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ERIC Number: ED083929
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973-May
Pages: 22
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Socio-Psychological Correlates of Non-Medical Use of Drugs Among University Students.
Mehra, N.
This study was designed to collect and analyze study reactions on a broad range of social, cultural and educational issues including the nonmedical use of drugs. Two questionnaires and a personality inventory were used in the collection of data that was obtained from a stratified random sample of 282 students of the University of Alberta. An analysis of data indicated: the use of drugs other than alcohol and tobacco among resident students is essentially limited to about one-fourth and in experimental sessions only. For hard drugs like LSD, heroine, etc. the reported percentage is much smaller at only 2%. Students, in general, seem to be quite aware of drug-sources and to be aware of the "drug-culture" and its attributes. The variables, "sex,""year of studies,""family socio-economic level." users "concept of God," and "sibling marijuana use" were found to be significantly related to drug usage. The profiles of drug-users differed significantly from those of non-users in the personality inventory indicating the drug user to be individually more "expedient" and socially "undisciplined." Drug users were generally more liberal in their social attitudes than non-users. (Author/MJM)
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