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dc.contributor.author Engs, Ruth Clifford en
dc.contributor.author van Teijlingen, Edwin en
dc.date.accessioned 2014-03-12T01:43:33Z en
dc.date.available 2014-03-12T01:43:33Z en
dc.date.issued 1996-06 en
dc.identifier.citation Engs, Ruth C and Edwin van Teijlingen (1996).. ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND MARIJUANA CONSUMPTION IN RELATION TO AGE, GENDER, AND COURSE OF STUDY AMONG SCOTTISH HELPING PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS. Paper Presented: Department of Public Health. University of Aberdeen, Aberdeen, Scotland, June 1996. Retrieved from IUScholaWorks Repository: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17374 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17374 en
dc.description Other research papers on university students drinking and drug use can be found at:: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/17130/browse?type=dateissued; https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/17127/browse?type=dateissued and https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/17124/browse?type=dateissued. Further information about the questionnaire, calculations used for the study, and the original data base can be found in the following item records within IUScholarworks repository. Details about the reliability and validity of the SAQ used in this study are found at:: http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17337 ; http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17154; http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17181. . The classic1975 copy of the SAQ is found at http://hdl.handle.net/2022/17153. ALL QUESTIONNAIRES developed by Engs are found in the repository at: https://scholarworks.iu.edu/dspace/handle/2022/17141/browse?type=dateissued en
dc.description Two versions of this presentation are found. CorDrnkCan...ScotSt96.pdf has more written information and tables. it is the first item listed. en
dc.description.abstract The Purpose of this descriptive study was to investigate the alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use patterns in post-secondary helping profession students in Scotland. Methods: An adaptation of the Queensland Alcohol and Drug Study Questionnaire, the Alcohol and Drug Questionnaire, was completed by helping profession students from 22 departments at universities and colleges in five Scottish cities. Results: The sample consisted of 949 males and 3117 females. As found in other studies, a significantly (p < .001) higher percent of males consumed alcohol, even if gender recommendations for safe limits were considered. Males were more likely to smoke and use marijuana, however, there was no difference in the quantity of tobacco consumed. For both males and females, the prevalence of alcohol and marijuana was highest two or three years before the maximum use of tobacco (students over 24 years of age). Male and female psychology students consumed the most marijuana. Psychology students, together with Nursing students, also, consumed the most tobacco. Gender (males), age (under 24), tobacco (use) and marijuana (use) were all significant, but weak, predictors of consumption over 21 drinks per week. For any cigarette consumption, significant predictors were gender (females), age (24 years and older), course of study (groups other than Medical and Education students), marijuana (use) and consuming over 21 drinks per week. Conclusions: In view of the increasing prevalence of tobacco over the university experience, especially among Nursing and Psychology students, health education for Scottish post-secondary helping professional students should expand from the recently introduced school programmes. This is of particular importance in view of the fact that smoking appears to be predictive of marijuana and heavy drinking at least among this sample of students. en
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dc.rights This work is licensed for reuse under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial license. For permission to reuse this work for commercial purposes, please contact Dr. Ruth Engs or the IU Archives. en
dc.subject marijuana, smoking, alcohol, medical, nursing students, Scotland en
dc.title ALCOHOL, TOBACCO, AND MARIJUANA CONSUMPTION IN RELATION TO AGE, GENDER, AND COURSE OF STUDY AMONG SCOTTISH HELPING PROFESSIONAL STUDENTS en
dc.title.alternative CORRELATES OF DRINKING, TOBACCO AND CANNABIS AMONG SCOTTISH POST SECONDARY STUDENTS en
dc.type Presentation en
dc.description.file Two versions of this paper are found en
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