2016 Student Research Conference:
29th Annual Student Research Conference

Gender and Drug Cultures
Hope J. Berntsen
Dr. Paul Shapiro, Faculty Mentor

This study examines attitudes and opinions of undergraduate students regarding gender and drug culture. Classes from a medium-sized, public university in the Midwest region of the United States were randomly selected, and students voluntarily participated in a pen-and-paper survey. Questions include topics such as opinion on legalization of marijuana, beliefs about drug use and distribution, and how subjects view gender within drug culture. Results indicate an overall consensus among both gender as bivariate tests only reveal small differences between genders in the following two categories. Males are more likely to believe responsible use of cocaine, ecstasy, hallucinogens, and non-medical use of prescription stimulants is possible. Additionally, males are more likely to think the moderate use of marijuana and ecstasy will have a positive impact on their friendships with other males.

Keywords: gender, drug culture , attitudes and opinions , drug use and distribution , marijuana , responsible use of drugs, illicit drugs


Presentation Type: Poster

Session: 12-
Location: GEO-SUB

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