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DLHE - Longitudinal Survey 2008/09

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Fields are displayed here by entity and sorted alphabetically by field description for ease of searching. The XSD ([RECID].xsd) defines the order that elements must appear in within submitted files. This is different to the order that they are presented within the coding manual.

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Analytical protocol Location of employment (basic level) (XLOCNA01)
Analytical protocol Location of employment (Region) (XLOCGRA01)
Analytical protocol Standard Industrial Classification (SIC2007) grouping (XSICDA02)
Analytical protocol Standard Occupational Classification 2010 (SOC2010(DLHE)) major grouping (XSOCDA02)
Chemistry subject marker from sample (CHEMISTRY)
Class of first degree from sample (XCLASS01)
Combined date (JOB_STRT_DTE)
Course identifier from sample (COURSEID)
Course title from sample (CTITLE)
Date of birth from sample (BIRTHDTE)
Derived salary (WRK_DRVD_SAL)
Derived salary verified (WRK_SAL_VRFD)
Disability from sample (DISABLE)
Disabled allowance marker from sample (DSA)
DLHE activity from sample (XACTIV01)
DLHE employment circumstance from sample (EMPCIR)
DLHE highest qualification obtained from sample (XOBTND01)
DLHE method of data collection from sample (METHOD)
DLHE unemployed/self-employed activity marker from sample (ACTIVITY)
Domicile marker from sample (DOMICILE_MARKER)
Duplicate husid marker from sample (DUP_HUSID)
Engineering subject marker from sample (ENGINEER)
Ethnicity from sample (ETHNIC)
Ethnicity grouped from sample (ETHNIC_MARKER)
European subject marker from sample (EUROPEAN)
FQ49 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (RCH_FE_FND_EPSRC)
Gender from sample (GENDER)
Grouped DLHE highest qualification obtained from sample (XQLEVD01)
HESA Publication Categories Definition (PUBCAT)
Higher Education Institution location from sample (HEILOCATION)
INSTID as of 2008/09 from sample (HEI0809)
Institution ID as of 2011-12 from sample (INSTID)
Institution's student identifier from sample (OWNSTU)
Key number (KEY)
Maths subject marker from sample (MATHS)
Non-European subject marker from sample (NONEUROPEAN)
Physics subject marker from sample (PHYSICS)
Q1 Code 10 - not used (ACT_CDE10)
Q1 Code 11 - not used (ACT_CDE11)
Q1 Code 12 - not used (ACT_CDE12)
Q1 Code 8 - not used (ACT_CDE8)
Q1 Code 9 - not used (ACT_CDE9)
Q1 Developing a professional portfolio or creative practice with a view to starting a business/becoming freelance (ACT_DEV)
Q1 Don't know (ACT_DNK)
Q1 Employed, whether full-time or part-time (including self-employed, freelance, voluntary work or other unpaid work) (ACT_EMP)
Q1 Engaged in study, training or registered as a research student (ACT_STUDY)
Q1 Housewife/homemaker/carer (ACT_CDE2)
Q1 Long-term sick (ACT_CDE6)
Q1 Maternity leave (ACT_CDE3)
Q1 Not answered (ACT_NANS)
Q1 On holiday (ACT_CDE7)
Q1 Other (ACT_OTH)
Q1 Refused (ACT_RFSD)
Q1 Retired (ACT_CDE1)
Q1 Sick (short term) (ACT_CDE4)
Q1 Travelling/break/gap year/timeout (ACT_CDE5)
Q1 Unemployed and looking for work (ACT_UNEMP)
Q10 Whereabouts in the UK did you work? (WRK_UK_LOC)
Q10b And what was the first part of the postcode? (WRK_OUTCDE)
Q11 What was your job title? (SOC) (WRK_SOC_2010)
Q12 Which of the following best describes the basis on which you were employed by on snapshot date? (WRK_BASIS)
Q13 Approximately how many people work in the entire organisation (including all branches, departments, etc.)? (WRK_EMPEES)
Q14 Currency (WRK_PAY_CUR)
Q14 Period (WRK_PAY_PERIOD)
Q14 What was your approximate annual gross pay, before tax? (WRK_GRS_PAY)
Q15 On average, how many hours a week did you work? (WRK_WKLY_HRS)
Q16_1 Importance of... The subject you studied (IMPO_SUB)
Q16_2 Importance of... The type of qualification you obtained (e.g. BA, MSc, PhD, etc) (IMPO_JOB)
Q16_3 Importance of... The class or grade of the qualification you obtained (IMPO_GRDE)
Q16_4 Importance of... Evidence of skills and competencies (IMPO_SKLS)
Q17_1 Importance of... Any qualifications that you might have obtained after the one you recieved (IMPO_QUAL)
Q17_2 Importance of... Relevant work experience from previous employment (IMPO_WKEXP)
Q18 Don’t know/can’t remember (YJOB_DNK)
Q18 In order to earn a living (YJOB_ERN)
Q18 In order to pay off debts (YJOB_PAY)
Q18 It fitted into my career plan/it was exactly the type of work I wanted (YJOB_FIT)
Q18 It was an opportunity to progress in the organisation (YJOB_PROG)
