A Survey of Attitudes About College
Haverford College
Department of Psychology
Spring, 2002

Thank you for agreeing to participate in this survey concerning attitudes about college and leisure activities. The survey contains two sorts of items: questions about your college experience and your opinions concerning college, and a brief personalitry questionnaire. Your participation in this survey is voluntary, and you may decide at any time not to complete the survey. Your responses will not be quoted or otherwise used in a way that would identify you. If you have questions or concerns about this survey, or if you would like to receive news of the study's results, email ddavis@haverford.edu

If you are not presently a full-time student in a college or university program, please ignore this survey.

Background Information

Age:

Sex: Male Female

Year of expected graduation from college

Which of the following type of institution do you attend?
Haverford/Bryn Mawr
Other four-year liberal arts college
Private university
Public university

Please use the following table to indicate how important each of the listed factors were in your choice of a college or university.

Academic reputation/Rank Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Size Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Location Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Sports Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Financial aid/Cost Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Other family member attended Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Social life (fraternities, social reputation Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Academic honesty/Honor code Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important
Sense of community/Shared values Unimportant Moderately Important Very Important

Typical Activities

Using this past week as an example, please indicate how much time per day you spend on each of the following activities on a typical weekend day or a typical weekday.

Weekday

Coursework (reading, studying,
problem sets, writing papers, research)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours

Non-academic volunteer work

None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Work for pay

None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Athletic activities (varsity,
club and intramural sports)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Extra-curricular activities (clubs,
college paper, musical organizations, drama)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Solitary leisure activities
(reading, listening to music)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Catching up on sleep

None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Large group social activities
(on and off-campus parties)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Small group activities
(dating, dinner parties, conversation)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Computer/Internet
(Web browsing, games, IM)
None Less than 1 hour 1-2 hours More than
2 hours

Weekend Day

Coursework (reading, studying,
problem sets, writing papers, research)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours

Non-academic volunteer work

None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Work for pay

None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Athletic activities (varsity,
club and intramural sports)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Extra-curricular activities (clubs,
college paper, musical organizations, drama)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Solitary leisure activities
(reading, listening to music)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Catching up on sleep

None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Large group social activities
(on and off-campus parties)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Small group activities
(dating, dinner parties, conversation)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours
Computer/Internet
(Web browsing, games, IM)
None Less than
1 hour
1-2 hours More than
2 hours

Relationships

Which of the following best describes your current romantic relationship situation?

Steady dating with local partner
Steady dating with non-local partner
Casual dating with local partner
Casual dating with non-local partner
Not dating


Personal Questionnaire

Please use the rating scale below to describe how accurately each statement describes you. Describe yourself as you generally are now, not as you wish to be in the future. Describe yourself as you honestly see yourself, in relation to other people you know of the same sex as you are, and roughly your same age.

Often feel blue
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Have little to say.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Believe in the importance of art.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Have a good word for everyone.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Waste my time.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Seldom feel blue.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Feel comfortable around people.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Am not interested in abstract ideas.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Have a sharp tongue.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Am always prepared.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Feel comfortable with myself.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Keep in the background.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Do not like art.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Believe that others have good intentions.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Pay attention to details.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Rarely get irritated.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Make friends easily.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Have a vivid imagination.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Respect others.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Find it difficult to get down to work.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Am not easily bothered by things.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Know how to captivate people.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Avoid philosophical discussions.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Accept people as they are.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Get chores done right away.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Dislike myself.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Am skilled in handling social situations.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Tend to vote for liberal political candidates.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Cut others to pieces.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Carry out my plans.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Am very pleased with myself.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Would describe my experiences as somewhat dull.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Do not enjoy going to art museums.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Suspect hidden motives in others.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Do just enough work to get by.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Am often down in the dumps.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Am the life of the party.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Tend to vote for conservative political candidates.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Make people feel at ease.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Make plans and stick to them.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Have frequent mood swings.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Don't like to draw attention to myself.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Carry the conversation to a higher level.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Get back at others.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Don't see things through.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Panic easily.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Don't talk a lot.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Enjoy hearing new ideas.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Insult people.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

Shirk my duties.
Strongly Agree    Agree     Neither     Disagree     Strongly Disagree

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