The Relationships between Demographic Characteristics, Intrapersonal Factors, Social/ Interpersonal Factors and Drug Use among University Students in Aceh, Indonesia

DINI, MULYATI and SUSHEEWAWICHAIKULL, SUSHEEWAWICHAIKULL and YUPAPORN, TIRAPAIWONG (2016) The Relationships between Demographic Characteristics, Intrapersonal Factors, Social/ Interpersonal Factors and Drug Use among University Students in Aceh, Indonesia. In: Fourth International Conference On Advances In Economics, Social Science and Human Behaviour Study - ESSHBS 2016, 07-08 May 2016, Bangkok, Thailand.

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Abstract

Background: Drug use prevalence continues to be stable around the world and it is the major problem, particularly in adolescence and early adulthood. The objective of this study was to examine the relationships between demographic characteristics, intrapersonal factors, interpersonal factors, and drug use among university students in Aceh, Indonesia. A cross sectional study was conducted with 382 university students. Data were collected by self-administered questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics and Chi-square test. The prevalence of drugs user were 31.6%. The results of this study revealed that gender (X2 = 125.55, p .001), current educational year (X2= 29.75, p .001), living arrangement (X2 = 11.47, p .01), Sensation seeking (X2 = 40.81, p .001), depression (X2= 50.81, p .001), self-esteem (X2 = 11.68, p .01), family history of drug use (X2= 196.58, p .001), and peer drug use (X2= 85.63, p .001), were significant related with drug use. Based on these findings, health care provider together with sectors of universities should be concerned about drug use behavior and seek appropriate strategies to promote healthy behavior and to reduce cases of drug use among university students.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Drug use, Aceh, Indonesia
Depositing User: Mr. John Steve
Date Deposited: 23 Mar 2019 12:09
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2019 12:09
URI: http://publications.theired.org/id/eprint/822

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