ATTITUDE OF UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS OF THOUBAL DISTRICT, MANIPUR TOWARDS NARCOTICS

Dr. S. Kiran Singh

Abstract


One reason for the current trend toward drug abuse is often presented as the consequence of modern life. Undesirable drug taking behaviour could be learnt from tourist, video, music, cinema, and media and through visits to countries with serious drug problems. It is considered a sign of civilization and good living to take a friend out for lunch, which often means a bottle of wine. In almost all Manipur cultures alcohol or Yoo (local name) are served in indigenous Manipur communities to visitors in order to: as a mark of hospitality, gain some personal advantage, feel secure or fulfil other self-oriented needs. Gain business favour, obtain relief from illness etc. Objective: The present study is an attempt to examine the attitude towards narcotics of undergraduate student of Thoubal district, Manipur. Method: The present study adopted a normative survey method. The data was collected with the help of the tool “A Scale to Measure Attitude of Youths towards Narcotic Drugs” developed by B.R. Bhandra and P.R. Girija (1977).  Result: It can be concluded that both male and female undergraduate students of Thoubal district have unfavourable attitude towards narcotics but female students being more unfavourable than male counterparts.


Keywords


Attitude, Undergraduate student, Narcotic

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