The purpose of the Data Archive is to promote more multicultural psychology research by CMPR faculty, associates, research fellows and students via the secondary analysis of existing datasets. Therefore, we have selected datasets that have significant numbers of cultural, racial, and ethnic groups and/or multiculturally relevant variables and elements. A primary reason for developing a data archive is that collecting data on culturally diverse populations can be challenging. In addition, secondary analyses of data sets can also serve as an excellent training opportunity for students.
The Consortium Data Archive is available ONLY to CMPR faculty, associates, research fellows and students under the direction of the designated Principal Investigator for a specific dataset. Please note that we are NOT a distribution center for datasets for multicultural research for non-CMPR personnel. Most of these datasets have restrictions and specific regulations that the PI must abide by and only approved co-investigators may access these datasets. For those interested in acquiring datasets for their own research (without direct collaboration with CMPR personnel), please visit the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (ICPSR) website at the University of Michigan:
Below is a description of each current datasets in the Archive including the contact information for the principal investigator(s).
Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
National Survey of Child and Adoelscent Well-Being
The National Survey of Child and Adolescent Well-being (NSCAW) provides nationally representative longitudinal data concerning children who are at risk of abuse or neglect or are in the child welfare system. Two samples of children were selected for NSCAW: children who were the subject of child abuse or neglect investigations conducted by Child Protective Service agencies (CPS sample) and children who had been in out-of-home or foster care for approximately one year and whose placement had been preceded by an investigation of child abuse or neglect (LTFC sample). The information comes from first-hand reports from children, parents, and other caregivers, as well as reports from caseworkers, teachers, and data from administrative records. The data include information on child and family functioning and well-being, service needs and utilization, and agency- and system-level factors that are likely to be related to child and family outcomes. Child outcomes of interest include health and physical well-being, cognitive and school performance, mental health, behavior problems, and social functioning and relationships.
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality
Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project:
Nationwide Inpatient Sample
The Nationwide Inpatient Sample (NIS) is a part of the Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP), sponsored by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The NIS is a database of hospital inpatient stays. Researchers and policy makers use the NIS to identify, track, and analyze national trends in health care utilization, access, charges, quality, and outcomes. The NIS contains clinical and resource use information included in a typical discharge abstract, with safeguards to protect the privacy of individual patients, physicians, and hospitals (as required by data sources). The NIS can be weighted to produce national estimates.
Collaborative Psychiatric Epidemiology Surveys
National Latino and Asian American Study (NLAAS)
The NLAAS is a nationally representative community household survey that estimates the prevalence of mental disorders and rates of mental health service utilization by Latinos and Asian Americans in the United States. The central aims of the NLAAS were three-fold. First, to describe the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of psychiatric disorders and the rates of mental health services use for Latino and Asian American populations using nationwide representative samples of these groups; second, to assess the associations among social position, environmental context, and psychosocial factors with the prevalence of psychiatric disorders and utilization rates of mental health services; and third, to compare the lifetime and 12-month prevalence of psychiatric disorders, and utilization of mental health services of Latinos and Asian Americans with national representative samples of non-Latino whites (drawn from the National Comorbidity Study-Replication (NCS-R) and African Americans (drawn from the National Survey of American Life (NSAL). Principal Investigator(s)
Michigan State University
The MSU Counseling Center database contains de-identified, anonymous cross-sectional data based on initial evaluations conducted with a diverse sample of over 3,000 MSU undergraduate and graduate students who were screened for services from 2008 to 2010. The dataset contains student responses to basic demographic items, checklist of common presenting concerns, and various standardized and validated measures of mental health. The mental health scales include the Counseling Center Assessment of Psychological Symptoms (CCAPS), Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9), the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT-C), and the Lucas Functioning Scale. Principal Investigator(s)
: Frederick Leong
, Jan Collins-Eaglin
, Scott Becker
Michigan State University
Group for Research and Assessment of Student Potential
The Group for Research and Assessment of Student Potential (GRASP) works to develop and validate alternative measures of college student potential and successful performance/development. Based on a diverse sample of college students from colleges and universities across the country, the GRASP found support for a multi-dimensional taxonomy of college student success, that includes aspects of educational development reflecting traditional academic notions (e.g., knowledge, continuous learning) as well as broader aspects related to the social and psychological development in college students (e.g., multicultural tolerance, leadership, perseverance, ethics). Two of the primary instruments included in the GRASP data set are the Academic and Life Experiences Questionnaire (ALEQ) and the Life Events Assessment and Development (LEAD). The ALEQ is questionnaire about students' background experiences, achievements, interests, and attitudes. The LEAD is a situational judgment test assessing how students might react in realistic college situations. Both measures are designed to measure academic and extracurricular pursuits relevant to college life.
: Neal Schmitt
UNC Carolina Population Center
Adolescent Health (AddHealth)
AddHealth is a nationally-representative longitudinal study which has been collected in four waves between 1994 and 2008 (currently only waves 1, 2, and 3 are available for analysis). The purpose was to assess the health, functioning, and devleopment of adolescents across multiple domains. Students at selected high school completed confidential in-school surveys, from which a random subsample was selected for subsequent, 90-minute home interviews. A wide array of social and health domains was assessed, including physical, mental, and sexual health, exercise and diet, substance use, interpersonal relationships, violent and deliquent activity, school policies, and access to services. Participants were followed for three subsequent waves of data collection through 2008.
or Frederick Leong
The Consortium adheres to the guidelines and standards set forth by the Institutional Review Board and the APA Ethical Principles of Psychologist and Code of Conduct in the maintenance, usage, and security of the Data Archive.