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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2019, Volume : 7, Issue : 2
First page : ( 255) Last page : ( 257)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00056.5

An Exploratory study to assess the attitude towards tobacco consumption among junior college students in selected urban colleges

Mr. Kedar Tushar*

Lecturer, Maharashtra College of Nursing, Latur

*Corresponding Author E-mail:

Online published on 22 May, 2019.

Abstract

An Explorative descriptive study was conducted to assess the attitude towards tobacco consumption among junior college students in selected urban colleges. The study was conducted at Dr. Bapuji Salunke Mahavidylaya, Miraj among 300 junior college students who were selected by using purposive sampling technique. The study result s revealedattitude towards tobacco consumption categorized under three parameters outcome i.e. positive attitude, neutral attitude and negative attitude. Majority 203 (67.67%) of samples had positive attitude, while 91 (30.33%) were having neutral attitude, and remaining 6 (2%) students were having negative attitude regarding side effects of tobacco consumption. The Modified attitude scale scores ranged from 23to 94.

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Keywords

Attitude, Tobacco consumption, Junior college students, Urban college.

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