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Wave I Codebooks

The table below lists available codebooks and other files containing information about the Wave I instruments, as well as short descriptions of file contents, compressed file size, and approximate number of printed pages. The files are in pdf, compressed into ZIP files for faster downloading. After you have downloaded the files, use a decompression software to unzip them and Adobe Reader to view and print them.

File Name Description File Size
No. of Pages
School Administrator Questionnaire
The School Administrator Codebook contains information from the questionnaire completed by school administrators from the majority of schools in the Add Health study. The index lists the questions and variable names in this questionnaire. School Administrator Codebook: Characteristics of schools participating in the study 173,433 46 School Administrator Index: List of questions and variable names from the School Administrator Questionnaire 19,812 6
Adolescent In-School Questionnaire
The In-School Codebook contains questions, variable names, and frequencies for respondents from the 145 schools that participated in the in-school administration of the Add Health study. This codebook also provides information on recoding of in-school data for consistency. The index lists questions and variable names in the In-School Questionnaire. Adolescent In-School Codebook: Adolescent In-School Questionnaire responses 164,273 53 Adolescent In-School Index: List of questions and variable names from the Adolescent In-School Questionnaire 19,842 6
Parent In-Home Questionnaire
The Parent In-Home Codebook contains questions, variable names, and frequencies of responses from the parent or guardian of adolescents participating in the Add Health study. The guidebook contains information on recoding for consistency. The index lists questions and variable names in the Parent Questionnaire. Parent In-Home Codebook: Parent In-Home Questionnaire responses 370,332 100 Parent In-Home Guidebook: Information on data recoding 14,278 6 Parent In-Home Index: List of questions and variables from the Parent In-Home Questionnaire 33,343 12
Adolescent In-Home Interview
The Adolescent In-Home Codebook is available in 44 sections. Each section provides the questions, variable names, and frequencies on a particular topic in the In-Home Interview. The introductory section contains information about the dataset, response patterns, and data inconsistencies. The index lists all the questions and variable names from the entire adolescent In-Home Interview. Introduction: Information about the data file, including global variable definitions, response patterns, and known data problems 69,425 34 Section A: Preloaded and Constructed Variables 21,111 7 Section 1: General Introduction 45,674 16 Section 2: Daily Activities 14,069 4 Section 3: General Health 77,027 25 Section 4: Taught in School 14,245 4 Section 5: Academics and Education 47,965 15 Section 6: Physical and Functional Limitations 29,239 8 Section 7: Access to Health Services 24,233 7 Section 8: Pregnancy, AIDS, and STD Risk Perceptions 12,671 3 Section 9: Self-Efficacy 9,655 2 Section 10: Feelings Scale 19,767 6 Section 11: Household Roster 228,752 63 Section 12: Non-Resident Biological Mother 28,452 9 Section 13: Non-Resident Biological Father 30,442 9 Section 14: Resident Mother 25,724 7 Section 15: Resident Father 26,669 8 Section 16: Relations with Parents 37,779 12 Section 17: Motivations to Engage in Risky Behaviors 21,740 7 Section 18: Personality and Family 38,654 13 Section 19: Knowledge Quiz 24,088 7 Section 20: Friends 90,810 28 Section 21: Ideal Romantic Relationship 72,107 20 Section 22: Romantic Relationship Roster 5,927 1 Section 23: Liked Relationship Roster 8,614 2 Section 24: Contraception 57,150 18 Section 25: Relationship Information 475,805 136 Section 26: Non-Relationship History 669,158 186 Section 27: Motivations for Birth Control 14,381 4 Section 28: Tobacco, Alcohol, Drugs 90,560 27 Section 29: Delinquency Scale 17,823 5 Section 30: Joint Occurrences 33,502 10 Section 31: Fighting and Violence 20,963 6 Section 32A: Male Physical Development 9,459 2 Section 32B: Female Physical Development 68,470 20 Section 33: Suicide 11,138 3 Section 34: Parents' Attitudes 14,374 4 Section 35: Protective Factors 12,296 3 Section 36: Neighborhood 9,489 2 Section 37: Religion 14,680 4 Section 38: Expectations, Employment, Income 18,654 5 Section 39: Relations with Siblings 88,566 24 Section 40: Interviewer Remarks 110,917 30 Section 41: Cards used during the interview 19,590 8 In-Home Index: List of questions and variable names from the Wave I Adolescent In-Home Interview 221,729 85
School Network Variables
The Network Variables Codebook provides information on constructed variables designed to measure social network characteristics at the individual and school levels. Network Variables: Social network variables based on friendship nominations from the In-School Questionnaire 87,973 35
Adolescent Household Pairs
The Pairs Codebook identifies adolescent household pairs interviewed in the Add Health study. Pair Definition: Variable names and frequencies for adolescent household pairs; pair type (e.g., twin, full sibling, half-sibling) and pair sex composition defined 30,033 12
Contextual Data
The Contextual Database Codebook provides information on the contextual variables constructed for the public use dataset. Wave I and Wave II Public Use Contextual Data: Information on characteristics of the communities included in the Add Health sample 85,238 28
Network Structure Files
The Network Structure Files Codebook provides information on the in-school friendship nomination data stored as arc/edge lists in the PAJEK.PAJ format. In-school Network Structure Files: Data files created from the complete Add Health in-school friendship networks. 82,930 7