ERIC Number: ED437594
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Jun
PRIDE Questionnaire Report: 1997-98 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 1997-1998 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 1, Introduction, contains two news releases about results of the Pride Survey and an Outline of Procedures Used to Obtain PRIDE National Summary Data. Chapter 2, Standard Graphs, includes 26 graphs that explain the relationship between student behavior and alcohol/drug use. The location and 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 Perceived Harm of alcohol and other drugs graphs assist 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 5 figures that summarize some of the student information questions in regards to drug use. These data were gathered by examining specific subsets of the youth population. Chapter 4, Percentage Tables, contains 135 tables. Each table corresponds 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.