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List of All Relevant Variables In MTF 2008, 8th and 10th Grade Students

The following is a list of initial potential latent categories. All of the variables have been concatenated with all 4 forms of the survey. I believe it would be beneficial to perform imputations prior to conducting SEM??? An additional idea of mine is to separate education into achievements and expectations. It may also be beneficial to create a variable that controls for students who use only marijuana or light drugs but not hard drugs. I will test each group for it's cronbach alpha and weed out the synonymous or insignificant measures to simplify the model. There are several themes in the data that extend across categories: Social Influences (School, Parent, Peers) on Deviant Subculture (Cigarettes, Alcohol, and Marijuana).   

Characteristics

School /Community Characteristics

Beliefs

Parents

gender

HSTrack

Attend Religious Service

Dad Educ

race

Status School High Grades

Importance Religion

Mom Educ

urban

Status School Leader Activities

Like Risks

Hrs Home without Parent

Version Number

Status School College Plan

Like Danger

Parent Checks HW

Sample Weight

Status School Athlete

Wish More Friends

Parent Helps HW

Region

Peer Pressure Cigs

 

Parents Let Go Out

 

Peer Pressure Drink

 

Parents Know Where After SC

 

Peer Pressure MJ

 

Parents Know Who

 

Students School Grade Use MJ

 

Parents Know Where Night

 

Students School Grade Cigs

  
 

Students School Grade Drink

  
 

Drug Education School

  
 

Feel Unsafe At School

  

 

Deviant Behaviors

Mainstream Behaviors

Friends (Social Influences)

Extracurricular

smokecigs

Visit Friends

All Friends Smoke Cigs

Plays Any Sport

drink

Hours Work

All Friends MJ

Gaming

XUseMarijuanaLife

EnjoySchool

All Friends Drink

Sports Active

Sell Drugs

HateSchool

All Friends Get Drunk

Go to Parties

Times Drunk Life

DoBestWork

Friends dont use MJ

Hrs Watch TV

Grade 1st Marijuana

WorkNotDone

Friends Drop Out

 

Grade 1st Drunk

 

Spend Time Alone

 

Grade 1st Cig

 

Dating

 

Times Use Alc Home

 

Usually With Friends

 

Times Use Alc School

   

Times Use Alc Friends

   

Times Use Drugs With Friends

   

Times Use Drug Home

   

Times Use Drugs School

   

 

School Achievement

School Disachievement

Self Positive Attitude

Self Negative Attitude

Grades

Misbehave

Satisfied W Myself

Life Meaningless

Think of Future

Skip Class

Much To Be Proud

Future Hopeless

Plan After School

Cut School

Do Well As Others

Feel Lonely

WillGraduate

Ever Suspended

Good To Be Alive

Am No Good

HrsHW

school 2 hard

Enjoy Life

Feel Left Out

Will Go To College

Serious Fight at School

Happy Today

Bored

 

Held Back

Life Better in Future

 
 

 

Positive Self Attitude

 
  

Person of Worth

 
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15-May-2014, 14:15
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Anonymous
07-Oct-2012, 17:31
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Anonymous
11-Jan-2012, 16:53
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08-Aug-2011, 19:50
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