Q18 It was the best job offer I received/only job offer I received (YJOB_BEST)
Q18 Not answered (YJOB_NANS)
Q18 Other (YJOB_OTH)
Q18 To broaden my experience/to develop general skills (YJOB_DVLP)
Q18 To gain experience in order to get the type of job I really want (YJOB_EXP)
Q18 To see if I would like the type of work it involved (YJOB_SEE)
Q19 How did you first find out about this job? (HOW_FND_JOB)
Q2 Main activity on snapshot date (ACT_MAIN)
Q20_1 Work related activity: I am unable to secure any full-time position (JOBS_NOFT)
Q20_2 Work related activity: Combining two or more jobs is the only way to get full-time equivalent work in my preferred type of employment (JOBS_FTEQIV)
Q20_3 Work related activity: One of my work roles or activities is allowing me to develop the skills and/or contacts necessary to move into the type of work I really want (JOBS_DEV)
Q20_4 Work related activity: It is my choice to do different jobs – I like the variety (JOBS_CHC)
Q20_5 Work related activity: My preferred work is on a freelance basis so I need other paid work as well (JOBS_FREE)
Q20_6 Work related activity: It gives me time to maintain a balance between work and my personal or family commitments (JOBS_PRS)
Q20_7 Work related activity: To supplement income (JOBS_SUP)
Q21 combined date (STDY_STRT_DTE)
Q21_1 When did you start the course of study, training or research you were engaged in on snapshot date? (month) (STDY_STRT_MNTH)
Q21_2 When did you start the course of study, training or research you were engaged in on snapshot date? (Year) (STDY_STRT_YR)
Q22 Were you studying full-time or part-time? (HOW_STDY)
Q23 What is the name of the institution or organisation at which you were registered? (STDY_ORG_NME)
Q24 Type of organisation (STDY_ORG_TYP)
Q25 Type of qualification (STDY_QUAL_TYP)
Q26 Study subject area (JACS) (STDY_JACS_2_0)
Q28 MAIN source of funding for this course of study, training or research (STDY_FND_MAIN)
Q29 Don't know (STDY_FND_DNK)
Q29 Financial contribution towards accommodation (STDY_FND_OTH03)
Q29 Financial contribution towards travel costs (STDY_FND_OTH02)
Q29 Financial contribution towards tuition fees (STDY_FND_OTH01)
Q29 Mentoring (STDY_FND_MNT)
Q29 More flexible or reduced working hours to accommodate study (STDY_FND_HRS)
Q29 None of the above (STDY_FND_NA)
Q29 Not answered (STDY_FND_NANS)
Q29 Other (STDY_FND_OTH)
Q29 Other 10 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH10)
Q29 Other 11 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH11)
Q29 Other 12 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH12)
Q29 Other 13 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH13)
Q29 Other 14 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH14)
Q29 Other 15 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH15)
Q29 Other 4 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH04)
Q29 Other 5 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH05)
Q29 Other 6 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH06)
Q29 Other 7 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH07)
Q29 Other 8 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH08)
Q29 Other 9 - code not used (STDY_FND_OTH09)
Q29 Provision of materials to help with study (STDY_FND_MAT)
Q29 Refused (STDY_FND_RFSD)
Q29 Study leave (STDY_FND_SL)
Q29 Training related to my course (STDY_FND_TRN)
Q3 Were you working in more than one job or occupation on snapshot date? (JOBS_GRTR1_S)
Q30 Because I had enjoyed my first course and wanted to continue studying (YSTDY_ENJ)
Q30 Because I was interested in the content of the course (YSTDY_INT)
Q30 Because it was a requirement of my employment on snapshot date that I did (YSTDY_REQ)
Q30 Don't know (YSTDY_DNK)
Q30 I had been unable to find a suitable job (YSTDY_NJ)
Q30 I wanted to go on being a student/I wanted to postpone job hunting (YSTDY_PST)
Q30 Not answered (YSTDY_NANS)
Q30 Other (YSTDY_OTH)
Q30 To change or improve my career options (YSTDY_IMP)
Q30 To develop a broader or more specialist range of skills or knowledge (YSTDY_DVLP)
Q31 Apart from the job that you have already told us about, have you had any other jobs between graduating and snapshot date? (JOBS_GRTR1_O)
Q32 How many other jobs have you had between graduating and snapshot date? (JOBS_NUM_O)
Q33 Have you ever been unemployed and seeking work for a period lasting one month or more since you graduated? (UNEMP_GRTR1MNTH)
Q34 How many separate periods of unemployment lasting one month or more have you had? (UNEMP_NUM)
