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Panaghi L, Mohammadi S, Poshtmashhadi M, Zadehmohammadi A, Ahmadabadi Z. High Risk Behaviors among Iranian Adolescents: Evaluating the Effect of Family Factors. PCP 2013; 1 (1) :33-40
URL: http://jpcp.uswr.ac.ir/article-1-25-en.html
1- Department of Family Health, Faculty of Family, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran. , l_panaghi@sbu.ac.ir
2- Shahid Beheshti University
3- University of Social Welfare and Rehabilitation Sciences
4- Research Institute, Shahid Beheshti University
Abstract:   (5104 Views)

Objective: This survey aimed at studying the effects of socioeconomic and family factors in adolescents’ tendency towards smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug abuse.

Methods: Using multistage sampling, 3530 high school students were selected in Tehran, Iran. They completed the Iranian adolescents risk behavior scale questionnaire (IARS) and demographic questionnaire with the main focus on their parents’ information.

Results: The results indicated that adolescents’ tendency towards high risk behaviors are significantly related with family factors.

Conclusion: The existence of high risk behaviors among family members can positively predict adolescents’ risky behaviors.

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Received: 2012/06/8 | Accepted: 2012/10/12 | Published: 2013/01/1

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