ERIC Number: ED076317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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The Effects of a Self-Directed Drug Abuse Education Program on Attitudes of College Students.
Blackwell, James Toy, Jr.
The major purpose of this study was to determine if significant differences in attitude change toward eight drug abuse concepts would be generated among college students when taught a drug abuse education program with the use of self-directed multi-media learning activities. The subjects' opinions and evaluation of the self-directed education program were also assessed. The study involved two classes for in-training teachers offered at Auburn University, Georgia, during the Summer quarter, 1971. An experimental class of 36 subjects was taught using self-directed multi-media learning activities while the control class of 25 subjects was taught using conventional procedures. Significant differences between means as analyzed by a Two-way Analysis of Variance Test revealed that change in attitudes occurred in the experimental group taught with the self-directed multi-media method that did not occur in the control group taught with the conventional method. An analysis of an opinion questionnaire revealed a favorable reaction by students toward the use of the self-directed drug abuse education program (Author/BL)
Descriptors: Attitudes, College Students, Doctoral Dissertations, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Educational Programs, Interaction Process Analysis, Multimedia Instruction, Opinions, Research, Self Directed Groups
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Note: Ed.D. Dissertation, Auburn University