Drug usage among high school athletes in response to random drug testing

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dc.contributor.author Kilgore, Thomas R. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:33:18Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:33:18Z
dc.date.created 1996 en_US
dc.date.issued 1996
dc.identifier LD2489.Z9 1996 .K55 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/182597
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this investigation was to study the effects random drug testing of high school student-athletes would have on drug use by these student-athletes. Male and female athletes were randomly selected and surveyed about their current drug use. The one-hundred spring sport athletes (53 males and 47 females) then completed a questionnaire projecting their drug use after a random drug testing procedure was implemented.The student-athletes reported 27% had used drugs at the time of questioning. Four percent reported to use drugs when a random drug testing procedure was implemented. Seniors and juniors (48%) initial drug use levels tripled the percentage that sophomores and freshmen (15%) recorded. Male (30%) respondents reported a higher usage rate compared to the female (23%) respondents.A two factor analysis of variance revealed a significant relationship was established between graduation class (upper classes-seniors and juniors; under classes-sophomores and freshmen). However, there was not a significant relationship comparing genders. The data suggests that random drug testing would be effective at the high school level and should be the subject of future studies. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship School of Physical Education
dc.format.extent iv, 24 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.title Drug usage among high school athletes in response to random drug testing en_US
dc.type Research paper (M.A.), 3 hrs. en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (M.A.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/1014874 en_US

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