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ERIC Number: ED112269
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 9
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Drug Involvement and Academic Striving.
Kahn, Malcolm; Holroyd, Kenneth
This study attempted to clarify the relationship between drug involvement and academic accomplishments. Unlike other studies, it was controlled for aptitude and sex. In a structured interview, the College Behavior Questionnaire (CBQ) was administered to 77 male and 67 female student subjects. Based on the CBQ results three groups were identified: 26 male and 22 female nonusers of drugs (NU), 30 female and 29 male moderate users (MU), and 15 female and 22 male heavy users (HU). The cumulative grade point average (GPA) of the Ss was the measure of academic achievement. An estimate of each S's degree of satisfaction with his academic performance was obtained. An analysis of variance on the data indicated that only HU males scored significantly lower than NU males. These results suggest that while HU females might benefit from appropriate counseling, distinterest of HU males in academic performance might be responsible for their lower GPA scores. (SE)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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