Pro-Social and Anti-Social Consequences of Guilt

Single Wave Study

General Information

Pro-Social and Anti-Social Consequences of Guilt
Project Number
This questionnaire examines whether parenthood affects the relation between guilt and pro-social behavior.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Van Doorn, Janne, Breugelmans, Seger M., Zeelenberg, Marcel
© 2013 CentERdata
Funding Organization
CentERdata/MESS Project

Datasets and documentation

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Codebook in English
Codebook in Dutch

Data Files

English SPSS file
English STATA file


Variable name Variable Label Variable Type
nomem_encrNumber of household member encryptedpreloaded
ir13a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
ir13a001To what condition did the respondent belong?preloaded
ir13a002preloaded: Did you ever have any children?preloaded
ir13a003According to our most recent information, you [have had / have not had] children. Is this information correct?directly measured
ir13a004How many children have you had?directly measured
ir13a005number of daughtersdirectly measured
ir13a006age(s) daughtersdirectly measured
ir13a007number of sonsdirectly measured
ir13a008age(s) sonsdirectly measured
ir13a009Would you like to have children in the future?directly measured
ir13a011I felt that I had done something wrong.directly measured
ir13a012I felt responsible.directly measured
ir13a013I wanted to make up for what had happened.directly measured
ir13a014Guiltdirectly measured
ir13a015Happinessdirectly measured
ir13a016Shamedirectly measured
ir13a017Regretdirectly measured
ir13a018Sadnessdirectly measured
ir13a019Angerdirectly measured
ir13a020Suppose you were to have €50 extra to spend this month. How much of that €50 would you donate to the Cancer Fund?directly measured
ir13a021I would like to make an anonymous donation of money to a good cause.directly measured
ir13a022I would like to comfort someone who is emotionally distraught.directly measured
ir13a023I would like to help someone, even if it is a stranger.directly measured
ir13a024I would like to help someone, without he or she noticing.directly measured
ir13a025I would like to make an anonymous donation of clothing or goods.directly measured
ir13a026I would like to help someone who has hurt him or herself.directly measured
ir13a027It’s not so bad to not disclose an extra source of income to the tax authority.directly measured
ir13a028It’s not so bad to unrightfully claim certain tax deductions.directly measured
ir13a029It’s not so bad to pay a handyman ‘under the counter’.directly measured
ir13a030It’s not so bad to receive a higher rebate from the tax authority by reporting lower wages.directly measured
ir13a031Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
ir13a032Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
ir13a033Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
ir13a034Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
ir13a035Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
ir13a036Starting date questionnaireconstructed
ir13a037Starting time questionnaireconstructed
ir13a038End date questionnaireconstructed
ir13a039End time questionnaireconstructed
ir13a040Duration of questionnaire in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Pro-Social and Anti-Social Consequences of Guilt

The questionnaire was administered in Dutch.

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Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members 999 (100%)
Non-response: 265 (26.5%)
Response: 734 (73.5%)
Complete: 707 (70.8%)
Incomplete: 27 ( 2.7%)
Collection Events
04-02-2013 to 26-02-2013
Random sample of 500 parents and 500 non-parents within the same age bracket, between 25 and 64 years.
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents.