ERIC Number: ED165029
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Implications for Counseling Practice of the Puerto Rican Psycho-Social Precursors Study.
Nuttall, Ena Vazquez; Nuttall, Ronald L.
Experimental measures to identify individuals at high risk of drug use can be developed from study data. Negative side effects of identification efforts can be lessened or eliminated by the use of unobstrusive measures in the monitoring process. Regarding heroin use, different measures are suggested to monitor the following variables: academic failure indices, nervousness, parental lax discipline, test anxiety, sociability, poverty, earning money early in life, and hearing difficulties. Different ways of obtaining these measures are discussed. The prevention of alcohol use involves monitoring the following factors: gender, personality, parent-child relationships, academic performance, behavior patterns, financial status, and health. Different measures to use in obtaining these factors are presented. Other uses of the findings are suggested. (Author/CKJ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Puerto Rico
Note: Best copy available; Paper presented at the Annual Convention for the American Psychological Association (Toronto, Ontario, CANADA, August, 1978); For related documents see CG 013 087-090