Response styles

Single Wave Study

General Information

Response styles
Project Number
This questionnaire is about opinions. The questionnaire consists of a number of questions and statements about personal beliefs, characteristics en behaviors.
Longitudinal Type
Single Wave Study
Begin date
End date
Jamis He Jia
© 2019 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 the household member encryptedpreloaded
gs12a_mYear and month of the field work periodconstructed
gs12a001Do you fear being excluded if you express disagreement with your friends?directly measured
gs12a002When you disagree with someone of higher status, how often do you just tell him/her?directly measured
gs12a003When you are not sure of your opinion, how often do you just follow the majority?directly measured
gs12a004When your views do not match with the views of your group, do you follow your or the group’s view?directly measured
gs12a005Do you ever tell when your opinions are not in line with those of your group?directly measured
gs12a006Do you ever say “Yes” when you do not understand a question very well?directly measured
gs12a007Do you sometimes say “Yes” even though you do not actually agree?directly measured
gs12a008Do you ever pretend agreeing with someone, because you think that this person will then like you better?directly measured
gs12a009How do you feel when you disagree on something?directly measured
gs12a010How do you feel about letting know your disagreement?directly measured
gs12a011How important is it for you to have strong opinions?directly measured
gs12a012Do you like to be viewed as a person with strong opinions?directly measured
gs12a013When you have an opinion on something, how is this opinion usually best described?directly measured
gs12a014Do you ever prefer to have a strong opinion rather than no opinion at all?directly measured
gs12a015In what way are your opinions best described?directly measured
gs12a016Do you ever pretend to have an extreme idea, while your actual opinion is less extreme?directly measured
gs12a017How often do you take an extreme stance just to impress people?directly measured
gs12a018Do you like to stand out during communications?directly measured
gs12a019Do you prefer to dominate in a conversation by expressing strong opinions?directly measured
gs12a020Are strong opinions appreciated by people around you?directly measured
gs12a021How difficult is it for you to remain neutral in a discussion?directly measured
gs12a022Do you ever prefer neutral opinions to strong opinions?directly measured
gs12a023How do you describe your views?directly measured
gs12a024Do you think a middle position ensures every discussion to remain friendly?directly measured
gs12a025Do you think it is wise to stand in a middle position?directly measured
gs12a026How often do you give neutral opinions to avoid conflict?directly measured
gs12a027Do you ever give neutral opinions when you do not understand a question very well?directly measured
gs12a028Do you ever hide your true opinion by giving no comments?directly measured
gs12a029How often do you give neutral opinions to maintain a positive impression?directly measured
gs12a030How often do you try to make a moderate impression?directly measured
gs12a031I have doubts about my ability to succeed in life.directly measured
gs12a032I’m a good listener.directly measured
gs12a033I never regret my decisions.directly measured
gs12a034I am confident about my judgment.directly measured
gs12a035I have always been honest with myself.directly measured
gs12a036I let someone else be punished for my wrongdoings.directly measured
gs12a037I am jealous of others with good fortune.directly measured
gs12a038I am irritated by people who ask for favors.directly measured
gs12a039I say things that hurt others’ feelings.directly measured
gs12a040I sometimes take advantage of people.directly measured
gs12a041I feel angry when people express ideas different from my own.directly measured
gs12a042I sometimes tell lies.directly measured
gs12a043I help others in trouble.directly measured
gs12a044I forgive others for their wrongdoings.directly measured
gs12a045I admit when I do not know something.directly measured
gs12a046I get along with difficult people quite well.directly measured
gs12a047I never take things that don’t belong to me.directly measured
gs12a048Was it difficult to answer the questions?directly measured
gs12a049Were the questions sufficiently clear?directly measured
gs12a050Did the questionnaire get you thinking about things?directly measured
gs12a051Was it an interesting subject?directly measured
gs12a052Did you enjoy answering the questions?directly measured
gs12a053Starting date questionnaireconstructed
gs12a054Starting time questionnaireconstructed
gs12a055End date questionnaireconstructed
gs12a056End time questionnaireconstructed
gs12a057Duration in secondsderived


Questionnaire: Response styles

The questionnaire was administered in Dutch

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Response Information

Response Overview
Selected number of household members: 7511 (100.0%)
Non-response: 1875 (25.0%)
Response: 5636 (75.0%)
Complete: 5620 (74.8%)
Incomplete: 16 (0.2%)
Collection Events
05-03-2012 to 27-03-2012
Panel members aged 16 years or older.
Collection Mode
internet survey
Fieldwork Note
A reminder was sent twice to non-respondents