Dear UKHLS Team,
I am interested in using the SF-12 in my research. However, I would prefer to work with the 12 items themselves rather than the single mental functioning score, so that I can run factor analyses and measuremnt invariance tests across different populations. I only found the derived SF-12 score in the variable search tool (sf12mcs_dv), but not the single items.
Could you provide the single items and perhaps explain why the items themselves are not available?
Many thanks and best regards,
#1 Updated by Stephanie Auty about 1 month ago
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You don't say which wave you are working with, but from Wave 2 onwards the components of the sf12 were renamed to w_scsf* as they were part of the self completion questionnaire. You can see them listed here: https://www.understandingsociety.ac.uk/documentation/mainstage/dataset-documentation?search_api_views_fulltext=scsf and they are available to use in the w_indresp datasets.