Show simple item record Engs, Ruth C. van Teijlingen, E. R 2014-06-08T23:57:27Z 2014-06-08T23:57:27Z 1996-06
dc.identifier.citation Engs, R.C. & van Teijlingen, E.R. (1996) ALCOHOL, TOBACCO AND MARIJUANA USE PATTERNS AMONG SCOTTISH HIGHER EDUCATION STUDENTS. Paper presented: Kettil-Bruun Epidemiology meeting, Edinburgh, Scotland, June 1996. Retrieved from IUScholarWorks Repository: en
dc.description Other research papers on university students can be found at:; and 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 questionnaire are found at:; The classic SAQ is found at ALL QUESTIONNAIRES developed by Engs are found in the repository at: en
dc.description.abstract PURPOSE: Limited information about recreational drug use over the post-secondary experience, particularly in Scotland are found. Thus the purpose of this study was to investigate selected socio-demographics of alcohol, tobacco and marijuana use in post-secondary helping profession students in Scotland. METHODS: The Queensland Alcohol and Drug Study Questionnaire modified for the UK 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 female post-secondary students. As found in other studies, a significantly (p < .001) higher percent of males consumed alcohol. 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). Students under 24 years of age were more likely to consume alcohol and marijuana. Older students and those from the Midlands were more likely to consume tobacco. There was no difference between the regions in Scotland concerning alcohol or marijuana use. CONCLUSIONS: It was concluded that the results of this study supports other investigations in the UK conducted among young adults. 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 Alcohol, tobacco, drugs, Scotland, University students, en
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