ERIC Number: ED114745
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: N/A
The Impact of Peer Pressure on the Verbally Expressed Drug Attitudes of Male College Students.
Shute, Robert E.
Peer pressure was shown to have a powerful influence on the verbally expressed drug attitudes of the undergraduate male sample. Subjects exposed to a group which consistently espoused either conservative (anti-drug) or liberal (pro-drug) attitudes toward the personal use of drugs were highly likely to conform to the groups attitudinal norms. Effects of natural peer groups are discussed along with recommendations for primary prevention programming and further research. (Author)
Descriptors: Antisocial Behavior, Behavior Patterns, Behavioral Science Research, College Students, Drug Abuse, Peer Acceptance, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, Psychological Patterns, Research Projects, Student Attitudes
American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse; v2 n2 p231-243 1975
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Governor's Council on Drug and Alcohol Abuse, Harrisburg, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Addictions Prevention Lab.
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Washington, D.C., March 30-April 3, 1975)