ERIC Number: ED343040
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Drug Use among American High School Seniors, College Students and Young Adults, 1975-1990. Volume II. College Students and Young Adults.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; And Others
This document is the second of two volumes reporting the results of the 1990 surveys, and all previous surveys, from the Monitoring the Future study of American high school students and young adults. Volume II presents the results of the annual follow-up surveys of representative samples of previous participants from each high school senior class going back to the Class of 1976. The time period covered by this volume is 1977 through 1990, encompassing the graduating classes of 1976 through 1989. In order for this volume, which begins with chapter 11, Introduction to Volume II, to stand alone, material from two chapters of Volume I is repeated in chapter 12, Overview of Key Findings, and chapter 13, Study Design and Procedures. Chapters 14 through 17 focus on findings from post-high school young adults, looking at the prevalence of drug use, trends in drug use, attitudes and beliefs about drugs, and the social milieu of young adults. Chapters 18 and 19 concentrate on college students, examining the prevalence of, and trends in, drug use in this population. Trends over the past decade are reported that show appreciable declines in the use of a number of illicit drugs among seniors, American college students and young adults. These trends are interpreted cautiously and it is emphasized that improvements cannot be taken for granted. Twenty-six data tables and 48 figures are included throughout the document. (NB)
Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.