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NCJ Number: 126432 Find in a Library
Title: Student Attitudes Toward a Campus Drug-Testing Program
Journal: Journal of College Student Development  Volume:31  Dated:(May 1990)  Pages:283-284
Author(s): D Tombs; M Scaffa
Date Published: 1990
Page Count: 2
Type: Program Description (Demonstrative)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: This article describes a drug-testing program adopted by the University of Maryland, College Park campus and student attitudes toward this program.
Abstract: The program was adopted in 1987 in response to a student athlete dying from a drug overdose in 1986. The policy states that the suspension of a student found in possession of an illicit drug can be suspended provided the student agrees to random drug testing and participates in a 13-hour early intervention program. However, if the student chooses suspension for a minimum of a semester, then the student does not need to participate in the latter two requirements of the program. Drug testing of offenders will occur for two calendar years. If test results are confirmed positive, expulsion may follow. Out of a sample of 385 students surveyed for attitudes, 50.1 percent agreed with the drug-testing policy, 25.1 percent were undecided, and 24.1 percent disagreed. Identification of factors that contribute to drug-testing attitudes will assist in the implementation of drug-testing programs on campuses. 4 references
Main Term(s): Drug testing
Index Term(s): Drug law offenses; Public schools; Students
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