Personal and perceived peer use and attitudes towards the use of nonmedical prescription stimulants to improve academic performance among university students in seven European countries

Helmer S. M., Pischke C. R., Van Hal G., Vriesacker B., Dempsey R. C., Akvardar Y., ...More

DRUG AND ALCOHOL DEPENDENCE, vol.168, pp.128-134, 2016 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 168
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.08.639
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-134
  • Keywords: Prescription stimulant, Nonmedical use, Non-prescribed, University students, Misperceptions, Social norm, COLLEGE-STUDENTS, DRUG-USE, NORMATIVE PERCEPTIONS, SUBSTANCE USE, INJUNCTIVE NORMS, ILLICIT USE, DRINKING, ALCOHOL, MISPERCEPTIONS, PREVALENCE
  • Marmara University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Overestimations of non-prescribed stimulant use of peers are well documented in the USA and have also been identified as predictive of personal stimulant consumption. This study aimed to examine whether overestimations of peer use and approval of the use are associated with personal use and attitude towards the use of non-prescribed stimulants among European university students.