Parent–Adolescent Connectedness and Attitude to Communicate on Substance Abuseamong Parents of Adolescent Boys

Authors

  • T.R. Manjula
  • Nelcy Mariam Prasad
  • Durai Prakash Raj V
  • Manisha M
  • Sajith S

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/s1vgt092

Keywords:

Connectedness, Attitude to communicate, Parents of adolescent boys.

Abstract

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. 

Author Biographies

  • T.R. Manjula

    Associate Professor, Department of Mental Health Nursing, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad 
    Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Kelambakkam, 
    Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India,

  • Nelcy Mariam Prasad

    B Sc Nursing IV year students, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Durai Prakash Raj V

    B Sc Nursing IV year students, Chettinad College of Nursing,  Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Manisha M

    B Sc Nursing IV year students, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India.

  • Sajith S

    B Sc Nursing IV year students, Chettinad College of Nursing, Chettinad Hospital and Research Institute, Chettinad Academy of Research and Education, Rajiv Gandhi Salai, Kelambakkam, Chengalpattu District, Tamil Nadu, India.

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Published

2024-01-17

How to Cite

Parent–Adolescent Connectedness and Attitude to Communicate on Substance Abuseamong Parents of Adolescent Boys. (2024). International Journal of Psychiatric Nursing , 10(1), 29-37. https://doi.org/10.37506/s1vgt092