ERIC Number: EJ528972
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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The Influence of Peer Affiliation and Student Activities on Adolescent Drug Involvement.
Jenkins, Jeanne E.
Adolescence, v31 n122 p297-306 Sum 1996
Examined the importance of students' academic performance levels and extracurricular activities as predictors of drug involvement relative to peer influence. Data were obtained from 2,229 randomly selected students in the 8th, 10th, and 12th grades from school districts in northeastern Ohio. At all grade levels, involvement in extracurricular activities and academic levels were significantly correlated with hard drug use. (KW)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Adolescents, After School Programs, Athletics, Clubs, Conformity, Drug Abuse, Drug Addiction, Drug Use, Extracurricular Activities, High School Students, Illegal Drug Use, Peer Acceptance, Peer Influence, Peer Relationship, School Activities, Secondary Education, Student Interests, Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Journal Articles
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio