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Young Men in High School and Beyond: A Summary of Findings from the Youth in Transition Project, 1966-1974 (ICPSR 3505) RSS

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Summary:

This data collection consists of a five-wave longitudinal study of 1,628 high school youths in the United States in the period 1966-1974, beginning in the fall of 1966 when they entered 10th grade. The study is part of the longitudinal Youth in Transition Project conducted by the University of Michigan's Survey Research Center. The major objective of the project was to examine the causes and effects of dropping out of high school among youths in their late teens. The project examined a number of characteristics, including personality and behavioral traits, in order to identify the potential dropout. The initial data collection included tests of ability and academic skills, measures of family background characteristics, and a large number of "criterion" dimensions: affective states, self-concepts, values and attitudes, and plans and behaviors. Most of the criterion dimensions were repeated in the four subsequent waves. Included also is information on the respondents' attitudes toward government and government officials, racial integration, and United States' involvement in the Vietnam war. Demographic variables include work experience, income, military service, and education. The Longitudinal File (File 6) is comprised of 516 selected variables, primarily indices based on longitudinal data.

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DS0:  Study-Level Files
DS1:  Wave 1 - Download All Files (57,603 KB)
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DS2:  Wave 2 - Download All Files (56,860 KB)
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DS3:  Wave 3 - Download All Files (55,734 KB)
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DS4:  Wave 4 - Download All Files (57,187 KB)
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DS5:  Wave 5 - Download All Files (55,581 KB)
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DS6:  Longitudinal File - Download All Files (56,359 KB)
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Study Description

Citation

Bachman, Jerald G. Young Men in High School and Beyond: A Summary of Findings from the Youth in Transition Project, 1966-1974. ICPSR03505-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999. doi:10.3886/ICPSR03505.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Office of Education

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   academic ability, attitudes, family background, high school students, human behavior, personality, school attendance, school dropouts, self concept, skills, socialization, social values, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1966--1974

Date of Collection:  

  • 1966--1974

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The data map and the final report codebook file are provided as ASCII text files, and the codebook is provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided on the ICPSR Web site.

Methodology

Sample:   A nation-wide sample of 1,628 high school youths in the United States in the period 1966-1974. The 2,213 panel members at the time of the initial survey were clustered in 87 schools. The schools and boys were selected through use of multistage probability sampling to provide an essentially bias-free representation of 10th-grade boys in public high schools throughout the United States. Subsequent data collections were carried out with 1,886 young men in the spring of 1968, the end of the 11th grade for most, with 1,799 young men in the spring of 1969, just before most were graduated, and with 1,620 in June and July 1970.

Data Source:

personal interviews and self-enumerated questionnaires

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Version History:

  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 10 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 9 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.
  • 2006-01-12 All files were removed from dataset 7 and flagged as study-level files, so that they will accompany all downloads.

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