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Psychosocial correlates of recreational ecstasy use among college students.
J Am Coll Health. 2005 Jul-Aug; 54(1):25-9.JA

Abstract

College students' ecstasy (MDMA) use increased significantly in recent years, yet little is known about these students. In this study, the authors used the Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (CORE) survey to compare 29 college students who had used ecstasy and other illicit drugs with 90 students who had used marijuana and no other illicit drugs. They noted differences in age, frequency of alcohol and marijuana use, average age of onset of marijuana use, frequency of negative consequences associated with substance use, perceptions of peer norms' drug use, perceived peer acceptance of substance use, and risk perception of substance use. When they entered polysubstance use as a covariate, many of these correlates became nonsignificant. The authors suggest that college ecstasy initiators may be a cohort of marijuana users who tend to engage in multiple risk-taking behaviors. This study serves as a preliminary effort to better understand college students who use ecstasy recreationally.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Psychology, University of Maryland, Baltimore 21250, USA. tiffsim1@umbc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16050325

Citation

Sim, Tiffanie, et al. "Psychosocial Correlates of Recreational Ecstasy Use Among College Students." Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, vol. 54, no. 1, 2005, pp. 25-9.
Sim T, Jordan-Green L, Lee J, et al. Psychosocial correlates of recreational ecstasy use among college students. J Am Coll Health. 2005;54(1):25-9.
Sim, T., Jordan-Green, L., Lee, J., Wolfman, J., & Jahangiri, A. (2005). Psychosocial correlates of recreational ecstasy use among college students. Journal of American College Health : J of ACH, 54(1), 25-9.
Sim T, et al. Psychosocial Correlates of Recreational Ecstasy Use Among College Students. J Am Coll Health. 2005 Jul-Aug;54(1):25-9. PubMed PMID: 16050325.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychosocial correlates of recreational ecstasy use among college students. AU - Sim,Tiffanie, AU - Jordan-Green,Lisa, AU - Lee,Jieun, AU - Wolfman,Jade, AU - Jahangiri,Ava, PY - 2005/7/30/pubmed PY - 2005/8/16/medline PY - 2005/7/30/entrez SP - 25 EP - 9 JF - Journal of American college health : J of ACH JO - J Am Coll Health VL - 54 IS - 1 N2 - College students' ecstasy (MDMA) use increased significantly in recent years, yet little is known about these students. In this study, the authors used the Center for Alcohol and Other Drug Studies (CORE) survey to compare 29 college students who had used ecstasy and other illicit drugs with 90 students who had used marijuana and no other illicit drugs. They noted differences in age, frequency of alcohol and marijuana use, average age of onset of marijuana use, frequency of negative consequences associated with substance use, perceptions of peer norms' drug use, perceived peer acceptance of substance use, and risk perception of substance use. When they entered polysubstance use as a covariate, many of these correlates became nonsignificant. The authors suggest that college ecstasy initiators may be a cohort of marijuana users who tend to engage in multiple risk-taking behaviors. This study serves as a preliminary effort to better understand college students who use ecstasy recreationally. SN - 0744-8481 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16050325/Psychosocial_correlates_of_recreational_ecstasy_use_among_college_students_ L2 - https://www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.3200/JACH.54.1.25-29 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -