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Pittsburgh Youth Study Delinquency Constructs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1987-2001

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Loeber, Rolf
  • Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda
  • Farrington, David P.
  • Pardini, Dustin
Other Title
  • PYS Delinquency Constructs, 1987-2001 (Alternative Title)
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency Series
Publication Date
2019-09-30
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Justice. Office of Justice Programs. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute of Mental Health
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Drug Abuse
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Pew Charitable Trusts
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
alcohol; child development; crime control; crime patterns; crime prediction; delinquent behavior; drug use; juvenile crime; juvenile gangs; juvenile justice; juvenile offenders; juvenile recidivists; parent child relationship; peer influence; school age children
Description
  • Abstract

    The Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS) is part of the larger "Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency" initiated by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention in 1986. PYS aims to document the development of antisocial and delinquent behavior from childhood to early adulthood, the risk factors that impinge on that development, and help seeking and service provision of boys' behavior problems. The study also focuses on boys' development of alcohol and drug use, and internalizing problems. PYS consists of three samples of boys who were in the first, fourth, and seventh grades in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania public schools during the 1987-1988 academic year (called the youngest, middle, and oldest sample, respectively). Using a screening risk score that measured each boy's antisocial behavior, boys identified at the top 30 percent within each grade sample on the screening risk measure (n=~250), as well as an equal number of boys randomly selected from the remainder (n=~250), were selected for follow-up. Consequently, the final sample for the study consisted of 1,517 total students selected for follow-up. 506 of these students were in the oldest sample, 508 were in the middle sample, and 503 were in the youngest sample. Assessments were conducted semiannually and then annually using multiple informants (i.e., boys, parents, teachers) between 1987 and 2010. The youngest sample was assessed from ages 6-19 and again at ages 25 and 28. The middle sample was assessed from ages 9-13 and again at age 23. The oldest sample was assessed from ages 13-25, with an additional assessment at age 35. Information has been collected on a broad range of risk and protective factors across multiple domains (e.g., individual, family, peer, school, neighborhood). Measures of conduct problems, substance use/abuse, criminal behavior, mental health problems have been collected. This collection contains data and syntax files for delinquency constructs. The datasets include constructs on the frequency and level of criminal and delinquent activities, including theft, violence, weapons used, delinquency, drug-selling, white collar crime, as well as police contacts and past incarceration. Additionally, the collection includes data on delinquency risk (high vs. low) and the associated weight. The delinquency constructs were created by using the PYS raw data. The raw data are available at ICPSR in the following studies: Pittsburgh Youth Study Youngest Sample (1987 - 2001) [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania], Pittsburgh Youth Study Middle Sample (1987 - 1991) [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania] , and Pittsburgh Youth Study Oldest Sample (1987 - 2000) [Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania].
  • Abstract

    The Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS) is a part of the Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency (Causes and Correlates), initiated in 1986 by the United States Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. Causes and Correlates is designed to improve the understanding of serious delinquency, violence, and drug use by examining how youth develop within the context of family, school, peers, and community. Specifically, PYS aims to document the development of antisocial and delinquent behavior from childhood to early adulthood, the risk factors that impinge on that development, and help seeking and service provision of boys' behavior problems. It also focuses on boys' development of alcohol and drug use, and internalizing problems. Additionally, the study serves as a real-life laboratory for advancing and testing hypothesized developmental pathways.
  • Methods

