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Parfrey, PS (1977) Factors associated with undergraduate marijuana use in Cork. British Journal of Addiction , 72 , pp. 59-65.

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The purpose of this study was to estimate the prevalence of cigarette, alcohol and drug use among undergraduates in University College, Cork. A precoded questionnaire was sent to systematically chosen group of students (n=458). The response rate was 97%. 23% of males and 13% of females have taken marijuana at least once. Student use of marijuana was significantly related to leisure, money available, belief in God, frequency of attendance at religious services, attitudes to marriage partner drinking and to misdemeanour considered most serious. It appears that peer group pressures as illustrated by friends' drug taking, siblings' drug taking, encouragement by friends to take drugs and faculty, had a greater influence on student marijuana use than family related factors. Current cigarette use, pattern of drinking behaviours, use of other drugs and attitudes to future marijuana use also had significant associations with marijuana-related behaviour.


Item Type
Article
Publication Type
Irish-related, Article
Drug Type
Cannabis
Date
1977
Page Range
pp. 59-65
Publisher
Wiley-Blackwell
Volume
72
EndNote
Accession Number
HRB 391 (Available)

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