National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

S6PORIENT_PTERM: S6 POrient: Has subject terminated parental rights

Subject has terminated parental rights.

MEASURE: Parent Orientation

The Youths Parenting Orientation scale was adapted for this study from Silverberg 
and Steinberg's (1990) subscale of Adult Role Orientation. The questions are asked
only of youth who report having a child. The scale is used to assess the participant's
view of his/her role as a parent (e.g., "Fathers/Mothers my age should devote most of
their time and energy to rearing their child/children") and the degree to which this 
role is pervasive in his/her life. The inventory is a 6-item scale that asks participants
to rank from 1 to 4 (1=Agree Strongly to 4=Disagree Strongly) the degree that each 
statement corresponds to their view of parenthood, with higher scores indicating greater
parental orientation.  

Consult the Pathways Study codebook for more information (
0 No 34325.3%
1 Yes 110.8%
Missing Data
-700 Data missing: unknown reason 40.3%
-201 IntCompStat = 4 missed interview 1229.0%
-101 Skipped: Subject does not have any living children 87164.3%
-9 Dont Know 30.2%
Total 1,354 100%

Based upon 354 valid cases out of 1,354 total cases.

Location: 1738-1741 (width: 4; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -700 , -500 , -400 , -202 , -201 , -102 , -101 , -9 , -8


Source: This variable was taken from: Research on Pathways to Desistance [Maricopa County, AZ and Philadelphia County, PA]: Subject Measures, 2000-2010.

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Disclaimer: The frequencies for this variable may not be weighted. They are purely descriptive and may not be representative of the study population. Please use with caution and consult the study documentation.