National Youth Survey (NYS) Series
Investigator(s): Delbert Elliot
For this series, parents and youth were interviewed about
events and behavior of the preceding year to gain a better understanding of both
conventional and deviant types of behavior by youths. Data were collected on
demographic and socioeconomic status of respondents, disruptive events in the
home, neighborhood problems, parental aspirations for youth, labeling,
integration of family and peer contexts, attitudes toward deviance in adults and
juveniles, parental discipline, community involvement, drug and alcohol use,
victimization, pregnancy, depression, use of outpatient services, spouse violence
by respondent and partner, and sexual activity. Demographic variables include
sex, ethnicity, birth date, age, marital status, and employment of the youths,
and information on the marital status and employment of the parents.
NYS was sponsored by the National Institute of Mental Health.