Efects of School-Based Programme on Drugs Usage Prevention Among Secondary School Student�s Subjective Norms in Katsina State, Nigeria
Drugs abuse prevention in schools is a major concern in most countries and other preventive programmes may prevent or delay students� drug usage. Some preventive programmes are effective while others are not effective. The objective of this study is to find out the effects of Enlightenment campaign program (Drug abuse prevention programme) on subjective norms (influence of others) between the groups of students towards Codeine usage. A stratified random sampling procedure was used in selecting the sample. 900 respondents were selected from 9 randomly selected secondary schools in the three geographical zones in Katsina state, Nigeria. Using one way ANOVA, The respondents were grouped in to 5 different groups, group 1 are the respondents that attend the programme every week, group 2 are the respondents that attend the programme once in two weeks, group 3 are the respondents that attend the programme once in a month, group 4 are the respondents that attend the programme once in a term and group 5 are the respondents that never attend the programme. The results revealed that there were statistical significant differences at p < .05 between the five groups compared, with regard to the effects of Drug abuse prevention programme. Study results demonstrated the effectiveness of a drug abuse prevention programme.
Keywords- Adolescents, Drug Abuse Prevention, Theory Of Planned Behaviour.