4042 : INFLUENCE OF RISK FACTOR IN THE FAMILY AND SURROUNDING ON ADOLESCENT BEHAVIOUR

Author(s): 
Radovanovic, Mirjana
Text: 
Poster
Research Based
In our society adolescents are surrounded by a high level of social and cultural condemnation. Accumulated risk factor and parallel absence of the accumulation of possibilities factor can cause serious behaviour disorders ( aggressiveness, misuse of psychoactive substances, depressivity, anger, retreat, lower motivation ... ) The goal of anonymous questionnaire which was conducted on 600 fifteen years old adolescents during 2003 year we tried to register the presence of risk factor that could have an influence on their behaviour. The youngsters tested feel most pleasant in their family circle(54, 34%) as they solve their existing problems mainly with the help of their family members (86, 40%), thus 10, 89% cannot find anything there to make them happy. Most parents solve conflicts with children by talking (72, 72%), but 22, 63% tested are faced with the violence among their parents. They are exposed to the violent messages in the society and media (40, 10%) and this makes them insecure nad scared (34, 78%) During the conflicts with their friends 29, 53% of adolescents react aggressively. Owing a firearms 36, 36% of tested considers as necessary “for self-defence and own protection” -Percentage of smokers among them is 10% and 4% are periodically users of narcotics.
CONCLUSION: The family is irreplaceable as a parameter security factor although its influence on children is generally decreasing. The school has lost the role of security factor. Risk factors from the social environment are numerous. The considerable number of adolescents shows behaviour disorders.
Topic: Health Behaviour Change