ERIC Number: ED051535
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1971-Apr-29
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Drug Attitudes of College Freshmen: Metropolitan Area Vs. University Community Setting.
Boardman, William K.
A "Social Attitude Questionnaire" was used to obtain anonymous replies from 481 University of Houston (U.H.) and 470 University of Georgia (U. Ga.) freshmen concerning drug use and related attitudes. Among the most significant results were: (1) more U.H. freshmen endorsed negative statements about their parents than did U. Ga. students; (2) the reported rate of drug use was low (20%) for both groups when "user" referred to a person taking drugs more than once a month; (3) more U. Ga. freshmen use stimulants, and fewer use LSD than U.H. freshmen; and (4) student attitudes toward their drug-using contemporaries is positive and permissive, though this does not reflect a personal commitment to participate in the actual use of drugs. (Author/TL)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.; Georgia Univ., Athens.
Note: Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association Convention in San Antonio, Texas, April 29-May 1, 1971