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NCJ Number: 120072 Find in a Library
Title: Educational Factors Influencing Adolescent Decision Making Regarding Use of Alcohol and Drugs
Journal: Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education  Volume:35  Issue:1  Dated:(Fall 1989)  Pages:1-15
Author(s): J D Grimes; J D Swisher
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 15
Type: Survey
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This study examined reasons for not using tobacco, alcohol, and various other substances by students in relation to the amount of self-reported use of these substances.
Abstract: A survey was given to 5,887 high school students in grades 6 through 12 in 26 school districts throughout Pennsylvania. Significant findings were reported for the importance of information and self-reported use of tobacco and beer; the importance of self-concept and self-reported use of tobacco, beer, marijuana, depressants, stimulants, and cocaine; the importance of recreational and alternative activities and self-reported use of tobacco, beer, and marijuana; the importance of school policy and self-reported use of beer, marijuana, and stimulants; and the importance of adults as models and self-reported use of tobacco, marijuana, and stimulants. In general non-users rated the decision-making variables as being more important in the decision-making process than users. 4 tables, 39 references. (Author abstract)
Main Term(s): Juvenile drug use
Index Term(s): Adolescent attitudes; Alcoholic beverage consumption; Juvenile self concept; Students
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