The Interpersonal Conflict and Resolution (iCOR) Study, United States, 2016-2018 (ICPSR 37164)

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Elizabeth A. Mumford, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; Bruce G. Taylor, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; Weiwei Liu, National Opinion Research Center at the University of Chicago; Mark Berg, University of Iowa

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37164.v1

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iCOR

These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files were zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed.

This study was designed to determine the nature, incidence, and coincidence of forms of interpersonal conflict and resulting conflict management styles, including physical violence, in an existing nationally-representative cohort of 18 to 32 year old adults between the years 2016 to 2018. Respondent reports of conflicts involving aggressive and violent behavior were distinguished for three relationship categories: intimate partner relationships, friends/acquaintances, and relatively unknown persons/strangers.

The research design covered questions about the nature and frequency of conflicts experienced irrespective of whether the incidents ended violently; conflict management style/tendencies (remedial actions, apologies, accounts); and differences between conflicts that turn violent and those that do not. Additional questions covered include the frequency of violence during the course of disputes, including experiences with physical victimization and the perpetration of violent acts was assessed.

Also elements that facilitate conflict escalation that are deemed important theoretical constructs in research on aggression, such as adverse childhood events, low self-control, negative affect, street code attitudes, routine activities/lifestyles, agreeableness, and alcohol and drug use, in addition to demographic and other person-level variables were investigated.

  • iCOR.Wave1.PRIME.sav (269 variables, 2284 cases)
  • iCOR.Wave2.PARTNER.sav (266 variables, 480 cases)
  • iCOR.Wave2.PRIME.sav (243 variables, 1629 cases)
  • iCOR.Wave3.PRIME.sav (243 variables, 1603 cases)

Mumford, Elizabeth A., Taylor, Bruce G., Liu, Weiwei, and Berg, Mark. The Interpersonal Conflict and Resolution (iCOR) Study, United States, 2016-2018. Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-04-29. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37164.v1

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United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. National Institute of Justice (2015-VF-GX-0110)

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2016-08 -- 2017-04 (Wave 1 Prime), 2016-12 -- 2017-10 (Wave 2 Partner), 2016-12 -- 2017-09 (Wave 2 Prime), 2017-06 -- 2018-05 (Wave 3 Prime)
2016-08-19 -- 2017-04-30 (Wave 1 Prime), 2016-12-12 -- 2017-10-18 (Wave 2 Partner), 2016-12-05 -- 2017-09-29 (Wave 2 Prime), 2017-06-20 -- 2018-05-05 (Wave 3 Prime)
  1. These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed.

  2. The iCOR series data files can be merged via the variable DYADID.

  3. Additional information on the The Interpersonal Conflict and Resolution (iCOR) Study, United States, 2016-2018 can be found on the iCOR Website.
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The purpose of the Interpersonal Conflict and Resolution (iCOR) study was to inform research on the prevalence and etiology of conflict, victimization, offending and the commonly identified phenomenon referred to as the 'victim-offender overlap' in criminology.

The researchers conducted three waves of data collection among young adults ages 18-32 ("Primes"). At wave 2, the researchers recruited the intimate "Partners" of the prime respondents for a cross-sectional dyadic survey.

The project started with the recruiting of a nationally representative sample of 4,714 households with at least one household member falling in the target age range. From this initial sample (n=2,284), young adults participated in the wave 1 baseline survey conducted from August 2016 through April 2017. These respondents are the iCOR "Prime" respondents

At wave 2, Prime respondents (n=1,629) completed a survey that was conducted from December 2016 through September 2017. Among this group, 1,328 of these Prime respondents reported that they were in a romantic relationship.

Prime respondents who indicated that they were involved in more than one romantic relationship were asked to pick the person with whom they spend the most time, who was subsequently selected to the study and referenced in ensuing questions. Of these Prime respondents with a confirmed and selected Partner, 50 percent provided contact information to refer their Partner to the dyadic iCOR survey. Contact information was confirmed enabling invitations to Partners respondents (n=480), among whom completed cross-sectional surveys from December 2016 through October 2017.

At wave 3, only the Prime respondents were surveyed from June 2017 through May 2018. Of the 2,204 Prime respondents invited to the wave 3 survey, there was a follow-up response rate of 70.1 percent within the iCOR cohort of Prime respondents (n=1,603).

Longitudinal: Panel, Cross-sectional

A Nationally-representative cohort of 18-32 year old adults who reside in the United States.

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The research collected information from multiple sources and produced four datasets (iCOR.Wave1.PRIME.sav, iCOR.Wave2.PARTNER.sav, iCOR.Wave2.PRIME.sav, and iCOR.Wave3.PRIME.sav). The variables include information on demographics, communication, childhood trauma, relationships, personality, physical abuse, verbal abuse, substance abuse, morbidity mental health, physical health, and food preferences.

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The data are not weighted. However, this collection contains the weight variable WEIGHT1, that should be used in any analysis.

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Notes

  • These data are part of NACJD's Fast Track Release and are distributed as they were received from the data depositor. The files have been zipped by NACJD for release, but not checked or processed except for the removal of direct identifiers. Users should refer to the accompanying readme file for a brief description of the files available with this collection and consult the investigator(s) if further information is needed.

  • 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.

  • One or more files in this data collection have special restrictions. Restricted data files are not available for direct download from the website; click on the Restricted Data button to learn more.