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Psicologia: Reflexão e Crítica
On-line version ISSN 1678-7153
PIMENTEL, Carlos Eduardo; COELHO JUNIOR, Leconte de Lisle and ARAGAO, Thaís Araújo. Attitudes toward alcohol, marijuana and other drugs use: verifying relations of prediction and mediation. Psicol. Reflex. Crit. [online]. 2009, vol.22, n.1, pp. 29-35. ISSN 1678-7153. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0102-79722009000100005.
The goal of this research consisted in verifying the relations between attitudes towards the use of alcohol, marijuana and other drugs. The study counted with a non-probabilistic sample of 276 academic students, with average age of 21 years old (SD = 3.40), from different courses from public (94.2%) and private (5.8%) universities in the city of João Pessoa - PB. Those students answered attitude scales toward the use of alcohol, marijuana and drugs. According to the main analysis, it was verified that the attitudes toward drug use predict the attitudes related to marijuana and drug use, and that the attitudes toward marijuana use mediate and moderate the relations between the attitudes related to the use of alcohol and drugs, apart from gender and age.
Keywords : Attitudes; alcohol; marijuana; drugs; mediation.