1959 (aged 13 years)


Responding Population

All eligible study members and their teachers were contacted: 4,127 teachers of cohort members responded and 4,100 study members completed postal questionnaires.

Provided information 4,127
Cumulative total of deaths 247
Cumulative permanent refusals1
Temporarily living abroad 28
Cumulative Emigrated 292
Failure to contact 667

Data collection

The study member’s teacher completed the postal questionnaire assessing the child’s attainment, attitude to school work, behaviour and habits, and gave information on school absence.

Study members completed the postal questionnaire about aspirations and interests, and the questions comprising the Pintner Personality Inventory1)

Training for data collection

Instructions are given at the head of each form.

Contents

School Teacher

  • Type of class
  • School work
  • Child’s attitude to school work
  • Behaviour
  • Habits
  • School Attendance


Study Member

  • Ambitions
  • Hobbies and interests
  • Pintner Personality Inventory


Questionnaires

 

1)
Pintner R 1938 Four tests of a personality inventory. Journal of Educational Psychology 29, 3.