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ERIC Number: EJ941360
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Academic Performance Enhancement: A Qualitative Study of the Perceptions and Habits of Prescription Stimulant-Using College Students
Aikins, Ross D.
Journal of College Student Development, v52 n5 p560-576 Sep-Oct 2011
This study explores the developmental implications of cognitive enhancement among college students. Data comes from interviews with a purposive sample of licit and illicit users of stimulant medications at a highly selective West Coast University. A semistructured protocol revolved around students' habits and perceptions relating to stimulant medication use. Key findings identify academic use justifications, diversion pathways, and frames use within a biopsychosocial development model that impacts perceived self-efficacy, suggesting that academic dependence may develop differently between licit/ illicit users. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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