Accession Number : ADA017170

Title :   Prediction of Drug Abuse by the Social Factors Questionnaire.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept. Sep 71-Jul 74,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Personal Author(s) : Weeks,Joseph L. ; Mullins,Cecil J.

Report Date : JUL 1975

Pagination or Media Count : 16

Abstract : Two measures, the lawlessness and permissiveness scores, yielded by a locally developed experimental psychological test were investigated to determine if they added significantly to the prediction of seven drug abuse criteria when combined with available demographic and aptitude variables. The results indicate that both scores add significant predictive variance to the background variables and appear to have considerable success in discriminating between drug abusers and nonabusers. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Drug abuse, *Sociometrics, Mathematical prediction, Ratings, Demography, Aptitudes, Factor analysis, Test construction(Psychology), Linear regression analyses, Discrimination, Variables, Air Force personnel, Questionnaires, Surveys, Validation

Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
      Pharmacology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE