UNITED STATES PERSONNEL AND FUNDING RESOURCES FOR SCIENCE, ENGINEERING, AND TECHNOLOGY:
SURVEYS OF RECENT SCIENCE AND ENGINEERING GRADUATES, 1976, 1978, 1979, 1980
INDEX OF QUESTIONS AND VARIABLES
VARIABLE NUMBER (V#) AND QUESTION NUMBER (Q#)
1976 1978 1979 1980
VARIABLE
V# Q# V# Q# V# Q# V# Q#
BACKGROUND INFORMATION
Student ID Number
Fice Code V 1 V 1 V 1 V 1
Type of Degree V 2 V 3 V 4 V 3
Field of Science V 3 V 4 V 5 V 4
(Major - 1978)
Selection Number V 4 V 2 V 2 V 2
Group of Science V 5 V 5 V 6 V 5
Check Digit V 6 V 3
Date of Birth
Month V 6, 1 V 7, 1 V 7, 1 V 6, 1
Day V 7, 1 V 8, 1 V 8, 1 V 7, 1
Year V 8, 1 V 9, 1 V 9, 1 V 8, 1
Citizenship V 9, 2 V 10, 2 V 10, 2 V 9, 2
Sex V 10, 3 V 11, 3 V 11, 3 V 10, 3
Race/Ethnic Identification V 11, 4 V 12, 4 V 12, 4 V 11, 4
(Wording Change in 1978)
(Coding Change in 1978)
Hispanic ethnic heritage? V 13, 4a V 13, 4a V 12, 4a
Marital Status V 14, 5 V 14, 5 V 13, 5
Any children? V 15 - V 17 V 15, 5a V 14, 5a
(Coding Change in 1979) Q. 15a
Physically handicapped? V 18, 6 V 16, 6 V 15, 6
Nature of handicap V 19 - V 22 V 17 - V 20 V 16 - V 19
Q. 6a Q. 6a Q. 6a
EDUCATION
Undergraduate and graduate
degrees awarded:
Bachelor's Degree
Month V 12, 5 V 24, 8 V 22, 8 V 22, 8
Year V 13, 5 V 25, 8 V 23, 8 V 22, 8
Major Field V 14, 5 V 26, 8 V 24, 8 V 23, 8
Master's Degree
Month V 15, 5 V 27, 8 V 25, 8 V 24, 8
Year V 16, 5 V 28, 8 V 26, 8 V 25, 8
Major Field V 17, 5 V 29, 8 V 27, 8 V 26, 8
Doctorate Degree
Month V 18, 5 V 30, 8 V 28, 8 V 27, 8
Year V 19, 5 V 31, 8 V 29, 8 V 28, 8
Major Field V 20, 5 V 32, 8 V 30, 8 V 29, 8
Other
Month V 33, 8 V 31, 8 V 30, 8
Year V 34, 8 V 32, 8 V 31, 8
Major field V 35, 8 V 33, 8 V 32, 8
(Wording Change in 1978)
(Coding Change in 1978)
(Coding Change in 1979)
Current enrollment status V 70, 16 V 23, 7 V 21, 7 V 20, 7
(Coding Change in 1978)
EMPLOYMENT PROFILE
Employment status: V 21, 6 V 37, 10 V 33, 10 V 34, 10
If employed full-time V 22, 6a V 38, 10a V 36, 10a V 35, 10a
in non-science or non-en-
gineering position, most
important reason for taking
position:
Seeking full-time employment V 23, 6b V 39, 10b V 37, 10b V 36, 10b
if employed part-time during
If unemployed and seeking em- V 40 - V 43 V 38 - V 41 V 37 - V 40
ployment, job search restricted Q. 10c Q. 10c Q. 10c
by
Q. 10c
If unemployed, # weeks V 44, 10d V 42, 10d V 41, 10d
unemployed and seeking work
Most important reason if V 45, 10e V 43, 10e V 42, 10e
not employed and not
seeking work
Type of organization of V 24, 7 V 46, 11 V 44, 11 V 43, 11
principal employment
(Coding Change in 1978)
Work activity related to
position:
Primary V 25, 8 V 65, 14 V 63, 14 V 62, 14
Secondary V 26, 8 V 66, 14 V 64, 14 V 63, 14
(Wording Change in 1978)
(Coding Change in 1978)
Area of specialty V 27, 9 V 67, 15 V 65, 15 V 64, 15
(Coding Change in 1978)
