Giordano, Peggy, Monica Longmore, and Wendy Manning. Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS): Wave 5, 2011. ICPSR35486-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2017-06-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35486.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR35486.v1
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parent child relationship,
Smallest Geographic Unit:
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
Young adults who were in the 7th, 9th, and 11th grade in Lucas County, Ohio during the 2000-2001 school year.
Data Collection Notes:
These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed.
Qualitative data are not available as part of the data collection.
The purpose of the study was to describe the demographic patterning of physical perpetration and victimization, psychological abuse, and sexual coercion; to explore similarities and differences in the nature, qualities and dynamics within violent and non-violent relationships; and to investigate the situational contexts of violence by analyzing the progression of abuse within particular relationships.
The research design builds on the Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS), a 4-wave multi-method, longitudinal investigation of teen dating and sexual relationships, including information about physical violence, psychological abuse and sexual coercion (perpetration and victimization) gathered at each wave. In the fifth wave the interviews were conducted largely in person (71.6%) and on-line. For in-person interviews data were entered directly into a laptop computer, first by the interviewer, and subsequently by respondents, who entered all personal responses directly, to ensure privacy.
The sampling frame was derived from public and private
school enrollment records in Lucas County, Ohio. School attendance, however, was not a requirement for inclusion. A stratified, random sample (n=1,316) was then drawn from all 7th, 9th, and 11th grade youth residing in Lucas County in the fall of 2000. 1,021 of these respondents (77.6%) participated in the fifth wave of data collection.
Three weight variables are included: WT_W5, WT_W1W5, and WT_W1W2W5.
Mode of Data Collection:
computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI),
computer-assisted self interview (CASI),
Description of Variables:
TARS Wave 5 (n=1,021; 1,837 variables) includes variables in the following categories:
- Household roster
- Self and behavior
- Dating and intimacy
- Romantic relationship partner
- No romantic relationship partner
- Relationship violence
- Sexual history
- Non-romantic relationship sex
- Pregnancy history
- Health and risky behavior
- Criminal history
- Religion and spirituality
See the TARS Wave 5 questionnaire (included in study documentation) for more details.
1,021 respondents participated in the fifth wave of data collection, 77.6% of the original sample (n=1,316 at the first wave).