Stress & Psychosocial Content

Relationship Quality/Social Support   Download

Measure HRS MHAS ELSA TILDA
wave   w7 - w12 w2 - w3 w1 - w7 w1
Relationship Spouse
Children
Family members
Friends (friends, acquaintances, or colleagues at work)
Support How much do they really understand the way you feel about things?
How much can you rely on them if you have a serious problem?
How much can you open up to them if you need to talk about your worries?
How much do they criticize you?  
How much do they let you down when you are counting on them?
How much do they get on your nerves?  
Response scale 1.A lot
2.Some
3.A little
4.Not at all
1.Strongly agree
2.Agree
3.Neither agree nor disagree
4.Disagree
5.Strongly disagree
       
*the questions are not asked in KLoSA, JSTAR, CRELES and CHARLS.
°I have always been satisfied with the balance between what I have given my partner and what I have received in return/ I have always received adequate appreciation for providing help in my family/
In my current major activity (job, looking after home, voluntary work) I have always been satisfied with the rewards I received for my efforts

Karasek Job Content Questionnaire   Download

Measure HRS ELSA SHARE KLoSA JSTAR CRELES
Wave w8 - w12 w2 - w6 w1, 2, 4, 5 w1 - w4 w1 - w3 w4 - w5
Response scale Scale 1 to 4 Scale 1 to 4 Scale 1 to 4 Scale 1 to 4 Scale 1 to 4 Scale 1 to 10
(from strongly disagree to strongly agree) (from strongly agree to strongly disagree) (from strongly agree to strongly disagree) (from strongly agree to strongly disagree) (from strongly agree to strongly disagree)
Karasek Job Content Questionnaire All things considered I am satisfied with my job   
My job is physically demanding  
I receive the recognition I deserve for my work    
My salary is adequate.  
My job promotion prospects are poor.   (w2 - w3)  
My job security is poor What are the chances that you will lose your
job during the next year?
I am under constant time pressure due to a heavy workload. My job involves a lot of stress.         (w2 - w4)  
I have very little freedom to decide how I do my work.     
I have the opportunity to develop new skills. My job requires me to do more challenging tasks than it used to (w2 - w3)  
I receive adequate support in difficult situations.    
At work, I feel I have control over what happens in most situations.        
Considering the things I have to do at work, I have to work very fast.        
I often feel bothered or upset in my work.          
In my work I am free from conflicting demands that others make.          
The demands of my job interfere with my personal life.          
*The questions are not asked in MHAS, TILDA and CHARLS

Loneliness   Download

    HRS MHAS ELSA SHARE KLoSA CRELES TILDA
Wave w6 - w12 w1 - w3 w2 - w6 w1, 2, 4, 5 w1 - w4 w2 - w5 w1
Loneliness How often do you feel you lack companionship? 3A   3B 3A(w4 - w5)     3A
How often do you feel left out? 3B(w6),
3A(w7 - w12)
  3B 4A(w1):
I feel left out of things
4A(w2) , 4B(w4 - w5):
How often do you feel left out?
    3A
How often do you feel isolated from others? 3B(w6),
3A(w7 - w12)
  3B 3A(w4 - w5)     3A
How often do you feel in tune with the people around you? 3B(w6),
3A(w7 - w12)
  3B       3A
How often do you feel lonely? 5A(w8):
During the past 30 days, how much of the time did you feel...lonely?
5B(w11-w12):
Yesterday, did you feel....Lonely?
2A : respondent felt during past week and if majority of time feel lonely 3B 4D(w1): I felt lonely
2A(w2): (Much of the time during the past week…)You felt lonely
3A(w4 - w5): How often do you feel lonely?
4B: How often did you feel alone last week   3A
that there are people you can talk to? 3A(w9 - w10)         4C: 3 separate questions asked about:
1.personal and family problems
2.problems at work or at home
3.financial problems
 
that there are people you can turn to? 3A(w9 - w12)            
that there are people who really understand you? 3A(w9 - w12)            
that there are people you feel close to? 3A(w9 - w12)            
part of a group of friends? 3A(w9 - w12)            
that you have a lot in common with the people around you? 3A(w9 - w12)            
Response Scale
2 points 3 points 4 points 5 points
2A 3A 3B 4A 4B 4C 4D 5A 5B
1.Yes
2.No
1.Often
2.Some of the time
3.Hardly ever or never
1 Hardly ever or never
2 Some of the time
3 Often
1. Often
2. Sometimes
3. Rarely
4. Never
1 .Very rarely
(less than one day)
2. Sometimes (1-2 days)
3. Often (3-4 days)
4. Almost always (5-7 days)
1.Never
2.Rarely
3.Sometimes
4.Frequently
1. Almost all of time
2. Most of the time
3. Some of the time
4. Almost none of the time
1. All of the time
2. Most of the time
3. Some of the time
4. A little of the time
5. None of the time
1. Not at all
2. A little
3. Somewhat
4. Quite a bit
5. Very
These questions are not asked in JSTAR and CHARLS

