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ERIC Number: EJ852103
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0047-2379
Turkish High School Students' Attitudes toward Addictive Substances: Association with Perceived Parental Attitudes
Ustuner, Mehmet; Aksoy, Kasim; Ozer, Niyazi
Journal of Drug Education, v39 n1 p59-71 2009
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 = 0.29), negative and low for perceived authoritarian parental attitudes (r = -0.27). (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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