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National Survey of Adolescent Female Sexual Behavior, 1976

Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
  • Zelnick, Melvin
  • Kantner, John F.
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Publication Date
Free Keywords
adolescents; birth control; birth rates; career goals; females; fertility; life plans; pregnancy; premarital sex; sexual attitudes; sexual awareness; sexual behavior; teenage pregnancies
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information concerning the sexual experiences of young women aged 15-19 in the United States. Data were collected through personal interviews with a national sample of adolescent females. Information was collected concerning respondents' attitudes toward premarital sex, knowledge and use of contraceptives, and past or current pregnancies, if any. Respondents were also queried regarding their future educational and career plans. Demographic items include detailed information on the origin of the respondents' family.
  • Methods

    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: Created variable labels and/or value labels..
  • Table of Contents


    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976
  • Collection date: 1976
Sampled Universe
Females aged 15-19 living in households in the continental United States.
Multistage sample.
2011-06-16 SAS, SPSS, and Stata setups have been added to this data collection.
This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 8043 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR08043.v1
  • Stack, Steven. The effect of geographic mobility on premarital sex. Journal of Marriage and Family.56, (1), 204 -1994.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Jones, Elise F., Forrest, Jacqueline Darroch. Underreporting of Abortion in Surveys of United States Women: 1976 to 1988. Demography.29, (1), 113-126.1992.
    • ID: (URL)
  • Zelnick, Melvin, Kantner, John F., Ford, Kathleen. Sex and Pregnancy in Adolescence. Beverly Hills, CA: Sage. 1981.

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

Zelnick, Melvin; Kantner, John F. (1984): National Survey of Adolescent Female Sexual Behavior, 1976. Version 2. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.