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ERIC Number: ED461141
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Nov
Pages: 24
Abstractor: N/A
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The Correlation between the Communication of the Health Risks of Ecstasy (MDMA) and the Drug's Use among College Students.
Campe, Brian; Frye, Kristin; Hood, Caitlin; Kuznekoff, Jeffrey; Parsons, Michael
The purpose of this study is to explore the relationship between college students and their awareness of the hazardous effects of the drug Ecstasy. Ecstasy use has risen among college students even though readily available research shows Ecstasy use having extremely hazardous effects on its users. Research also shows a lack of communication about these hazardous effects. However, little research exists about the connection between the increased use of Ecstasy and the lack of communication. From the research done, it is apparent that if there is an increase in communication, the likelihood of Ecstasy use declines. This study is based upon hypotheses regarding the communication of Ecstasy education, and finding the most effective medium for that communication. Results show that educating college students on the health hazards of Ecstasy will have little effect on their likelihood of future Ecstasy use. Most students have already made a decision regarding their use of Ecstasy. Based on the data, this study had limited success at determining which medium is more effective at communicating the health hazards of Ecstasy. (Contains 27 references. The survey instrument and an informational pamphlet are attached.) (Author/RS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A