Accession Number:

AD0770017

Title:

A Correlational Analysis of Drug Abuse in the Air Force,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE HUMAN RESOURCES LAB BROOKS AFB TEX

Report Date:

1973-07-01

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

Information was collected on 4,689 subjects who admitted to having used drugs before entering the Air Force. A correlational analysis of this sample indicated that there appears to be a general tendency to abuse several drugs if a subject has abused one, and that marijuana appears to be associated with low performance on aptitude measures and educational level. Other correlational analyses indicated that the only drug significantly associated with low Airman Performance Reports is marijuana, and that the pattern of optimal weights among background variables in forming prediction composites against Airman Performance Reports among drug abusers is not significantly different from the pattern of such weights among non abusers. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History
  • Psychology

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE