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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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Houghton, Stephen; Odgers, Pete; Carroll, Annemaree – Journal of Drug Education, 1998
Data pertaining to the reputations, self-concepts, and coping strategies of secondary-school Volatile Solvent Users (VSUs; n=31), ex-VSUs (n=44), and non-VSUs (n=48) in Western Australia were obtained. Findings reveal that differences between the groups were more attributable to reputation enhancement than to self-concept or coping strategies.…
Descriptors: Coping, Inhalants, Reputation, Secondary Education
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Grichting, Wolfgang L.; Barber, James G. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 1988
Asked Australian university students (N=294) to provide extensive information concerning their support for actual and hypothetical social control policies against drug abuse immediately prior to their participation in the first phase of the Drug Offensive program which seeks to reduce or eliminate drug abuse. Students will be questioned again to…
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Abuse, Foreign Countries, Higher Education