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SSRC Survey Unit Multi-Purpose Survey, 1975

Title details

SN: 680
Title: SSRC Survey Unit Multi-Purpose Survey, 1975
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-680-1
Depositor: Marsh, C., University of Cambridge. Social and Political Sciences Committee
Principal investigator(s): Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Data collector(s): Social Policy Research Limited
Sponsor(s): Economic and Social Research Council
Other acknowledgements: Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit


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Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit. (1979). SSRC Survey Unit Multi-Purpose Survey, 1975. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 680,

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Subject Categories

Social indicators and quality of life - Society and culture


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This is a survey commissioned by the SSRC Survey Unit to investigate various aspects of job satisfaction and including questions added by other researchers on betting, groups and other aspects of life.
Main Topics:
Attitudinal/Behavioural Questions: rating, on a 10 point scale, of relative importance of various aspects of life: housing conditions, neighbourhood and environment, social status, health, job satisfaction, family life, leisure and recreation, education, a stable society, money. Employment status, occupation, size of organisation, working hours, second job if any, opportunities for overtime, actual hours worked last full week, flexibility of working hours, times worked, self-rating of satisfaction with job, number of people employed by firm in past and present, opinion on success of firms, preference for more or less demanding job, opinion on own promotion (whether deserved, likely), how paid, opinion on salary or wages deserved, likelihood of remaining in job, trade union or staff association membership, opinion on importance of trade unions, frequency of union meetings and respondent's attendance, existence of canteen and flexibility in use of it. Rating on scale of satisfaction with hours worked, promotion prospects, trade union activity and treatment of employees at place of work. Also rating of pay as: rate for job, payment for skills or abilities, in comparision with others doing same work, pay prospects. Respondent's experience of various common responses to job dissatisfaction (e.g. complaining to friends, approaching boss, approaching union, supporting strike or work to rule, caring less about work, supporting occupation, leaving job) in relation to pay, promotion, hours worked and possibility of losing job. Experience of betting activity at horse races. Knowledge of and activity in various types of group activity (e.g. tenants groups, voluntary or religious activities, social or sports clubs, work groups, etc.).

Background Variables: Terminal education age, schools attended and examinations passed, housing type and tenure, composition of household, employment status of head of household, religious faith of respondent and parents, race by observation, marital status, household's weekly income, respondent's personal income, savings type and amount.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 09 June 1975 - 21 July 1975
Country: Great Britain
Spatial units: No information recorded
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: National
Adults aged 18 plus resident in private households south of the Caledonian Canal
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: See documentation for details.
Number of units: 1,450 cases
Method of data collection: Face-to-face interview
Weighting: No weighting used

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 January 1979
Copyright: No information recorded
Access conditions: The depositor has specified that registration is required and standard conditions of use apply. The depositor may be informed about usage. See terms and conditions of access for further information.
Availability: UK Data Service
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User Guide 680userguide.pdf 1995
Study information and citation UKDA_Study_680_Information.htm 17
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