ERIC Number: ED101234
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1974-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Prediction of Drug Abuse by the Life Values Questionnaire: Interim Report, May 1973-February 1974.
Weeks, Joseph L.; And Others
Three experimental psychological tests were investigated to determine if they added significantly to the prediction of eight drug abuse criteria when combined with a basic predictor set consisting of background variables only. Of the four tests investigated, only one, the Life Values Questionnaire appeared to add any significant unique variance to prediction when combined with the background variables. In addition, the inclusion of the LVQ with this basic predictor set resulted in significant multiple validities for all the criterion variables except Heroin, Barbiturate and Miscellaneous Abuse. Even though the LVQ does not by itself yield high validities for any of the eight drug abuse criteria, it does have considerable success in discriminating between drug abusers and nonabusers. (Author)
Descriptors: Aptitude, Drug Abuse, Military Organizations, Predictor Variables, Psychological Testing, Research Projects, Values
Air Force Systems Command, Brooks Air Force Base, Texas 78235
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Brooks AFB, TX.
Authoring Institution: Air Force Human Resources Lab., Lackland AFB, TX. Personnel Research Div.