Date of Award

1999

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Counseling

First Advisor

Pamela Nickels

Second Advisor

Marilyn Patterson

Third Advisor

Rene Bue

Abstract

The purpose of this stud, was to examine self-esteem and adolescent drug use behavior. The sample for this study consisted of 30 sophomore students from a rural northeastern Missouri high school. The students completed Rosenberg's 10 item self-esteem scale and a self-report drug use instrument. A Pearson Product Moment Correlation of the data provided the results regarding the correlation of self-esteem with drug use behavior. The findings suggest there is no relationship between levels of self-esteem and reported drug use behavior. The results also suggest there may be a relationship between self-esteem and drug use behavior related lo gender.

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