ERIC Number: EJ1176096
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Abstractor: As Provided
Examining the Impact of Alcohol and Other Drug Education Exposure on Student Alcohol Consumption
Merianos, Ashley L.; Barry, Adam E.
Journal of Drug Education, v47 n1-2 p3-20 Mar-Jun 2017
This investigation examined the association between alcohol and other drug (AOD) prevention/education programs and drinking behaviors among students aged 12 to 17 years. We conducted a secondary analysis of the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (N = 17,736). AOD prevention/education was assessed in three school settings: special class, regular class, and outside regular class. Outcome variables included past year alcohol use and current heavy episodic drinking. Associations were assessed via one-way analyses of variance and multiple regression models. There was a significant effect of program exposure on alcohol use (p<0.001) and heavy episodic drinking (p = 0.002). Regression results found AOD prevention/education exposure (p = 0.004) was significant, indicating that exposure decreased past year use. No difference was found based on heavy episodic drinking. Increasing exposure to AOD prevention/education programs is warranted and encouraged.
Descriptors: Correlation, Alcohol Education, Drug Education, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis, Prevention, Outcomes of Education, Alcohol Abuse, Health Behavior, National Surveys, Socioeconomic Status, Adolescents, Middle School Students, High School Students, Age Differences, Gender Differences, Ethnicity
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Education Level: Middle Schools
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