0900 IN HOME FREE TIME LEISURE

Category Description

This category captures time the respondent spends in in-home free time and leisure. This includes general indoor leisure (0970), imputed in-home social (0971), receiving or visiting friends (0972), other in-home social, games (0973), playing musical instrument, singing activities (0974), artistic activity (0975), crafts (0976), hobbies (0977), as well as relaxing, thinking, doing nothing (0978).

  • 0970 GENERAL INDOOR LEISURE

    Category Description

    This is time in other types of active leisure and pasttimes.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time in other pastimes.

    1975-76: This is time in other active leisure.

    1985: The 1985 period comprises of time in other active leisure as well as hanging around.

    1993-94, 1994-95, 1998-01, 2003+: Not available.

  • 0971 IMPUTED IN-HOME SOCIAL

    Category Description

    Imputed social time is defined as time from original codes where the diarist reported to activity of the person with whom they interacted but not their own activity and time where no activity was recorded but other people were recorded as present. In the case of the 1975-76 and 1985 data, there is a code for recording the activity of someone else who was present rather than the diarist?s own activity. These cases are recoded as imputed social activity when they appear as either a main or a secondary activity. This activity is not available for the 1993-1994, 1994-95, 1998-01 as well as the 2003+ samples.

  • 0972 RECEIVE OR VISIT FRIENDS

    Category Description

    This comprises of time visiting with or receicing friends.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time receiving visit of friends or visiting with friends.

    1975-76: This time is generally categorized as visiting with others.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Visiting with others
    Socializing with people other than respondent's own household members either at respondent?s home or another home
    Talking/chatting in the context of receiving a visit or paying a visit
    Watching another person do active leisure activities (for children)

    1993-94: This period is generally categorized as visiting under entertainment/social activities.

    1998-01: This is time visiting and socializing.

    2003+: The period includes time in socializing and communicating with others.

    Category examples
    Accompanying family while they run errands
    Accompanying friends while they run errands
    Arguing with family, with friends
    Entertaining family/friends
    Giving gifts to friends/presents to adults
    Greeting family/friends
    Greeting neighbors/acquaintances/other parents
    Hanging out with family/with friends
    Hugging or kissing family
    Hugging/kissing acquaintances/others, friends, neighbors
    Spending time with family, friends
    Talking to/with other parents
    Talking with acquaintances, with family, with friends, with neighbors
    Visiting with family, with friends

    2004+: This period includes the following examples as well.

    Category examples
    Opening birthday presents (with others)
    Opening Christmas gifts (with others)
    Opening gifts (with others)
    Opening wedding presents (with others)

    2005+: This period includes the following examples:

    Category examples
    Accompanying family/friends to look at family/friend's new house
    Visiting adult in nursing home
    Visiting household/non-household adult in hospital (2005-2007)

  • 0973 OTHER IN-HOME SOCIAL, GAMES

    Category Description

    This comprises of time in social and society games.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time in society games or parlor games.

    1975-76: This is time playing cards, board games, social games, and puzzles.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Playing card games (bridge, poker)
    Playing board games (Monopoly, Yahtzee, etc.), bingo, dominoes, Trivial Pursuit
    Playing social games (scavenger hunts), "played games" unknown kind
    Puzzles
    Playing with toys
    Playing indoors or unknown where; "played a game"

    1993-94, 1994-95, 1998-01: This period is generally categorized as playing games under recreation.

    2003+: The period includes time spent playing games:

    Category examples
    Playing board games/playing cards
    Playing computer games
    Playing games over the internet
    Playing Scrabble
    Working jigsaw puzzles/crossword puzzles

    2004+: This period includes the following examples as well.

    Category examples
    Hiding Easter eggs
    Hiding matzo (Passover)
    Hitting a pi?ata
    Spinning dreidels

  • 0974 PLAY MUSICAL INSTRUMENT, SING, ACT

    Category Description

    This comprises of time in musical activities such as playing an instrument.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time in playing a musical instrument, singing as well as making music.

    1975-76: This is time playing a musical instrument, singing, acting, as well as non-social dancing.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Playing a musical instrument, (include practicing), whistling
    Singing
    Acting (rehearsal for play)
    Non-social dancing (ballet, modern dance, body movement)
    Pretend, dress-up, "played house," "played fireman"

    1993-94, 1995-94, 1998-01: This period is generally categorized as music/drama/dance under recreation.

    2003+: Not available for this period.

