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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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Díaz-Meneses, Gonzalo; Beerli-Palacio, Asunción; Martín-Santana, Josefa Delia – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2018
This research focuses on the analysis of cannabis consumption amongst young people, explaining this phenomenon by way of analysing the differences between cannabis smokers and non-smokers in order to shed light on whether cannabis is linked to specific leisure activities, and, moreover, whether it is connected to the intensity and variety of…
Descriptors: Marijuana, Drug Use, Leisure Time, Comparative Analysis
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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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Collison, Daniel; Banbury, Samantha; Lusher, Joanne – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2016
It has been found that self-esteem is related to alcohol consumption, with the majority of research finding that low self-esteem is associated with high levels of alcohol use and high self-esteem is associated with low levels of alcohol use. The present study examined this relationship among 100 university students aged 18-25 years. Further,…
Descriptors: Age Differences, Gender Differences, Self Esteem, Student Attitudes
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Culleton, Leigheann Ryan; Van Hout, Marie Claire; Foley, Michelle – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2013
Research shows that social norms interventions, which aim to educate individuals and groups on their actual attitudinal and behavioural norms relating to alcohol, cigarette and drug use,incur some success in reducing positive attitudes to substance use and rates of substance use. The research aimed to investigate the extent of misperceptions…
Descriptors: Prevention, Drug Use, Social Behavior, Intervention
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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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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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Pederson, L. L.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1983
Compared smoking rates among 1,428 Canadian children in grade six in 1975 or 1978 and examined variables related to smoking. Results indicated peer smoking and attitudes toward cigarettes were significant predictors both years. Academic achievement and aspirations entered the 1975 model while smoking exposure variables entered the 1978 model. (JAC)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cohort Analysis, Elementary School Students, Foreign Countries
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Rickett, Mary; Sheppard, Margaret A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1988
Teaching students decision-making skills is integral to many drug education programs. Conducted series of studies examining elementary and secondary school students' attitudes toward making decisions. Found different age groups perceived making decisions differently. Suggests practitioners need to take maturational levels into consideration when…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age Differences, Cognitive Development, Decision Making
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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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Baklien, Bergljot – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Survey of drug education in Norwegian lower secondary schools showed that almost one-fourth of programs were based on two-step model. Intensive courses were socially successful and created motivation, enthusiasm, and changes of attitudes. Found important differences from one school to another in regard to how pilot pupils, and their teaching…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Drug Education, Foreign Countries, Motivation
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Sheppard, Margaret A. – Journal of Drug Education, 1989
Exposed students (N=2,319) in grades 7-10 to drug use study results showing use of cannabis (marijuana) as uncommon among peer group. Measured influence of new data on perceptions and how changed perceptions might affect cannabis use. Found changing perceptions was difficult. Found student perceptions of drug use bore no relationship to personal…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Attitude Change, Conformity, Drug Education
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Weiss, Shoshana; Moore, Michael – Journal of Drug Education, 1987
Evaluated impact of revised preventive interdisciplinary curricular program "Hashish and Marijuana" on attitudes and intentions toward hashish use among Israeli high school students (N=153). Findings suggest program's potential for effecting desired attitude change within target populations. Program will be officially disseminated to…
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Change Agents, Drug Use, Foreign Countries
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Pederson, Linda L.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Related variables measured in 1975 to smoking status in 1978 using multivariate statistical procedures. Variables included sociodemographic characteristics, smoking environment, school performance, attitude toward smoking, and knowledge about smoking effects. Cross-sectional analysis of variables measured in 1978 revealed that six variables…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Age, Behavior Patterns, Childhood Attitudes
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Sheppard, Margaret A.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1981
Results from two large repeated surveys of Canadian students, sampled from grades 7-13 indicated that little time is allocated to drug education. The most common focus is on alcohol. Most drug education is through the medium of teacher-led classes. Discusses implications for more effective drug education. (Author/RC)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Alcoholic Beverages, Drug Abuse, Drug Education
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