National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1994. Volume 1, Secondary School Students and Volume II, College Students and Young Adults.Report as inadecuate




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This document presents the results of a national survey of drug use and related attitudes among secondary school students in grades 8, 10, and 12. Data was derived from the ongoing national research and reporting program entitled "Monitoring the Future: A Continuing Study of the Lifestyles and Values of Youth." The survey investigated: (1) the prevalence of drug use among American secondary school students, and (2) trends in use by those students. Subjects were approximately 18,000 to 19,000 eighth grade students, roughly 15,000 tenth grade students, and (3) approximately 15,000 to 17,000 12th grade students. Two questionnaires were used to survey the eighth and tenth grade students and six questionnaires were used to survey the 12th graders. Findings on trends suggest that there have been appreciable declines in the use of a number of illicit drugs among seniors and even larger declines in their use among American college students and young adults. In 1993 and 1994 eighth graders showed an increase in their use of a number of drugs and 10th- and 12th-graders joined them, fulfilling predictions based on eroding beliefs and attitudes. This study has demonstrated over the years that changes in perceived risk and disapproval have been important causes of change in the use of a number of drugs. These beliefs and attitudes surely are influenced by the amount and nature of the public attention being paid to the drug issue. (SR)

Descriptors: College Students, Drug Education, Drug Use, Higher Education, Prevention, Questionnaires, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Student Surveys, Substance Abuse, Values

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Author: Johnston, Lloyd D.; And Others

Source: https://eric.ed.gov/?q=a&ft=on&ff1=dtySince_1992&pg=9635&id=ED387776







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