ERIC Number: ED375356
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Jul-7
High School Students' Attitude Toward and Use of Alcohol.
Pfingsten, Kae Lee
Understanding teen attitudes toward alcohol can provide a basis for education, prevention, and treatment programs for alcohol use. This thesis examines gender, grade level, peer attitude, parental attitude, and knowledge as independent variables while alcohol questionnaire scores for Use of Alcohol and Attitude Toward Drinking were employed as dependent variables. The sample consisted of 191 students in randomly selected classes from grades 9 through 12. Results supported 11 generalizations: (1) a more positive peer attitude toward alcohol correlates with a more positive attitude toward drinking; (2) a more positive peer attitude toward alcohol heightens the use of alcohol; (3) a more positive parental attitude toward alcohol is associated with a more positive attitude toward drinking; (4) a more positive parental attitude toward alcohol corresponds with the higher use of alcohol; (5) males exhibit a more positive attitude toward drinking than females; (6) males use alcohol more than females; (7) a higher grade level is associated with a more positive attitude toward drinking; (8) no association exists between grade level and alcohol use; (9) knowledge of alcohol is not associated with attitudes toward drinking; (10) knowledge of alcohol is unrelated to alcohol use; and (11) a positive association exists between attitudes toward drinking and alcohol use. Survey instruments are appended. (RJM)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Master of Science Thesis, Fort Hays State University.