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ERIC Number: ED117123
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Apr
Pages: 27
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Validation of a Drug-Abuse Scale and Comparisons of Knowledge and Attitudes about Drug Abuse among College Students.
Churchman, David; Erlich, Oded
Multiple-choice items were used to measure knowledge of drug abuse among four distinct groups of college students in the Los Angeles area. No difference in knowledge was found about five aspects of drug abuse measured by subscales of the instrument. These findings suggest that knowledge about drugs is remarkably uniform, although the students tested came from areas that, according to most authorities, could have been expected to have highly discrepant amounts and types of drug use. Forty Likert-scale items were used to measure attitudes toward certain aspects of drug abuse among the same four groups of college students. The data suggest that students tend toward the conservative side in their attitudes toward a drug addict and the way the addict should be handled by society; the students are however, not willing completely to deprive an addict of his personal rights and not have a voice in the way he should be treated. The Drug-Abuse Scales are appended. (Author/BJG)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers
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