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Personality Disorganization Among Refugees of Violence in Colombia, South America, 1962 (ICPSR 7055)

Principal Investigator(s): Havens, A. Eugene; Lipman, Aaron


This study was conducted in Bogota, Colombia, in 1962. The respondents' backgrounds were described through variables ascertaining birthplace, number of years of residence in Bogota, and occupation in their land of origin. The major portion of the study explored attitudes toward political violence: its effects on people's confidence in the government, the position of the church, groups who had benefited from political violence, and the extent to which violence had spread into areas of life other than politics. Derived measures include national identification and security scales and a scale showing attitudes toward the church. Demographic variables provide information about the respondents' age, education, marital status, and number of children.

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Study Description


Havens, A. Eugene, and Aaron Lipman. Personality Disorganization Among Refugees of Violence in Colombia, South America, 1962. ICPSR07055-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2011-06-23. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07055.v2

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07055.v2

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    alienation, Catholic Church, political violence, refugees, trust in government, violence

Geographic Coverage:    Bogoto, Colombia, South America, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1962

Date of Collection:   

  • 1962

Universe:    Refugees of political violence in Bogota, Colombia.

Data Type(s):    survey data


Sample:    inap.

Data Source:

personal interviews

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:

  • Created variable labels and/or value labels.


Original ICPSR Release:   1984-05-03

Version History:

  • 2011-06-23 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.



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