    Variables for datasets on frequency constructs for levels of theft, violence, and delinquency and for drug selling and white-collar crime (with dataset name ending with "FVITH") include frequency of very minor, minor, moderate or serious theft, moderate or serious violence, very minor, minor, moderate or serious delinquency, drug selling, white-collar crime. Variables for datasets on incarceration (with dataset name ending with "JAIL") include number of correctional institutions ever, institutionalizations for delinquency ever, number of weeks incarcerated ever. Variables for datasets on delinquency prevalence and classification constructs purple edition (with dataset name ending with "PURPL") include prevalence of very minor, minor, moderate or serious theft, theft seriousness classification, prevalence of moderate or serious violence, violence seriousness classification, prevalence of minor or serious fraud, fraud seriousness classification, prevalence of minor, moderate or serious vandalism, vandalism seriousness classification, prevalence of drug selling, gun carrying, weapon used in serious delinquency, sex offenses, white collar crime, delinquency serious classification. Variables for datasets on constructs for delinquency, theft, and violence variety (with dataset name ending with "VARIE") include delinquency variety score, theft variety score, and violence variety score. Variables for datasets on constructs for violence with weapon ever and past year (with dataset name ending with "WEAPV") include ever or in the past year threatened with a weapon, attacked with a weapon, attacked with a gun, wounded with a knife, or wounded with a gun. Exceptions: DS1, DS34, and DS85 contain data on ever versions of delinquency prevalence and classification constructs (with dataset name ending with "DEVER"). Variables include ever prevalence of very minor, minor, moderate or serious theft, theft seriousness classification, prevalence of moderate or serious violence, violence seriousness classification, prevalence of minor or serious fraud, fraud seriousness classification, prevalence of minor, moderate or serious vandalism, vandalism seriousness classification, prevalence of drug selling, gun carrying, weapon used in serious delinquency, sex offenses, white collar crime, delinquency serious classification, nonviolent delinquency seriousness classification. DS16, DS40, and DS72 contain police contacts constructs (with dataset name ending with "POLIC"). Variables include number of police contacts by participant and number of police contacts by participant for serious offense. DS124 contains variables on delinquency risk score and weight.
  • 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.; Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes..
  • Methods

