This page contains a summary of the data available in the AuSSA 2015 - Work orientations.

To make sense of the variable names - please refer to the questionnaire (split A) which is available to download from the ADA and questionnaire (split B) 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)
# to import an SPSS file from the same folder uncomment and edit the line below

library(haven)
library(sjlabelled)

codebook_data <- read_spss("aussa2015codebook.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)$name <- "Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2015 - Work orientations"
metadata(codebook_data)$description <- "The 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 the AuSSA 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. 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. The topic for 2015 is 'Work Orientations'. This is the fourth time this has been the topic of the survey, having previously been the theme for the survey in 1989, 1997 and 2005. The AuSSA 2015 questionnaire was split into two booklets. Booklet A and Booklet B. Both booklets contained identical ISSP module and Personal Background sections, but some contributor sections had alternate questions. Within each wave, Booklet A was randomly assigned to half of the respondents, Booklet B to the remaining half. Waves 1 and 2 were conducted simultaneously in time (August) due to delays in Ethics approval, while Waves 3 and 4 were conducted on schedule in November 2015 and February 2016 respectively. Topics covered were work orientation, Health and work, Work, Support and Emotional Wellbeing, Early childhood, Ageing, Environment, Aboriginal policy, Insurance, Personal background."
metadata(codebook_data)$identifier <- "doi:10.4225/87/T5BNZ7"
metadata(codebook_data)$datePublished <- "2017-08-01"
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 2015 Codebook."
metadata(codebook_data)$url <- "https://www.acspri.org.au/sites/acspri.org.au/files/aussa2015codebook.html"
metadata(codebook_data)$temporalCoverage <- "2015" 
metadata(codebook_data)$spatialCoverage <- "Australia" 
codebook(codebook_data)

Metadata

Description

Dataset name: Australian Survey of Social Attitudes 2015 - Work orientations

The 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 the AuSSA 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. 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. The topic for 2015 is ‘Work Orientations’. This is the fourth time this has been the topic of the survey, having previously been the theme for the survey in 1989, 1997 and 2005. The AuSSA 2015 questionnaire was split into two booklets. Booklet A and Booklet B. Both booklets contained identical ISSP module and Personal Background sections, but some contributor sections had alternate questions. Within each wave, Booklet A was randomly assigned to half of the respondents, Booklet B to the remaining half. Waves 1 and 2 were conducted simultaneously in time (August) due to delays in Ethics approval, while Waves 3 and 4 were conducted on schedule in November 2015 and February 2016 respectively. Topics covered were work orientation, Health and work, Work, Support and Emotional Wellbeing, Early childhood, Ageing, Environment, Aboriginal policy, Insurance, Personal background.

Metadata for search engines

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givenName Adam
familyName Zammit
email
affiliation Organization , Australian Consortium for Social and Political Research Incorporated (ACSPRI)
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split

Variables

A1A

Please cross one box for each statement below to show how much you agree or disagree with it, thinking of work in general. : A job is just a way of earning money - no more

Distribution

Distribution of values for A1A

Distribution of values for A1A

136 missing values.

Summary statistics

name label data_type n_missing complete_rate min median max mean sd hist format.spss
A1A Please cross one box for each statement below to show how much you agree or disagree with it, thinking of work in general. : A job is just a way of earning money - no more numeric 136 0.8876961 1 4 6 3.734884 1.159304 ▃▂▇▅▁ 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

Please cross one box for each statement below to show how much you agree or disagree with it, thinking of work in general. : I would enjoy having a paid job even if I did not need the money

Distribution

Distribution of values for A1B

Distribution of values for A1B

81 missing values.

Summary statistics

name label data_type n_missing complete_rate min median max mean sd hist format.spss
A1B Please cross one box for each statement below to show how much you agree or disagree with it, thinking of work in general. : I would enjoy having a paid job even if I did not need the money numeric 81 0.9331131 1 2 6 2.349557 1.040766 ▇▂▁▁▁ 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

A2A

For each of the following, please cross one box to show how important you personally think it is in a job. How important is… : … job security

Distribution

Distribution of values for A2A

Distribution of values for A2A

41 missing values.

Summary statistics

name label data_type n_missing complete_rate min median max mean sd hist format.spss
A2A For each of the following, please cross one box to show how important you personally think it is in a job. How important is… : … job security numeric 41 0.9661437 1 1 6 1.484615 0.693501 ▇▁▁▁▁ F1.0

Value labels

Response choices
name value
Very important 1
Important 2
Neither important nor unimportant 3
Not important 4
Not important at all 5
Cant choose 6

A2B

For each of the following, please cross one box to show how important you personally think it is in a job. How important is… : … high income

Distribution