ERIC Number: ED415462
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Dec
National Survey Results on Drug Use from the Monitoring the Future Study, 1975-1995. Volume II: College Students and Young Adults.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.
To better understand the risk for U.S. youth substance abuse, the results of all the follow-up surveys of the graduating high school classes of 1976 through 1994--taken from the Monitoring the Future study of young adults, ages 19-32 years old--is presented here. The report serves a social monitoring function, in which levels and trends in certain behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and conditions in this population are accurately assessed. It includes trend data for the high school senior population, as well as for college students--an important subset of the young adult population for which very little nationally representative data exists. After outlining study design and procedures, the findings are presented in six chapters: (1) "Prevalence of Drug Use among Young Adults," (2)"Trends in Drug Use among Young Adults," (3) "Attitudes and Beliefs about Drugs among Young Adults," (4) "The Social Milieu for Young Adults," (5) "Prevalence of Drug Use among College Students," and (6) "Trends in Drug Use among College Students." Overall, it was found that there were appreciable declines in the use of a number of the illicit drugs among high school seniors, with the largest declines evident among American college students and young adults. (RJM)
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Use, Grade 12, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Risk, Substance Abuse, Tables (Data), Trend Analysis, Young Adults
U.S. Government Printing Office, Superintendent of Documents, Mail Stop: SSOP, Washington, DC 20402-9328.
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHHS/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.
Identifiers - Location: United States