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Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th- and 10th-Grade Surveys), 1996 (ICPSR 2350) RSS

Alternate Title:  MTF 1996 (8th/10th Grade)

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Summary:

These surveys of 8th- and 10th-grade students are part of a series that explores changes in important values, behaviors, and lifestyle orientations of contemporary American youth. Students in each grade are randomly assigned to complete one of two questionnaires, each with a different subset of topical questions but containing a set of 'core' questions on demographics and drug use. There are about 300 variables across the questionnaires. Drugs covered by this survey include amphetamines (stimulants), barbiturates (tranquilizers), other prescription drugs, tobacco, alcohol, inhalants, steroids, Rohypnol, MDMA, marijuana, hashish, LSD, hallucinogens, cocaine, crack, and injection drugs such as heroin.

Series: Monitoring the Future (MTF) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

Dataset(s)

DS1:  8th Grade, Form 1 Data - Download All Files (36.4 MB)
DS2:  8th Grade, Form 2 Data - Download All Files (36.6 MB)
DS3:  10th Grade, Form 1 Data - Download All Files (31.5 MB)
DS4:  10th Grade, Form 2 Data - Download All Files (31.8 MB)

Study Description

Citation

Johnston, Lloyd D., Jerald G. Bachman, Patrick M. O'Malley, and John Schulenberg. Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th- and 10th-Grade Surveys), 1996. ICPSR02350-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-06. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR02350.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 (DA01411-23)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adolescents, attitudes, demographic characteristics, drug use, elementary school students, family life, junior high school students, lifestyles, social behavior, social change, values

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1996

Date of Collection:  

  • 1996

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Enrolled 8th- and 10th-grade students in the contiguous United States.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

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

Methodology

Sample:   Multistage 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. Separate samples were drawn for each grade. Of the 80 PSUs, 8 were selected with certainty and 72 were selected with probability proportionate to size based on the size of the 8th- (or 10th-) grade class in each school. In schools with more than 400 8th (or 10th) graders, a random sample of students or classes was drawn. In schools with less than 400 8th (or 10th) graders, all students were asked to participate. Each sampled 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). For the 8th-grade survey, schools with less than 15 8th graders were excluded from the sample. For the 10th-grade survey, schools with less than 25 10th graders were excluded. The participation rate among schools has been between 66 and 80 percent since the inception of the study.

Weight:   Each of the four parts contains a weight variable, V5. They were originally varied by school but modified to protect respondent confidentiality. Use the weight variable for all analyses, the results of which will differ slightly from published data tables that used original data.

Mode of Data Collection:   on-site questionnaire

Response Rates:   The student response rates for the 1996 8th- and 10th-grade surveys were 90.5 percent and 87.1 percent, respectively.

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:

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

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2006-03-06 The data producer resupplied data to correct variable V4 for all four parts. The problem corrected was that some of the respondent ID numbers were not unique across forms.
  • 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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