TURKISH HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS' ATTITUDES TOWARD ADDICTIVE SUBSTANCES: ASSOCIATION WITH PERCEIVED PARENTAL ATTITUDES


ÜSTÜNER M. , Aksoy K., Ozer N.

JOURNAL OF DRUG EDUCATION, cilt.39, ss.59-71, 2009 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 39 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2009
  • Doi Numarası: 10.2190/de.39.1.d
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF DRUG EDUCATION
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.59-71

Özet

The aim of this research is twofold: 1) to determine attitudes of high school students toward addictive substances; and 2) to determine students' attitudes toward addictive substances in terms of some variables including gender, grade, and perceived parental attitudes. To this end, Addictive Substances Attitudes Scale and Parental Attitudes Scale were given to a sample of 745 high school students (F = 330, M = 415) chosen by purposive sampling method. Results showed that compared to the males, females had more negative attitudes toward addictive substances. And compared to students from the upper grades, students from lower grades had more negative attitudes toward addictive substances. It is also found that students' attitudes toward addictive substances correlate with perceived parental attitudes. The correlation is low and positive for perceived democratic parental attitudes (r = .29), negative and low for perceived authoritarian parental attitudes (r = -.27).