The Influence of the GETAR Spiritual Approach on Smoking Behavior of Junior High School Students in Palu City, Indonesia
Keywords:: GETAR, Spiritual, Smoking, Behavior
Smoking cases at the age of children less than 18 years will have a very fatal impact because considering
the age of the child who is still growing. GETAR (Movement without Smoking) spiritual approach uses
the concept of religion, which in this case is exemplified by Islam by helping individuals to find their
nature. The purpose of this study is to analyze the effect of the GETAR spiritual approach on smoking
behavior of junior high school students in Palu City, Indonesia. This type of research is a quasy experiment.
The sample consisted of 35 smokers in grade 7, 8, and 9 at SMPN 1 Palu as an intervention group, with
saturated sampling technique, as a control group, and 35 students in grade 7, 8, and 9 at SMPN 4 Palu.
The data were analysis with paired sample t test and independent sample t test. This study showed that
there are differences in knowledge (p = 0,000), attitudes (p = 0,000), and actions (p = 0,000) students of
SMPN 1 Palu about smoking before and after GETAR spiritual intervention. And there are differences in
the knowledge (p = 0,000), attitudes (p = 0.020), and actions (p = 0,000) between students who were given
GETAR spiritual intervention (students of SMPN 1 Palu) and those who were not given GETAR spiritual
intervention (students of SMPN 4 Palu). It concludes that there is a difference in the knowledge, attitudes,
and actions of SMPN 1 Palu students about smoking before and after the spiritual intervention of GETAR.
And there is a difference in the knowledge, attitudes, and actions of students between those who were given
the spiritual intervention of GETAR (students of SMPN 1 Palu) and those who were not given the spiritual
intervention of GETAR (students of SMPN 4 Palu).
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