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Physical Violence in American Families, 1976 (ICPSR 7733) RSS

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Summary:

For this study, a nationwide sample of 960 males and 1,183 females were interviewed to examine methods of conflict resolution within the family. Information was gathered regarding the following areas: resolution of conflicts between spouses and between parents and children, including detailed information on the development of conflicts resulting in violence, resolution of conflicts in the respondent's childhood family, family power structure, marital closeness and stability, personality, and stress factors.

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  Data File - Download All Files (17.1 MB)
DS2:  SAS Data Definition Statements - Download All Files (0.4 MB)
Data:

ASCII + SAS Setup

Study Description

Citation

Straus, Murray A., and Richard J. Gelles. Physical Violence in American Families, 1976. ICPSR07733-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1994. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07733.v2

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Funding

This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   family, marriage, physical violence, violence

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1976

Date of Collection:  

  • 1976

Universe:   Families in the United States in 1976.

Data Types:   survey data

Methodology

Sample:   National probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Performed recodes and/or calculated derived variables.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 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.

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