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ERIC Number: ED043059
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Pages: 10
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A Measurement of Alienation in College Student Marihuana Users and Non-Users.
Harris, Eileen M.
A three part questionnaire was administered to 1380 Southern Illinois University students to: (1) elicit demographic data; (2) determine the extent of experience with marihuana; and (3) measure alienation utilizing Dean's scale. In addition, the Minnesota Multiphasic Personality Lie Inventory was given. Statistical analyses were performed to discover relationships: (1) between background information and marihuana usage and alienation; and (2) among more than two respondent characteristics and marihuana use and alienation. Protest sympathy and father's occupation were found to be significant predictors of alienation. Marihuana usage and alienation were significant reciprocal predictors, though no causal relationship was established. Evidence from the study provided a basis for the following conclusions for the sample population: (1) marihuana users are more alienated than non-users; (2) alienation is increasing among college youth; and (3) marihuana usage has increased among college students. Characteristics of students more likely to use marihuana or evidence alienation are listed. Conclusions also indicated that factors examined in this study are by no means the whole story. It was recommended that peer group pressure be studied. (TL)
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Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale.