In a 1-2 page summary, compare and contrast the answers         you receive to the survey items.  How do the individuals from each age group answer the       questions? 

PSY 210     Name: ______________________________

 

 

Handout: Attitudes about Teens

 

 

Instructions: Please complete each one carefully and completely.

 

 

Task: Interview volunteers of various ages about their attitudes toward today’s teens. You are to pick one person from each of these age categories and compare their responses to the survey questions below.  *For this assignment you should have a total of five (5) interviews and a written summary.

 

 

Age Category 1:  18 – 24

Age Category 2:  25 – 39

Age Category 3:  40 – 55

Age Category 4:  55 – 69

Age Category 5:  70+

 

 

 

Instructions:

  1. Identify and interview a person from each age category.
  2. Administer the survey to them, being sure to answer the demographic questions about each

participant.  Do not include their name.

  1. Instructions for written summary:   In a 1-2 page summary, compare and contrast the answers

you receive to the survey items.  How do the individuals from each age group answer the

questions?  Do most individuals answer the questions the same?  Does any particular age group

answer the questions totally different from the others?  (These are just some questions to get you

started.  Please outline other similarities and differences.)  What would you say are the

reasons for the differences among the age groups?  Also, pay special attention and note

answers related to the physical, cognitive, social, and emotional development of this age

group utilizing specific terminology from the text.  For example, a participant’s opinion that

teens/adolescents are self-absorbed or focused on themselves would be an example of

egocentrism discussed in the text.

  1. To take things a step further, you may also interview at least 2 people from each category

to compare and contrast their answers.  Does each person answer the questions the same,

etc.  (Number 4 is Optional)

 

**Please note that you have to also include the written summary, not just the completed surveys to get full credit for this assignment.**

Attitudes about Teens

 

Sex: ____   Age: ____    Education (highest level completed): ________   Marital Status: _________ Occupation: ______________________

 

Answer yes or no to the following questions and explain your answer choice.

  1. _______ Adolescents should spend more time in school.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should have to work for their extra money.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be allowed to work because they take jobs away from people who are trying to support a family.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should be required to do volunteer community service.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are sexually active.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be given birth control to prevent pregnancies.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents waste a lot of time.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents account for most of the crime in my community.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents are fun and I enjoy their company.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ I remember my adolescence as the best time of my life.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are careless drivers.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents of voting age don’t take advantage of their right to vote.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents over _____ years of age should be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Many adolescents use drugs.

Explanation:

Attitudes about Teens

 

Sex: ____   Age: ____    Education (highest level completed): ________   Marital Status: _________ Occupation: ______________________

 

Answer yes or no to the following questions and explain your answer choice.

  1. _______ Adolescents should spend more time in school.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should have to work for their extra money.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be allowed to work because they take jobs away from people who are trying to support a family.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should be required to do volunteer community service.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are sexually active.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be given birth control to prevent pregnancies.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents waste a lot of time.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents account for most of the crime in my community.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents are fun and I enjoy their company.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ I remember my adolescence as the best time of my life.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are careless drivers.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents of voting age don’t take advantage of their right to vote.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents over _____ years of age should be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Many adolescents use drugs.

Explanation:

Attitudes about Teens

 

Sex: ____   Age: ____    Education (highest level completed): ________   Marital Status: _________ Occupation: ______________________

 

Answer yes or no to the following questions and explain your answer choice.

  1. _______ Adolescents should spend more time in school.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should have to work for their extra money.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be allowed to work because they take jobs away from people who are trying to support a family.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should be required to do volunteer community service.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are sexually active.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be given birth control to prevent pregnancies.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents waste a lot of time.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents account for most of the crime in my community.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents are fun and I enjoy their company.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ I remember my adolescence as the best time of my life.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are careless drivers.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents of voting age don’t take advantage of their right to vote.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents over _____ years of age should be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Many adolescents use drugs.

Explanation:

Attitudes about Teens

 

Sex: ____   Age: ____    Education (highest level completed): ________   Marital Status: _________ Occupation: ______________________

 

Answer yes or no to the following questions and explain your answer choice.

  1. _______ Adolescents should spend more time in school.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should have to work for their extra money.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be allowed to work because they take jobs away from people who are trying to support a family.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should be required to do volunteer community service.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are sexually active.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be given birth control to prevent pregnancies.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents waste a lot of time.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents account for most of the crime in my community.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents are fun and I enjoy their company.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ I remember my adolescence as the best time of my life.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are careless drivers.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents of voting age don’t take advantage of their right to vote.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents over _____ years of age should be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Many adolescents use drugs.

Explanation:

Attitudes about Teens

 

Sex: ____   Age: ____    Education (highest level completed): ________   Marital Status: _________ Occupation: ______________________

 

Answer yes or no to the following questions and explain your answer choice.

  1. _______ Adolescents should spend more time in school.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should have to work for their extra money.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be allowed to work because they take jobs away from people who are trying to support a family.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should be required to do volunteer community service.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are sexually active.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents should not be given birth control to prevent pregnancies.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents waste a lot of time.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents account for most of the crime in my community.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents are fun and I enjoy their company.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ I remember my adolescence as the best time of my life.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents are careless drivers.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Most adolescents of voting age don’t take advantage of their right to vote.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Adolescents over _____ years of age should be allowed to drink alcoholic beverages.

Explanation:

 

  1. _______ Many adolescents use drugs.

Explanation:

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