The impact of school-based drug education

Coggans, N., Shewan, D., Henderson, M. and Davies, J.B. (1991) The impact of school-based drug education. Addiction, 86(9), pp. 1099-1109. (doi: 10.1111/j.1360-0443.1991.tb01877.x)

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Outcome evaluation of the impact of drug education on a representative sample of 1197 pupils revealed no effects of drug education on drug-related behaviour or drug-related attitudes. However, drug education raised levels of drug-related knowledge. The long term implications of these findings would require further study. Comparison of process and outcome measures indicated that, with the exception of knowledge, teachers' positive views of drug education were misplaced. Critical aspects of good practice are discussed, both at the level of the individual teacher and in terms of whole-school factors.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Henderson, Prof Marion
Authors: Coggans, N., Shewan, D., Henderson, M., and Davies, J.B.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Health and Wellbeing > MRC/CSO SPHSU
Journal Name:Addiction
Publisher:Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN (Online):1360-0443

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