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Tsai, Jennifer; Huh, Jimi; Idrisov, Bulat; Galimov, Artur; Espada, Jose P.; Gonzálvez, María T.; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2016
Recently, an addiction matrix measure was assessed among U.S. former alternative high school youth. This presentation seeks to examine the generalizability of findings using this measure among Russian and Spanish high school adolescents. Latent class analysis was used to explore addiction subgroups among adolescents in Russia (average age = 16.27;…
Descriptors: Incidence, Addictive Behavior, High School Students, Generalization
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Espada, José P.; Gonzálvez, María T.; Guillén-Riquelme, Alejandro; Sun, Ping; Sussman, Steve – Journal of Drug Education, 2014
Tobacco use is of high prevalence among Spanish adolescents. Programming to counteract tobacco use has been needed. There is a lack of knowledge on the efficacy of teen tobacco use cessation programming. The current study provides an immediate outcome evaluation of the Project EX tobacco use prevention and cessation program among Spanish…
Descriptors: Intervention, Health Behavior, Incidence, Adolescents
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Saingam, Darika; Assanangkornchai, Sawitri; Geater, Alan F. – Journal of Drug Education, 2012
Drinking, smoking, and health risk behaviors are significant problems for Thai adolescents. However, little is known about the association and magnitude among alcohol, tobacco, or co-using and health risk behaviors. Data of the National School Survey of 2007 were analyzed. The sample consisted of 50,033 high school and vocational college students.…
Descriptors: Females, Smoking, Intervention, Adolescents
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Garcia-Rodriguez, Olaya; Suarez-Vazquez, Rosa; Secades-Villa, Roberto; Fernandez-Hermida, Jose R. – Journal of Drug Education, 2010
The objectives of the present study were to analyze the pattern of tobacco use among Spanish adolescents, as well as to determine gender differences in specific risk factors of cigarette use. The study sample was made up of 1,483 boys and 1,358 girls, aged 12-16 (M = 14). Participants were asked to answer an "ad-hoc" instrument to…
Descriptors: Smoking, Measures (Individuals), Prevention, Risk
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Gunning, Melissa; Sussman, Steve; Rohrbach, Louise A.; Kniazev, Vadim; Masagutov, Radik – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
In the present study, we describe correlates of 30-day cigarette and alcohol use among two samples of high school students, one in the Russian Federation (n = 365), and one in the United States (n = 965). The correlates used in the analyses are based on the theory of triadic influence, which organizes predictors of adolescent substance use into…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Drug Use, Drinking, Foreign Countries
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Allahverdipour, Hamid; Bazargan, Mohsen; Farhadinasab, Abdollah; Hidarnia, Alireza; Bashirian, Saeed – Journal of Drug Education, 2009
The prevalence of substance abuse among adolescents from low- and middle-income countries is increasing drastically and requires immediate intervention. The objective of this longitudinal quasi-experimental panel study was to design and implement a skill-based intervention to prevent and reduce substance use among urban adolescents who attended 2…
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Intervention, Self Control, Self Efficacy
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Page, Randy M.; Ihasz, Ferenc; Simonek, Jaromir; Klarova, Renata; Hantiu, Iacob – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
Studies investigating smoking behavior among adolescents living in post-communistic Central-European countries are sparse. This study focused on the relationship between cigarette smoking, certain friendship factors, and social norm perceptions among 1,886 Central-Eastern European adolescents from high schools in Hungary, Slovakia, Czech Republic,…
Descriptors: Social Attitudes, Norms, High School Students, Peer Influence
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Palmqvist, Riia A. – Journal of Drug Education, 2006
This study investigates the reasons given by Finnish adolescents for their own alcohol use, and for the use of alcohol by others. In 1999, a questionnaire on reasons for drugs use was administered to a sample of adolescents aged 14-16 (N=488). It was found that the reasons given (i.e., "attributions") involving inner subjective…
Descriptors: Adolescent Development, Social Change, Adolescents, Drinking
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Salm, Twyla; Sevigny, Phil; Mulholland, Val; Greenberg, Hirsch – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2011
This case study examines not only the prevalence of substance abuse in one rural, Canadian high school, but also how teachers understand teaching and learning in relation to substance abuse. Over one third of students reported that they had used marijuana (37%) and alcohol (38%) in the last seven days, a rate considerably higher than typical…
Descriptors: Human Services, Substance Abuse, Incidence, Case Studies
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Morojele, Neo K.; Flisher Alan J.; Muller, Martie; Ziervogel, Carl F.; Reddy, Priscilla; Lombard, Carl J. – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Study seeks to examine, for South African adolescents, the reliability of the Communities that Care Youth Survey of risk and protective factors for drug use and anti-social behavior, and the extent to which drug use can be predicted from community, family, school, and peer factors. Findings support use of the survey with slight revisions for South…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Antisocial Behavior, Drug Use, Foreign Countries
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Mbulo, Lazarous; Newman, Ian M.; Shell, Duane F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2007
This study explored factors that may predict condom use among college and high school students in Zambia. Using the Social Cognitive Theory, this study examined the relationship of drinking behaviors, alcohol-sexual expectations, education level, and religion to condom use among 961 students. The results of the study show that condom use was low…
Descriptors: Contraception, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Foreign Countries, College Students
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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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Gliksman, Louis; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1983
Compared the impact of a live theatrical performance and/or alcohol lesson plans on 716 grade 9 and 10 Canadian students. Results indicated that all interventions had an impact on attitudes and behavior and offered encouragement for the potential of theatrical performances as a vehicle for drug education. (LLL)
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, Comparative Testing, Educational Strategies, Foreign Countries
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Wong, Connie S. Y.; Tang, Catherine S. K.; Schwarzer, Ralf – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Explores the interplay of various factors that may jointly predict the frequency of drug use and the intention for further use. Drug-use prevalence data for 969 adolescents, high school students, and imprisoned offenders linked drug-use frequencies with psychosocial variables such as disinhibition, peer drug use, peer pressure, and other factors.…
Descriptors: Adolescent Attitudes, Adolescents, Delinquency, Drug Use
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Weiss, Shoshana – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
Explores the attitudes of adolescents (N=2,186) of four religions in the north of Israel toward eight alcohol measures. Findings indicate that the majority of the respondents tend to enhance alcohol control measures and driving issues, but only about a third tend to enhance alcohol control measures in the other domains. (Author/MKA)
Descriptors: Advertising, Age, Arabs, Christianity
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