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Middle Years Development Instrument data set

Data source: Human Early Learning Partnership

 

Date range

2010 onwards > more details

Description

The Middle Development Instrument (MDI) is a questionnaire designed to measure the developmental health and well-being of children in middle childhood. The MDI was developed by researchers at UBC in collaboration with the United Way of the Lower Mainland and the Vancouver School Board. This is a self-report questionnaire completed by children in Grade 4 where all the questions are read out loud by a classroom teacher. The questions measure five areas of development and well-being: (1) social and emotional development; (2) connectedness; (3) school experiences; (4) physical health and well-being; and (5) constructive us of time.

For further information on the MDI, including aggregate data inquiries or published information on the MDI visit: http://earlylearning.ubc.ca/mdi/

 

Conditions for access to MDI data

For access to MDI data (through Population Data BC) researchers must meet all of the following conditions:

  • The researcher must be from The University of British Columbia, the Human Early Learning Partnership (HELP), or an affiliate or partner of HELP.
  • The researcher must complete a form (in addition to completion of a Data Access Request (DAR)), which outlines how the researcher project relates to the Middle Childhood Development Program of Research. The MDI/HELP Data Steward will have decision-making authority on the relevance to the MCDPR.

    Researchers will have to provide an explanations of one or more of the following:

    • Explain their project's relevance for the overall MCDPR
    • Does the project contribute in some manner to the psychometrics of MDI?
    • Does the project expand our understanding of MCD relevant for the MCDPR?
    • Does the project contribute in a unique manner that is not identified here?
  • Researchers are required to share their results with HELP in order to ensure that their project will contribute to the ongoing work of the program of research.

Fields available

Demographic Section

Field Name

Note

child_id

Child - Number - placement on the class list

sch_name

School - Name Research rationale describing why this field is required must be supplied before it will be considered for release.

sch_dist

School District Number

mincode

School - Code assigned by the Ministry of Education (8 digits) Research rationale describing why this field is required must be supplied before it will be considered for release.

sch_city

School - City Research rationale describing why this field is required must be supplied before it will be considered for release.

sch_pstl3

 

sch_pstl6

School - Postal code (first 3 characters)

OR

School - Postal code (6 digits) Research rationale describing why this field is required must be supplied before it will be considered for release.

chl_pstl3

 

chl_pstl3

Child - Postal code (first 3 characters)

OR

Child - Postal code (6 digits) Research rationale describing why this field is required must be supplied before it will be considered for release.

SD_gend

 Child - Gender from school district

age

 Child - Age

cls_id

 Class - ID number of class in school

Teacher Information

Field Name

Note

tea_id

Teacher ID

Demographic data (from student)

Field Name

Note

chl_live1

Child - Adults live with - Mother

chl_live2

Child - Adults live with - Father

chl_live3

Child - Adults live with – Stepfather

chl_live4

Child - Adults live with – Stepmother

chl_live5

Child - Adults live with - Grandmother

chl_live6

Child - Adults live with - Grandfather

chl_live7

Child - Adults live with – Second mother

chl_live8

Child - Adults live with – Second father

chl_live9

 Child - Adults live with - Part time with each parent

chl_live10

 Child - Adults live with - Foster parents

chl_live11

 Child - Adults live with - Other

chl_live11tx

Child - Adults live with - Other (text)

chl_sib

Child - Siblings

chl_sibno

Child - Number of siblings

chl_firstlang1

Child - First language learned - English

chl_firstlang2

Child - First language learned - Cantonese

chl_firstlang3

Child - First language learned - Farsi

chl_firstlang4

Child - First language learned - Filipino/Tagalog

chl_firstlang5

Child - First language learned - French

chl_firstlang6

Child - First language learned - Hindi

chl_firstlang7

Child - First language learned - Japanese

chl_firstlang8

Child - First language learned - Korean

chl_firstlang9

Child - First language learned - Mandarin

chl_firstlang10

Child - First language learned - Punjabi

chl_firstlang11

Child - First language learned - Spanish

chl_firstlang12

Child - First language learned - Vietnamese

chl_firstlang13

Child - First language learned - Other

chl_firstlang13tx

Child - First language learned - Other (text)

chl_homlang1

Child - Home language speak - English

chl_homlang2

Child - Home language speak - Cantonese

chl_homlang3

Child - Home language speak - Farsi

chl_homlang4

Child - Home language speak - Filipino/Tagalog

chl_homlang5

Child - Home language speak - French

chl_homlang6

Child - Home language speak - Hindi

chl_homlang7

Child - Home language speak - Japanese

chl_homlang8

Child - Home language speak - Korean

chl_homlang9

Child - Home language speak - Mandarin

chl_homlang10

Child - Home language speak - Punjabi

chl_homlang11

Child - Home language speak - Spanish

chl_homlang12

Child - Home language speak - Vietnamese

chl_homlang13

Child - Home language speak - Other

chl_homlang13tx

Child - Home language speak - Other (text)

