Simmons Longitudinal Study: Adaptation and Development Across the Lifespan [New England, United States], Kindergarten Data, Wave 2, 1978 (ICPSR 24861)

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Helen Z. Reinherz, Simmons College. School of Social Work

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The Simmons Longitudinal Study (SLS) is a community-based study that has prospectively traced the life course of a single-aged cohort from childhood (age 5) to adulthood (age 26). Data were collected from multiple informants at seven major time points: age 5 (1977), age 6 (1978), age 9 (1980-1981), age 15 (1987), age 18 (1990), age 21 (1993-1994), and age 26 (1998). Since its inception in 1977, the SLS has utilized a multidisciplinary, multimethod approach, with the dual goals of: (1) tracing the development and course of academic difficulties, behavior problems, and psychopathology; and (2) identifying factors that promote health functioning from early childhood (age 5) to adulthood (age 26). The SLS has consistently emphasized the identification of modifiable social and environmental risk and protective factors that can be targeted directly in prevention and intervention programs. To date, SLS has published 50 journal articles and 9 book chapters. The original SLS study group was comprised of every child who entered kindergarten in the fall of 1977 in one public school district in a northeastern town in the United States. For this wave of the study, Wave 2, in 1978 at the end of the kindergarten year, mothers and teachers rated the students on measures of behavioral and emotional functioning.

Reinherz, Helen Z. Simmons Longitudinal Study: Adaptation and Development Across the Lifespan [New England, United States], Kindergarten Data, Wave 2, 1978. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2016-04-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24861.v1

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health (5-R01 MH-27458)

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Data for Preschool Data, Wave 1, 1977 (ICPSR 22800), Grade 3 Data, Wave 3, 1980-1981 (ICPSR 24862), Grade 9 Data, Wave 4, 1987 (ICPSR 24863), Grade 12 Data, Wave 5, 1990 (ICPSR 24864), Age 21 Data, Wave 6, 1993-1994 (ICPSR 24865), and Age 26 Data, Wave 7, 1998 (ICPSR 24866) are also available from ICPSR.

In 1977, when the study began, participants were all from one school district in the northeastern United States. In later data waves, especially Age 21, Wave 6, 1993-1994 and Age 26, Wave 7, 1998, most respondents resided throughout the United States; a few resided out of the country.

The original file name as provided by the data producer for Part 1 was KALL and for Part 2 was KCOMP.

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Additional details about the Simmons Longitudinal Study can be found at the Simmons College School of Social Work Web site.

The original 1977 sample included all youth registering for kindergarten in one public school system in a working class community in Massachusetts. The racial composition and gender division of the original sample were representative of the population of Massachusetts at that time. The sample included approximately equal numbers of males and females, and almost all (98 percent) were Caucasian. For information in regard to "Sample Retention" and "Effects of Sample Attrition," please review the ICPSR codebook available with this collection.

All children enrolling in kindergarten in one public school system in the northeastern United States.

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administrative records data, observational data, survey data

2009-10-12

2018-02-15 The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented. The previous citation was:
  • Reinherz, Helen Z. Simmons Longitudinal Study: Adaptation and Development Across the Lifespan [New England, United States], Kindergarten Data, Wave 2, 1978. ICPSR24861-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-10-12. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR24861.v1

2016-04-14 The codebook and data collection instrument have been made publicly available.

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