Data files and variables for the Dutch Social Behavior Data Set of Chris Baerveldt

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This data set is about the evolution of a friendship network and delinquent behavior of pupils in school classes, collected in the Dutch Social Behavior study, a two-wave survey in classrooms (Houtzager and Baerveldt, 1999).

These data are from classrooms of the MAVO track, the lower middle level of the Dutch secondary school system, in which the pupils filled in a questionnaire in the 3d and 4th years, with about one year in between.

A further description of the data can be found here.

The network data files for groups 1, 3, 4, and 6 are included in the RSiena package as objects N3401, N3403, N3404, N3406 (wave 1) and HN3401, HN3403, HN3404, HN3406 (wave 2).

Script RscriptMultipleGroups.R at the Siena scripts website uses this data set (groups 1, 3, 4, 6).

Data files:

The data files are for 19 schools, numbered h = 1, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 13, 14, 15, 16, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23. For each of these values of h, the following files are available. Thus for the first school the files are N34_1.DAT, HN34_1.DAT, CBE1.DAT, cbc1.dat, and cbe1.sim; and similarly for the other school numbers.


Chris Baerveldt, Beate Völker, and Ronan Van Rossem (2008). Revisiting selection and influence: an inquiry into the friendship networks of high school students and their association with delinquency. Canadian Journal of Criminology and Criminal Justice, 50, 559-587.
(Note: the quadratic shape function has been mistakenly omitted from the specification of the behavior objective function in the analyses reported here.)

Houtzager, B. & Baerveldt, C. (1999). Just like Normal. A Social Network Study of the Relation between Petty Crime and the Intimacy of Adolescent Friendships. Social Behavior and Personality 27(2), 177-192.

Snijders, Tom A.B, and Baerveldt, Chris (2003). A Multilevel Network Study of the Effects of Delinquent Behavior on Friendship Evolution.
Journal of Mathematical Sociology 27, 123-151.

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