Factors Associated With Academic Nonprescribed Stimulant Use Among College Students

  title={Factors Associated With Academic Nonprescribed Stimulant Use Among College Students},
  author={Gabrielle N. Pfund and Cindy Miller-Perrin and Steven V. Rouse},
  journal={Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research},
Nonprescribed stimulant use (NPSU), defined in the present study as someone taking stimulant medications such as Adderall, Vyvanse, and Ritalin that have not been prescribed, is becoming a norm—especially on college campuses. This study evaluated possible predictive factors of academic NPSU in college students. We hypothesized that students would be more likely to misuse stimulants if they (a) perceived NPSU to be safe, (b) perceived NPSU to be ethical, (c) were academically extrinsically… 

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