THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN VOCATIONAL COLLEGE STUDENTS' SMOKING BEHAVIOR AND SELF-ACTUALIZATION, INTERPERSONAL SUPPORT AND STRESS MANAGEMENT


ÜNALAN D. , ÇELİKTEN M. , ÖZTÜRK A. , ŞENOL V.

SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY, vol.36, no.6, pp.721-726, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SSCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Doi Number: 10.2224/sbp.2008.36.6.721
  • Title of Journal : SOCIAL BEHAVIOR AND PERSONALITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.721-726

Abstract

In this study the relationship between Health Services students' smoking behaviors and self-actualization, interpersonal support and stress management was explored. Students (372) in the Health and Social programs of the Erciyes University vocational college participated in the research. Data were expressed as mean +/- standard deviation (M +/- SD) or median with minumum-maximum values. Over one third (37.9%) of the students were smokers. It was determined that male students, students of social programs, students who had an income of <= 583 USD, students who had a good perception of general health, students who did not have a serious health problem, students who participated in sports and who did not consume alcohol smoked much more than the other groups (p < 0.05). The mean of students' self-actualization points was 36.03 +/- 7.40, of interpersonal support points, 20.45 +/- 4.04, and of stress management points, 17.87 +/- 4.13. The means of the nonsmoker students' self-actualization and interpersonal support points were found to be significantly high (p < 0.05).