Ciencia y enfermería
versión ISSN 0717-9553
GUZMAN FACUNDO, Francisco Rafael; LLAMAS ESTRADA, Maura Liliana; RODRIGUEZ AGUILAR, Lucio y ALONSO CASTILLO, María Magdalena. SUBJECTIVE NORM, INTENTION AND CONSUMPTION OF MARIJUANA IN COLLEGE STUDENTS OF MÉXICO. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2012, vol.18, n.1, pp. 57-66. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532012000100006.
This article was aimed to determine the relationship between subjective norm with intention and marijuana consumption in a group of college students in northern Mexico. The study design was descriptive, co relational; data collection was obtained through the application of a Subjective Norm Instrument for marijuana consumption and analyzed with SPSS 18. Study participants were 558 students from nine faculties of a public university. Results showed that 15.1% had used marijuana at some time in their life. The prevalence of marijuana consumption was higher in men (χ2=42.5, p<.001), older than 20 years of age (χ2=11.64, p<.001) and students in engineering and agricultural sciences (χ2=9.54, p<.023). The subjective norm is positively related with intention (rs=.224, p<.001). The subjective norm was higher in young people who displayed intention for consumption than those who have no intention (X=15.85 and X=6.99, U=20561.5, p<.001); in the same way, subjective norm was higher in young people that have used marijuana than those who have never used it (X=220.94 and X =7.05, U=28713.5, p<.001). The results are a contribution to the discipline of nursing knowledge and related areas, especially in the line of knowledge generation about addiction prevention, and in the future may serve as a basis for the rationale design of preventive programs.
Palabras clave : Risk factors; intention; Cannabis; marijuana abuse; students.