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Study Report

Study Number: QD-011-017-1-1-United States-NCES-1980

Subject Area: Education Attitudes and Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: High school and beyond (HS&B), 1980: sophomore cohort third follow-up (1986).  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Washington, D.C.: National Center for Education Statistics  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8896

Comments: Includes base year and all subsequent follow-ups. Abstract taken from ICPSR.

Access Status: Unrestricted access.

Documentation: 3 volumes hard copy (shared with QD-011-016);1 volume report; machine-readable SPSS data definition statements; SAS data definition statements.

Abstract: This data collection constitutes the fourth wave of data in the High School and Beyond series. The base-year data (ICPSR 7896) were collected in 1980, and the first and second follow-ups (ICPSR 8297 and ICPSR 8443) were conducted in 1982 and 1984. The series is a longitudinal study of students who were high school sophomores and seniors in 1980. As with the first and second follow-ups, the structure and documentation of High School and Beyond Third Follow-Up data files represent a departure from base-year (1980) practices. While the base-year student file contains data from both the senior and sophomore cohorts, the three follow-up surveys provide separate student files for the two cohorts. Each of the cohort files for this collection merges the base year and first and second follow-up data with the third follow-up data. To maintain comparability with prior waves, many questions from previous follow-up surveys were repeated on the third follow-up questionnaire. Respondents were asked to update background information and to provide information about their work experience, unemployment history, education and other training, family information, income, and other experiences and opinions. Event history formats were used for obtaining responses about jobs held, schools attended, periods of unemployment, and marriage patterns. New items were added on respondents' interest in graduate degree programs and on alcohol consumption habits. The transcript files, which present data taken from official records of academic and vocational schools, include information on program enrollments, periods of study, fields of study pursued, specific courses taken, and credentials earned.

SOURCE: self-administered mail-back questionnaires, personal and telephone interviews

UNIVERSE: Population of 10th and 12th grade students in United States schools in the spring of 1980.

SAMPLE: Multi-stage, stratified, clustered sampling design.

NOTE: Data were collected by the National Opinion Research Center (NORC). Parts 2-7 contain SPSS Control Cards that document the cumulative data in Part 1. Parts 11-20 contain SPSS Control Cards that document the cumulative data in Part 10. Data for the transcript study are contained in four files: course, student, term, and transcript. These four files are organized to be used in combination hierarchically.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 6 data files + machine-readable documentation (text) + database dictionaries + SAS Control Cards + SPSS Control Cards.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS Control Cards


DATE OF COLLECTION: spring and summer 1986

SUBJECT TERMS: career goals. college activities. demographic characteristics. economic mobility. education. employment. family. high school students. high schools. income. job history. marital status. occupational mobility. quality of life. schools. social attitudes and behavior. social mobility. student achievement. students. work. youth. United States.


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