ERIC Number: ED380727
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994
Reference Count: N/A
Alcohol, Drugs, and Pennsylvania's Youth: A Generation At Risk. The 1993 Survey.
Pennsylvania Governor's Drug Policy Council, Harrisburg.
Given the importance of monitoring the extent of tobacco, drug, and alcohol use among students in order to formulate policy and to initiate or continue appropriate prevention and intervention programs, this report profiles one state's 6th, 7th, 9th, and 12th grade students. More than 41,000 randomly selected public school and private school students participated in the survey. The results address nine different categories of youth behavior: (1) Who they are (Demographics); (2) How willing they are to use various substances, and what they use (Intent Scale, Use Scale, Use Items); (3) The risks they take (Driver/Passenger Risk Scales, Weapons and Fighting Items); (4) How they feel about school (School Climate, Perceived Grave Average, and Post High-School Plans); (5) Where they are most likely to use drugs (Locations of Use); (6) From whom they are most likely to get drugs (Sources); (7) What they do (Activities Scale and Negative Behavior Scale); (8) Whom they trust (Resource Persons Scale); and (9) Their attitudes about their decisions regarding the use of tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs (Decision-Making Scale). Five appendices feature a copy of the 1993 survey, frequencies of response by grade, tests of difference, and other information. (RJM)
Publication Type: Tests/Questionnaires; Numerical/Quantitative Data
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education, Washington, DC. School Improvement Programs.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Governor's Drug Policy Council, Harrisburg.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania