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Estudos e Pesquisas em Psicologia

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SOUZA, Fernando Baptista de et al. Evaluation of teachers' conceptions about substance misuse in public and private schools: an exploratory. Estud. pesqui. psicol. [online]. 2015, vol.15, n.3, pp. 1081-1095. ISSN 1808-4281.

The substance abuse is considered a harmful healthy problem nowadays. This study aimed to identify the main educators' about substance misuse. Out of 105 educators from public school and 399 from private schools from the city of Sao Paulo participated of this study. All collected from a specific questionnaire developed by the authors. About 32% of the educators from public school and 44% from private school assumed that not have enough information about substance misuse. Moreover, 50% of educators that marijuana is a gateway to the use of additional drugs and 64% from public schools and 46% from private schools believe that drugs leads only to the illusion of pleasure. These data suggest the necessity of a training program implementation to refresh on some beliefs based on a common sense and an access to scientific contents.

Keywords : substance misuse; prevention; educators; adolescents; education.

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