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ERIC Number: ED098465
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Pages: 11
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The Early Adolescent's Personality and His Style of Marijuana Usage.
Blake, Brian F.; And Others
Students in four metropolitan high schools participated in a survey of marijuana use. It was found that the personality traits of these early adolescents were related to the "style" of their marijuana usage, i.e., to the social conditions under which they tended to use the drug. Further, a given personality trait's relationship to the style of usage was different from its relationship to the frequency of a person's marijuana usage. Frequency of marijuana usage was greater among individuals with a personality profile suggesting dependence on others and heedlessness. Style of usage, on the other hand, depended on whether one had a constellation of characteristics suggesting boldness or a configuration suggesting tendencies to be self-assured and socially alert. Implications of the results for understanding the dynamics of marijuana usage and for the development of drug education programs were discussed. (Author)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association (82nd, New Orleans, Louisiana, August 1974)