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2003 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS)

The 2003 youth survey was similar to the 2001 survey. In order to reduce the number of questions and allow for choice, the 2003 survey was offered in two versions. The family version included 40 questions about the family and the other version included only one question about the family ("2003 Pennsylvania Youth Survey [PAYS]," n.d.). Schools were given the option of which version would be administered to their students. For the first time, the survey also included questions that asked students about feelings—sadness, hopelessness, and worthlessness—that can be symptoms of depression; however, the results for these questions were not included in the 2003 report (PCCD, 2006, p. 11).

2003 Pennsylvania Youth Survey (PAYS) sample survey booklets. (n.d.).

Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency. (2006). 2005 Pennsylvania youth survey report. Harrisburg, PA: Author.

Survey Results (PDF)

Sample Survey Booklets

Survey WITH family questions (PDF)

Survey WITHOUT family questions (PDF)