Factors Influencing Drug Preventive Behaviors In High School Students
Keywords:drug preventive behaviors, students
Drug preventive behavior is claimed as significant factor to protect people from involving drugs. The purpose of this study was to determine factors influencing drug preventive behavior among high school students. There were 108 high school students in Tha Mai area, Chantaburi province to join this study. Data were obtained from May to July 2017. Eight research instruments used for data collection including Personal information record, Attitude toward drug abuse preventive questionnaire, Peer group influencing questionnaire, Family engagement questionnaire, media exposure behavior with critical thinking questionnaire, Revise Life Orientation Scale, Resilience questionnaire, and Drug preventive behavior questionnaire. Data were analyzed by descriptive statistic, Peason’s product moment correlation coefficient, and Stepwise multiple regression. Result revealed that drug preventive behavior was in high level (X = 3.90, SD = 8.5). The most significant predicting factor were resilience, media exposure behavior with critical thinking, and attitude toward drug
abuse preventive (ß = .81, p < .001; ß = .23, p < .05; ß = -.29, p < .05 respectively). The percentage of total variance explained by these factors among students was 61.5 (R2 = .615, Adjust R2 = .604, F = 4.840, p < .001)
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