Undergraduate independent college students' use of and opinions about tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Miriam Ledbetter Wagner (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Jack I. Bardon

Abstract: The purpose of this research was to assess students' use of and opinions about alcohol, nonsmoking tobacco, smoking tobacco, crack, other forms of cocaine, over-the-counter drugs with high alcohol content, prescription drugs used for nonmedical purposes, stimulants, sedatives, marijuana, hallucinogens, uppers, downers, opiates, and designer drugs in an effort to determine the extent of use of these substances in seven independent institutions of postsecondary education. The study also evaluated students' opinions about their campus substance abuse policies. One thousand six hundred eighty-eight independent college students from every state who attended seven institutions in one southeastern state, 1088 females and 600 males comprised the survey sample. Results from the survey indicated that a significantly higher percentage of males, students who did not regularly meet with a religious group, freshman students, and students with low grade point averages used drugs (except for smoking tobacco and wine products) during the 30 days prior to the administration of the survey (p < .05). A significantly higher percentage of females consumed wine products (p < .05). Recent use of marijuana was 13% higher than the national prevalence rate reported for college students by Johnston, O'Malley, & Bachman (1988).

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Language: English
Date: 1989
College students $x Tobacco use
College students $x Alcohol use
College students $x Drug use
Substance abuse $x Education

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