A survey examining the nonmedical use and diversion of prescription stimulant medications among college students using the theory of planned behavior

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dc.contributor Leaver-Dunn, Deidre
dc.contributor Lian, Bradley E.
dc.contributor Bolland, Kathleen A.
dc.contributor Zemke, Jeri
dc.contributor.advisor Usdan, Stuart L.
dc.contributor.author Gallucci, Andrew Robert
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-01T14:39:10Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-01T14:39:10Z
dc.date.issued 2011
dc.identifier.other u0015_0000001_0000552
dc.identifier.other Gallucci_alatus_0004D_10652
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.ua.edu/handle/123456789/1057
dc.description Electronic Thesis or Dissertation
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was two-fold. First, the proposed study aimed to create a reliable survey instrument designed to examine the nonmedical use of prescription stimulants (NMUPS) and diversion behaviors using the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) among undergraduate students aged 18-24. Second, this study examined the utility of the TPB in predicting NMUPS and diversion behaviors. The study utilized a cross-sectional design (n=1,026) to administer an 88-question survey assessing the nonmedical use and diversion of prescription stimulants. As part of this survey, students responded to theory-based questions for both behaviors. Results of a principal components analysis suggested strong reliability in the survey's ability to measure the theoretical constructs of diversion and NMUPS. Further statistical analyses found utility for TPB in predicting NMUPS. However, TPB had limited ability in predicting the diversion behavior.
dc.format.extent 223 p.
dc.format.medium electronic
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf
dc.language English
dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher University of Alabama Libraries
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Electronic Theses and Dissertations
dc.relation.ispartof The University of Alabama Libraries Digital Collections
dc.relation.hasversion born digital
dc.rights All rights reserved by the author unless otherwise indicated.
dc.subject.other Health Education
dc.title A survey examining the nonmedical use and diversion of prescription stimulant medications among college students using the theory of planned behavior
dc.type thesis
dc.type text
etdms.degree.department University of Alabama. Dept. of Health Science
etdms.degree.discipline Health Education/Promotion
etdms.degree.grantor The University of Alabama
etdms.degree.level doctoral
etdms.degree.name Ph.D.


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