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Principal Investigator(s): Jennings, M. Kent, University of California, Santa Barbara
This data collection contains information on the evolution of political attitudes and intergenerational influences upon this process among 1,669 high school seniors and 1,992 parents of these students in 97 schools in the United States in 1965. Information collected for student respondents includes attitudes towards school, family life, political parties, and toward the political process in general, as well as personal data and plans for the future. Information obtained from parents includes their views of family life, intrafamily relations, political history, and the political process. Parents were also questioned on their attitudes when they were high school students. Data are also provided on the size and type of school, enrollment percentage of minority groups, types of activities offered by the school, tenure systems, religious affiliations of the student body, and juvenile offenses and dropout percentages. Demographic items specify age, place of birth, education, occupation, nationality, religion, social class, and place of residence.
Series: Youth Studies Series
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Jennings, M. Kent. STUDENT-PARENT SOCIALIZATION STUDY, 1965. Conducted by M. Kent Jennings, University of California. ICPSR07286-v3. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [producer and distributor], 2007-01-18. doi:10.3886/ICPSR07286.v3
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07286.v3
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: adolescents, family life, family relations, high school students, high schools, parent child relationship, parental attitudes, parental influence, parents, peer groups, personality, political attitudes, political behavior, political change, political parties, political partisanship, political socialization, social attitudes, social behavior, social studies, student attitudes, trends, trust in government
Geographic Coverage: United States
Data Types: survey data
Sample: The students interviewed were chosen from a national probability sample of 97 secondary schools (including 11 non-public schools) selected with a probability proportionate to their size. The student sample size is 1,669 and the parent sample size is 1,992. At least one parent was interviewed for all but 107 of the seniors. The parent sampling scheme called for one-third to be mothers, one-third fathers, and one-third both parents. In practice there were more mothers than fathers and somewhat fewer both parent cases than specified due to family structure characteristics. The parent and student samples are matched so that parent-student pairs were formed.
Mode of Data Collection: face-to-face interview
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
- 2007-01-18 This Student-Parent data collection has been converted and updated from OSIRIS -- there are 104 more variables than documented in the original metadata record -- and School Characteristics dataset has been added. The study now includes SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files as well as SAS transport (XPORT), SPSS portable, and Stata system files for both Student-Parent and School Characteristics datasets. An updated documentation file is also available.
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