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Youth-Parent Socialization Panel Study, 1965-1982: Wave III (ICPSR 9134)

Principal Investigator(s): Jennings, M. Kent, University of California-Santa Barbara; Markus, Gregory B.; Niemi, Richard G.


For this panel survey a national sample of high school seniors and their parents were interviewed in 1965, and twice later in 1973 and 1982. The survey gauges the impact of life-stage events and historical trends on the behaviors and attitudes of respondents. Each wave has a distinct focus. The 1965 data focus on high school experiences, while the 1973 data deal with the protest era. Data gathered in 1982 emphasize the maturing process and offer information relating to parental issues and family relationships. Other major areas of investigation include political participation, issue positions, group evaluations, civic orientations, personal change over time, stability in attitudes and behaviors over time, and partisanship and electoral behavior.

Series: Youth Studies Series

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DS2:  Parent Data - Download All Files (12.561 MB)
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Study Description


Jennings, M. Kent, Gregory B. Markus, and Richard G. Niemi. Youth-Parent Socialization Panel Study, 1965-1982: Wave III. ICPSR09134-v4. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2007-07-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09134.v4

Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR09134.v4

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This study was funded by:

  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Aging

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    adolescents, family life, family relations, high school students, high schools, life events, parent child relationship, peer groups, personality, political attitudes, political behavior, political change, political participation, political partisanship, political socialization, public policy, social attitudes, social behavior, social protest, social studies, student attitudes, trends, trust in government

Geographic Coverage:    United States

Time Period:   

  • 1965--1982

Universe:    All twelfth-graders in the United States in 1965.

Data Type(s):    survey data, and event/transaction data

Data Collection Notes:

The 1965 and 1973 waves of this collection are released through ICPSR under the title YOUTH-PARENT SOCIALIZATION PANEL STUDY, 1965-1973 (ICPSR 7779). Analysis of these data can be performed at both the aggregate and individual levels. Because the two samples come from the same families, parent-offspring pairs can be formed. A combined file for all three waves is available as YOUTH-PARENT SOCIALIZATION PANEL STUDY, 1965-1982: THREE WAVES COMBINED (ICPSR 9553).


Sample:    The original 1965 youth sample was chosen from a national probability sample of 97 secondary schools (including 11 non-public schools) selected with a probability proportionate to their size. Within each school, 15-21 randomly designated seniors were interviewed. In 1973, 1,119 of the original 1,669 youths who completed the 1965 interview were reinterviewed, and an additional 229 completed mailback questionnaires. In 1982, 958 youths were reinterviewed, and 82 completed mailback questionnaires. The 1965 parents were selected randomly such that for one-third of the students the fathers were interviewed, for another one-third the mothers were interviewed, and for the remaining third both parents were interviewed. In 1973 1,118 of the original 1,562 parents were reinterviewed, and 62 completed mailback questionnaires. In 1982, 816 parents were reinterviewed, and 82 completed mailback questionnaires.

Mode of Data Collection:    personal interviews, and self-enumerated forms


Original ICPSR Release:   1990-12-04

Version History:

  • 2007-07-18 A user guide file about merging study 9134 and 7286 datasets has been created.
  • 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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