ERIC Number: ED446309
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Aug
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the Future National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-1999. Volume II: College Students and Adults Ages 19-40.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.
This is the second volume in a two-volume set reporting the results of all surveys from the Monitoring the Future study of American secondary school students and college students. This volume presents the results of the 1977 through 1999 follow-up surveys of the graduating high school classes of 1976 through 1998, as the respondents progressed through young adulthood. Prior to this study, little nationally representative trend data existed on college students. It also presents for the first time prevalence and trend data on 35- and 40-year-olds. A major purpose of the study is to serve as a social monitor or social indicator intended to characterize the levels and trends in certain behaviors, attitudes, beliefs, and conditions in the population. Social indicators have important agenda-setting functions for society, and they are useful for gauging progress against national goals. Another purpose is to develop knowledge that increases understanding of why changes in behaviors and attitudes are taking place among the population. In order for this volume to stand alone, Chapters Two and Three from Volume One have been repeated. Following the introduction in Chapter One, Chapter Two provides an overview of the key findings presented in both volumes. Chapter Three presents the design of the study. Chapters Four and Five discuss prevalence and trends of drug use in young adults. Attitudes and beliefs about drugs are included in Chapter Six and the social milieu for young adults is considered in Chapter Seven. Prevalence and trends of drug use specifically among college students are considered in Chapters Eight and Nine. (Contains 74 figures and 30 tables.) (Author/JDM)
Descriptors: Adults, At Risk Persons, College Graduates, College Students, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Higher Education, Illegal Drug Use, Longitudinal Studies, National Surveys, Social Indicators, Student Attitudes, Trend Analysis
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Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Inst. on Drug Abuse (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.