National Youth Survey US: Wave I (NYS-1976)

Parent Series Details:

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Study Details:
This dataset contains parent and youth data for the National Youth Survey. Youths and one of their parents or legal guardians were interviewed in early 1977 about events and behavior occurring during calendar year 1976. Included is information on the demographics and socioeconomic status of respondents, disruptive events in the home, neighborhood problems, parental aspirations for youth, labeling, integration of family and peer contexts, attitudes toward deviance in adults and juveniles, parental discipline, community involvement, and drug use.

Study Scope

Time period: 
1976
Collection date: 
1976
Geographic coverage : 
United States
Unit of observation: 
Individual
Data types: 
survey data
Universe: 
Youths in the United States.
Notes: 
Produced by the University of Colorado, Behavioral Research Institute at Boulder, CO.
Subject Terms: 
  • aspirations
  • behavior problems
  • career goals
  • community involvement
  • delinquent behavior
  • depression (psychology)
  • deviance
  • drugs
  • expectations
  • family conflict
  • family relations
  • health services utilization
  • life events
  • neighborhood conditions
  • parental attitudes
  • parents
  • peer influence
  • sexual behavior
  • social attitudes
  • social behavior
  • social isolation
  • social values
  • socioeconomic status
  • spouse abuse
  • substance abuse
  • teenage pregnancies
  • victimization
  • youths

Study Methodology

Sample: 
National sample of the American youth population selected by area probability sampling.
Versions: 
  • 2008-08-01: New files were added. These files included one or more of the following: Stata setup, SAS transport (CPORT), SPSS system, Stata system, SAS supplemental syntax, and Stata supplemental syntax files, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file.
  • 2005-11-04: On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.
Extent of processing: 
  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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