Individual and School Level Effects of Perceived Harm, Perceived Availability, and Community Size on Marijuana Use Among 12th-Grade Students: A Random Effects Model

@article{Swaim2003IndividualAS,
  title={Individual and School Level Effects of Perceived Harm, Perceived Availability, and Community Size on Marijuana Use Among 12th-Grade Students: A Random Effects Model},
  author={Randall C. Swaim},
  journal={Prevention Science},
  year={2003},
  volume={4},
  pages={89-98}
}
A hierarchical linear model was used to estimate the individual and school level effects for marijuana use among a national sample of 12th-grade students. School effects were small in comparison to individual level effects, accounting for 2.9% of the variance in marijuana use. At the individual level, perceived harm, perceived availability, and their interaction were significant predictors, each of which varied randomly across schools. Among two school-level predictors, the normative… CONTINUE READING

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