Q34 Write in number of separate periods of unemployment lasting one month or more (UNEMP_NUM_GRTR5)
Q35 How many months would you say these periods of unemployment add up to? (UNEMP_MNTHS)
Q36 Did you obtain any qualifications between the time you completed your course at in year of graduation and snapshot date? (QUALS_OBT)
Q37 How many other separate qualifications did you obtain? (QUALS_NUM)
Q37 How many other separate qualifications did you obtain? (QUALS_NUM_GRTR3)
Q38 What was the highest level of qualification you obtained between graduating from your course and snapshot date? (QUALS_HLEV)
Q39 Subject area of qualification (JACS) (QUALS_JACS_2_0)
Q4 How many jobs did you have on the snapshot date? (JOBS_NUM_S)
Q40 And how did you MAINLY fund your studies for this qualification? (QUALS_FND_MAIN)
Q41_1 Likelihood of doing a different subject? (LK_DIF_SUB)
Q41_2 Likelihood of studying at a different institution? (LK_DIF_INST)
Q41_3 Likelihood of working towards a different type of qualification (e.g. Degree instead of diploma, MSc instead of PhD)? (LK_DIF_QUAL)
Q41_4 Likelihood of deciding to do something other than training, study or research? (LK_COM_DIF)
Q42 Given what you have told us so far, how satisfied or dissatisfied are you with your career to date? (CAREER_SAT)
Q43 To what extent do you agree or disagree with the statement about your overall experience of the course you completed in year of graduation: “My course was good value for money”? (QUALS_EXP)
Q44A How well did your higher education experience prepare you for or help you progress your career aspirations? (QUALS_CPREP)
Q44B How well did your higher education experience prepare you for being self employed or setting up your own business? (QUALS_SEPREP)
Q45 Thinking about the research degree you took in 2008/09, what was the main reason you decided to undertake it? (RCH_MAIN)
Q46 Don’t know (RCH_DNK)
Q46 I thought it would improve my career prospects more broadly (RCH_IMP)
Q46 I wanted an academic career (RCH_ACR)
Q46 I wanted to go on being a student/I wanted to postpone job hunting (RCH_PST)
Q46 I was awarded a funded studentship (RCH_FNDS)
Q46 I was encouraged or required to do so by my employer at the time (RCH_REQ)
Q46 I was encouraged to do so by previous tutors/lecturers (RCH_ENC)
Q46 I was interested in research (RCH_RCH)
Q46 I was interested in the subject (RCH_SUB)
Q46 It was essential to get into the area of employment I want(ed) to work in (RCH_ESS)
Q46 Not answered (RCH_NANS)
Q46 Other (RCH_OTH)
Q46 Refused (RCH_RFSD)
Q47 Did you receive any funding towards these research studies in terms of fees or maintenance, or were you self-funded? (RCH_FNDING)
Q48 Firstly, could you tell me the main source of funding for your fees? (RCH_FE_FND_MAIN)
Q49 Art & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) (RCH_FE_FND_AHRC)
Q49 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (RCH_FE_FND_BBSRC)
Q49 Don't know (RCH_FE_FND_DNK)
Q49 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (RCH_FE_FND_ESRC)
Q49 EU/EC funded (RCH_FE_FND_EU_EF)
Q49 Medical Research Council (MRC) (RCH_FE_FND_MRC)
Q49 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (RCH_FE_FND_NERC)
Q49 No other sources of funding (RCH_FE_FND_NONE)
Q49 Not answered (RCH_FE_FND_NANS)
Q49 Other (RCH_FE_FND_OTH)
Q49 Other competitively-awarded scholarship or award (Please specify) (RCH_FE_FND_SCH)
Q49 Refused (RCH_FE_FND_RFSD)
Q49 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) (RCH_FE_FND_SFC)
Q49 Support from my employer or an industry body (RCH_FE_FND_EMP)
Q49 The institution where I studied (RCH_FE_FND_INST)
Q49 UK Educational/Scientific charity (including The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation or Other UK Educational/Scientific charity) (RCH_FE_FND_CHRTY)
Q5_1 When did you start the job you had on snapshot date? (Month) (JOB_STRT_MNTH)
Q5_2 When did you start the job you had on snapshot date? (Year) (JOB_STRT_YR)
Q50 What was the main source of funding for your maintenance? (RCH_MNT_FND_MAIN)
Q51 Art & Humanities Research Council (AHRC) (RCH_MNT_FND_AHRC)
Q51 Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) (RCH_MNT_FND_BBSRC)
Q51 Don't know (RCH_MNT_FND_DNK)
Q51 Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (RCH_MNT_FND_ESRC)
Q51 Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) (RCH_MNT_FND_EPSRC)
Q51 EU/EC funded (RCH_MNT_FND_EU_EF)
Q51 Medical Research Council (MRC) (RCH_MNT_FND_MRC)
Q51 Natural Environment Research Council (NERC) (RCH_MNT_FND_NERC)
Q51 No other sources of funding (RCH_MNT_FND_NONE)
