ERIC Number: ED437593
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
PRIDE Questionnaire Report: 1998-99 National Summary, Grades 6 through 12.
PRIDE Surveys, Bowling Green, KY.
This booklet provides graphs, tables, and a summary compiled from data collected in schools using the 1998-1999 PRIDE Questionnaire. The data reflect prevalence and patterns of drug and alcohol abuse, violence, gang activity, and suicide. This report is designed for educators to use within their drug abuse and violence awareness and prevention programs with faculty, students, and parents. This report is divided into four chapters. Chapter One, Introduction, contains two news releases about results of the Pride Survey and an Outline of Procedures Used to Obtain PRIDE National Summary. Chapter 2, Standard Graphs, includes 22 graphs that explain the relationship between student behavior and alcohol/drug use. The time of drug use graphs help with understanding the need for a commitment to drug abuse prevention by parents and the larger community. They show that student alcohol and other drug use occurs most often outside the school and at times when school is not in session. The graph showing perceived harm of alcohol and other drugs assists with understanding how false assumptions concerning harm are related to drug use. When drugs are perceived as harmless, the probability of use increases. The availability graphs show that easy access to drugs increases the probability of use and that availability increases at higher grade levels. Chapter 3, Summary Statistics, includes five figures that summarize some of the student information questions with regard to drug use. The data were gathered by examining specific subsets of the youth population. Chapter 4, Percentage Tables, contains 158 tables, each corresponding to an item on the questionnaire. Data is presented by grade level. (MKA)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drinking, Drug Education, Drug Use, Intermediate Grades, Juvenile Gangs, National Surveys, Prevention, Secondary Education, Student Behavior, Suicide, Violence
PRIDE Surveys, 166 St. Charles St., Bowling Green, KY 42101. Tel: 502-746-9596; Tel: 800-279-6361 (Toll Free).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: PRIDE Surveys, Bowling Green, KY.