([age as of 12/31/96] = 13) OR ([age as of 12/31/96] = 14)COMMENT: R is in the 1983 or 1982 cohort
Now please think about your best friend.
Is this person?
How old is this person?
How long have you known this person?ENTER NUMBER OF YEARS:
Is [he/she] Hispanic, Latino or of Spanish origin?
Is [he/she] enrolled in school?
Is [he/she] employed full-time, part-time, or not at all?
What is the highest grade or year of school or university [he/she] has completed?
Now we would like to know about your relationship with your best friend.
On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is not close at all and 10 is very close, how close do you feel towards [him/her]?
On a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 means [he/she] does not care about you at all and 10 means [he/she] cares about you a lot, how much do you feel that [he/she] cares about you?
In a typical month, how often do you communicate (email, phone, mail, or face to face) with [him/her]?
Since the last interview, how often have you discussed or asked for advice or help on education, training, or job decisions with [him/her]?
Since the last interview, how often have you discussed or asked for advice about friendships or close personal relationships with [him/her]?