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|Title:||Spirituality within the family and the prevention of health risk behavior among adolescents in Bangkok, Thailand|
Brenda A. Miller
Hilary F. Byrnes
Pamela K. Cupp
Michael J. Rosati
Katharine A. Atwood
Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Chiang Mai University
CSN and Associates Co. Ltd.
|Keywords:||Arts and Humanities;Social Sciences|
|Citation:||Social Science and Medicine. Vol.71, No.10 (2010), 1855-1863|
|Abstract:||This study investigates the influences of a family's spiritual beliefs and practices on substance use and sexual risk behaviors among young adolescents 13-14 years old in Bangkok, Thailand. Independent predictor variables are the parents' and teens' spiritual beliefs and practices in Buddhism and parental monitoring behaviors. The study uses data from the 2007 Baseline Survey of the Thai Family Matters Project, which adapted a U.S. based family prevention program for Thai culture. A representative sample of 420 pairs of parents and teens from the Bangkok metropolitan area was recruited to participate in the study. Structural equation models indicate that positive direct and indirect associations of the spirituality of parents and teens within a family and the prevention of adolescent risk behaviors are significant and consistent. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2006-2010|
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