Questionnaire around Youth Values

Questionnaire around Youth Values

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This is a questionnaire about you and your views. The questionnaire will be totally confidential. This means that your teachers, parents and other pupils will not see what you write. The only people who will see it will be the researchers. So please fill it in as honestly as you can. If you are unsure about any of the questions or how to answer please ask for help. This is not a test there are no right or wrong answers - just your own opinions. How to fill in the questionnaire Some of the questions ask you to circle the answer which is closest to your opinion. Others ask you to tick a box. For some questions you are asked to write your answer in the space given. Other questions you are asked to circle a number.

Please ask for help if you are unsure about any of the questions.

Are you interested in taking part in the next stage of this research? This may involve small discussuion groups or being interviewed. If you are interested in taking part, please fill in your name and class below. NAME ....................................................................................................... CLASS.............................................................................

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ABOUT YOU

1.

Are you: Please tick

male

2.

How old are you? ............

3.

How do you think of yourself?

female

What month is your birthday? ..............

Read each of these words carefully and circle the word(s) which you think describe you. Some people circle only one or two words, other people circle more. Black Muslim

White African

Irish Hindu

Japanese Asian

Middle Eastern

British

Caribbean

Catholic

Jewish

European Mixed Race

Scottish Christian

Chinese

Protestant

Other: (please explain) ................................................................

4. What language(s) are spoken in your home?

................................................................... ................................................................... ................................................................... ...................................................................

5. What newspaper(s) are read in your home? ................................................................... ................................................................... ................................................................... ...................................................................

6. Do you regard yourself as belonging to a particular religion? (Please tick)

YES

If yes which one?

7.

NO

..............................................................................................

How would you describe yourself on this scale? (Please circle) Not at all religious 1

2

3

4

Very Religious 5

8. Who do you live with at home? (Please circle ‘yes’ for each person you live with) I live withmy father ......................................... yes my mother ....................................... yes my step-mum. ................................. yes my step-dad .................................... yes my dad’s girlfriend........................... yes my mum’s boyfriend........................ yes friends ............................................. yes brother(s) ........................................ yes sister(s) ........................................... yes step-brother(s) ................................ yes step-sister(s) ................................... yes Grandparent(s) ............................... yes Foster parents ................................ yes

Please write here any other people who live with you? ................................................................................................................................................

9.

How many bedrooms are there in your home? ...............................

3

4

10.

If any of these people live with you what are their jobs? (E.g. works in a school as a teacher, works in a factory as a packer.)

Father/ stepfather works in .......................... as a ........................................................

If your father/stepfather is currently unemployed what was the last job he had ..................................................................................................................................... Mother/ stepmother works in .......................... as a .......................................................

If your mother/stepmother is currently unemployed what was the last job she had .....................................................................................................................................

11.

If you have a part time job while at school, how many hours a week do you usually work? .................................................. hours

What work do you do? ................................................................................

12. How far do you live from school? (Please circle) Over 10 miles

5-10 miles

less than 5 miles

13. How far from your best friend(s) do you live? (Please circle) Over 10 miles

5-10 miles

less than 5 miles

14. How strict are your parents? (Please circle) Not at all strict 1

2

3

4

Very strict 5

very close

0110 110 110 00

very close

15. Here are a list of things that teenagers sometimes do in their free time, when they are not at school. What about you? Please tick a box for each activity. When I’m not at school I Watch tv/videos









Play computer games

Hang around









Play individual sport Play a team sport































































































Go to something like scouts, guides Look around shops







Do housework/chores Go to concerts or gigs Go to a Pub







Go to discos/clubs Visit family











































































































































































































































Never







































































































































Rarely























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Look after people





























































































Go to a youth club















Sometimes





Listen to music or radio

Regularly





















































































































































(who do you look after?) ............................................................................ Do a hobby























































































































































(What are your hobbies ?) ............................................................................ Attend after school clubs/activities Go to the cinema Read











































































































































































































Go to church, mosque or temple









































































Do voluntary work

























































































(What type of voluntary work do you do?) ............................................................................ See my friends



























































































Watch sports matches



















































































Other (please explain) ............................................................................

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PART

RIGHT and WRONG 16.

