MADICS Study of Adolescent Development in Multiple Contexts

Study Overview


The main purposes of this longitudinal study were to describe and understand the influences of social context on the psychological determinants of behavioral choices and developmental trajectories during adolescence. Data were collected from multiple informants, an economically and ethnically diverse sample of adolescents and their families. Data collection began in Fall 1991 as the adolescents entered middle school. Three waves of data were collected from the adolescents, parents (both primary and secondary care givers), older siblings, school personnel, school records, and the 1990 census data banks.

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Contact and Data Access

1. I will use the dataset solely for statistical analysis and reporting of aggregated information and not for investigation of a specific individual or organization. 2. I will produce no links among the Distributors' datasets or among the Distributor's data and other datasets that could identify individuals or organizations. 3. I represent neither I, nor anyone I know, has any prior knowledge of the possible identification of any study participants in any dataset that I am being licensed to use. 4. I will not knowingly divulge any information that could be used to identify individual participants in the study, nor will I attempt to identify or contact any study participant and I agree to use any precautions necessary to prevent such identification. 5. I will not reproduce the dataset except as it is necessary for scholarly purposes. I will destroy the dataset upon completion of my scholarly work with it. 6. I will not share data from the dataset (in any form or by any means) with any third party, as I understand that all users of the data must obtain it directly from the distributor. 7. I will make appropriate acknowledgement of the contributor and distributor of the dataset in any manuscript or publication. 8. The distributor makes no warranties, express or implied, by operation of law or otherwise regarding or relating to the dataset.
Citation Requirements: 
A bibliographic citation acknowledging the use of these data must be included in any publication or presentation in which these data are used. Such citations will appear in footnotes or in the reference section of any such manuscript.
The original collector of the data, SSRI, and the relevant funding agencies, bear no responsibility for the use of the data or for interpretations and inferences based upon such users.
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