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Midford, Richard; Ramsden, Robyn; Lester, Leanne; Cahill, Helen; Mitchell, Johanna; Foxcroft, David R.; Venning, Lynne – Journal of Drug Education, 2014
The Drug Education in Victorian Schools program provided integrated education about licit and illicit drugs, employed a harm minimization approach that incorporated participatory, critical thinking and skill-based teaching methods, and engaged parental influence through home activities. A cluster-randomized, controlled trial of the program was…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Education, Drinking, Prevention
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Schutte, Nicola S.; Marks, Anthony D. G. – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
The purpose of this research was to examine how affective associations with smoking and outcome expectancies regarding smoking are related to smoking status and intention to quit among smokers. Researchers and practitioners can draw on findings regarding affective associations and outcome expectancies to provide a further basis for smoking…
Descriptors: Smoking, Intention, Health Behavior, Expectation
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Skrzypiec, Grace; Owens, Laurence – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
In this study adolescents offered their insights and perspectives of factors associated with adolescent illicit drug taking intentions. The factors explored were identified using a cross-disciplinary approach involving the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) and criminological theories, and these formed the framework for data analysis. Interviews…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Adolescents, Adolescent Attitudes, Beliefs
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Gates, Peter J.; Norberg, Melissa M.; Dillon, Paul; Manocha, Ramesh – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
The high prevalence of cannabis use by Australian secondary school students makes schools an ideal setting for the delivery of substance use prevention programs. Although efficacious school-based cannabis prevention programs exist, there is scant research investigating the perceived role legitimacy and role importance of school staff. As such,…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Drug Use, Marijuana, Secondary School Students
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Gates, Peter J.; Norberg, Melissa M.; Dillon, Paul; Manocha, Ramesh – Journal of Drug Education, 2013
Cannabis is the most frequently used illicit drug by Australian secondary school students yet there is scant research investigating school staff responses to student cannabis use. As such, this study surveyed 1,692 school staff who attended "Generation Next" seminars throughout Australia. The self-complete survey identified that the…
Descriptors: Drug Use, Marijuana, Foreign Countries, Surveys
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Davenport, Gillian; Midford, Richard; Ramsden, Robyn; Cahill, Helen; Venning, Lynne; Lester, Leanne; Murphy, Bernadette; Pose, Michelle – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
This study describes Australian year eight students' (13-14 years old) experiences with alcohol in terms of communication with parents, initiation into drinking, patterns of consumption, context of use, and harms experienced. The sample comprised 521 year eight students from four state government secondary schools in the state of Victoria. Three…
Descriptors: Rural Schools, Supervision, State Government, Rural Education
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Midford, Richard; Wilkes, Deb; Young, Deidra – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
In Touch is a professional training program designed to develop staff skills and support structures so as to enable schools to manage alcohol and other drug (AOD) matters in a coordinated manner that maximizes beneficial outcomes for at-risk students, while at the same time maintaining school discipline and community relationships. This study is…
Descriptors: High Risk Students, Professional Training, Drug Use, Drug Education
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Malouff, John M.; Schutte, Nicola S. – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Uses the Big Five personality factors as a framework for examining the expected personality characteristics of individuals who are alcohol-dependent. Results help explain prior findings about the social handicap of problem drinking with regard to making friends, dating, marriage, and working. Findings have potential use in alcohol-problem…
Descriptors: Alcoholism, Attitudes, Foreign Countries, Interpersonal Competence
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Crundall, Ian A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Australian secondary school students from three grades rated danger of using alcohol, tobacco, inhalants, marijuana, and other illicit drugs. Results showed more refined discrimination among older students, with type of drug and frequency of use being important considerations. Familiarity was major consideration for younger students. Cognitive…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Drinking, Drug Use, Foreign Countries
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Oei, Tian P. S.; Baldwin, Andrea R. – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Proposes developmental approach to smoking education and prevention for children and adolescents. Reviews literature concerning most appropriate agent, content, and presentation of antismoking education for different ages, concluding that best agents for young children are parents and best agents for pre/early adolescents are peers. For…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Adolescents, Age Differences, Child Development
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Wilks, Jeffrey; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1984
Compared the alcohol-related attitudes and stereotypes of 677 Papua New Guinea high school youth, 315 Australian, and 166 American students. While the overwhelming majority of Australian and American students had drunk alcohol, the majority of Papua New Guinean young people had not. (JAC)
Descriptors: Alcoholic Beverages, Behavior Patterns, Cross Cultural Studies, Developing Nations
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Makkai, Toni; McAllister, Ian – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Used 1988 Australian national population survey to examine drug information needs. Results indicated almost one-half of respondents believed that they had an adequate amount of information about drug and alcohol services available. Drug users expressed greater desire for information and willingness to use variety of welfare and social support…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Counseling Services, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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Oei, Tian P. S.; Fea, Annette – Journal of Drug Education, 1987
Reviews literature regarding factors associated with children's initiation into smoking and examines efficacy of health education programs in preventing smoking in children. Though using peer leaders as health educators has been successful, parent-implemented health prevention programs aiming at children at younger ages may be more effective in…
Descriptors: Children, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Health Education
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Bunbury, Jennifer; Cowling, Jane – Journal of Drug Education, 1980
While most Rotarians had realistic perceptions of the extent of their own drug use, there were discrepancies in their attitudes regarding the treatment they suggested for various drug users. Overall, illicit drug users were viewed less favorably than users of the legal drugs. (Author)
Descriptors: Behavior Patterns, Drinking, Drug Abuse, Drug Use
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Isralowitz, Richard E.; Borowski, Allan – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1992
Administered questionnaire on drinking attitudes and behaviors to Australian undergraduates (n=167). Compared to students in United States, Israel, and Singapore, Australian students expressed highest level of concern that they may have drinking problem. Australians reported mixing drinking and driving at relatively high level, although not to…
Descriptors: College Students, Cross Cultural Studies, Drinking, Foreign Countries
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