Parental Attitudes Toward Drug Use —Seattle Social Development Project

How wrong do your parents feel it would be for you to …
1. Drink beer‚ wine or hard liquor (for example‚ vodka‚ whiskey or gin) regularly?
2. Smoke cigarettes?
3. Smoke marijuana?
  • Attitudes toward Drugs
  • High risk behavior
This instrument can be found on page 302 of Measuring Violence-Related Attitudes‚ Behaviors‚ and Influences Among Youths: A Compendium of Assessment Tools‚ available online at:
Point values are assigned as follows:
Very wrong = 4
Wrong = 3
Alittle bit wrong = 2
Not wrong at all = 1
Point values should be summed and then divided by the total number of items. Higher scores indicate greater parental concern about drug use.

Arthur MW‚ Hawkins JD‚ Pollard JA‚ Catalano RF‚ Baglioni AJ. Measuring risk and protective factors for substance use‚ delinquency‚ and other adolescent problem behaviors: the communities That Care Youth Survey. Evaluation Review 2002;26(6):575- 601.