ERIC Number: ED083509
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972
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Judging the Shape of Things to Come: Lessons Learned from Comparisons of Student Drug Users in 1968 and 1970.
Goldstein, Joel W.; Korn, James H.
Patterns of psychoactive drug usage of students at a heterogeneous university were surveyed in 1968, and the Class of 1972 was twice resurveyed. Changes included increases in use of all drugs within the Class of 1972 and between juniors of 1968 and 1970 for popular drugs other than alcohol. Later starting students were somewhat less likely to be narrowly characterizable demographically, and appeared less positive and committed toward their present and future usage. It is suggested that usage became more routine in meaning in students' lives over time, and thus the characteristics of eventual usage patterns cannot be obtained by extrapolation from early patterns. (Author)
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Authoring Institution: Carnegie-Mellon Univ., Pittsburgh, PA. Dept. of Psychology.