This page contains a summary of the data available in the AuSSA 2012 - Family and Changing Gender Roles.

To make sense of the variable names - please refer to the questionnaire which is available to download from the ADA

The complete data set is also available to download from the ADA

knitr::opts_chunk$set(
  warning = TRUE, # show warnings during codebook generation
  message = TRUE, # show messages during codebook generation
  error = TRUE, # do not interrupt codebook generation in case of errors,
                # usually better for debugging
  echo = TRUE  # show R code
)
ggplot2::theme_set(ggplot2::theme_bw())
library(codebook)
## 
## Attaching package: 'codebook'
## The following objects are masked from 'package:sjlabelled':
## 
##     as_factor, to_factor, val_labels
# to import an SPSS file from the same folder uncomment and edit the line below

library(haven)
library(sjlabelled)

codebook_data <- read_spss("aussa2012-codebook.sav")

#Recode can't choose to be sequential
for (col in colnames(codebook_data)) {
   if (!is.null(get_labels(codebook_data[[col]],attr.only=TRUE))) {
       labs <- get_labels(codebook_data[[col]],attr.only=TRUE)
       vals <- get_values(codebook_data[[col]])
       locator <- grep('choose',labs,ignore.case=TRUE)
       if (length(locator) != 0) {
           codebook_data[[col]] <- remove_labels(codebook_data[[col]],labels = labs[locator])
           mval <- max(vals[-locator]) + 1
           codebook_data[[col]] <- add_labels(codebook_data[[col]], labels = setNames(mval,labs[locator]))
           codebook_data[[col]][codebook_data[[col]]==vals[locator]] <- mval
       }
   }
}

# for Stata
# codebook_data <- rio::import("mydata.dta")
# for CSV
# codebook_data <- rio::import("mydata.csv")


# omit the following lines, if your missing values are already properly labelled
codebook_data <- detect_missing(codebook_data,
    only_labelled = TRUE, # only labelled values are autodetected as
                                   # missing
    negative_values_are_missing = FALSE, # negative values are missing values
    ninety_nine_problems = TRUE,   # 99/999 are missing values, if they
                                   # are more than 5 MAD from the median
    )

# If you are not using formr, the codebook package needs to guess which items
# form a scale. The following line finds item aggregates with names like this:
# scale = scale_1 + scale_2R + scale_3R
# identifying these aggregates allows the codebook function to
# automatically compute reliabilities.
# However, it will not reverse items automatically.
#codebook_data <- detect_scales(codebook_data)
metadata(codebook_data)$name <- "Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2012 - Family and Changing Gender Roles"
metadata(codebook_data)$description <- "TThe Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) is Australia’s main source of data for the scientific study of the social attitudes, beliefs and opinions of Australians, how they change over time, and how they compare with other societies. The survey is used to help researchers better understand how Australians think and feel about their lives. It produces important information about the changing views and attitudes of Australians as we move through the 21st century. Similar surveys are run in other countries, so data from AuSSA survey also allows us to compare Australia with countries all over the world. The aims of the survey are to discover: the range of Australians’ views on topics that are important to all of us; how these views differ for people in different circumstances; how they have changed over the past quarter century; and how they compare with people in other countries. The topic for 2012 is 'Family and Changing Gender Roles'. This is the fourth time this has been the topic of the survey, having previously been the theme for surveys in 1988, 1994 and 2002. AuSSA is also the Australian component of the International Social Survey Project (ISSP). The ISSP is a cross-national collaboration on surveys covering important topics. Each year, survey researchers in some 40 countries each do a national survey using the same questions. The ISSP focuses on a special topic each year, repeating that topic from time to time."
metadata(codebook_data)$identifier <- "doi:10.26193/C86EZG"
metadata(codebook_data)$datePublished <- "2021-10-26"
metadata(codebook_data)$creator <- list(
      "@type" = "Person",
      givenName = "Adam", familyName = "Zammit",
      email = "adam.zammit@acspri.org.au", 
      affiliation = list("@type" = "Organization",
        name = "Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI)"))
metadata(codebook_data)$citation <- "ACSPRI (2021). AuSSA 2012 Codebook."
metadata(codebook_data)$url <- "https://www.acspri.org.au/sites/acspri.org.au/files/aussa2012codebook.html"
metadata(codebook_data)$temporalCoverage <- "2012" 
metadata(codebook_data)$spatialCoverage <- "Australia" 
codebook(codebook_data)

