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ERIC Number: ED052922
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Jun
Pages: 110
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A Comparative Analysis of Drug Use and Its Relationship to Certain Attitudes, Values, and Cognitive Knowledge on Drugs Between Eighth and Eleventh Grade Students in the Coronado Unified School District.
Brayer, Herbert O.; And Others
The purpose of this study was to measure the nature and extent of the drug abuse involvement, knowledge, and atitudes of eighth and eleventh grade students in the Coronado Unified School District, Coronado, California. Included is a detailed comparison and evaluation of drug utilization rates; the determination of certain value orientations; and determination of the amount of cognitive data known, and attitudes about drugs and drug-related information by the students; and an analysis of the relationships to one another of certain of these measured factors. Design of the study allowed for 116 eighth grade and 124 eleventh grade students to voluntarily answer a 109 item questionnaire. Analysis of results indicated that student users in both eighth and eleventh grades know less than non-users about drugs or drug-related information. Second, the cognitive knowledge of junior high and high school students did not differ significantly. For value orientation, there was a significant difference between student users and non-users in both eighth and eleventh grade. Appendix I enumerates questions, instructions, and frequency of responses for all students, users, and non-users. Appendix II presents the entire questionnaire with a percentage response to each question by each of the three groups at the two grade levels. (BL)
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Authoring Institution: Coronado Unified School District, CA.