M.A. in School Psychology
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Committee Member 1
Alcohol; Middle school students--Attitudes; Smoking
The purpose of this study is to examine whether changes in attitudes would occur in students from Grade Five through Grade Eight in regard to addictive substances, such as alcohol and cigarettes. The study consisted of 85 students enrolled in a local Roman Catholic Grammar School. Students were given the Youth Attitude Survey, which was developed at Columbia University. The survey yielded results that were related to risk factors for future drug use. In a variety of areas, including whether marijuana should be legalized and if the student believed they would use drugs in the future, there was a pronounced difference in the attitudes.
Pierce, Denise, "A descriptive study of the opinions of fifth through eighth grade students on addictive substances" (1999). Theses and Dissertations. 1868.