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The relationship between social bond and frequency of methamphetamine use

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Description: This study investigates the correlation between methamphetamine use and one's stake on conformity as defined by social control theory. Data from the National Household Survey on Drug Abuse from 2001 was utilized. It was projected that individuals with higher levels of attachment, commitment and involvement to conventional society will exhibit lower levels of methamphetamine use than those with lower degrees. A regression analysis was run and it was found that higher levels of attachment have a significant and negative impact on one's frequency of methamphetamine use, although commitment and involvement did not yield significant results. The variables that served as components of the social control theory's elements were further regressed for significance and it was found that attachment to conventional society have significantly lower levels of methamphetamine use than their counterparts.
Language: English
Format: Degree Work