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SRP. 2020; 11(7): 71-75

The Role of Parents to Prevent Early Adolescents Smoking Behavior: A Qualitative Study on Adolescents in Tegal City, Indonesia

Agus Susanto, Hartono Hartono, Ismi Dwi Astuti Nurhaeni, Drajat Tri Kartono.


Early adolescent smoking behavior is undeniably related to parental smoking habits. Directly or indirectly, parents have a significant in smoking. Therefore, an active role of parents is needed to help their children avoiding smoking habits. This research aims to explore the efforts of parents to prevent their children from smoking.
Methods: It is qualitative research. Research data were obtained through in-depth semi-structured interviews with parents and teenage boys who were still junior high school students. Interviews with informants were carried out separately at different times. In addition to interviews, we also conducted field observations to obtain comprehensive data.
Results: This study found that the role of parents in preventing children's smoking behavior varies. These are summarized in the following significant activities: making rules at home, nurturing and educating children, being a role model for children, and disciplining children who violate smoking regulations.
Conclusion: The study found that parents have a significant role in preventing their children from smoking.

Keywords: early teens, tobacco, the role of parents, prevention of smoking behavior
Agus Susanto
1Doctoral Program in Community Development, Universitas Sebelas Maret, Surakarta, Indonesia
Email: agussus@yahoo.com

Key words: Early teens, tobacco, the role of parents, prevention of smoking behavior

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