ERIC Number: ED100597
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Use, Delinquency and Alcohol Use Among Indian and Anglo Youth in Wyoming.
Forslund, Morris A.; And Others
Part 1 of the report's three sections presents a general review of the published literature relevant to understanding the drug problem in the United States. Part 2 presents a summary of data obtained in an investigation into the nature and magnitude of the delinquency problem among youth living in the Wind River Indian Reservation area of Wyoming. The relationship between drug use and delinquency, various background factors, and alcohol use was examined. A self-report questionnaire was administered to 456 male and 391 female students in the 9th and 12th grades at Lander Valley High School and Wind River High School in May 1972. Part 3 presents data on the similarities and differences in drug use and attitudes toward drug use of American Indian and Anglo youth living in the Wind River Indian Reservation area. Data were obtained from 120 Indian and 391 Anglo 9th through 12th grade students from the Wyoming Indian High School, Lander Valley High School, Riverton High School, and Wind River High School. Some findings presented in Parts 2 and 3 were: Indian students had more favorable attitudes toward drug use; and those who had used drugs tended to have poorer relationships with their parents and the schools and a strong tendency to be involved in other delinquent acts. (NQ)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Governor's Planning Committee on Criminal Administration, Laramie, WY.
Identifiers - Location: Wyoming