National Youth Survey US: Wave II (NYS-1977)

Parent Series Details:

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Study Details:
Youth data for the second wave of the National Youth Survey are contained in this data collection. The first wave was conducted in 1976. Youths were interviewed in early 1978 about events and behavior that had occurred in 1977. Data were collected on demographic and socioeconomic status of respondents, aspirations, social isolation, normlessness, labeling, attitudes toward deviance, exposure to delinquent peers, commitment to delinquent peers, sex roles, interpersonal violence, exposure to substance abuse, self-reported delinquency, drug and alcohol use, and victimization.

Study Scope

Time period: 
1977
Collection date: 
1977
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
  • young adults
  • youths

Study Methodology

Sample: 
National sample of the American youth population selected by area probability sampling.
Versions: 
  • 2008-08-26: 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. Some other minor edits were made to improve the data and documentation.
Extent of processing: 
  • Performed consistency checks.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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