ERIC Number: ED165030
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Educational Variables and Drug Use Among Puerto Rican Adolescents.
Munoz, Raul A.; And Others
A longitudinal study of educational variables and drug use was conducted by interview with 635 young Puerto Rican adults. Half had been selected as representing a "high risk" population, half a "normal risk" population. Correlational analyses revealed that the use of all drugs was associated with a negative attitude toward school among both sexes. Academic performance was poorer for males who later had greater involvement with all drugs, but this effect was less consistent among the females. Inconsistent results for the two sexes were also observed on the effects of educational and occupational aspirations on drug usage. Discriminant function analyses, aimed at predicting drug preference from academic characteristics yielded significant functions for males, but not for females. Two significant functions found for males indicated that occupational aspirations were most discriminating among drug usage categories. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: Puerto Rico
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Personnel and Guidance Association (Washington, D.C., March 19-23, 1978); For related documents see CG 013 087-090