Giordano, Peggy C., Bowling Green State University;
Longmore, Monica A., Bowling Green State University;
Manning, Wendy D., Bowling Green State University
This study explores the relationship qualities and the
subjective meanings that motivate adolescent behavior. More
specifically, this study seeks to examine the nature and meaning of
adolescent relationship experiences (e.g., with family, peers, and
dating partners) in an effort to discover how experiences associated
with age, gender, race, and ethnicity influence the meaning of dating
relationships. The study further investigates the relative impact of
dating partners and peers on sexual behavior and contraceptive
practices, as well as involvement in other problem behaviors that can
contribute independently to sexual risk taking. The longitudinal
design of the Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS) includes a
schedule of follow-up interviews occurring one, three, and five years
after the initial interview. Three waves of data have been collected
(2001, 2002, and 2004) and a fourth wave is scheduled for collection
(2006). Data were collected from adolescent respondents through
structured in-home interviews utilizing laptop computers. In-depth
interviews were conducted at the first wave with a subsample (n=100)
of the respondents. Parent data was collected via a short,
self-administered questionnaire at the first wave.
Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS) Series
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This study was originally processed, archived, and disseminated by Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), a project funded by the
Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).
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Giordano, Peggy C., Monica A. Longmore, and Wendy D. Manning. Toledo Adolescent Relationships Study (TARS): Wave 1, 2001. ICPSR04679-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-01-09. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04679.v1
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR04679.v1
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This study was funded by:
- United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01HD036223)
Scope of Study
parent child relationship,
Date of Collection:
Unit of Observation:
Adolescents in the 7th, 9th, and 11th grade and their
parents in Lucas County, Ohio.
Data Collection Notes:
The Wave 1 data is the first wave of TARS data archived
with DSDR. Waves 2-4 of the TARS data will be archived as they
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.
Mode of Data Collection:
computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI),
Original ICPSR Release: 2008-01-09
- 2011-09-26 Data usage agreement was updated.
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