Catalog of Holdings

Study Report

Study Number: SJ-015-001-2-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Anomic Behavior

Bibliographic Citation: Physical violence in American families, 1976.  [machine-readable data file] / Straus, Murray A.  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 7733

Date Accessioned: 3/27/1996

Number of Files Received: 1

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Date Ordered: 3/27/1996

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy, machine-readable, and SAS statement file.

Abstract: For this study, a nationwide sample of 960 males and 1,183 females were interviewed to examine methods of conflict resolution within the family. Information was gathered regarding the following areas: resolution of conflicts between spouses and between parents and children, including detailed information on the development of conflicts resulting in violence, resolution of conflicts in the respondent's childhood family, family power structure, marital closeness and stability, personality, and stress factors.

SOURCE: personal interviews

UNIVERSE: Families in the United States in 1976.

SAMPLE: National probability sample.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 1 data file + machine-readable documentation (text) + SAS data definition statements + SPSS data definition statements.

DATA TYPE: survey data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL with SAS and SPSS data definition statements

TIME PERIOD: 1976

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1976

FUNDING AGENCY: AGENCY = United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institute for Mental Health.

SUBJECT TERMS: family. marriage. physical violence. violence.

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: CDBK.ICPSR/ DDEF.ICPSR/ MDATA.ICPSR/ RECODE/ UNDOCCHK.ICPSR

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Straus, Murray A., Richard J. Gelles, and Suzanne K. Steinmetz. BEHIND CLOSED DOORS: VIOLENCE IN THE AMERICAN FAMILY. Garden City, NY: Doubleday/Anchor, 1980. Gelles, Richard J., and Murray A. Straus. ''Violence in the American Family.'' JOURNAL OF SOCIAL ISSUES 35 (1979), 15-39. Kalmuss, Debra S., and Murray A. Straus. ''Wives' Marital Dependency and Wife Abuse.'' JOURNAL OF MARRIAGE AND THE FAMILY 44,2 (May 1982), 277-286.

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