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ERIC Number: ED119036
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1973
Pages: 18
Abstractor: N/A
High School and Junior High School Drug Users and Non-Users: A Comparison of Personality Traits and Perceptions of Parental Attitudes and Practices.
Robbins, Edwin S.; And Others
This study was conducted to determine whether the characteristics correlated with drug use and nonuse among older adolescents would be true for younger people. A sample of 6,405 students, representing 89 percent of all pupils enrolled in grades 7-12 in a suburban school district, completed a classroom-administered questionnaire. The report deals with the student's assessments of their perceptions of the parent-child relationship. The data on these dimensions are discussed in relation to sex, age, and drug-use patterns. The results generally indicate that nonusers tend to view themselves and their relationships with their parents in more favorable terms than do the current drug users. Nonusers make up the greater portion of the student population (58 percent nonusers versus 21 percent current users). These findings parallel those found for college students. (SJL)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Sponsor: N/A
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Note: Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document