ERIC Number: ED242669
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: 0
Kindergarten Children and Drugs: Beliefs, Use and Expected Use.
Young, Michael; Williamson, Doug
A study identified correlates of selected beliefs about drugs, personal drug use, and expected drug use among kindergarten children. As part of a state-wide drug education project, 112 kindergarten children from 5 elementary schools were individually interviewed. Analysis of the data indicated significant relationships between personal use of drugs and race, living arrangement, beliefs about drugs, and expected use of drugs. Significant relationships also existed between expected use of drugs and drug knowledge, beliefs about drugs, and personal use of drugs. Most children exhibited much misinformation about drugs. Early drug education programs should help children develop a correct concept of what drugs are and provide correct information regarding the safe and acceptable use of drugs. Five tables of study data are appended. (Author/JD)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at a Convention of the American School Health Association (Louisville, KY, 1983).