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ERIC Number: EJ1108175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1814-6627
Identifying Some Factors That Might Predispose Drug Abuse among Learners in a South African Township School
Grobler, R.; Khatite, M.
Africa Education Review, v9 n1 p191-207 2012
This study inquires into some of the factors that might predispose the use and abuse of drugs among secondary school learners in a township school. The objective of this research is to identify these factors and to offer a few suggestions on how the abuse may be prevented. A quantitative research strategy is used and a document analysis technique has been incorporated to collect the data. Various hypotheses are stated. The independent variables used are: gender; age group; educational category; distance from school; and caregiver. The dependent variables used are: alcohol abuse; marijuana abuse; cigarette smoking; other drug abuse; total number of abuses; and outcomes at school. Statistically significant relationships are found between the following variables: distance from school and cigarette smoking; distance from school and other drug abuse; caregiver and marijuana abuse; and caregiver and total number of abuses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Africa
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