chl_engread

Child - Difficultly to read English

Sample questions

Field Name

Note

sam_pizza

Like to eat pizza

sam_carrots

Like to eat carrots

Questionnaire

Field Name

 Note

 q1

I feel sorry for other kids who don't have the things that I have

 q2

When I see someone being treated mean it bothers me

 q3

I am a person who cares about the feelings of others

 q4

I have more good times than bad times

 q5

I believe more good things than bad things will happen to me

 q6

I start most days thinking I will have a good day

 q7

In general, I like being the way I am

 q8

Overall, I have a lot to be proud of

 q9

A lot of things about me are good

 q10

In most ways my life is close to the way I would want it to be

 q11

The things in my life are excellent

 q12

I am happy with my life 

 q13

So far I have gotten the important things I want in life

 q14

If I could live my life over, I would have it the same way

 q15

I feel unhappy a lot of the time

 q16

I feel upset about things

 q17

I feel that I do things wrong a lot

 q18

I worry about what other kids might be saying about me

 q19

I worry a lot that other people might not like me

 q20

I worry about being teased

 q21

I cheered someone up who was feeling sad

 q22

I helped someone who was being picked on

 q23

I helped someone who was hurt

 q24

Are there adults who are important to you at your school

 q24no

Number of adults listed

 q25

At school, a teacher or another adult who really cares about me

 q26

At school, a teacher or another adult who believes that I will be a success

 q27

At school, a teacher or another adult who listens to me when I have something to say

 q28

In neighbourhood/community, an adult who really cares about me

 q29

In neighbourhood/community, an adult who believes that I will be a success

 q30

In neighbourhood/community, an adult who listens to me when I have something to say

 q31

Places in neighbourhood/community provides programs for kids your age

 q32

Safe places in your neighbourhood/community where you feel comfortable to hang out with friends

 q33

In home, a parent or another adult who believes that I will be a success

 q34

In home, a parent or another adult who listens to me when I have something to say

 q35

In home, a parent or another adult who I can talk to about my problems

 q36

I care about what my parents (or guardians) think of me

 q37

I feel part of a group of friends that do things together

 q38

I feel that I usually fit in with other kids around me

 q39

When I am with other kids my age, I feel I belong

 q40

I have at least one really good friend I can talk to when something is bothering me

 q41

I have a friend I can tell everything to

 q42

There is somebody my age who really understands me

 q43

I am certain I can learn the skills taught in school this year

 q44

If I have enough time, I can do a good job on all my school work

 q45

Even if the work in school is hard, I can learn it

 q46

Teachers and students treat each other with respect in this school

 q47

People care about each other in this school

 q48

Students in this school help each other, even if they are not friends

 q49

I feel like I belong in this school

 q50

I feel like I am important to this school

 q51

When I grow up, I have goals and plans for the future

 q52a

Make friends

 q52b

Get good grades

 q52c

Learn new things

 q53

Physical bullying

 q54

Verbal bullying

 q55

Social bullying

 q56

Cyberbullying

 q57

In general, how would you describe your health

 q58_1

No physical or health condition that keeps you from doing things other kids your age do

 q58_2

Yes, physical disability

 q58_3

Yes, long term illness

 q58_4

Yes, overweight

 q58_5

Yes, something else

 q58_5tx

Yes, something else (text)

 q59

How do you rate your body weight

 q60

How often do you like the way you look

 q61

How often do you eat breakfast

 q62

How often do your parents or other adult family members eat meals with you

 q63

How often do you eat food like pop, candy, potato chips, or something else

 q64

How often do you get a good night's sleep

 q65

What time do you usually go to bed during the weekdays

 q66_1

By myself - On school days, who are you usually with for most of the afternoon

 q66_2

Friend(s) about my age

 q66_3

Mother (or step mother, foster mother)

 q66_4

Father (or step father, foster father)

 q66_5

Younger brothers/sisters

 q66_6

Older brothers/sisters

 q66_7

Other adult(s)

 q_66_8

Other describe

 q_66_8tx

Other describe (text)

 q67a

After school until 6pm, go home

 q67b

After school until 6pm, stay at school to participate in after school activities

 q67c

After school until 6pm, go to an after school program/daycare

 q67d

After school until 6pm, go to a friend's house

 q67e

After school until 6pm, go to a park, playground, or community centre

 q67f

After school until 6pm, hang out at the mall or stores

 q67g

After school until 6pm, go someplace else, e.g., family member's home, or other places

