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Table 6 Conversion of time use categories to continuous values

From: The time-varying role of the family in student time use and achievement

  Relative Assigned
Response a frequency value
Time on homework   h/week
 Has homework, but does not do it 0.012 0
 Less than 1 h each week 0.318 0.5
 Between 1 and 3 h 0.405 2
 More than 3 but less than 5 h 0.145 4
 Between 5 and 10 h 0.088 7.5
 More than 10 h 0.017 12
 No homework is ever assigned 0.015 0
Amount of time spent free reading   h/day
 None 0.122 0
 About 30 min 0.484 0.5
 About 1 h 0.206 1
 Between 1 and 2 h 0.118 1.5
 More than 2 h 0.070 2.5
Student uses computer at home   days/month
 I use a computer at home for school work almost every day 0.065 24
 Once or twice a week 0.172 6
 Once or twice a month 0.178 1.5
 Hardly ever 0.324 0.5
 Never, even though there is a computer at home 0.155 0
 There is no computer at home 0.106 0
TV watched at home each school day   h/day
 None 0.048 0
 1 h or less each school day 0.270 0.5
 2 h 0.256 2
 3 h 0.194 3
 4 to 5 h 0.139 4.5
 6 h or more 0.094 7
  1. Source: North Carolina Education Research Data Center
  2. aVariable titles and labels as they appear in the codebook