ERIC Number: ED457481
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Reference Count: N/A
Monitoring the Future National Survey Results on Drug Use, 1975-2000. Volume I: Secondary School Students.
Johnston, Lloyd D.; O'Malley, Patrick M.; Bachman, Jerald G.
Each year since 1975, about 17,000 seniors have participated in a national survey conducted in some 130 high schools to assess students' changing lifestyles, values, and preferences. This publication is one in a series of annual monographs to disseminate many of the epidemiological findings from the study. It reports the results of the national survey of drug use and related attitudes and beliefs among 8th, 10th, and 12th graders. Distinctions are made among important demographic subgroups in these populations based on gender, college plans, region of the country, population density, parents' education, and race and ethnicity. Following the introductory chapter, chapter 2 presents key findings. Study design is reviewed in chapter 3. Chapters 4 and 5 explain the prevalence and trends in drug use. Chapter 6 discusses the initiation rates by grade level. Chapter 7 explains the degree and duration of drug highs. Chapter 8 discusses attitudes about drug use, and chapter 9 reviews the social milieu. Chapter 10 sums up other findings from the study. Volume 1 was preceded by an advance summary publication of its key findings. (Contains 5 appendixes, 146 tables and 103 figures.) (JDM)
Descriptors: Attitudes, Beliefs, Demography, Ethnicity, Grade 10, Grade 12, Grade 8, Illegal Drug Use, Longitudinal Studies, Parent Background, Racial Factors, Regional Characteristics, Secondary Education, Secondary School Students, Sex Differences, Sociocultural Patterns, Substance Abuse, Trend Analysis
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), Bethesda, MD.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Inst. for Social Research.