Some people say the following behaviour is wrong. Please tick the answer that is closest to your opinion Always Wrong

Euthanasia (ending the life of the incurably sick) ○







Avoiding a fare on public transport ○











Fighting with the police



























































Usually Wrong ○











































Sometimes Wrong ○













































Rarely Wrong

Never Wrong

not sure









































































































Watching/reading pornography















































































Taking the drug ecstasy/E



















































































Keeping money that you have found ○

Suicide





















































Using violence for political ends Religious discrimination













17.







































Buying something you knew was stolen ○









































































































































































































































































































































































In your opinion is it ever OK to lie? (Please tick) NO

YES

if yes, in what circumstances ............................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... 18.

Some people say the following behaviour is wrong. Please tick the answer that is closest to your opinion Always Wrong

Lying to a teacher















Truanting (Bunking off school) Racism























Buying drugs for friends Shoplifting











Wearing real fur









Smoking cigarettes



































































































































































































































































































































not sure







Never Wrong





















































































Rarely Wrong



































































































Sometimes Wrong



































































































Stealing people’s money or things













Pressuring someone to have sex Abortion



























































Usually Wrong



































































































































































19. In your opinion is it ever OK to tell on someone? (Please tick)

7

NO

YES

if yes, in what circumstances ............................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... 20.

Some people say the following behaviour is wrong. Please tick the answer that is closest to your opinion Always Wrong

Cloning animals











Taking the drug heroin Sexism Bullying







































Claiming state benefits that you’re not entitled to ○

Eating meat Unsafe sex





Glue sniffing Divorce







































































































































































Never Wrong































































































































Rarely Wrong

























not sure

























































































































































































































































































































































































































































































Sex outside marriage

21.











Sometimes Wrong



































































































































Usually Wrong



















In your opinion is it ever OK to use violence? (Please tick) YES

NO

if yes, in what circumstances ............................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... 22.

Some people say the following behaviour is wrong. Please tick the answer that is closest to your opinion Always Wrong

Carrying a weapon Taking revenge



































Throwing litter in a public place Homosexuality (lesbian / gay) Dealing drugs



















Drinking alcohol

























































































































































































































































































not sure





























































































































































Sexual intercourse under the age of 16







Doing medical experiments on animals Spray painting/graffiti



Never Wrong









Rarely Wrong









Sometimes Wrong







Using violence in self defence



Usually Wrong



























































































































































































































































































































































23.

In your opinion is it ever OK to break the law? (Please tick) YES

8

NO

if yes, in what circumstances ............................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................

24.

Some people say the following behaviour is wrong. Please tick the answer that is closest to your opinion Always Wrong Two-timing Fighting

































Lying to your parents







































Taking the drug cannabis















Prostitution





















Calling people names

























































































































































































not sure

















Never Wrong











































































Rarely Wrong



























































































































Sometimes Wrong









































































































Telling a teacher you’ve been bullied







Taking and driving away a car belonging to someone else (joyriding) ○



Usually Wrong















































































25. In your opinion is abortion ever OK? (Please tick) YES

NO

if yes, in what circumstances ............................................................................................................

....................................................................................................................................................... ....................................................................................................................................................... .......................................................................................................................................................

26. A dilemma is a situation in which IT IS DIFFICULT TO DECIDE WHAT IS THE RIGHT THING TO DO. Can9 you think of a dilemma for young people of your age? Please describe it here.

?? ? ?? ? ? !

......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................

?? ? ?? ? ? !

...................................................................................................................................

......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... ......................................................................................................................... .........................................................................................................................

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PART

10

WHAT DO YOU REALLY THINK?

27. Below are a list of statements which you may or may not agree with. Please read each one and tick the answer that is closest to your opinion.

Strongly

Agree

Uncertain

Disagree

Strongly

agree Most of the rules in places like schools are stupid and petty. ○













It is all right to do something against the law, like stealing, if you can get away with it. ○



































It is OK for people from different religions to get married or live together ○

















































One way to know if you want to marry someone is to live with them first ○









































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































































If I saw someone make a break in I would tell the police about it.









Problems in the environment are not as serious as people claim

It is OK for people from different races to get married or live together.

