    Response Rates: Participant retention for the Pittsburgh Youth Study has historically been high (mean=91 percent), with 82 percent of living participants completing the most recent interview conducted in 2010.
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Phase A Middle Sample Ever Versions of Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs - A3MDEVER
    • DS2: Phase A All Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - A3XFVITH
    • DS3: Phase A All Samples Incarceration Constructs - A3XJAIL
    • DS4: Phase A All Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - A3XPURPL
    • DS5: Phase A All Samples Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - A3XVARIE
    • DS6: Phase AA Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - AAYFVITH
    • DS7: Phase AA Youngest Sample Incarceration Constructs - AAYJAIL
    • DS8: Phase AA Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - AAYPURPL
    • DS9: Phase AA Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - AAYVARIE
    • DS10: Phase AA Youngest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - AAYWEAPV
    • DS11: Phase B All Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - B3XFVITH
    • DS12: Phase B All Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - B3XPURPL
    • DS13: Phase B All Samples Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - B3XVARIE
    • DS14: Phase C All Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - C3XFVITH
    • DS15: Phase C All Samples Incarceration Constructs - C3XJAIL
    • DS16: Phase C All Samples Police Contacts Constructs - C3XPOLIC
    • DS17: Phase C All Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - C3XPURPL
    • DS18: Phase C All Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - C3XVARIE
    • DS19: Phase D All Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - D3XFVITH
    • DS20: Phase D All Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - D3XPURPL
    • DS21: Phase D All Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - D3XVARIE
    • DS22: Phase E All Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - E3XFVITH
    • DS23: Phase E All Samples Incarceration Constructs - E3XJAIL
    • DS24: Phase E All Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - E3XPURPL
    • DS25: Phase E All Samples Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - E3XVARIE
    • DS26: Phase F Middle Sample Incarceration Constructs - F2MJAIL
    • DS27: Phase F Youngest and Middle Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - F3NFVITH
    • DS28: Phase F Youngest and Middle Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - F3NPURPL
    • DS29: Phase F Youngest and Middle Samples Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - F3NVARIE
    • DS30: Phase G Youngest and Oldest Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - G3WFVITH
    • DS31: Phase G Youngest and Oldest Samples Incarceration Constructs - G3WJAIL
    • DS32: Phase G Youngest and Oldest Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - G3WPURPL
    • DS33: Phase G Youngest and Oldest Samples Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - G3WVARIE
    • DS34: Phase G Youngest Sample Ever Versions of Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs - G3YDEVER
    • DS35: Phase H Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - H3YFVITH
    • DS36: Phase H Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - H3YPURPL
    • DS37: Phase H Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - H3YVARIE
    • DS38: Phase I Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - I3OFVITH
    • DS39: Phase I Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - I3OJAIL
    • DS40: Phase I Oldest Sample Police Contacts Constructs - I3OPOLIC
    • DS41: Phase I Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - I3OPURPL
    • DS42: Phase I Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - I3OVARIE
    • DS43: Phase J Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - J3YFVITH
    • DS44: Phase J Youngest Sample Incarceration Constructs - J3YJAIL
    • DS45: Phase J Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - J3YPURPL
    • DS46: Phase J Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - J3YVARIE
    • DS47: Phase K Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - K3OFVITH
    • DS48: Phase K Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - K3OJAIL
    • DS49: Phase K Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - K3OPURPL
    • DS50: Phase K Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - K3OVARIE
    • DS51: Phase K Oldest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - K3OWEAPV
    • DS52: Phase L Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - L3YFVITH
    • DS53: Phase L Youngest Sample Incarceration Constructs - L3YJAIL
    • DS54: Phase L Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - L3YPURPL
    • DS55: Phase L Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - L3YVARIE
    • DS56: Phase M Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - M3OFVITH
    • DS57: Phase M Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - M3OJAIL
    • DS58: Phase M Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - M3OPURPL
    • DS59: Phase M Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - M3OVARIE
    • DS60: Phase M Oldest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - M3OWEAPV
    • DS61: Phase N Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - N3YFVITH
    • DS62: Phase N Youngest Sample Incarceration Constructs - N3YJAIL
    • DS63: Phase N Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - N3YPURPL
    • DS64: Phase N Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - N3YVARIE
    • DS65: Phase O Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - O3OFVITH
    • DS66: Phase O Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - O3OJAIL
    • DS67: Phase O Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - O3OPURPL
    • DS68: Phase O Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - O3OVARIE
    • DS69: Phase O Oldest Sample Constructs: Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - O3OWEAPV
    • DS70: Phase P Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - P3YFVITH
    • DS71: Phase P Youngest Sample Incarceration constructs - P3YJAIL
    • DS72: Phase P Youngest Sample Police Contacts Constructs - P3YPOLIC
    • DS73: Phase P Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - P3YPURPL
    • DS74: Phase P Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - P3YVARIE
    • DS75: Phase Q Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - Q3OFVITH
    • DS76: Phase Q Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - Q3OJAIL
    • DS77: Phase Q Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - Q3OPURPL
    • DS78: Phase Q Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - Q3OVARIE
    • DS79: Phase Q Oldest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - Q3OWEAPV
    • DS80: Phase R Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - R3YFVITH
    • DS81: Phase R Youngest Sample Incarceration Constructs - R3YJAIL
    • DS82: Phase R Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - R3YPURPL
    • DS83: Phase R Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - R3YVARIE
    • DS84: Phase R Youngest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - R3YWEAPV
