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ERIC Number: ED106741
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 19
Abstractor: N/A
The Drug Attitude Film: Development of a Measurement Technique for Assessing Attitudes Towards Adolescent Drug Users. A Preliminary Report Draft.
Ahlgren, Andrew
In measuring personal attitudes toward drug users, it is important to minimize the fabrication of "socially desirable" responses. This drug attitude film was designed to reduce such fabrication by (1) presenting vivid stimuli that provoke strong feelings, (2) using oblique response scales, and (3) requiring quick responses. The author reviews the preliminary research on the instrument properties in two studies. In the first, data was collected for 21 college students on their responses to the different modes of presentation of the film material (printed transcripts of the film clips, silent presentation of the film, and presentation of the regular film). In the second study, pre- and post-responses to the DAF were obtained from 93 seniors in a required two-day drug education program. Responses indicate some significant changes from pre- to post-test. The author discusses whether or not use of the film is worthwhile due to the complication of administration. Excerpts from the film, "Grooving", are included. (Author/PC)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: N/A
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)