National Youth Survey US: Wave IV (NYS-1979)

Parent Series Details:

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Study Details:
Youth data for the fourth wave of the National Youth Survey are contained in this data collection. The first wave of this survey was conducted in 1976, the second wave in 1977, and the third wave in 1978. Data are available in this wave on the demographic and socioeconomic status of respondents, disruptive events in the home, youth aspirations and expectations, social isolation, normlessness, perceived disapproval by parents and peers, attitudes toward deviance, exposure and commitment to delinquent peers, sex roles, interpersonal violence, pressure for substance abuse by peers, self-reported delinquency, drug and alcohol use, and victimization.

Study Scope

Time period: 
1979
Collection date: 
1979
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: 
  • 2008-09-10: 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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