Questionnaire

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Questionnaire
The second year psychology class at University College London is carrying out a research project into the nature
of fun. We would be grateful if you could help us by completing the following questionnaire. A few points about
the questionnaire:
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The questionnaire is completely anonymous.
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For most of the questions there are no right or wrong answers — it is your opinions in which we are
interested.
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The questions have been written by different members of the class — as a result there may seem to be
some repetition, which we would ask you to excuse.
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Although some of the questions may seem strange, there is always a good reason for asking them.
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The data will be used as an educational exercise by the class and for research.
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Access to the data will be restricted to those taking and running the class.
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If you are not happy with answering any of the questions, simply leave them blank.
Thank you very much for your help with this research project. If there are any problems then please feel free to
contact the academic supervisor, Professor I C McManus, at the Division of Psychology and Language Sciences,
University College London, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT, tel: 020-7679 5390, or [email protected]
Firstly, a few background questions.
1.
Are you male or female?
Male / Female
2.
How old are you?
3.
At what age did you finish full-time education?
4.
15 or below (e.g. GCSE or O-levels) / 16-18 (e.g. A-levels) / 19-21 (e.g. degree) /
22 or above (e.g. post-graduate) / Still in full-time education
How much have you studied science subjects?
________ (years)
Not at all / At GCSE (O-level) / At A-level / Undergraduate / Postgraduate
5.
How much have you studied mathematics?
Not at all / At GCSE (O-level) / At A-level / Undergraduate / Postgraduate
6.
How much have you studied arts or humanities subjects?
Not at all / At GCSE (O-level) / At A-level / Undergraduate / Postgraduate
7.
Have you studied Art (Painting, Sculpture or similar subjects)?
8.
Not at all / GCSE or O-level / A-level / Foundation course / Degree course / Postgraduate
Have you studied Music? Not at all / GCSE or O-level / A-level / Degree course / Postgraduate
9.
What degree subject are you studying or have you studied? ____________________________________
10.
In which broad category of subject would you put this degree?
Medical science / Biological science / Physical science / Mathematics / Engineering / Architecture /
Social studies / Business / Media studies / Languages / Humanities / Creative arts / Education
11.
The following descriptions are based on the Registrar-General’s categories of jobs.
1. Professional occupation, eg. doctors, university teachers, higher executives, company directors, lawyers, etc.
2. Intermediate occupation eg. teachers, journalists, authors, civil servants, pilots, managers, technicians, musicians
3. Skilled occupation eg. accounting and costing clerks, craftsmen, foremen, shopkeepers, mine-workers
4. Semi-skilled occupation eg. postmen and telephone operators, agricultural workers, etc.
5. Unskilled occupation eg. building and dock labourers, etc.
6. Cannot classify/Other e.g. student, Armed Forces
Which group best describes or described: a) Your father’s job
1
b) Your mother’s job 1
2
2
3
3
4 5 6
4 5 6
Please indicate your answers to the following questions by putting a tick in
one of the boxes. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers, so please just
express your opinions.
12. Do rich people have more fun?
13. Compared with people from the same culture, is it more difficult
for people from different cultures to have fun together?
14. Does the media have a significant impact on how you seek fun?
15. Do creative people have more fun than people who are not as
creative?
16. Do you think internet communication sites like facebook have
replaced having fun with other people face to face?
17. Do you think you need to have fun to be happy?
18. Is fun one of the requirements we ought to fulfil in life?
19. Does unhappiness restrict your ability to have fun?
20. Do you have more fun alone than in a group?
21. Would you primarily choose your career
based on how fun you think it is?
22. Do you think you would have as much fun
if you grew up 50 years ago?
23. Do you think fun activities become less fun over time?
24. Do you think a match is more fun when
played competitively rather than just “for fun”?
25. Do you have more fun if you spend more money?
26. Is it important to be perceived as a fun person?
27. Are unfamiliar environments more fun than familiar ones?
28. Would you consider breaking the law to have fun?
29. Do you have more fun when there is a purpose to your activity?
2
Definitely
No
Probably
No
Probably
Yes
Definitely
Yes
Please indicate your answers to the following questions by putting
a tick in one of the boxes. There are no ‘right’ or ‘wrong’ answers,
so please just express your opinions.
30. Can activities that you are forced to do ever be fun?
31. Are you willing to take risks to have fun?
32. Is the presence of other people essential to have fun?
33. Do you think the amount of money that you have influences
how much fun you have?
34. Can you have fun if you are unhappy?
35. Would you repeat a certain activity that
carried a health risk in order to have fun?
36. Is it important to have a similar personality
as people in order to have fun with them?
37. Is it possible to have fun by yourself?
38. Does having fun always involve happiness?
39. Do you think laughing and fun always go together?
40. Do you feel a social pressure to have fun when others are?
41. Can you have fun when you are not in control?
42. Can fun provide you with happiness in the long-term?
43. Can you have fun when you are scared?
44. Is spontaneous fun more enjoyable than planned fun?
45. Do you think you are more likely to have fun
after a period of no fun?
46. Do you think you are having more fun
at this stage of your life than you will ever have?
47. When you are having fun are you usually aware of it?
48. Did you have more fun when you were a child?
49. Are unplanned activities more fun than planned ones?
50. Do extraverted people have more fun than introverted people?
51. Is an activity more fun if there is risk involved?
3
Definitely Probably Probably Definitely
No
No
Yes
Yes
52.
Think of a typical situation when you were having fun.
Please describe it in three or four words: ___________________________________________________
Now, ring any of the words below that describe your feelings in that situation:
absorbed
crazy
focused
laughing
private
spontaneous
53.
accomplished
ecstatic
fulfilled
lazy
proud
stress-free
amazement
energetic
happy
loving
public
surprised
blissful
engrossed
inspired
lustful
relaxed
talking
caring
entertained
intimate
nervous
romantic
vulnerable
challenged
excited
joking
peaceful
self-confident
warm
contented
fearful
joyful
playful
sensual
witty
Finally, some questions about you as a person and your interests.
Every
day
How often do you?
A few times a
week
Once a
week
A few times Once a month A few times
a month
or less
a year
Never
Listen to popular music
Listen to classical music
Go to pop concerts / discos
Go to classical music concerts / opera
Play a musical instrument
Go to museums or art galleries
Read about art in newspapers, magazines or books
Draw or paint
Read a novel
Read non-fiction books (not for work or study)
Read poetry
Go to the cinema
Go to the theatre (plays/musicals, etc)
Act or otherwise take part in theatre
Watching classical or modern ballet/dance
Going dancing (any form)
--------------------- Most days for -------------------2-4
1-2
1 hour or
4+ hours
hours
hours
less
2-3 times a
week
Once a week Less often
Watch television
Listen to radio
Listen to podcasts
Browse the internet
54.
Do you agree with the way these statements
describe you as a person?
Strongly
Disagree
Disagree
Neutral
Thank you very much for your help with this study
Agree
Strongly
agree
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