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Klisch, Yvonne; Bowling, Kristi G.; Miller, Leslie M.; Ramos, Miguel A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Two online science education games, in which players learn about the risks of prescription drug abuse in the context of investigating crimes, were evaluated to determine shifts of prescription drug abuse attitudes attributable to game exposure. High school students from grades 11 and 12 (n = 179) were assigned to one of the games and participated…
Descriptors: Educational Games, Science Education, Drug Abuse, Adolescent Attitudes
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Laurent, Jeff; Harbke, Colin R.; Blake, Dawn; Catanzaro, Salvatore J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Alcohol expectancies and drinking motives were compared for regular education students (n = 159) and students with emotional/behavioral disorders (EBD) receiving special education services (n = 51). Differences existed between groups with respect to expected negative social consequences and emotional and physical outcomes associated with drinking.…
Descriptors: Social Behavior, Behavior Disorders, Drinking, Special Education
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Belgrave, Faye Z.; Johnson, Jessica; Nguyen, Anh; Hood, Kristina; Tademy, Raymond; Clark, Trenette; Nasim, Aashir – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
Tobacco is a leading contributor to morbidity and mortality and a primary reason for health disparities among African Americans. In this study we explore the role of stress in smoking and cultural factors that protect against stress among African-American adolescents. Our sample consisted of 239 youth who were recruited into the study while…
Descriptors: African Americans, Smoking, Prevention, Risk
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Ding, Kele; Olds, R. Scott; Thombs, Dennis L. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
This retrospective case study assessed the influence of item non-response error on subsequent response to questionnaire items assessing adolescent alcohol and marijuana use. Post-hoc analyses were conducted on survey results obtained from 4,371 7th to 12th grade students in Ohio in 2005. A skip pattern design in a conventional questionnaire…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Marijuana, Measures (Individuals), Secondary School Students
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Donnelly, Joseph; Young, Michael; Pearson, Rebecca; Penhollow, Tina M.; Hernandez, Aida – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
The use of illicit and licit drugs continues to be a major public health concern. Many prevention and drug education programs address this issue by attempting to enhance self-esteem. The idea is that increased levels of self-esteem will serve as a protective factor in decreasing the motivation and increasing the resistance to use drugs. This study…
Descriptors: Narcotics, Self Esteem, Prevention, Public Health
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Van Valey, Thomas L.; Hartmann, David; Post, William – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
The literature suggests that administering drug surveys to public school students is best done by persons outside of the school system (or at least unfamiliar to the students). This is the approach used by the long-time "Monitoring the Future" project. Because of the increased costs that administration by outside research associates requires (both…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Student Surveys, Secondary School Students, Measurement Techniques
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Hobson, Charles J.; McCarthy, Heather; Murff, Sherice; Thomas, Adrienne; Rosetti, Desila; Murillo, Natalie G. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2009
A "train-the-trainer" workshop was developed to evaluate and enhance presentational skills and offered to 14 youth in grades 6-12 and 9 administrators from youth-focused community agencies in Indiana. Upon workshop completion, 7 youth and 6 adults functioned as presenters of a 1 1/2-hour module on refusal and resistance skills to 95…
Descriptors: Workshops, Youth, Adults, Administrators