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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date


Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department / School

Home Economics

First Advisor

Diane Ostrander


The purpose of this study, therefore, is to investigate at-risk behaviors among high school students. The areas of behavior researched as reported by high school students are drug use, smoking experience, alcohol consumption, first exposure to smoking and alcohol, sexual risk factors, and frequency of sexual activity when comparing across age, gender, ethnic group, and student's self perception of academic achievement levels.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Health behavior in adolescence
Teenagers -- Health risk assessment




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