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ERIC Number: ED112291
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Pages: 15
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Reference Count: 0
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A Three Dimensional Structure of Drug Attitudes.
Wong, Martin R.; Allen, Thomas
This investigation relates to the research questions: (1) Do college students' perceptions of the dangerousness of specific drugs now parallel the government's listed ranking? (2) Where do legal drugs fall on the continuum of perceived dangerousness? (3) What might be good dimensions to characterize perceptions? (4) What is the relationship among these dimensions? and (5) How might a college drug education course change these perceptions? A questionnaire concerning perceptions of drug usage was administered to two undergraduate drug education classes on a pre-post course basis. Data is presented in numerical tables and graphs along the dimensions of usage, dangerousness, pleasantness, and strength. There were no statistically detectable changes in sources as a result of drug education courses; however the authors discuss the interpretation of the chosen dimensions as having posed discriminating problems for respondents. (Author/JS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)