ERIC Number: ED461326
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Results from the UVSC Student and Employee Substance Use Survey, Fall 1997.
Utah Valley State Coll., Orem.
This study attempted to determine alcohol and drug use rates of students at a college located in a city with a predominant religion that promotes abstinence, and to determine what prevention strategies might be implemented to help students with drug or alcohol problems. In the fall of 1997, 612 students and 119 faculty responded to survey questions on demographics; stress levels, amount of social support, and faith; their knowledge of school drug and alcohol policies and their use of drugs and alcohol on campus; and alcohol and drug use by respondents and their family members. Based on the survey it was determined that intervention and prevention strategies should focus on gateway drug intervention (that is, alcohol and tobacco use); encouragement of active faith and spiritual beliefs; and background knowledge of family drug and alcohol problems. It was also found that the school had significantly low levels of substance abuse among students and employees, which merited formal attention. Tables summarize answers to survey questions and present data for the variables used in the path analysis model. Also appended is the employee awareness survey questionnaire. (CH)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Utah Valley State Coll., Orem.