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International Journal of Advances in Nursing Management
Year : 2017, Volume : 5, Issue : 1
First page : ( 59) Last page : ( 64)
Print ISSN : 2347-8632. Online ISSN : 2454-2652.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2652.2017.00013.0

A Descriptive Study on Attitude and Practice Towards Alcoholism among Adolescents

Mr. Mendagudli Veerabhadrappa G.1,*, Mrs. Vijayalakshmi K.2

1Associate Professor, Dr. Vithalrao Vikhe Patil Foundation's College of Nursing, Ahmednagar, Maharashtra, India

2Vice-Principal, BGS Apollo College of Nursing, Mysore, Karnataka, India

*Corresponding Author E-mail: veerabhadrappa.bijapur@gmail.com

Online published on 26 April, 2017.

Abstract

A descriptive correlation approach was adopted. A purposive sampling technique with 100 samples were adopted for the study. The structured interview schedule consisted Section A deals with selected background factors, Section B consists of 20 statements which relates to the attitude of alcoholism among adolescents and 10 statements relates to the practice of alcoholism among adolescents. The content validity of the tool was established by 6 experts and reliability was established through test-retest method using Karl person coefficient of correlation r’-was found to be 0.976 and 0.986 respectively to the above mentioned parts of the structured interview schedule. The data were collected personally by the investigator and data were interpreted in terms of the objectives and research hypothesis using descriptive and inferential statistics. The majority of the attitude of adolescents on various aspects of alcoholism, the Mean value of ‘alcoholism is a substance’ was M=13.93, ‘alcoholism in health’ was M=17.93, ‘alcoholism in psycho. health’ was M= 21.87, ‘alcoholism and social life’ was M=17.64, ‘overcoming alcoholism was M=14.70. It was inferred that, the attitude of adolescents were unfavorable regarding alcoholism is a substance, alcoholism in health, alcoholism and social life. However the attitude towards psychological health and alcoholism, overcoming alcoholism was favorable. The overall Attitude of adolescents regarding alcoholism was slight favorable 86.14(15.3) and the majority of the practice of adolescents, the Mean value of M=10.51, shows low average practice regarding alcoholism among adolescents. And also there was significant correlation between Attitude and Practice of adolescents regarding alcoholism r =o.28 (P>0.01) and also, there was significant association of Attitude and Practice of adolescents regarding alcoholism in relation to background factors such as, the optional subject in PUC and pocket money per month were t =-2.190 and t = 3.311.

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Keywords

Determine, Attitude, Practice, Alcoholism.

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