Journal article

School, parent, and student perspectives of school drug policies

Tracy J Evans-Whipp, Lyndal Bond, John W Toumbourou, Richard F Catalano

JOURNAL OF SCHOOL HEALTH | BLACKWELL PUBLISHING | Published : 2007

Abstract

BACKGROUND: Schools use a number of measures to reduce harmful tobacco, alcohol, and drug use by students. One important component is the school's drug policy, which serves to set normative values and expectations for student behavior as well as to document procedures for dealing with drug-related incidents. There is little empirical evidence of how policy directly or indirectly influence students' drug taking. This study compares how effectively schools communicate school drug policies to parents and students, how they are implemented, and what policy variables impact students' drug use at school and their perceptions of other students' drug use at school. METHODS: Data were obtained from 3..

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