Americans View Their Mental Health, 1957 Archival Version

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In 1957, the United States Congress established the Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health to evaluate the nation's resources for coping with both the psychological and economic problems of mental illness. The Commission sponsored a nationwide survey, which was conducted by the Survey Research Center at the University of Michigan, to assess the subjective mental health of "normal" American adults and to determine in detail how they coped with problems of adjustment. During the spring of 1957, a sample of American adults was interviewed on various areas in which problems might arise, including marriage, parenthood, employment, and general social relationships. Information about leisure time, past and present physical and mental health, and motives for affiliation, achievement, and power were also sought. Three questionnaire forms were employed, each addressed to a randomly selected third of the sample. ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Standardized missing values.; Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.. Americans aged 21 years and older living in private households in the United States in 1957. Multistage area probability sample. Produced by the University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Survey Research Center, 1957.

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DOI http://dx.doi.org/doi:10.3886/ICPSR03503
Related Identifier DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR03503.v1
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:436735
Provenance
Creator Feld, Sheila;Gurin, Gerald;Veroff, Joseph
Publisher ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research
Contributor Joint Commission on Mental Illness and Health
Publication Year 1984
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Language English
Resource Type Dataset;survey data
Coverage
Discipline Not stated
Spatial Coverage {"United States","Time period: 1957","Collection date: 1957"}
Temporal Coverage {"United States","Time period: 1957","Collection date: 1957"}