The Study of Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Tallahassee,
The Study of Adolescent Sexual Behavior, Tallahassee was a two wave panel study conducted between January 1980 and August 1982 by the Carolina Population Center (CPC). The study explored adolescent attitudes and behavior with respect to sexuality. In addition to student questionnaires, parents of the adolescents were interviewed across both waves of the study. The DAAPPP file consists of information on student respondents, which is supplemented by information provided by parents, as well as interviewer observations about the respondent. Topics covered in the interview include: physical and sexual development; sexual history; attitudes and beliefs concerning social and sexual behavior; demographic information on the respondent and the respondent's family and household (sex, religion, occupation, etc.); and items concerning the mental health of the respondent pertaining to locus of control, future orientation, and self-satisfaction. The study also used a technique of matching respondent questionnaires to those of friends in the school to analyze the social structure of peer influence on sexual behavior. This Data Set consists of 1,685 variables and 1,405 cases.