Accession Number : ADA258135
Title : Baseline Nonresponse in Project ALERT: Does It Matter?
Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA
Personal Author(s) : Bell, Robert M ; Gareleck, Cyndie ; Ellickson, Phyllis L
Report Date : Apr 1990
Pagination or Media Count : 32
Abstract : This Note evaluates the impact of baseline nonresponse in Project ALERT (Adolescent Experiences in Resistance Training), a longitudinal experiment that test the effectiveness of a school-based drug prevention program for seventh- and eighth-grade students in 20 treatment and 10 control schools in California and Oregon. Of the intended sample, 16 percent failed to participate in some or all of the baseline data collection. The main reasons were: parents' refusal to allow their children to participate in any data collection, students' refusal to participate in some or all of the data collection, and absenteeism from school on survey dates. Students who missed the baseline survey will be dropped from the main analysis of treatment effects in Project ALERT.
Descriptors : *STUDENTS , *DRUG ABUSE , DATA ACQUISITION
Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE