National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

C0_SROSC02: C0 SRO: Subject ever set fire to house/building/vacant lot

Has the subject ever purposely set fire to a house, building, car or vacant lot?

MEASURE: Self-Reported Offending (SRO)

The Self-Reported Offending (SRO; Huizinga, Esbensen, and Weihar, 1991) was adapted
for this study to measure the adolescent's account of involvement in antisocial 
and illegal activities. We ask the collateral to report on the subject's behavior
using the same set of questions which are asked of the subject. The SRO consists of
24-items which elicit subject involvement in different types of crime. For each
endorsed item, a set of follow-up questions are triggered that collect more 
information regarding the reported offense (e.g., "How old was he/she the first 
time he/she did this?" "How many times has X done this in the past year?"). Two of
the 24 items were added to the interview battery after a significant number of 
individuals had completed the interview (thus producing a large amount of missing
data). These 2 items are not included in the scoring.  

Consult the Pathways Study codebook for more information (www.pathwaysstudy.pitt.edu).
            
ValueLabelUnweighted
Frequency
%
0 No 1,10881.8%
1 Yes 866.4%
Missing Data
-700 Data missing: Result of an error in the interview programming 10.1%
-222 IntCompStat = 3; data deleted, consent issues 10.1%
-201 IntCompStat = 4; missed interview 14911.0%
-9 Dont Know 90.7%
Total 1,354 100%

Based upon 1,194 valid cases out of 1,354 total cases.

Location: 1273-1276 (width: 4; decimal: 0)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -700 , -222 , -202 , -201 , -9 , -8

Notes

Source: This variable was taken from: Research on Pathways to Desistance [Maricopa County, AZ and Philadelphia County, PA]: Collateral Measures, 2000-2004.

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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.