ERIC Number: ED032570
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968-Sep
Reference Count: 0
Evaluation of Temple University's Drug Abuse Prevention Program.
Swisher, John D.; Horman, Richard E.
Temple University's concern for the problem of drug abuse culminated in a Retreat on the Hazards of Drug Abuse. Participants were undergraduates, graduates, and staff. An evaluation design, involving pre- and post-testing, had previously been designed to test for information gains and attitude changes. A followup was designed to focus on participants' activities related to drug education. A control group was established to determine conference effects on participants. Based on evaluation results, the following were concluded: (1) information gains were significant as a result of the conference, (2) attitudes of undergraduates were altered favorably, particularly on the use of marijuana, (3) participants were stimulated to acquire and disseminate additional information on drug education, and (4) the conference format was considered appropriate by the participants. The success of the program has led to establishment of the Drug Education Activities Project to provide drug education, referral, and research services. Samples of pre- and post-tests, plus data tables are appended. (Author/CJ)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Justice, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Temple Univ., Philadelphia, PA.