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Boys Town Study of Youth Development (ICPSR 34595)
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Dataset Name: Boys Town Study of Youth Development (ICPSR 34595)
Data Collection Mode: Web
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Keywords: Demographics, alcohol use, attitudes, tobacco use
Description: The Boys Town Study of Youth Development surveyed 3,065 students in junior high and high schools in the Midwestern United States (predominantly in Nebraska and Iowa) in the mid-1970s. The study focused on adolescent substance use and deviant behavior, school aspirations, and parental and friendship relationships. Additional topics included opinions toward, influences for or against, and legal ramifications of substance use, drug/alcohol education programs and the availability and perceived difficulty in obtaining drugs and or alcohol. Respondents were asked whether they had used tobacco, alcohol, marijuana, stimulants, depressants, and stronger drugs such as narcotics and psychedelics, the frequency and quantity of use, effects they felt using a substance for the first time, and the usual effects they felt if used more than once. Those who had never used any substances were asked about their perceived effects of use. Delinquent behavior engaged in by the respondents such as truancy issues, running away from home, and theft, as well as behavior while under the influence of substances such as fighting, being stopped by the police, and being in an accident were also asked about. Demographic information includes age, sex, religion, religiosity, grade point average, and grade level.
Organizational Home: Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR)
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