Q51 Not answered (RCH_MNT_FND_NANS)
Q51 Other (RCH_MNT_FND_OTH)
Q51 Other competitively-awarded scholarship or award (Please specify) (RCH_MNT_FND_SCH)
Q51 Refused (RCH_MNT_FND_RFSD)
Q51 Science and Technology Facilities Council (STFC) (RCH_MNT_FND_STFC)
Q51 Support from my employer or an industry body (RCH_MNT_FND_EMP)
Q51 The institution where I studied (RCH_MNT_FND_INST)
Q51 UK Educational/Scientific charity (including The Wellcome Trust, Cancer Research UK, British Heart Foundation or Other UK Educational/Scientific charity) (RCH_MNT_FND_CHRTY)
Q52_1 Working on your own (RCH_REQ_OWN)
Q52_2 Collaborating with others in the same broad discipline or subject area as yours (RCH_REQ_CSME)
Q52_3 Collaborating with others in different disciplines (RCH_REQ_CDIF)
Q52_4 Development of knowledge and skills that cross other disciplines or subject areas as well as your own (RCH_REQ_SKL)
Q52_5 Collaborating with others outside the research community (RCH_REQ_COTH)
Q52_6 Work placements or internships (RCH_REQ_WRK)
Q52_7 Periods of international mobility (RCH_REQ_MOB)
Q53_1 How often did you conduct research in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_RCH)
Q53_10 How often did you have responsibility for supervising the work of others in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_RESP)
Q53_2 How often did you Interpret or critically evaluate research findings in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_DAT)
Q53_3 How often did you Draw on the detailed knowledge on which your research degree was based in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_DNW)
Q53_4 How often did you Use your general disciplinary knowledge in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_GNW)
Q53_5 How often did you Use the research skills you developed as a research student in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_RSKL)
Q53_6 How often did you Use the generic skills you developed as a research student in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_GSKL)
Q53_7 How often did you Work autonomously in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_WRKA)
Q53_8 How often did you Work as part of a team in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_TEAM)
Q53_9 How often did you Work under close supervision in the job you were doing on the snapshot date (RCH_HO_SUP)
Q54_1 Be innovative in the workplace (RCH_ENB_INN)
Q54_10 Other (RCH_ENB_OTH)
Q54_2 Make a difference in the workplace (RCH_ENB_DIFF)
Q54_3 Change organisational culture and/or working practices (RCH_ENB_CORG)
Q54_4 Influence the work of others in the workplace (RCH_ENB_INF)
Q54_5 Access immediate or short-term job opportunities in your chosen career (RCH_ENB_JOP)
Q54_6 Enhance your credibility or standing in the workplace (RCH_ENB_CRED)
Q54_7 Progress towards your long term career aspirations (RCH_ENB_LTC)
Q54_8 Enhance your social and intellectual capabilities beyond employment (RCH_ENB_SOC)
Q54_9 Enhance the quality of your life generally (RCH_ENB_QLF)
Q55 Whether happy for responses and contact details to be passed back to the Research Councils (PB_RSP_AND_CNT)
Q56 Whether happy for contact details to be passed back to HEI (PB_CNT)
Q57 Whether happy for information to be passed back to HEI along with name (PB_INF)
Q57A Whether happy for information to be used for analysis by both the Futuretrack project and users of the data (PB_FUT)
Q58 Whether would like to be emailed link to view results of survey (EMAIL)
Q6 And were you? (HOW_EMP)
Q7 What is the name of the organisation you were working for on snapshot date? (WRK_ORG_NME)
Q8 What does the organisation mainly do? (WRK_ORG_SIC07)
Q9 Where was your place of work? (WRK_CNTRY_ISO)
Qualifiers mode of study from sample (XQMODE01)
Region of domicile from sample (XDOMGR01)
Research sample from sample (RESEARCH_SAMPLE)
Research student marker from sample (RESEARCH)
Respondent ID from sample (HUSID)
Sampling fraction from sample (FRACTION)
Sandwich student marker from sample (SW)
Serial number from sample (RESPONDENT_SERIAL)
Source of data (SOURCE)
Student instance identifier from sample (NUMHUS)
Subject 1 of qualification aim from sample (SBJ1)
Subject 2 of qualification aim from sample (SBJ2)
Subject 3 of qualification aim from sample (SBJ3)
Subject proportion indicator from sample (SBJBID)
UK/Non-UK domicile marker from sample (XHOOS01)
Unique ID from sample (INSTANCEKEY)
Weight (WEIGHT)
Whether sample A or B from sample (SAMPLE)

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