Eager, Reluctant, and Nonresponders to a Mailed Longitudinal Survey: Attitudinal and Substance Use Characteristics Differentiate Respondents1


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    This research was supported by Grant DA 01070 from the National Institute on Drug Abuse. Jodie Ullman is now at California State University, San Bernardino.

Correspondence concerning this article should be addressed to Jodie Ullman, Department of Psychology, California State University, San Bernardino, 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino. CA 92407-7003.


Personality and attitudinal characteristics of eager, reluctant, and nonresponders to a mailed longitudinal survey focusing on substance use are examined through a series of logistic regression analyses. The characteristics that differentiate response patterns in men and women differ in terms of the relative importance of cooperation, behavioral low social conformity (substance use), and support of science/medicine. Socioeconomic status and attitudinal low social conformity did not differentiate among groups of responders, regardless of gender.