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Opinions and Attitudes of Senior Girls, 1973

Title details

SN: 951
Title: Opinions and Attitudes of Senior Girls, 1973
Persistent identifier: 10.5255/UKDA-SN-951-1
Depositor: Hall, J.F., Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Principal investigator(s): Abrams, M., Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Hall, J.F., Social Science Research Council. Survey Unit
Other acknowledgements: SU ; 7301


The citation for this study is:

Abrams, M., Hall, J.F. Opinions and Attitudes of Senior Girls, 1973. [data collection]. UK Data Service. SN: 951,

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Subject Categories

Gender roles - Social stratification and groupings
Primary, pre-primary and secondary - Education


Abstract copyright UK Data Service and data collection copyright owner.

The purpose of this survey was to measure the aspirations and attitudes of senior girls in a public school in the South of England.
Main Topics:
Attitudinal/Behavioural Questions
Amount of spending money each week and how spent, regular newspaper/magazine readership, type of article preferred in school journal, society affiliation, subjects taken at 'O' and 'A' level, most/least interesting subjects, opinion of specialisation. Most/least important school objectives (e.g. do well in exams, develop personality), intentions after leaving school, career preferences, expected career at age 30, ideal success aspirations, whether likely to be achieved. Whether believes parents are over-possessive, whether weekends should be spent on homework/relaxation/social activity. Attitudes to various social and political issues (e.g. Socialism, abortion, Women's Liberation, capital punishment (Wilson and Patterson 'conservatism' scale). Questions also measured belief in the 'preservation of the status quo' and a 'jaundiced view of life' attitude (Himmelweit), extraversion/intraversion, and neuroticism (Eysenck), attitude to various forms of protest action, whether overprivileged/underprivileged groups exist in Britain and possible remedies.
Semantic differential scales also measured 'self-perception' and 'general life affect'.
Background Variables
Parent's education, number of siblings, position in family.

Coverage, universe, methodology

Dates of fieldwork: 1973
Country: England
Observation units: Individuals
Universe: Subnational
All girls in fourth form and upwards in a girls' public school in Southern England
Time dimensions: Cross-sectional (one-time) study
Sampling procedures: No sampling (total universe)
Number of units: 213 (target) 213 (obtained)
Method of data collection: Self-completion
Weighting: No information recorded

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Administrative and access information

Date of release:
First edition: 01 January 1977
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By principal investigator(s):
Abrams, M. and Hall, J., (1973) `Opinions and attitudes of senior girls'. Unpublished paper, SSRC Survey Unit.

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