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Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 1997 (ICPSR 2477) RSS

Alternate Title:  MTF 1997 (12th Grade)

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Summary:

This is the 23nd annual survey in this series that explores changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Students are randomly assigned to complete one of six questionnaires, each with a different subset of topical questions but all containing a set of "core" questions on demographics and drug use. There are about 1,400 variables across the questionnaires. Drugs covered by this survey include tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, hashish, LSD, hallucinogens, amphetamines (stimulants), Ritalin (methylphenidate), quaaludes, barbiturates (tranquilizers), cocaine, crack, and heroin. Other items include attitudes toward religion, parental influences, changing roles for women, educational aspirations, self-esteem, exposure to drug education, and violence and crime -- both in and out of school.

Series: Monitoring the Future (MTF) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS2:  Form 1 Data - Download All Files (23 MB)
DS3:  Form 2 Data - Download All Files (12.4 MB)
DS4:  Form 3 Data - Download All Files (13.6 MB)
DS5:  Form 4 Data - Download All Files (11.2 MB)
DS6:  Form 5 Data - Download All Files (12.4 MB)
DS7:  Form 6 Data - Download All Files (13 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Johnston, Lloyd D., Jerald G. Bachman, and Patrick M. O'Malley. Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (12th-Grade Survey), 1997. ICPSR02477-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-05-15. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02477.v3

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse (3R01DA01411)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, demographic characteristics, drug use, family life, high school students, life plans, lifestyles, social behavior, social change, values, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1997

Date of Collection:  

  • 1997

Universe:   High school seniors in the contiguous United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) To protect the anonymity of respondents, all variables that could be used to identify individuals have been collapsed or recoded on the public use files. These modifications should not affect analytic uses of the public use files. (2) Variables omitted from the Western region questionnaires are noted in each codebook. (3) Users are advised that there are seven parts to this collection: one containing the "key" or core questions for all six questionnaires and a separate part for each of the six different questionnaire forms. The core file consists of all respondents for all six questionnaires, however, only those variables that appear on all six questionnaires and demographic variables are found in this file. The core file consists primarily of drug use data and demographic variables. (4) The collection is documented by machine-readable codebooks with a separate codebook for each part. Users are further advised to consult the appropriate MONITORING THE FUTURE: QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM THE NATION'S HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS annual volume, available from the Monitoring the Future staff, for more information about the collection.

Methodology

Mode of Data Collection:   self-enumerated questionnaire

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-05-15 Minor edits were made to the metadata and documentation.
  • 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.
  • 1999-12-29 The data files for Forms 2 and 4 (Parts 3 and 5) were reprocessed to eliminate duplicate records. The corresponding codebook frequencies were also revised.

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