Subjective Norms of Health Students Related to Parent's Social Control on Intention to Stop Smoking IN PRESS

Ahsanu Bil Husna (1) , Ira Nurmala (2) , Erdi Istiaji (3) , Erwin Nur Rif'ah (4)
(1) Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat, Universitas Airlangga , Indonesia
(2) Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Airlangga , Indonesia
(3) Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Jember , Indonesia
(4) Fakultas Kesehatan Masyarakat Universitas Jember , Indonesia

Abstract

Smoking among students is a significant global issue. Health students, expected to be knowledgeable about smoking dangers and serve as role models, are found to engage in smoking behaviour, which is concerning. This study aimed to analyze health students' perceptions regarding parental social control on their intention to quit smoking using the Theory of Planned Behaviour specifically focuses on the role of subjective norms. The study used a descriptive qualitative approach with phenomenological methodology, involving in-depth interviews and observations. The research was conducted in Jember Regency with five primary informants, health students at the University of Jember, and key informants who were close friends and parents of primary informants. Data processing used the interactive data analysis model proposed by Miles & Huberman, involving three steps: data reduction, data presentation, and conclusion drawing. The study found that informants had a positive perception of their parents' opinion and social support regarding smoking cessation behaviour. They viewed their parents' efforts to prevent them from smoking as beneficial and effective in influencing their behaviour. Informants acknowledged that the social control exerted by their parents was crucial in helping them to overcome their smoking habits. Most informants expressed a strong intention to quit smoking, indicating a willingness to change their behaviour in response to the support they received from their parents. The study suggests that parents should set a good example and communicate effectively to influence adolescent smoking behaviour. Health students and health offices can also support this effort through smoking cessation activities and education.

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Ahsanu Bil Husna
ahsanuhusna11@gmail.com (Primary Contact)
Ira Nurmala
Erdi Istiaji
Erwin Nur Rif'ah
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Husna AB, Ira Nurmala, Erdi Istiaji, Erwin Nur Rif’ah. Subjective Norms of Health Students Related to Parent’s Social Control on Intention to Stop Smoking: IN PRESS. JIKM [Internet]. 2024 May 27 [cited 2024 Jun. 14];15(1). Available from: https://ejournal.fkm.unsri.ac.id/index.php/jikm/article/view/1565

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