The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health: Preliminary Results: Great Expectations

Citation

Klein, J. D. (1997). The National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health: Preliminary Results: Great Expectations. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association. vol. 278 (10) pp. 864-865

Abstract

In this issue of The Journal, Resnick et al report the first research findings from the National Longitudinal Study on Adolescent Health—the Add Health study. This first release of Add Health data describes relationships between family, school, and individual factors and several preventable health outcomes of high public health significance, including emotional distress, suicide, violence, substance use, and sexual behaviors. The study design included a survey of a nationally representative sample of more than 90 000 US adolescents in schools and then an interview of 12118 of these 7th- through 12th-grade adolescents in their homes, using state-of-the-art measurements and methods. The adolescents in the in-home sample are followed longitudinally. Although this article is limited to phase 1 results, the findings provide solid evidence for ways that families and schools can be protective in the lives of teenagers. While many of the findings in this report are confirmatory, the longitudinal

URL

https://doi.org/10.1001/jama.1997.03550100090045

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association

Author(s)

Klein, J. D.

Year Published

1997

Volume Number

278

Issue Number

10

Pages

864-865

DOI

10.1001/jama.1997.03550100090045

Reference ID

3