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Quiles, Zandra N.; Kinnunen, Taru; Bybee, Jane – Journal of Drug Education, 2002
Explores the relationship between college students' self-reports of adolescent substance use and scores on indices tapping different aspects of guilt. Results suggest that a stronger internalization of societal standards, as reflected by higher scores on Standards and Situational Guilt, may prove a useful tool in the prevention of substance use.…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Behavior Standards, College Students, Drinking
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Barsky, Allan; Coleman, Heather – Journal of Drug Education, 2001
Research identifies substance abuse intervention competencies using Motivational Interviewing that can be used to teach and evaluate social work students. The study established a set of skills related to Motivational Interviewing; designed a graduate social work class to teach the model; and used the instrument to rate interviewers. Results…
Descriptors: Competence, Drug Education, Graduate Students, Higher Education
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Tricker, Ray – Journal of Drug Education, 2000
Student athletes (N=563) were surveyed to examine their attitudes toward the use of painkilling drugs. Twenty-nine percent reported that they felt there is nothing wrong with using painkilling drugs on the day of competition (when injured) to cope with pain. Recommendations for coaches, educators, team physicians, team trainers, and administrators…
Descriptors: Behavior Standards, College Athletics, College Students, Drug Use
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Crozier, Mary K.; Gressard, Charles F. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2005
There is an established body of research on the effectiveness of comprehensive substance abuse prevention strategies in higher education. There is relatively little research, however, on the characteristics and job functions of prevention professionals and their effectiveness. This study was designed to examine the characteristics of professionals…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, Higher Education, Prevention, Substance Abuse
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Duitsman, Dalen M.; Cychosz, Charles M. – Journal of Drug Education, 1997
Assessed the impact that a drug education course had on college students (N=121) regarding motives, consequences, attitudes, and perceptions of alcohol use. Following the course, students reported a slight elevation in the motivation to drink alcohol to facilitate studying. Certain kinds of drinking decreased significantly following the course.…
Descriptors: Alcohol Education, College Students, Drinking, Drug Education
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Czuchry, Michael; Sia, Tiffiny L.; Dansereau, Donald F. – Journal of Drug Education, 1999
In this study, college students (N=178) either played Downward Spiral, a board game that illustrates the dangers of continued substance abuse, or watched educational videos on substance abuse. Results show that students who played Downward Spiral had somewhat higher levels of consumer satisfaction. However, results also show that both videos and…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Games, Higher Education
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Agostinelli, Gina; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1995
Heavy-drinking college students tend to overestimate the prevalence of heavy drinking among their peers. Twenty-six heavy-drinking students participated in a survey study of drinking. They were randomized to receive or not receive, by return mail, personal feedback of their drinking compared to population norms. Feedback subjects showed greater…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Behavior, College Students, Feedback
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Wechsler, Henry; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1992
Describes pilot conference held to help New England college newspaper editors perceive importance of their role in educating their peers about substance use and other health-related issues and to offer concrete suggestions regarding how they can incorporate these topics into an activist campus press. (Author/NB)
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Use, Editors, Higher Education
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Gray, Nancy L. – Journal of Drug Education, 1993
Administered questionnaire relating to cigarette smoking and substance use to 863 college students. Results indicated no significant difference between cigarette smokers and nonsmokers with regard to use of smokeless tobacco, alcohol consumption, or marijuana use. There was significant difference in use of other illicit substances such that…
Descriptors: College Students, Drinking, Drug Use, Higher Education
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Anglin, M. Douglas; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1986
College undergraduates (N=53) reporting use of a hallucinogenic mushroom (Psilocybe) were matched to nonusers. Hallucinogenic mushroom use by men was most associated with peers' mushroom use, whereas mushroom use by women was most associated with parental drug use, especially fathers' marijuana use. Personality measures were secondary in…
Descriptors: College Students, Drug Use, Higher Education, Parent Influence
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Gabany, Steve G.; Plummer, Portia – Journal of Drug Education, 1990
Studied 617 high school and college students prior to and after substance abuse instruction to determine relationship between perceptions and demographic characteristics, and to learn whether substance abuse instruction was related to changes in student's perception of relationships. Findings from Marihuana Perception Inventory showed five factors…
Descriptors: Adolescents, College Students, Decision Making, Drug Education
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Tricker, Raymond; Connolly, Declan – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
Evaluates a 10-week drug education and prevention program (DEPP) as a means to increase information about the efficacy of such efforts in deterring college athlete drug abuse. Data obtained from 635 student athletes shows improvements in knowledge, attitudes toward performance-enhancing and recreational drugs, and perceptions of drug education…
Descriptors: Athletes, Behavior Modification, Cognitive Restructuring, College Students
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Spence, John C.; Gauvin, Lise – Journal of Drug Education, 1996
Using a stratified random sampling procedure, 754 student athletes were surveyed regarding drug and alcohol use in eight different sports from eight universities across Canada. Provides statistics of substances athletes reported using, including pain medications, weight loss products, anabolic steroids, smokeless tobacco products, alcohol,…
Descriptors: Alcohol Abuse, Athletes, Behavior Standards, Cocaine
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Duncan, David F.; And Others – Journal of Drug Education, 1994
Harm reduction, a new model in the field of drug education, recognizes that people have always and always will use drugs. The new strategy attempts to minimize the potential hazards associated with drug use rather than the use itself. The rationale is presented as well as an example of needs assessment. (Author/JPS)
Descriptors: Drug Abuse, Drug Education, Drug Rehabilitation, Higher Education
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Thombs, Dennis L. – Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 2000
This retrospective study examined long-term effects of Drug Abuse Resistance Education (DARE) by assessing substance use among undergraduates. Results from a multiple discriminant analysis found that after accounting for effects of age, there were no substantial group differences in substance use. These findings add to a growing literature that…
Descriptors: Discriminant Analysis, Elementary Secondary Education, Higher Education, Outcomes of Education
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