The Relationship Between The Turkish Adolescents’ Smoking and Their Family Environment


World Applied Sciences Journal, vol.4, pp.224-231, 2008 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Journal Name: World Applied Sciences Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.224-231
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Adolescence is a critical period at beginning to smoking and many factors have affect on the
adolescents’ smoking behavior. This study aims to investigate the relationship between the adolescents’
smoking and their family environment. 615 adolescents took part in this study (girls= 283, boys=332). The ratio
of the smokers that participated in the study is 13.00% (n=80), the ratio of the non-smokers is 87.00%(n=535).
The unity-solidarity and control scores that are perceived by the non-smoking adolescents are found
reasonably high. At the same time, meaningful relationships are brought to light between the adolescents’
smoking behavior and the gender, socio-economic status, maternal smoking.