M.A. in Educational Leadership
Educational Services and Leadership
College of Education
Moyer, David H.
Drug testing--New Jersey; High school athletes--Drug use--New Jersey
This study examined the use of performance enhancing supplements of Buena Regional High School student-athletes and the need for drug testing policies. The subjects included 120 student-athletes who had participated at the varsity or sub-varsity level. The student-athletes completed a 21 item survey that consisted of 6 items that measured the students demographics such as age, gender, grade, race, sport and level. The survey also consisted of 15 statements that determined student's use of performance supplements, reasons why they use supplements, the types of supplements that are used and their feelings about drug testing policies. The data were analyzed using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS). The findings suggested that the student-athletes are using supplements that are both legal and illegal to improve sport performance (35.9%). The findings also suggest that the student-athletes would support a drug testing policy (76.7%).
Battersby, James J., "The use of performance enhancing supplements and the need for drug testing policies" (2005). Theses and Dissertations. 967.