Social-Relational Cluster (Personality)

Single Wave Study

General Information

Social-Relational Cluster (Personality)
This questionnaire is about interests, preferences, thoughts and behaviors in daily life.

The questionnaire consisted of 10 scales that measured aspects of social-relational functioning; 5 scales were on positive social-relational behaviors and 5 on negative social-relational behaviors. Each scale consisted of 6 statements of which respondents indicated to what extent they agreed with them (1 totally disagree, 2 disagree, 3 slightly agree, slightly disagree, 4 agree, 5 totally agree). All scales were unipolar; the statements were formulated in the same direction.

The 60 statements are not disseminated. Instead, the codebooks describe the 10 constructs that were measured. The data file consists only of scale scores.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date


Valchev, V.H., Van De Vijver, F.J.R.
© 2012 CentERdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project
Cross-Cultural Psychology at Tilburg University
Statistics Netherlands (CBS)

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in Dutch
Codebook in English

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of household member encrytedpreloaded
ge12a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
ge12a001Facilitating: The quality of being a good guide in life.derived
ge12a002Integrity: Adhering to moral values and behaving morally.derived
ge12a003Relationship Harmony: Dealing with the preservation of harmony in interpersonalderived
ge12a004Active Support: Altruistic and helping behaviors.derived
ge12a005Empathy: Sensitivity to others’ feelings.derived
ge12a006Unreliability: Breaching expectations of moral behavior.derived
ge12a007Harmony Breach: Breaching interpersonal harmony.derived
ge12a008Arrogance: Perceiving and demonstrating superiority over others.derived
ge12a009Hostility: Hostile and derogatory behaviors.derived
ge12a010Egoism: Acts of greed and self-centeredness.derived
ge12a011Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
ge12a012Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
ge12a013Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
ge12a014Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
ge12a015Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
ge12a016Starting date questionnaireconstructed
ge12a017Starting time questionnaireconstructed
ge12a018End date questionnaireconstructed
ge12a019End time questionnaireconstructed
ge12a020Duration in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Social-Relational Cluster

This questionnaire was originally conducted in Dutch

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Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members: 2441 (100%)
Non-response: 836 (34.2%)
Response: 1605 (65.8%)
Complete: 1604 (65.7%)
Incomplete: 1 (.0%)
Collection Events
05-03-2012 to 27-03-2012
panel members with the age of 16 years or older.
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.


Beyond Agreeableness: Social-relational personality concepts from an indigenous and cross-cultural perspective Journal of Research in Personality, 48(1), 17–32; Valchev, V.H. et al.
Family characteristics and entrepreneurship among immigrants in the Netherlands Master thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Erasmus School of Economics; Grigorian, A.A.