Socioeconomic status and drug abuse prevention in a metropolitan region

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Abstract

Teams of students, teachers, administrators, and others from twenty-eight school districts received training to carry out drug education programs in their home school districts. There was a moderate relationship between the socioeconomic status of a school district and the implementation of drug education programs by its team. Other factors related to the socioeconomic status of a community are discussed in terms of their effect on team productivity: community attitudes toward drug abuse; the capacity of teams to involve parents; and the availability of leisure time. Support from school administrators is seen to be particularly important for teams. Clearly, team success or failure was multiply-determined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)359-369
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of drug education
Volume9
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1979

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Health(social science)
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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