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Peterson, Emily Bylund; Thomsen, Steven; Lindsay, Gordon; John, Kevin – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
The objective of this study was determine if the inclusion of Canadian-style graphic images would improve the degree to which adolescents attend to, and subsequently are able to recall, novel warning messages in tobacco magazine advertising. Specifically, our goal was to determine if the inclusion of graphic images would 1) increase visual…
Descriptors: Smoking, Eye Movements, Attention, Adolescents
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Ybrandt, Helene – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
The aim of the study was to examine risk and vulnerability factors contributing to problems with alcohol use in adolescence. Data relating to seven life areas (medical status, school status, social relationships, family background and relationships, psychological functioning, legal involvement, and alcohol use) was gathered using the ADAD…
Descriptors: Family Characteristics, Drug Abuse, Drinking, Risk
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Chen, Han-Ying; Waigandt, Alex C. – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
The prevalence of betel nut chewing among junior high school students is highest in the eastern region of Taiwan (Lin, 1990). Although there is some research on the prevalence rate, little effort has been paid to developing a classification of betel nut chewing behavior applicable to adolescents. Eight-hundred and forty-three students, including…
Descriptors: Locus of Control, Incidence, Adolescents, Multivariate Analysis
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Rollocks, Steve C. T.; Dass, Natasha; Seepersad, Randy; Mohammed, Linda – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
This study examined the role of religiosity among adolescents' and adults' alcohol use in Trinidad. A stratified random sample design of 369 adolescents and 210 adult parents belonging to the various religious groups in Trinidad was employed. Participants were randomly selected from various educational districts across Trinidad. Adolescent…
Descriptors: Religious Cultural Groups, Intervention, Drinking, Adolescents
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West, Bernadette; Abatemarco, Diane; Ohman-Strickland, Pamela A.; Zec, Vezna; Russo, Andrea; Milic, Ranko – Journal of Drug Education, 2008
As part of an international public health partnership formed in 2001 we assessed the impact of Project Northland in Croatia --an adolescent alcohol school-based prevention intervention implemented in Split--on students. The curriculum was implemented in 13 randomly selected schools with another 13 schools serving as controls. The evaluation…
Descriptors: Intervention, Focus Groups, Public Health, Drinking
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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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Plancherel, Bernard; Bolognini, Monique; Stephan, Philippe; Laget, Jacques; Chinet, Leonie; Bernard, Mathieu; Halfon, Olivier – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
A questionnaire investigating adolescents' opinions and experiences regarding marijuana use was administered to 163 adolescents and young adults (96 boys and 67 girls) aged 13 to 20 (mean age = 16.8, s.d. = 1.5). Items referred to marijuana and other substances' dangerousness, representations regarding the positive and negative consequences of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Drug Abuse, Attitude Measures, Foreign Countries
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Koposov, Roman A.; Ruchkin, Vladislav V.; Eisemann, Martin; Sidorov, Pavel I. – Journal of Drug Education, 2005
The relationships between alcohol expectancies, level of alcohol use, alcohol-related problems, aggression, and personality factors in 198 Russian male juvenile delinquents were assessed. A clustering procedure was used in order to establish main patterns of alcohol expectancies, yielding three major clusters. Level of alcohol use, alcohol-related…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Personality Traits, Aggression, Alcoholism
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Brochu, Serge; Souliere, Michelle – Journal of Drug Education, 1988
Three-day life skills re-education program, embedded in 10-week new employee basic training had no long-term effects on alcohol and drug knowledge and attitudes. Findings suggest that primary prevention program targeting adults may be too late to affect alcohol and drug habits, life skills approach may work best in secondary prevention efforts,…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Attitude Change, Daily Living Skills, Drug Abuse
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Zoller, Uri; Weiss, Shoshana – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Describes an interdisciplinary chemically oriented curriculum designed to cope with adolescent drug abuse. The program is designed to be included in high school science and chemistry programs. Results of a field test indicated significant change in participants' knowledge and attitudes about drugs. (RC)
Descriptors: Curriculum Development, Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Foreign Countries
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Casswell, Sally; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1982
Used responses to an anonymous questionnaire to evaluate the effects of a drug education program among high school students. Results indicated a relatively long lasting increase in knowledge but no significant effects of the program on either attitudes or self-reported past or anticipated behavior. (Author)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Drug Education
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Hewitt, David; Nutter, Richard W. – Journal of Drug Education, 1979
Knowledge and attitudes of technical college students were compared after exposing them to drug education programs in three formats: lecture, mixed media, and an agency film program. Results of a questionnaire show format has little effect on knowledge or attitude. Recommendations are made for future drug information programs. (BEF)
Descriptors: College Students, Comparative Analysis, Drug Education, Educational Assessment
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Sheppard, Margaret A. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1982
Discusses a new alcohol education program offered to all the school boards in Ontario, Canada. Describes what initially seemed to be a simple process that became a series of barriers to overcome. Includes recommendations for future projects. (Author)
Descriptors: Administrative Problems, Alcohol Education, Boards of Education, Foreign Countries