questions ask about [name of youth()]'s school and work situation at the time of [youth his/her()] 20th birthday.

What is the percent chance that [he/she youth()] will have received a high school diploma by the time [he/she youth()] turns 20?

Enter Number: |

Default Next: | PC11-011 |

Lead-In: | PC11-006 [Default] |

PC11-011 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

What is the percent chance that [name of youth()] will serve time in jail or prison between now and when [he/she youth()] turns 20?

Enter Number: |

Default Next: | PC11-013 |

Lead-In: | PC11-008 [Default] |

PC11-013 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

What is the percent chance that [name of youth()] will become the [mother/father()] of a baby sometime between now and when [he/she youth()] turns 20?

Enter Number: |

Default Next: | PC11-014 |

Lead-In: | PC11-011 [Default] |

PC11-014 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

Now think ahead to when [name of youth()] turns 30 years old.

What is the percent chance that [name of youth()] will have a four-year college degree by the time [he/she youth()] turns 30?

Enter Number: |

Default Next: | PC11-015 |

Lead-In: | PC11-013 [Default] |

PC11-015 [] | Section: Child Expectations |

What is the percent chance that [name of youth()] will be working for pay more than 20 hours per week when [he/she youth()] turns 30?

Enter Number: |

Default Next: | PC12-001 |

Lead-In: | PC11-014 [Default] |