Parent–Adolescent Connectedness and Attitude to Communicate on Substance Abuseamong Parents of Adolescent Boys
Keywords:Connectedness, Attitude to communicate, Parents of adolescent boys.
Background/Aim: The youth drug epidemic is growing at an alarming rate in India among the adolescents. In
India, a survey by non-governmental organizations revealed that 63.6% of patients who came for treatment were
given drugs under the age of 15.It is important for the parents to talk with their adolescent boys regarding the
ill effects of substance abuse. The study intends to explore whether the parents have an attitude to talk about
substance abuse with their adolescent boys.
Materials and Methods: A quantitative descriptive research design was used. 100 parents of adolescents were
selected using purposive sampling technique. A validated study questionnaire was used to collect data on socio
demographic characteristics, extent of communication, and parental attitudes to communicate on substance abuse.
Inferential and descriptive statistics was used for data analysis.
Results: The projected outcome of the study was to create a statistical data on parent-adolescent communication,
parental attitude to communicate on substance abuse and to create for awareness among parents of adolescent
boys to take initiation to speak about ill effects of substance abuse and to lead a life free from substance use.
Conclusion: Majority of samples had moderate level of communication and adequate level of parental attitude
regarding talk on substance abuse.