Monthly Archives: May, 2010

Professional Worker Career Experience Survey, United States, 2003-2004

The Professional Worker Career Experience Survey, United States, 2003-2004 contains responses from 752 working professionals who were surveyed between December 2003 and September 2004. The survey contains a combination of data on personal education and work histories, family structure, employment and demographic characteristics, and variety of personality scales. The data were collected originally as part of an investigation of the reasons for the under representation of women and minorities in the information technology (IT) workforce. The first part of the survey discusses work, family, and education experiences and their relation to careers. The part of the survey is the vocational counseling instrument, the Strong Interest Inventory.

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United States National Church Shooting Database, 1980-2005

United States National Church Shooting Database, 1980-2005 “uses online newspaper archive articles to document all cases of shootings on church property within the United States from 1980-2005. While extensive studies have been done exploring the details of other public shootings such as school campuses and workplaces, the phenomenon of shootings in churches has been left relatively untouched. Taking into account variables about the offenders, victims, and circumstances of each shooting, the database attempts to describe each incident as well as explore how the church context may play a role in the shooting.”

Daily Stress Project

National Survey of Midlife in the United States (MIDUS II): Daily Stress Project, 2004-2009 examines “how sociodemographic factors, health status, personality characteristics, and genetic endowment modify patterns of change in exposure to day-to-day life stressors as well as physical and emotional reactivity to these stressors.”

The Daily Stress study is Project 2 of the MIDUS longitudinal study, a national survey of more than 7,000 Americans (aged 25 to 74) began in 1994. The purpose of the larger study was to investigate the role of behavioral, psychological, and social factors in understanding age-related differences in physical and mental health. A description of the study and findings from it are available on the MIDUS Web site.

National Health Interview Survey

National Health Interview Survey, 2008. “The purpose of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is to obtain information about the amount and distribution of illness, its effects in terms of disability and chronic impairments, and the kinds of health services people receive.”

The 2007 survey has also just been released.

Long Beach Longitudinal Study

The Long Beach Longitudinal Study sampled adults at several intervals from 1978 to 2003 to study the cognitive aging process. “Individual differences in abilities and change in those abilities over adulthood are associated not only with cognitive mechanisms, but with sociodemographic phenomena such as birth cohort, or gender, and within-individual characteristics, including health, affect, self-efficacy, personality, and other variables that impact health.”

Operation and Structure of Right-Wing Extremist Groups in the United States, 1980-2007

Operation and Structure of Right-Wing Extremist Groups in the United States, 1980-2007 , addresses some of the gaps in what is known about right-wing terrorism by (1) comparing right-wing extremist “advocates” with “implementers”, and (2) identifying internal processes related to organizational planning and group roles by focusing on how right-wing extremist groups recruit new members.  The research team collected data on a total of 112 persons from 16 right-wing extremist (RWE) groups. The dataset includes a total of 82 terrorist recruitment and individual-level risk factor variables.