The police pick on me and give me a bad time. ○

















It is all right to have sex with someone if you have been going out with them for a few weeks ○

















School has been a waste of time for me ○







Defying people in authority is all right if you can get away with it









Young people should respect their elders.













Because of AIDS people should stick to one sexual partner ○





Preserving the environment is more important than any other political issue today ○



disagree



























































































































































































































































































































































































28.

Do you feel comfortable being with people whose views are very different from your own? (Please circle one) Not at all 1

2

3

Very much 5

4

29.

What do you usually do in a situation where someone’s views are different from your own? (Please tick as many as apply) Go along with the other person Change your mind to agree Keep quiet

















Argue for your own views Avoid these situations Walk away Fight



































































































































































Go with what most people say













Other (please state)................................................................

30.

How do you usually feel in situations where someone’s views are different from your own? (Please tick as many as apply) Embarrassed Excited Angry









Happy



Shy Other ○





























































































































































































Confused Proud







Offended





Confident Scared





Nervous





















































































































































































(please explain)................................................................

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31.

Are there any of the following people that you would NOT like to have as neighbours? Only tick those that you would NOT like. people with a criminal record people of a different race people who take drugs travellers





rich people

















single mothers



heavy drinkers

























poor people none























































































































































































people who are lesbian or gay ○







people with large families







people of a different religion

racists







people who have AIDS



















































Others (please state)................................................................

32.

Do you agree with your parents/carers about the following? Yes

(Please tick) Views about religion View about drugs







Views about politics Views about sex







































Don't know ○

























































































































Do you agree with your friends about the following? Yes

(Please tick) Views about religion View about drugs







Views about politics Views about sex































































































































































Don't know









No



Views about violence

34.















Views about violence

33



No









Do you agree with your teachers about the following? (Please tick) Yes Views about religion View about drugs





Views about politics Views about sex







Not sure











































































































Views about violence

No



































































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PART

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HEROES and VILLAINS

35.

Think of someone that you look up to, they could be a famous person or they could be someone that you know. Who is it ? ................................................................................................................ What is it about them that you admire? ................................................................................................................................................................................. ................................................................................................................................................................................. Would you like to be like this person? (Please tick)

36.

YES

NO

Not sure

Think of a person that you do not look up to - it could be someone famous or someone you know. Who is it ? ................................................................................................................ What is it about them that you do not admire? .................................................................................................................................................................................

37.

How much trust do you think YOUNG PEOPLE have in adults today? (Please circle) Not at all 1

38.

2

3

4

Very Much 5

How much trust do you think that ADULTS have in the young today? (Please circle) Not at all 1

2

3

4

Very Much 5

39.

Setting a good example? Do you think the following set a good example for young people ? If you can please give names. Yes

No

Sometimes

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Examples

Examples Sports personalities (for example athletes, footballers etc.) Road protesters Politicians



Pop stars





























Religious leaders

































































































































































































































































Teachers

































































Police





































































Royal family



Older pupils Parents

















































Teen magazines







Soap opera characters





























































































































































People who campaign for the environment ○







































































































































............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................ ............................................................

Other (please explain).......................................................................................................................................................................

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40. For each of the following think of one example that you really like and write it in the space provided. (Please fill in all those you can)

Pop Group/Performer ................................................................................................................................................

Radio programme .....................................................................................................................................................

Book ...........................................................................................................................................................................

Computer game ...........................................................................................................................................................

Magazine/ comic .........................................................................................................................................................

Newspaper ...................................................................................................................................................................

Film/Video ....................................................................................................................................................................

TV programme .............................................................................................................................................................

Piece of music/ song ...................................................................................................................................................

TV Advertisement .......................................................................................................................................................

If you had to choose one thing from this list above, what would it be? (Please tick next to it.)

Describe some of the things you like about the one you have chosen. ................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................................................

AND FINALLY ... 41.

Please complete the following: Three things I hope will happen in the future are

................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................................................

42.

Three fears I have for the future are

................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................................................

Please tell us a joke or a funny story that is going around at the moment. ................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ................................................................................................................................................................................... ...................................................................................................................................................................................

THANK YOU FOR FILLING IN THIS QUESTIONNAIRE If you have any comments you would like to make please write them below. ........................................................................................................................... ........................................................................................................................... ...........................................................................................................................

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