National Addiction & HIV Data Archive Program

R0PRINFL: R0 PDel: Antisocial influence of peers within the institution

Peer Delinquency-Antisocial influence of peers within the institution; the mean 
rating of the prevalence of friends who encourage the youth to engage in the 7
items listed in this section. Data must be contained in 5 of the 7 items in order
to compute a valid mean.

MEASURE: Peer Delinquency

The Peer Delinquent Behavior items are a subset of those used by the Rochester 
Youth Study (Thornberry et al., 1994) to assess the degree of lifetime antisocial
activity among the adolescent's peers in the institution. There are two dimensions
to this scale: Antisocial Behavior (e.g., "How many of your friends at X have ever
sold drugs?") and Antisocial Influence (e.g., "How many of your friends at X have
ever suggested that you should sell drugs?").  The scale contains 19 items to 
which participants respond on a 5-point Likert scale ranging from "None of them" 
to "All of them". 

(1) None of them
(2) Very few of them
(3) Some of them
(4) Most of them
(5) All of them

Consult the Pathways Study codebook for more information (www.pathwaysstudy.pitt.edu).
            

Based upon 1,104 valid cases out of 1,130 total cases.

Location: 742-748 (width: 7; decimal: 2)

Variable Type: numeric

(Range of) Missing Values: -300.00 , -202.00 , -9.00 , -8.00

Notes

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

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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.