2007 SONS Transfers: Results and Summary: Part 3

How Do You See Yourself?

20. How well can you describe yourself? Here are a number of personality traits that may or may not apply to you. Please rate the extent to which the pair of traits applies to you, even if one characteristic applies more strongly than the other.

 Disagree stronglyDisagree somewhatNeither agree or disagreeAgree somewhatAgree strongly
Extraverted, enthusiastic 38  (2.7%)   165  (11.9%)   302  (21.8%)   580  (41.9%)   300  (21.7%)  
Critical, quarrelsome 209  (15.2%)   330  (23.9%)   382  (27.7%)   381  (27.6%)   76  (5.5%)  
Dependable, self-disciplined 11  (0.8%)   55  (4.0%)   138  (10.0%)   602  (43.7%)   571  (41.5%)  
Anxious, easily upset 245  (17.7%)   417  (30.2%)   364  (26.3%)   291  (21.0%)   66  (4.8%)  
Open to new experiences, complex 2  (0.1%)   26  (1.9%)   163  (11.8%)   610  (44.3%)   576  (41.8%)  
Reserved, quiet 148  (10.7%)   239  (17.3%)   328  (23.7%)   493  (35.6%)   176  (12.7%)  
Sympathetic, warm 9  (0.7%)   65  (4.7%)   234  (17.0%)   683  (49.6%)   387  (28.1%)  
Disorganized, careless 450  (32.5%)   468  (33.8%)   281  (20.3%)   166  (12.0%)   19  (1.4%)  
Calm, emotionally stable 12  (0.9%)   108  (7.8%)   318  (23.0%)   616  (44.6%)   328  (23.7%)  
Conventional, uncreative 451  (32.7%)   457  (33.1%)   331  (24.0%)   121  (8.8%)   21  (1.5%)  

21. How stressful do you expect UC Berkeley to be? Please use the following 1 - 7 scale.

10  (0.7%)   1 (Not stressful)
18  (1.3%)   2
48  (3.5%)   3
163  (11.8%)   4
465  (33.6%)   5
409  (29.5%)   6
272  (19.6%)   7 (Extremely stressful)

22. How able are you to cope with UC Berkeley? Please use the following 1 - 7 scale.

4  (0.3%)   1 (Not able to cope)
9  (0.7%)   2
59  (4.3%)   3
240  (17.4%)   4
434  (31.4%)   5
407  (29.4%)   6
230  (16.6%)   7 (Extremely able to cope)

23. Please indicate the importance to you personally of each of the following.

 EssentialVery importantSomewhat importantNot important
Becoming accomplished in one of the performing arts (acting, dancing, etc.) 100  (7.3%)   134  (9.7%)   362  (26.3%)   779  (56.7%)  
Becoming an authority in my field 415  (30.1%)   494  (35.8%)   354  (25.7%)   116  (8.4%)  
Obtaining recognition from my colleagues for contributions to my special field 303  (22.1%)   528  (38.5%)   408  (29.7%)   133  (9.7%)  
Influencing the political structure 198  (14.3%)   316  (22.9%)   468  (33.9%)   399  (28.9%)  
Influencing social values 314  (22.8%)   512  (37.2%)   385  (28.0%)   164  (11.9%)  
Raising a family 476  (34.6%)   353  (25.7%)   320  (23.3%)   227  (16.5%)  
Having administrative responsibility for the work of others 168  (12.2%)   326  (23.8%)   479  (34.9%)   399  (29.1%)  
Being very well off financially 399  (28.9%)   439  (31.8%)   420  (30.5%)   121  (8.8%)  
Helping others who are in difficulty 517  (37.5%)   556  (40.4%)   253  (18.4%)   51  (3.7%)  
Making a theoretical contribution to science 198  (14.4%)   293  (21.3%)   403  (29.3%)   480  (34.9%)  
Writing original works (poems, novels, short stories, etc.) 192  (13.9%)   220  (16.0%)   422  (30.6%)   543  (39.4%)  
Creating artistic work (painting, sculpture, decorating, etc.) 144  (10.5%)   179  (13.0%)   408  (29.7%)   645  (46.9%)  
Becoming successful in a business of my own 282  (20.5%)   336  (24.4%)   364  (26.5%)   393  (28.6%)  
Becoming involved in programs to clean up the environment 224  (16.3%)   419  (30.5%)   543  (39.5%)   189  (13.7%)  
Developing a meaningful philosophy of life 536  (39.0%)   427  (31.1%)   280  (20.4%)   131  (9.5%)  
Participating in a community action program 240  (17.4%)   462  (33.5%)   479  (34.7%)   198  (14.4%)  
Helping to promote racial understanding 357  (25.9%)   437  (31.8%)   393  (28.6%)   189  (13.7%)  
Keeping up to date with political affairs 316  (22.9%)   449  (32.6%)   423  (30.7%)   191  (13.9%)  
Becoming a community leader 275  (20.0%)   410  (29.8%)   434  (31.6%)   255  (18.6%)  
Integrating spirituality into my life 348  (25.3%)   309  (22.5%)   364  (26.5%)   354  (25.7%)  
Improving my understanding of other countries and cultures 613  (44.6%)   456  (33.2%)   240  (17.5%)   66  (4.8%)  
Working to find a cure for a health problem 221  (16.0%)   270  (19.6%)   453  (32.9%)   434  (31.5%)  

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