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Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth, 1983 (ICPSR 8387) RSS

Alternate Title:  MTF 1983 (12th Grade)

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Summary:

This is the ninth annual survey in this series that explores changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. The students are randomly assigned one of five questionnaires, each with a different subset of topical questions but all containing a set of "core" questions on demographics and drug use. There are about 1,300 variables across the questionnaires. Full details on the research design and procedures, sampling methodology, content areas, and questionnaire design, as well as percentage distributions by respondent's sex, race, region, college plans, and drug use, appear in the annual ISR volumes MONITORING THE FUTURE: QUESTIONNAIRE RESPONSES FROM THE NATION'S HIGH SCHOOL SENIORS.

Series: Monitoring the Future (MTF) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Form 1 Questionnaire - Download All Files (30.3 MB)
DS2:  Form 2 Questionnaire - Download All Files (16.1 MB)
DS3:  Form 3 Questionnaire - Download All Files (17 MB)
DS4:  Form 4 Questionnaire - Download All Files (14.9 MB)
DS5:  Form 5 Questionnaire - Download All Files (16.6 MB)
DS6:  Core Variables - Download All Files (26.2 MB)
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Study Description

Citation

Johnston, Lloyd D., Jerald G. Bachman, and Patrick M. O'Malley. Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth, 1983. ICPSR08387-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2004. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08387.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 on Drug Abuse

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   attitudes, demographic characteristics, drug use, family life, high school students, life plans, lifestyles, social behavior, social change, values, youths

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1983

Date of Collection:  

  • 1983

Universe:   High school seniors in the contiguous United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

Percentage distributions provided in the codebook were generated using full weights, which are not available on the public use files. Therefore, these results cannot be replicated using the public use files. The differences between results produced using the full weights and those produced using the sampling weights available on the public use files are estimated to be below 1 percent.

To protect the confidentiality of respondents, all variables that could be used to identify individuals have been collapsed or recoded on the public use files. These modifications should not affect analytic uses of the public use files.

Methodology

Sample:   Multistate area probability sample design involving three selection stages: (1) geographic areas or primary sampling units (PSUs), (2) schools (or linked groups of schools) within PSUs, and (3) students within sampled schools. Of the 74 PSUs, 12 were selected with certainty and 62 were selected with probability proportionate to size based on the size of the senior class. In schools with more than 400 seniors, a random sample of seniors or classes was drawn. In schools with less than 400 seniors, all seniors were asked to participate. Each school was asked to participate for two years, so that each year one-half of the sample is replaced. Schools refusing participation were replaced with similar schools in terms of geographic location, size, and type of school (e.g., public, private/Catholic, private/non-Catholic).

Data Source:

self-administered questionnaires

Response Rates:   The participation rate among schools has been between 66 and 80 percent since the inception of the study. The overall student response rate for 1983 was 84 percent.

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:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-03-30 File CB8387.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
  • 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.
  • 2004-02-27 Value labels were added to the data definition statements and minor changes were made to the codebook.
  • 2002-02-25 SAS and SPSS data definition statements are now available for this collection. Value labels are documented in the codebook. OSIRIS data dictionaries, card-image data files, and data map files are no longer distributed with this collection.
  • 1998-01-16 The codebook is now available as a PDF file.

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