 q68a

Educational lessons or activities

 q68a_Day

Days spent - educational lessons or activities

 q68b

Art or music lessons

 q68b_Day

Days spent - art or music lessons

 q68c

Youth organizations

 q68c_Day

Days spent - youth organizations

 q68d

Individual sports with a coach or instructor

 q68d_Day

Days spent - individual sports with a coach or instructor

 q68e

Team sports with a coach or instructor

 q68e_Day

Days spent - team sports with a coach or instructor

 q69a

Sports and/or exercise for fun

 q69a_Day

Days spent - sports and/or exercise for fun

 q69a_Time

Time spent - sports and/or exercise for fun

 q69b

Homework

 q69b_Day

Days spent - homework

 q69b_Time

Time spent - homework

 q69c

Watch TV

 q69c_Day

Days spent - watch TV

 q69c_Time

Time spent - watch TV

 q69d

Play video or computer games

 q69d_Day

Days spent - play video or computer games

 q69d_Time

Time spent - play video or computer games

 q69e

Instant Message

 q69e_Day

Days spent - Instant Message

 q69e_Time

Time spent - Instant Message

 q69f

Read for fun

 q69f_Day

Days Spent- Read for fun

 q69f_Time

Time Spent - Read for fun

 q69g

Household chores

 q69g_Day

Days spent - household chores

 q69g_Time

Time spent - household chores

 q69h

Practice a musical instrument

 q69h_Day

Days spent - practice a musical instrument

 q69h_Time

Time spent - practice a musical instrument

 q69i

Arts & Crafts

 q69i_Day

Days spent - Arts & Crafts

 q69i_Time

Time spent - Arts & Crafts

 q69j

Hang out with friends

 q69j_Day

Days spent - hang out with friends

 q69j_Time

Time spent - hang out with friends

 q70

Are you already doing the activity you wish you could be doing from 3-6pm

 q70notx

If No - list one activity wish to do (text)

 q70yestx

If Yes - activity already doing that you wished for (text)

 q71_1

Where would you like this activity to be: School

 q71_2

Where activity: Community Centre

 q71_3

Where activity: Home

 q71_4

Where activity: Park or Playground

 q71_5

Where activity: Other

 q71_5tx

Where activity: Other describe (text)

 q72_1

Stops you from participating in the activities that you want to participate in after school - Have to go straight home after school

 q72_2

It is too difficult to get there

 q72_3

The activity that I want is not offered

 q72_4

The schedule does not fit the times that I can attend

 q74_5

It's not safe for me to go

 q74_6

I have too much homework to do

 q72_7

My parents do not approve

 q72_8

It costs too much

 q72_9

I need to take care of brothers or sisters or do other things at home

 q72_10

I am afraid I will not be good enough in that activity

 q72_11

I'm too busy

 q72_12

I don't know what is available

 q72_13

None of my friends are interested or want to go

 q72_14

Other

 q72_14tx

Other, please describe (text)

Derived variables: Calcuated from Item Level Responses

Field Name

Note

empathy_mean

Empathy mean

Optimism_mean

Optimism mean

Selfconcept_mean

Self concept mean

SWL_mean

Satisfaction with life mean

Sadness_mean

Sadness mean

Anxiety_mean

Anxiety mean

Prosocial_mean

Prosocial mean

Adultsschool_mean

Adults at school mean

Adultsneighbor_mean

Adults at neighborhood mean

Adultshome_mean

Adults at home mean

Peerbelonging_mean

Peer belonging mean

Friendshipintimacy_mean

Friendship intimacy mean

Acadselfconcept_mean

Academic self concept mean

Schoolsupport_mean

School support mean

Bullying_mean

Bullying mean

Schoolbelonging_mean

School belonging mean

swl_3categories

Satisfaction with life categories

selfesteem_3categories

Self-esteem categories

optimism_3categories

Optimism categories

no_sadness_3categories

No sadness categories

empathy_3categories

Empathy categories

no_anxiety_3categories

No anxiety categories

prosocial_3categories

Pro-social categories

health_3categories

Health categories

Wellbeingcomposite

Wellbeing composite

Childwellbeing_3categories

Child-wellbeing composite

peerbelongasset

Peer belonging asset

peerintimacyasset

Friendship intimacy asset

climateasset

School support asset

organizedactivity

Organized activity

activityasset

Participates in at least one organized activity asset

physicalasset

Physicall bullying asset - Several times a week

verbalasset

Verbal bullying asset  - Several times a week

socialasset

Social bullying asset  - Several times a week

cyberasset

Cyberbullying asset  - Several times a week

Bullyingcutoffs

Bullied in any of the four bullying domains

breakfastasset

Eat breakfast at least 3 times a week

mealsasset

Eat meals with parents at least three times a week

sleepasset

Get a good sleep at least three nights a week

peerrelationships

Peer relationships

peersasset

Peers relationships asset

healthhabits

All three (selected) health habits

healthasset

Health habits asset

homeasset

Adult at home asset

neighborasset

Adults at neighborhood asset

schoolasset

Adults at school asset

adultsrelationships

Adult relationships

adultsasset

Adults relationships asset

schoolexperiences

School experiences

schoolexperiencesasset

School experiences asset

coreassets5

Core 5 assets

Geographic Codes: Based on Postal Codes

Field Name

Note

geo_sd

Geographic - School district of child's residence

geosd_na

Geographic - School district name of child's residence

n_current

Geographic - Neighbourhood number

neighname

Geographic - Neighbourhood name