Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th- and 10th-Grade Surveys), 2001 (ICPSR 3426)

Published: Mar 30, 2006 View help for published

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Lloyd D. Johnston, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center; Jerald G. Bachman, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center; Patrick M. O'Malley, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center; John Schulenberg, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03426.v1

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MTF 2001 (8th/10th Grade)

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 four 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, marijuana, hashish, LSD, hallucinogens, cocaine, crack, and injection drugs such as heroin.

Johnston, Lloyd D., Bachman, Jerald G., O’Malley, Patrick M., and Schulenberg, John. Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of American Youth (8th- and 10th-Grade Surveys), 2001. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2006-03-30. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03426.v1

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse (DA001411)
Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2001
2001

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.

Two year-to-year cross-time question indices for the MTF 8th- and 10th-grade surveys can be viewed on the SAMHDA Web site. The first is sorted by question location and the second is sorted by subject area, item number, and questionnaire form.

MTF does not release detailed geography codes in its public use files because of the disclosure risk it would cause. The MTF sample is drawn to generate representative samples of the four Census Bureau regions of the country (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West), but it does not generate representative samples of smaller geographic areas such as states, counties, or cities. For additional information about data that is withheld from the public use files please contact MTF directly at mtfinformation@umich.edu.

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. Of the 72 PSUs, 8 were selected with certainty, 10 were selected with a probability of .50, and the remainder were selected probability proportionate to the size the 8th- or 10th- grade class. In schools with more than 350 students in the grade, a random sample of students or classes was drawn. In schools with less than 350 students in a grade, all students were asked to participate. Each 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. The student response rates for the 2000 8th- and 10th-grade surveys were 90 percent and 88 percent, respectively.

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

self-administered questionnaires

survey data

2002-11-14

2006-03-30

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:
  • 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), 2001. ICPSR03426-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR03426.v1

2006-03-30 File UG3426.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

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.

2002-11-14 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:

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

Notes

  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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