College students' adjustment and frequency of marijuana use

Herbert J. Cross, Gary L Davis

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Surveyed 178 undergraduates about their use of marihuana and administered the rotter incomplete sentences blank. Ss were divided into 5 categories according to frequency of use. Maladjustment scores and frequency of use were unrelated; however, the very heaviest drug users were more maladjusted. Users also were more likely to have been in psychotherapy than nonusers. Results indicate that very heavy marihuana users are, like alcoholics, in considerable psychological distress, whereas moderate users show no personality dysfunction. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)65-67
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Counseling Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1972



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