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ERIC Number: EJ942887
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
ISSN: ISSN-1098-1608
A Model for Random Student Drug Testing
Nelson, Judith A.; Rose, Nancy L.; Lutz, Danielle
Journal of At-Risk Issues, v16 n1 p1-8 2011
The purpose of this case study was to examine random student drug testing in one school district relevant to: (a) the perceptions of students participating in competitive extracurricular activities regarding drug use and abuse; (b) the attitudes and perceptions of parents, school staff, and community members regarding student drug involvement; (c) the perceptions of high school parents regarding random student drug testing and its impact on drug and alcohol use; and (d) the patterns and analyses of data collected regarding the use of random student drug testing as a preventative tool. Both quantitative and qualitative data were collected for inclusion in an analysis of the study in order to strengthen the results. The findings indicated that during a period of grant funding, the use of drugs decreased during a program of random student drug testing in the public school district studied. Furthermore, the random student drug-testing program initiated discussion among parents, school staff, community members, and students regarding drug use, community resources, and the importance of early intervention. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A