Date of Award
Master of Arts
Dr. Subhash Sonnad
Dr. Thomas Van Valey
Dr. David Hartmann
Masters Thesis-Open Access
Drug use is a serious problem affecting the American adolescents today. The focus of this study was the relationship between the elements of social bond and drug use among female high school senior students. The elements of social bond were peer pressure, commitment to school, and the importance of religious belief. Drugs investigated in this study were cigarette, alcohol and marijuana. This study included the total population of female senior students during the 1994-95 academic year in Michigan who participated in the Michigan Alcohol and'Other Drugs School Survey (MAOD).
In order to test the relationship between the elements of social bond and drug use, Chi square, gamma and regression analysis were used in this study. The findings revealed that more factors other than the elements of social bond needed to be investigated to get a complete picture of drug use.
Unal, Halime, "Drug Use Among Female High School Senior Students in Michigan: An Application of Social Bond Theory" (1997). Masters Theses. 4129.