The Study of Adolescent Sexual Behavior: Hormone
Supplement, Tallahassee, Florida, 1982
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. For the present Hormone Supplement study, ninth and tenth grade students who had earlier participated in the second wave of The Study of Adolescent Sexual Behavior were recontacted and asked to provide samples of blood and saliva. A new sample of 66 eighth graders were also asked to provide blood and saliva samples. Since the eighth graders had not previously participated in the Study of Adolescent Sexual Behavior, they were administered a shortened version of this study's Wave 2 questionnaire. Topics covered in the abbreviated questionnaire included: 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 on 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. There are 201 cases and 731 variables in this Data Set.