Effects of School-Level Norms on Student Substance Use

Examines the relationship between school norms of substance use disapproval and students' use of cigarettes, alcohol, and marijuana. Analysis indicated that in general, school-level disapproval lowered the probability of students' use of these substances. A school environment of disapproval was also found to create a protective environment for those students who were themselves not disapproving of daily cigarette use. (Contains 49 references.) (GCP)