Metadata

Description

Dataset name: Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2012 - Family and Changing Gender Roles

TThe Australian Survey of Social Attitudes (AuSSA) is Australia’s main source of data for the scientific study of the social attitudes, beliefs and opinions of Australians, how they change over time, and how they compare with other societies. The survey is used to help researchers better understand how Australians think and feel about their lives. It produces important information about the changing views and attitudes of Australians as we move through the 21st century. Similar surveys are run in other countries, so data from AuSSA survey also allows us to compare Australia with countries all over the world. The aims of the survey are to discover: the range of Australians’ views on topics that are important to all of us; how these views differ for people in different circumstances; how they have changed over the past quarter century; and how they compare with people in other countries. The topic for 2012 is ‘Family and Changing Gender Roles’. This is the fourth time this has been the topic of the survey, having previously been the theme for surveys in 1988, 1994 and 2002. AuSSA is also the Australian component of the International Social Survey Project (ISSP). The ISSP is a cross-national collaboration on surveys covering important topics. Each year, survey researchers in some 40 countries each do a national survey using the same questions. The ISSP focuses on a special topic each year, repeating that topic from time to time.

Metadata for search engines

name value
@type Person
givenName Adam
familyName Zammit
email
affiliation Organization , Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI)
x
A1A
A1B
A1C
A1D
A1E
A2A
A2B
A3A
A3B
A4A
A4B
A4C
A4D
A5A
A5B
A5C
A6
A7A
A7B
A7C
A7D
A7E
A7F
A8
A8other
A9
A10
A11
A12
A13
A14
A15
A16
A17
A18
A19
A20
A21
A22a
A22b
A22c
A22d
A22e
A22f
A23
A24
A25
A26a
A26b
A26c
A26d
A27
A28
A29
A30
A31
A32
A33a
A33b
A34a
A34b
A35
B1a
B1b
B1c
B2
C1a
C1b
C1c
C1d
C1e
C1f
C2a
C2b
C2c
D1a
D1b
E1
E2
E5
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E13
E14
E15
E16ANZSCO1
E18ANZSIC1
E19
E34
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E41SACC1
E42
E42SACC1
E43
E43SACC1
E45
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state
division

Variables

A1A

To begin, we have some questions about women. To what extent do you agree or disagree…? : A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work

Distribution

Distribution of values for A1A

Distribution of values for A1A

28 missing values.

Summary statistics

name label data_type n_missing complete_rate min median max mean sd hist format.spss
A1A To begin, we have some questions about women. To what extent do you agree or disagree…? : A working mother can establish just as warm and secure a relationship with her children as a mother who does not work numeric 28 0.982716 1 2 6 2.376884 1.172669 ▇▁▂▁▁ F1.0

Value labels

Response choices
name value
Strongly agree 1
Agree 2
Neither agree nor disagree 3
Disagree 4
Strongly disagree 5
Cant choose 6

A1B

To begin, we have some questions about women. To what extent do you agree or disagree…? : A pre-school child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works

Distribution

Distribution of values for A1B

Distribution of values for A1B

40 missing values.

Summary statistics

name label data_type n_missing complete_rate min median max mean sd hist format.spss
A1B To begin, we have some questions about women. To what extent do you agree or disagree…? : A pre-school child is likely to suffer if his or her mother works numeric 40 0.9753086 1 4 6 3.309494 1.17706 ▇▅▇▃▁ F1.0

Value labels

Response choices
name value
Strongly agree 1
Agree 2
Neither agree nor disagree 3
Disagree 4
Strongly disagree 5
Cant choose 6

A1C

To begin, we have some questions about women. To what extent do you agree or disagree…? : All in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full-time job

Distribution

Distribution of values for A1C

Distribution of values for A1C

33 missing values.

Summary statistics

name label data_type n_missing complete_rate min median max mean sd hist format.spss
A1C To begin, we have some questions about women. To what extent do you agree or disagree…? : All in all, family life suffers when the woman has a full-time job numeric 33 0.9796296 1 3 6 3.236925 1.250199 ▇▃▇▃▁ F1.0

Value labels

Response choices
name value
Strongly agree 1
Agree 2
Neither agree nor disagree 3
Disagree 4
Strongly disagree 5
Cant choose 6

A1D

To begin, we have some questions about women. To what extent do you agree or disagree…? : A job is all right, but what most women really want is a home and children

Distribution