(Coding Change in 1979)
Percentage of time devoted
to management or admini-
stration of:
Research and develop- V 34, 10 V 49, 13 V 47, 13 V 46, 13
ment
Other than research and V 35, 10 V 50, 13 V 48, 13 V 47, 13
development
Basic research V 36, 10 V 52, 13 V 50, 13 V 49, 13
Applied research V 37, 10 V 53, 13 V 51, 13 V 50, 13
Development V 38, 10 V 54, 13 V 52, 13 V 51, 13
(Wording Change in 1978)
Design V 39, 10 V 57, 13 V 55, 13 V 54, 13
(Wording Change in 1978)
Teaching V 40, 10 V 51, 13 V 49, 13 V 48, 13
(Wording Change in 1978)
Consulting V 41, 10 V 62, 13 V 60, 13 V 59, 13
Production V 42, 10
Report and techncial writing, V 55, 13 V 53, 13 V 52, 13
editing, infor. retrieval
Clinical diagnosis V 56, 13 V 54, 13 V 53, 13
Quality control, testing, V 58, 13 V 56, 13 V 55, 13
evaluation, inspection
Operations V 59, 13 V 57, 13 V 56, 13
Distribution V 60, 13 V 58, 13 V 57, 13
Statistical work V 61, 13 V 59, 13 V 58, 13
Computer applications V 63, 13 V 61, 13 V 60, 13
Other activities V 43, 10 V 64, 13 V 62, 13 V 61, 13
(Wording Change in 1978)
(Coding Change in 1978)
Place of employment (state) V 44, 11 V 47, 12 V 45, 12 V 44, 12
(Wording Change in 1980)
Basic annual salary as- V 45, 12 V 68, 16 V 66, 16 V 65, 16
sociated with principal
professional employment :
If academically employed, V 46, 12a V 70, 16b V 68, 16b V 67, 16b
period of time applicable
to salary
(Wording Change in 1978)
Academically employed? V 69, 16a V 67, 16a V 66, 16a
Title of position if academically V 47, 12b V 71, 16c V 69, 16c V 68, 16c
employed
(Coding Change in 1978)
Topic of critical national V 48, 13 V 98, 18 V 96, 18 V 95, 18
interest on which most
professional time was spent
(Coding Change in 1978)
Work supported by U.S. V 49, 14 V 72, 17 V 70, 17 V 69, 17
government funds
Agencies supporting work V 50 - V 68 V 73 - V 97 V 71 - V 95 V 70 - V 94
(Coding Change in 1978) Q. 14a Q. 17a Q. 17a Q. 17a
V 118 - V 120 V 114 - V 118 V 115 - V 117
Q. 17a Q. 17a Q. 17a
Percent of professional time V 99, 19 V 97, 19 V 96, 19
devoted to fuel and energy
Energy source involving V 100, 20 V 100, 20 V 98, 20 V 97, 20
largest proportion of energy
related work
Energy related activities V 101 - V 113 V 99 - V 111 V 98 - V 110
engaged in Q. 21 Q. 21 Q. 21
Energy related activity on V 114, 22 V 112, 22 V 111, 22
which most time was spent
(Coding Change in 1979)
Years of professional work V 69, 15 V 36, 9 V 34, 9 V 33, 9
experience
MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
Sampling Information:
Measure of size V 28
Certainty/Noncertainty V 29
Order of selection V 30
Student stratum number V 31
Weight V 32 V 122 V 119 V 118
Final adjusted weight V 121
Card Number V 33 V 48 V 46 V 45
Source of responses V 71
Comments V 115 V 113 V 112
Type of questionnaire V 116 V 114 V 113
1/3 sample V 117 V 115 V 114