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ERIC Number: ED214970
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Pages: 11
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
The School Survey Approach in Determining Adolescent Alcohol and Drug Abuse.
Porter, Richard; Townsend, Laurie
The School Survey provides a needs assessment technique for county alcohol and drug abuse agencies. The survey was designed for students in grades seven through twelve. Recommendations were made to survey only seventh, tenth, and twelfth graders. These proved to be representative of the secondary school population. Localized surveys of South Carolina adolescents were developed and combined to produce a quasi-random state survey. A survey instrument was created using some items from the instruments used in earlier studies. A factor analysis of the results of the initial survey resulted in the elimination of items referring to parental alcohol use. The three factors addressed by the survey were general drug use, availability of drugs, and general alcohol use. School officials must be consulted and agree in seven basic areas. These include the survey instrument, grade levels surveyed, level at which the survey is representative, basis for displaying data, control and release of data in writing, permission for the state office to maintain data for cumulative results and recommendations for survey administration. A good coordination of effort between school officials and the survey coordinator is essential to success. (DWH)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers: South Carolina