    • DS85: Phase S All Samples Ever Versions of Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs - S3XDEVER
    • DS86: Phase S All Samples Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - S3XFVITH
    • DS87: Phase S All Samples Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - S3XPURPL
    • DS88: Phase S All Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - S3XVARIE
    • DS89: Phase SS Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - SSOFVITH
    • DS90: Phase SS Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - SSOJAIL
    • DS91: Phase SS Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - SSOPURPL
    • DS92: Phase SS Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - SSOVARIE
    • DS93: Phase SS Oldest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - SSOWEAPV
    • DS94: Phase T Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - T3YFVITH
    • DS95: Phase T Youngest Sample Incarceration Constructs - T3YJAIL
    • DS96: Phase T Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - T3YPURPL
    • DS97: Phase T Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - T3YVARIE
    • DS98: Phase T Youngest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - T3YWEAPV
    • DS99: Phase U Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - U3OFVITH
    • DS100: Phase U Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - U3OJAIL
    • DS101: Phase U Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - U3OPURPL
    • DS102: Phase U Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - U3OVARIE
    • DS103: Phase U Oldest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - U3OWEAPV
    • DS104: Phase V Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - V3YFVITH
    • DS105: Phase V Youngest Sample Incarceration constructs - V3YJAIL
    • DS106: Phase V Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - V3YPURPL
    • DS107: Phase V Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - V3YVARIE
    • DS108: Phase V Youngest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - V3YWEAPV
    • DS109: Phase W Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - W3OFVITH
    • DS110: Phase W Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - W3OJAIL
    • DS111: Phase W Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - W3OPURPL
    • DS112: Phase W Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - W3OVARIE
    • DS113: Phase W Oldest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - W3OWEAPV
    • DS114: Phase Y Youngest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - Y3YFVITH
    • DS115: Phase Y Youngest Sample Incarceration Constructs - Y3YJAIL
    • DS116: Phase Y Youngest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - Y3YPURPL
    • DS117: Phase Y Youngest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - Y3YVARIE
    • DS118: Phase Y Youngest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - Y3YWEAPV
    • DS119: Phase ZZ Oldest Sample Frequency Constructs for Levels of Theft, Violence, and Delinquency and for Drug Selling and White-collar Crime - ZZOFVITH
    • DS120: Phase ZZ Oldest Sample Incarceration Constructs - ZZOJAIL
    • DS121: Phase ZZ Oldest Sample Delinquency Prevalence and Classification Constructs Purple Edition - ZZOPURPL
    • DS122: Phase ZZ Oldest Sample Constructs for Delinquency, Theft, and Violence Variety - ZZOVARIE
    • DS123: Phase ZZ Oldest Sample Constructs for Violence with Weapon Ever and Past Year - ZZOWEAPV
    • DS124: Delinquency Risk Score and Weight
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1987--1991
  • 1987 / 1991
  • Time period: 1991--2001
  • 1991 / 2001
  • Time period: 2006--2007
  • 2006 / 2007
  • Time period: 2009--2010
  • 2009 / 2010
  • Collection date: 1987
  • Collection date: 1987
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  • Collection date: 2001
  • Collection date: 2001
  • Collection date: 2006--2007
  • 2006 / 2007
  • Collection date: 2009--2010
  • 2009 / 2010
Geographic Coverage
  • Pennsylvania
  • Pittsburgh
  • United States
Sampled Universe
This study collection contains those students, and their parents, who were in first, fourth, or seventh grade during the 1987-1988 school year.
Sampling
The initial sample for the Pittsburgh Youth Study (PYS) was selected with the assistance of the Pittsburgh Board of Education in 1987. PYS researchers started out with comprehensive public school lists of the enrollment of 1,631, 1,432, and 1,419 male students in grades 1, 4, and 7 during the 1987-1988 school year respectively. From these lists, researchers randomly selected about 1,100 boys in each of the three grades to be contacted (1,165, 1,146, and 1,125 in grades 1, 4, and 7, respectively). However, a number of the children had moved out of the school district, proved to be girls, or were of incorrect age and were therefore not eligible participants. Eventually, 1,006, 1,004, and 998 families with eligible boys in grades 1, 4, and 7, respectively, were contacted. Boys in grade 1 became the "youngest" sample, boys in grade 4 became the "middle" sample, and boys in grade 7 became the "oldest" sample. From this contact, 84.6 percent, 86.3 percent, and 83.9 percent of the eligible boys in the youngest, middle, and oldest samples respectively chose to participate in PYS. In order to increase the number of high-risk males in the sample, researchers used a screening assessment on a subset of the boys during the first phase of the study, Phase S. Risk scores from this screening assessment measured each boy's antisocial behavior using parent, teacher, and self-report instruments. Within each grade-based sample, boys identified at the top 30 percent on the screening risk measure (n=~250), as well as an equal number of boys randomly selected from the remaining 70 percent (n=~250), were selected for follow-up in subsequent phases (Phase A- Phase DD). This resulted in the final samples of 503, 508, and 506 boys in grades 1, 4, and 7, respectively, who together with their parent were to be followed up. The youngest sample (N=503) and the oldest sample (N=506) have been assessed continuously since 1987, while the middle sample (N=508) was only assessed seven times from ages 10-13. Assessments of each of the cohorts were carried out initially half-yearly, and later yearly. When the assessment periods switched from six months to one year, the youngest sample was interviewed every spring and the oldest sample every fall. Each phase letter still represents a six-month period. Thus, all the phases from H through AA have data for only one sample.
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
  • mail questionnaire
  • paper and pencil interview (PAPI)
  • self-enumerated questionnaire
  • on-site questionnaire
  • telephone interview
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37239 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR37239.v1

Update Metadata: 2019-09-30 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-09-30

Loeber, Rolf; Stouthamer-Loeber, Magda; Farrington, David P.; Pardini, Dustin (2019): Pittsburgh Youth Study Delinquency Constructs, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1987-2001. Archival Version. Program of Research on the Causes and Correlates of Delinquency Series. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37239