ERIC Number: ED313390
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1987
Reference Count: N/A
The National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972 (NLS-72), Fifth Follow-Up (1986) Data File [machine-readable data file].
National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
This machine-readable data file (MDRF) contains information from the fifth follow-up survey of the National Longitudinal Survey of the High School Class of 1972. The survey was carried out along with the third survey of the High School and Beyond Study. The fifth follow-up data file consists of 12,841 records. The data tape contains information on the experiences and attitudes of a sample of teachers for whom an extensive history already existed. It consists of the following files: the raw data file (randomized identification number; fifth follow-up questionnaire data; and fifth follow-up flags, composites, and weights); the record layout for the raw data file; Statistical Analysis System control cards; and Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS-X) control cards. The questionnaire included: (1) a survey of attitudes toward the teaching profession; (2) questions on family structure, marital, and economic status; and (3) attitude questions about self-esteem, job satisfaction, satisfaction with educational experiences, and participation in community affairs. A user's manual is available for the data file. A supplementary survey investigated attitudes and experiences of teachers or those who qualified to be teachers; these data are reported on a separate data tape. POPULATION: High School Graduates (14,489). TYPE OF SURVEY: Longitudinal Survey; National Survey; Follow-up Survey. RESPONDENTS: High School Graduates (12,841). RESPONSE RATE: High School Graduates (89%). FREQUENCY: Once. YEAR OF EARLIEST DATA: 1986. (SLD)
Descriptors: Databases, Family Characteristics, Followup Studies, High School Graduates, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Online Systems, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Statistical Data, Teacher Attitudes
U.S. Department of Education (ED), Office of Educational Research and Improvement (OERI), Information Technology Branch, 555 New Jersey Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20208-5725. Telephone: (202) 357-6528/6522. ($175).
Publication Type: Machine-Readable Data Files; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: National Longitudinal Study of the High School Class of 1972