Determinant of Intention E-cigarettes Use Among a Sample of Senior High School Students in Surabaya
Keywords:e-cigarette, intention, adolescent
Background: The prevalence of smoking in Indonesia in 2018 among adolescents (10-18 years old)
was 9.1%. Surabaya has 9,28% of boys who are active smokers and acknowledged smoking every
day. Adolescents using conventional cigarettes are also tend to be interested to using e-cigarette.
Objective: The aim of this study was to analyze the factors that associate the intention of e-cigarettes use in
adolescents in Surabaya.
Method: The type of study was observational analytic design with cross sectional. The sample size was
determined by cluster random sampling, in 8 school which includes 291 students. Data collection was
through filling out the online questionnaire and analyzed using logistic regression test to determine the
association between variables.
Results: This results of this study show that the factors that have positively associated to intentions of
e-cigarettes use by adolescent are instrumental attitudes (3,035), injunctive norm (2,561), descriptive norm
(4,896) and self efficacy (3,526). Experiential attitude and perceived control did not associated the intention
of adolescents e-cigarette use.
Conclusion: Providing education to adolescents, parents and educational stakeholders about the dangers of
using e-cigarettes and restrictions on adolescents access to e-cigarettes should take considered the long-term
impact of e-cigarette.
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