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Improving the Decision-Making Skills of Secondary School Students, 1992-1993: [Eugene, Oregon]

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Gregory, Robin
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1999-01-21
Language
English
Free Keywords
advertising; decision making; influence; secondary education; student attitudes; students; television
Description
  • Abstract

    This study presents a profile of secondary school students' knowledge and attitudes about decision-making. Data were collected from middle school, high school, and college students in the Eugene, Oregon, area via self-completion questionnaires, between October 1992 and April 1993. Given the opportunity to appear in a television ad, respondents were asked to characterize the factors that would influence their decision to participate. Factors included similar past experiences, input from family members and friends, expected return from participating, other commitments, future goals, and personal feelings. Those queried were then asked which factors would influence whether they had a positive or negative experience, such as the amount of thought they put into the decision, whether there was enough information available to make a good decision, and whether it worked out. In addition, each cohort was asked further questions. Part 1, Spencer Butte Middle School Data, contains data from 113 7th-grade students, collected during the month of October 1992. Respondents were asked what came to their minds when asked to think about "decision-making". Those queried were given five scenarios, such as being asked to join friends for a late movie and being asked to help a friend with homework, and were asked how they would respond in each situation. Background information on respondents includes sex. Part 2, Sheldon High School Data, contains data from 224 9th-grade students, collected during January 1993. Part 3, International High School Data, contains data from 88 9th-grade students, collected during January 1993. Respondents in both Parts 2 and 3 completed the same survey instrument. Those queried were given five scenarios, such as spending money received as a gift to purchase a CD player or going on a three-week trip to Africa, and asked how they would respond in each situation. Respondents were asked which factors would influence their decision to accept an after-school job offer. Those queried were also asked how they would advise a friend to spend their spring break, studying or traveling. Respondents were asked to describe one big decision that they had made that semester. Background information on respondents includes sex, current employment status, and past employment experience. Part 4, University of Oregon Data, contains data from 70 student respondents collected during April 1993. Respondents were asked to assess their own decision-making skills, the amount of important decisions they made, and their attitudes toward decision-making, including the influence of others on the decision-making process and whether they liked decisions to be made for them. Background information on respondents includes sex.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Spencer Butte Middle School Data
    • DS2: Sheldon High School Data
    • DS3: International High School Data
    • DS4: University of Oregon Data
Geographic Coverage
  • Eugene
  • Oregon
  • United States
Collection Mode
  • (1) This collection has not been processed by ICPSR staff. ICPSR is distributing the data and documentation for this collection in essentially the same form in which they were received. When appropriate, hardcopy documentation has been converted to machine-readable form and variables have been recoded to ensure respondents' anonymity. (2) The codebook, data collection instruments, and frequencies are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.

Note
2006-01-18 File CB2361.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 2361 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR02361.v1

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Gregory, Robin (1999): Improving the Decision-Making Skills of Secondary School Students, 1992-1993: [Eugene, Oregon]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02361