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ERIC Number: ED104620
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-May
Pages: 18
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Student Drug Usage and Self-Alienation.
Fischler, Michael L.
Utilizing responses (a self administered, 15 item questionnaire) of a rural northeastern New England sample of junior high, senior high, and college students, correlation between legal and illegal drug use and perceived self-alienation was examined. Comparison was also made between users and nonusers. Legal users were defined as those who made at least "light" use of 1 legal drug or infrequent use of 2 legal drugs (beer, wine, and liquor). Illegal drug users were defined as those who made moderate use of 1 drug or light to excessive use of more than 1 drug (lysergic acid diethylamide, marijuana, hashish, barbituates, heroin, glue, cocaine, mescaline, and amphetamines). Nonusers included both individuals who had "never used" and "used to use" drugs. The drug user was found to perceive himself as being no more, and in some instances slightly less self-alienated than the nonuser. Significant negative correlations were found to exist between current specific illegal drug usage and self-alienation for 2 out of 9 specific illegal drugs. A significant positive correlation existed between self-alienation and the consumption of 1 illegal drug. None of the significant correlations between self-alienation and drug consumption were high. (JC)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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