Neighborhood Disorder/Social Cohesion   Download

    HRS ELSA
Wave w8 - w12 w1, w3
Response scale Scale 1 to 7
(from very positive to very negative)
Scale 1 to 7
(from very positive to very negative)
Neighborhood Disorder I really feel part of this area/
I feel that I don't belong in this area
There is no problem with vandalism and graffiti in this area/Vandalism and graffiti are a big problem in this area
Most people in this area can be trusted/Most people in this area can't be trusted
People feel safe walking alone in this area after dark/People would be afraid to walk alone in this area after dark
Most people in this area are friendly/Most people in this area are unfriendly
This area is kept clean/This area is always full of rubbish and litter
If you were in trouble, there are lots of people in this area who would help you/If you were in trouble, there is nobody in this area who would help you
There are no vacant or deserted houses or storefronts in this area/There are many vacant or deserted houses or storefronts in this area  
*The questions are not asked in MHAS, TILDA and CHARLS

Ongoing Stress   Download

  HRS ELSA CRELES
Waves w7-w8, w10-w12 w1-w6 w1-w3
Financial Strain Currently I have ongoing financial strain. Which of the phrases on the card best describes how getting along financially these days? How would you describe your current economic situation?
Response Scale 1 No, didn't happen
2 Yes, but not upsetting
3 Yes, somewhat upsetting
4 Yes, very upsetting
1 Manage very well
2 Manage quite well
3 Get by alright
4 Don't manage very well
5 Have some financial difficulties
6 Have severe financial difficulties
1 Excellent
2 Very Good
3 Good
4 Average/Normal
5 Poor
Waves w7-w8, w10-w12 w1-w6 w4-w5
Housing problems Currently I have ongoing housing problems. Does accommodation have any of these problem About how much money do you still owe on your house?
Response Scale 1 No, didn't happen
2 Yes, but not upsetting
3 Yes, somewhat upsetting
4 Yes, very upsetting
01 Shortage of space
02 Noise from neighbors
03 Other street noise, such as traffic, businesses, factories
04 Too dark, not enough light
05 Pollution, grime or other environmental problems
caused by traffic or industry
06 Rising damp in floors and walls
07 Water getting in from roof, gutters or windows
08 Bad condensation problem
09 Problems with electrical wiring or plumbing
10 General rot and decay
11 Problems with insects, mice or rats
12 Too cold in winter
95 Other problems
Price value still owe
Waves w7-w8, w10-w12 w2 -
Close Relationship Currently I have ongoing problems in a close relationship. Maintaining close relationships has been difficult and frustrating for me (only for Wave 2)
Response Scale 1 No, didn't happen
2 Yes, but not upsetting
3 Yes, somewhat upsetting
4 Yes, very upsetting
1 Strongly agree
2 Somewhat agree
3 Agree a little
4 Neither agree nor disagree
5 Disagree a little
6 Somewhat disagree
7 Strongly disagree
Waves w7-w12 - -
Alcohol/Drug Use Currently I have ongoing problems with alcohol or drug use in family.
Response Scale 1 No, didn't happen
2 Yes, but not upsetting
3 Yes, somewhat upsetting
4 Yes, very upsetting
Waves w7-w8, w10-w12 - -
Work Trouble Currently I have ongoing difficulties at work.
Response Scale 1 No, didn't happen
2 Yes, but not upsetting
3 Yes, somewhat upsetting
4 Yes, very upsetting
Waves w7-w8, w10-w12 - w4-w5
Care Giving Currently I have helping at least one sick, limited, or frail family member or friend on a regular basis. Do you (or your spouse) currently provide assistance to a relative or friend with any of the following personal tasks because they cannot do them by themselves: bathing, eating, dressing, walking across a room, etc?
Response Scale 1 No, didn't happen
2 Yes, but not upsetting
3 Yes, somewhat upsetting
4 Yes, very upsetting
1Yes
2No
*These questions are not asked in MHAS, SHARE, KLoSA, JSTAR, TILDA, CHARLS