ERIC Number: ED229672
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
1981-82 Iowa Study of Alcohol and Drug Attitudes and Behaviors among Youth. Report 1: Normative and Trend Data.
As part of a series of tri-annual studies of youths' substance use and abuse behaviors, attitudes, and knowledge, begun in 1975, this report provides normative and trend data for the 1981-82 study. The research issues which were the foci of this study are: present status and important trends of youths' substance use, attitudes, and knowledge; major influence on youths' decisions to use or not use substances; and implications for action based on the study's findings. The introduction and section two provide the background and procedures for the study, which followed the same sampling design and techniques used in the 1975 survey, i.e., a stratified random sampling of Iowa public school districts, representing urban, semi-urban, semi-rural, and rural populations, with a random minimum sample of 18 students from the 6th, 8th, 10th, and 12th grades in each of the schools. The research results are presented in five sections containing text and illustrative tables. Section three, Self-Reported Substance Use and Nonuse, provides data on alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, other drugs, and polysubstance use and nonuse. Section four, Influencers of Substance Use and Nonuse Behavior, presents data concerning the influence of family, schools and peers on youths' substance use and abuse decisions. Section five, Personal Variables, presents an overview of personal variables and their relation to alcohol, marijuana, and other drug behavior. Section six, Summary and Recommendations, lists and summarizes findings relevant to the four research issues, and includes specific recommendations for schools, families, and youth service agencies. (WAS)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Iowa State Dept. of Public Instruction, Des Moines.