  • 0975 ARTISTIC ACTIVITY

    Category Description

    This comprises of time in artistic activities such as painting.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time spent in artistic creations (sculpture, painting, pottery, literature, etc.) - generally categorized as art work.

    1975-76: This is time spent on doing sculptures, painting, and drawing as well as time spent on literature or writing poetry. This period also includes time in photography.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Sculpture, painting, potting, drawing
    Literature, poetry, writing {not letters), writing a diary
    Photography

    1993-94: This period is generally categorized as art under recreation.

    1998-01: This is time spent doing art.

    2003+: The period includes time spent writing for personal interest.

    Category examples
    Writing in diary
    Writing in journal
    Writing stories

    2004+: The period includes time spent editing for personal interest as well.

    2005+: The period includes time spent writing lyrics.

    2011+: The period includes time spent blogging.

  • 0976 CRAFTS

    Category Description

    This comprises of time in crafts such as knitting and sewing.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period categorizes time in crafts as ladies? work (confection, needle work, dressmaking, knitting, etc.) ? generally characterized as ladies hobbies.

    1975-76: The period includes time spent on preserving foodstuffs, knitting, sewing, needlework, carpentry and woodwork as a hobby.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Preserving foodstuffs (cleaning, pickling)
    Knitting, needle-work, weaving, crocheting (including classes), crewel, embroidery, quilting, quilling, macram?
    Sewing

    1993-94, 1994-95, 1998-01: This period is generally categorized as domestic crafts under recreation.

    2003+: The period includes

    Category examples
    Artistic painting
    Jewelry making
    Making holiday/other decorations
    Making pottery/sculpting
    Model making
    Photography
    Putting pictures in albums
    Taking photographs
    Wood working

    2004+: The period includes the following category examples as well.

    Category examples
    Dyeing Easter eggs
    Making Christmas decorations
    Making Halloween costumes for self
    Stringing popcorn
    Taking pictures, snapshots
    Videotaping

    2007+: The period includes scrapbooking or making a scrapbook as well.

  • 0977 HOBBIES

    Category Description

    This comprises of time in hobbies such as collecting and repairing as a hobby.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This period includes time technical hobbies, collections.

    1975-76: This is time spent working on cars as hobby, repairing leisure equipment, collections and scrapbooks.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Working on cars - not necessary to their running; customizing, painting
    Working on or repairing leisure time equipment (repairing the boat, "sorting out fishing tackle")
    Collections, scrapbooks
    Carpentry and woodworking (as a hobby)

    1993-94, 1994-95, 1998-01: This period is generally categorized as hobbies under recreation.

    2003+: The period includes time collecting as a hobby as well as other hobbies that exclude arts and crafts.

    Category examples
    Organizing coin collection
    Bird watching
    Researching family tree

    2005+: This period includes collecting/organizing stamps as a category example as well.

  • 0978 RELAX, THINK, DO NOTHING

    Category Description

    This comprises of time in no visible activities such as thinking, relaxing etc.

    Activity Coding Rules

    1965-66: This is time spent relaxing, reflecting, thinking, planning, doing nothing - no visible activity.

    1975-76: This is time spent relaxing, thinking, planning, reflecting, doing nothing, sitting, other passing leisure, smoking dope.

    1985: The following are the category examples for this period:

    Category examples
    Relaxing
    Thinking, planning, reflecting
    Doing nothing, "sat"; just sat
    Other passive leisure, smoking dope, pestering, teasing, joking around, messing around, laughing

    1993-94, 1994-95, 1998-01: This period is generally categorized as thinking/relaxing under communications.

    2003+: The period includes time relaxing and thinking, using tobacco and drug, as well as waiting associated with socializing, relaxing and leisure.

    Category examples
    Breaks at work, unspecified activity
    Daydreaming
    Doing nothing/goofing off/wasting time
    Fantasizing
    Grieving
    Hanging around/hanging out (2003)
    Reflecting
    Resting/relaxing/lounging
    Sitting around
    Sunbathing
    Thinking (2003-2004)
    Watching husband assemble lawnmower
    Watching husband cook dinner
    Watching wife garden
    Wondering
    Worrying/crying
    Chewing tobacco
    Having a cigarette
    Rolling a cigarette
    Smoking a cigarette/cigar/pipe
    Smoking marijuana/pot/weed
    Using recreational drugs

    2004+: The period includes the following category examples as well.

    Category examples
    Hanging around/hanging out (alone)
    Sitting in the hot tub/Jacuzzi/whirlpool
    Sitting in the sauna

    2007+: The period includes lying around as a category example as well.