Terman Life-Cycle Study of Children with High Ability, 1922-1991 Version 4

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This study of the personal and life characteristics of children with high ability follows the 1,528 respondents from 1922 through the latest series of interviews with the surviving cohort of 720 in 1986. The original research objectives were to replace myths about intellectually superior children with documented facts. In 1922, the children were identified on the basis of an intelligence test as being in the top one percent of the population. Their development was followed over the next sixty years via questionnaires, personal interviews, and various test instruments. Questions were asked about their health, physical and emotional development, school histories, recreational activities, home life, family background, educational, vocational, and marital histories. Questions were also asked about income, emotional stability, and socio-political attitudes. The follow-up questionnaires were concerned with the evolution of the respondents' careers, activity patterns, and personal adjustment. Since 1972 there has been special emphasis on the aging process. These longitudinal data will continue to be collected as long as living members of the original cohort contribute data.

Datasets:DS0: Study-Level FilesDS1: 1922-1986 Demographic and Test Information, MalesDS2: 1922-1986 Demographic and Test Information, FemalesDS3: 1922 Parents' Information Parts I and III, MalesDS4: 1922 Parents' Information Parts I and III, FemalesDS5: 1922 Teachers' Information, MalesDS6: 1922 Teachers' Information, FemalesDS7: 1922 Parents' Information Parts II and IV, MalesDS8: 1922 Parents' Information Parts II and IV, FemalesDS9: 1922 Subject Interests, MalesDS10: 1922 Subject Interests, FemalesDS11: 1928 Parents' Information, MalesDS12: 1928 Parents' Information, FemalesDS13: 1928 Trait Ratings, MalesDS14: 1928 Trait Ratings, FemalesDS15: 1927-1928 Information, MalesDS16: 1927-1928 Information, FemalesDS17: 1927-1928 Interest, MalesDS18: 1927-1928 Interest, FemalesDS19: 1936 Information, MalesDS20: 1936 Information, FemalesDS21: 1936 Parents' Information, MalesDS22: 1936 Parents' Information, FemalesDS23: 1940 Information, MalesDS24: 1940 Information, FemalesDS25: 1940 Strong Vocational Interest, MalesDS26: 1940 Strong Vocational Interest, FemalesDS27: 1940 Strong Vocational Interest of Male's SpouseDS28: 1940 Strong Vocational Interest of Female's SpouseDS29: 1940 Evaluation of Personality and Temperament, MalesDS30: 1940 Evaluation of Personality and Temperament, FemalesDS31: 1940 Evaluation of Personality and Temperament by Male's SpouseDS32: 1940 Evaluation of Personality and Temperament by Female's SpouseDS33: 1940 Marriage Study, MalesDS34: 1940 Marriage Study, FemalesDS35: 1940 Marriage Study by Spouse of MalesDS36: 1940 Marriage Study by Spouse of FemalesDS37: 1940 Parents' Information, MalesDS38: 194O Parents' Information, FemalesDS39: 1945 Information, MalesDS40: 1945 Information, FemalesDS41: 1950 Information, MalesDS42: 1950 Information, FemalesDS43: 1950 Supplemental Biographical Information, MalesDS44: 1950 Supplemental Biographical Information, FemalesDS45: 1950 Rate of Reproduction (by Subject), MalesDS46: 1950 Rate of Reproduction (by Subject), FemalesDS47: 1955 Information, MalesDS48: 1955 Information, FemalesDS49: 1960 Information, MalesDS50: 1960 Information, FemalesDS51: 1972 Information, MalesDS52: 1972 Information, FemalesDS53: 1977 Information, MalesDS54: 1977 Information, FemalesDS55: 1982 Information, MalesDS56: 1982 Information, FemalesDS57: 1986 Information, MalesDS58: 1986 Information, FemalesDS59: 1922-1986 Data Availability for all Questionnaires, MalesDS60: 1922-1986 Data Availability for all Questionnaires, FemalesDS61: 1922 Anthropometric Measures, MalesDS62: 1922 Anthropometric Measures, FemalesDS63: 1922 Whittier Environmental File, MalesDS64: 1922 Whittier Environmental File, FemalesDS65: 1922-1986 Education File: Dates and Ages, MalesDS66: 1922-1986 Education File: Dates and Ages, FemalesDS67: 1922-1986 Marriage, Divorce, and Death, MalesDS68: 1922-1986 Marriage, Divorce, and Death, FemalesDS69: 1991 General Information, MalesDS70: 1991 General Information, FemalesDS71: Codebook for Volume I: 1922-1928DS72: Codebook for Volume II: 1936-1945DS73: Codebook for Volume III: 1950-1986

Children living in California in 1922 with an average age of 12 and a Stanford Binet Intelligence test score of 135 or more.

1,528 children living in California in 1922, with birthdates scattered around a mean of 1910, with a standard deviation of 4 years. By the final followup, there were 812 participants remaining in the study.

2018-06-26 Study updated to add Dataset 7 (1922 Parents' Information Parts II and IV, Males).

Identifier
DOI https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08092.v4
Metadata Access https://www.da-ra.de/oaip/oai?verb=GetRecord&metadataPrefix=oai_dc&identifier=oai:oai.da-ra.de:647840
Provenance
Creator Terman, Lewis M., et al.
Publisher Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Publication Year 1984
Rights Download; This study is freely available to ICPSR member institutions via web download.
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Contact Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Representation
Language English
Resource Type Dataset; clinical data, survey data
Discipline Social Sciences