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__Armaghane Danesh__ 2019, 24(1): 110-121 Back to browse issues page
Determining the Prevalence of High-risk Behaviors among Adolescents and Its Relation to Perceived Social Support in Yasuj, Iran, in 2016
SM Nejati Sooq1, R Mohammadhossini Servak1, SMA Mansoorian1, L Bezorghyan1, Z Jamali Nasab2, A Jamali Nasab 3
1- Center for Social Determinants of Health,Yasuj University of Medical Sciences,Yasuj, Iran
2- Department of Management, Yasuj Branch, Islamic Azad University of Yasuj, Yasuj, Iran
3- Center for Social Determinants of Health,Yasuj University of Medical Sciences,Yasuj, Iran , jamalia.jamali@gmail.com
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Background & aim: social supports protect us from annoying affections, sadness, instability and doubts of oneself which are accompanied by loneliness. Social supports and the lack of them are a great predictor of other behaviors that risky behaviors can be one of the most important ones of such behaviors and can also be effected by different aspects of social support. Risky behaviors refer to behaviors which have possibly increase devastating consequences of physical, psychological and social for the individual. Risky behaviors include a wide range of behaviors such as failing to wear a seat belt, lack of helmet use when riding, carrying firearms, assault, think and act of suicide, poor diets, lack of physical activity, risky sexual behavior, consumption of alcohol, tobacco, and drugs and. The occurrence of whichever of these individual behaviors is a strong predictor of any other behaviors in the future. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of high-risk behaviors among adolescents and their relation to perceived social supports in Yasuj, Iran, in 2016.
 
Methods: The present correlational study had a sample of 500 high school students (281 males and 219 females) of Yasuj, Iran. Multistage cluster sampling method was used to develop a high-risk behavior questionnaire with social support for data collection.
 
Results: The results indicated that the overall prevalence of risky behavior among the study population was 0.44. There was a relationship between risk behaviors and perceived social support. Moreover, there were prevalence of risk behaviors associated with some aspects of perceived social support (family, friends, and classmates’ public perceived social support).
 
Conclusion: The results of the present study indicated that the perceived social support from friends was a stronger predictor of high-risk behavior than other aspects.Accordingly, in this context, efforts should be made to improve and strengthen the dimensions of perceived social support from friends in order to avoid risky behaviors.
 
 
Keywords: Risky Behavior, Perceived Social Support, Family, Friends, Classmates
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Psychology
Received: 2019/03/6 | Accepted: 2019/03/6 | Published: 2019/03/6
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Nejati Sooq S, Mohammadhossini Servak R, Mansoorian S, Bezorghyan L, Jamali Nasab Z, Jamali Nasab A. Determining the Prevalence of High-risk Behaviors among Adolescents and Its Relation to Perceived Social Support in Yasuj, Iran, in 2016. Armaghane danesh. 2019; 24 (1) :110-121
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