Romantic Partner Drug Use/Other Behaviors


The Romantic Partner Drug Use and Other Behaviors Survey (Bearman, P.S., Jones, J., & Udry, J.R. (1997)) is a 22 question, non-scaled survey. The series of questions are designed to measure the multiple aspects of a romantic partner’s alcohol use, drug use and illegal activities.

Abstract

The Romantic Partner Drug Use and Other Behaviors Survey is a 22 question, non-scaled survey. The series of questions are designed to measure the multiple aspects of a romantic partner’s alcohol use, drug use and illegal activities. The original scoring method was established by a consortium of researchers at the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism as part of the large scale Collaborative Study on the Genetics of Alcoholism designed to gather information about alcohol consumption and the presence of psychiatric disorders. This measure was added to the Fast Track protocol in year 14 (2004).

The Romantic Partner Drug Use and Other Behaviors Survey allows researchers to characterize the distribution of a romantic partner’s alcohol use, drug use and illegal activities. There is little use of drugs reported by the romantic partner. Samples are small and skewed to low values. The user must bear in mind that this behavior is rare among romantic partners of the Target Child (TC).

Dataset Names

Raw Dataset Name: CyBP
Scored Dataset Name: RPDySCc

Keywords

Alcohol Consumption, Drug Use, Illegal Activities, Psychiatric Disorders