Date of Award:

1968

Document Type:

Thesis

Degree Name:

Master of Science (MS)

Department:

Health, Physical Education, and Recreation

Abstract

The Objectives of this investigation were to study the extent alcohol was used by students of Utah State Industrial School (SIS), determine the knowledge these students had of alcohol and alcoholism, and compare the data of the Industrial School with data obtained from selected public high schools in Utah.

Study results revealed a greater percentage of the SIS students had used alcoholic beverages and their first drinking experience occurred at an earlier age than for the high school students. Also, a greater percentage of the SIS students continued drinking after their first drinking experience. The percentage of SIS students having been intoxicated was higher with the SIS students having been intoxicated was higher with the SIS students repeating the practice more frequently.

Analysis of the knowledge section pointed out the high school students were better informed regarding alcohol and alcoholism than were the SIS students.

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