ERIC Number: ED368635
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
A Survey of Students and Educators: Their Views on Alcohol, Drugs, and Tobacco.
Kirkwood, Kristian John; And Others
This document describes an Ontario, Canada study to elicit staff and student opinions about various aspects of alcohol, drug, and tobacco programs currently offered in schools. The staff sample included 2061 educators, 65 percent of whom responded. A total of 3052 students in grades 5, 6, and 8 comprised the elementary pupil sample. At the secondary level, 1549 students from grade 11 and 13 mathematics classes in composite secondary schools, and 302 vocational students enrolled in grades 11 and 12 were surveyed. All of the various groups completed a self report questionnaire. The document includes the methodology for the elementary, secondary, vocational and teacher samples. A summary table of the sample for students and staff is included. The results of the staff survey gives the staff profile, priorities for alcohol, drug, and tobacco programs, involvement with teaching alcohol, drug, and tobacco programs, and the student smoking policy. The section for the results of the elementary students survey includes a student profile, information about alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, school programs, alcohol, drugs, and tobacco usage, legal age for alcohol, tobacco, and marijuana use, and summary tables. The results of the secondary and vocational students survey includes the student profile, information about alcohol, drugs, and tobacco, the usage of all three, and the legal age for smoking and drinking. Summary tables are included. The actual questionnaires are included in appendices. The elementary survey showed that parents were the most believable source of information on alcohol, drugs, and tobacco. Secondary students also listed teachers and friends as likely sources of information. (DK)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Researchers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Peel Board of Education, Mississauga (Ontario).