ERIC Number: ED313397
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
High School and Beyond Information for Users, Base Year (1980) Data. Version 1, December 1980.
National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.
High School and Beyond is a national longitudinal study of the cohorts of 1980 seniors and sophomores in the United States, intended to provide information on these students through early adulthood. It is part of a program of national longitudinal studies of American youth initiated in 1972. This base year student file includes information on 58,270 students from 1,015 public and private schools. The senior questionnaire contained 121 questions; the sophomore questionnaire contained 114 questions. The file includes information on: (1) personal background; (2) education; (3) work experiences; (4) postsecondary plans and aspirations; (5) school activities; (6) attitudes; and (7) verbal and non-verbal cognitive test scores from a nine-part battery for seniors and a seven-part battery for sophomores. This codebook contains information to help users working with the data. Each item presented in the codebook contains an item indicator (a sequential number indicating the order of the items on the tape), tape position of each item, and variable identifier (either a three-part descriptor that identifies a questionnaire item/composite or a mnemonic identifier for the remaining variables) for particular pieces of information. For each questionnaire item, the question and its response categories are included, along with the frequency count for the total sample. All other High School and Beyond data files can be merged with this student file. (SLD)
Descriptors: Databases, Educational Experience, Extracurricular Activities, Grade 10, Grade 12, High School Seniors, High School Students, High Schools, Leisure Time, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Online Systems, Private Schools, Public Schools, School Activities, Statistical Surveys, Student Attitudes, Work Experience
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Opinion Research Center, Chicago, IL.