家長預防子女吸菸措施及相關因子研究~以宜蘭縣四所國中為例

鍾宜君, 賴香如, 吳德敏, 李碧霞, 祝年豐, 劉姿鈺, 李欣憶

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Abstract

The adolescent smoking rate in Taiwan seems to be increasing gradually. Many studies indicate that young people tend to start smoking in junior high school. It seems that parents are not really able to prevent adolescents from smoking. The main purpose of our study was to explore parents' methods of making their children stop smoking, and to analyze other related factors. By stratified random sampling, we selected 706 parents of 7th-9th grade students in four junior high schools in Yilan Ciountry. These parents completed a questionnaire at home. The results showed that mothers tended to employ more effective preventive measures than fathers, and that non-smoking parents (predictably) did better than parents who smoked in preventing their children from smoking. Furthermore, parents' knowledge of the disadvantages of smoking and (thus) their anti-tobacco attitude were significantly associated with all smoking-prevention measures and with five related factors. Moreover, the 18.90%~52.04% variation among all measures and the five factors could be explained by parenting style, age, knowledge of smoking, parental attitude and behavior. It was therefore concluded that we should actively promote the education of parents regarding the negative effects of smoking, instilling in them a firm anti-smoking attitude: this will greatly increase their ability to convince their children to stop smoking. We should also encourage parents themselves to quit smoking, so that they may serve as models for their children.
Original languageChinese (Traditional)
Pages (from-to)155-173
Number of pages19
Journal師大學報:教育類
Volume50
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005

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