The drug abuse problem in Peninsular Malaysia : parent and child differences in knowledge, attitudes and perceptions.
A survey was carried out to gather information on knowledge, attitudes and perception of parents and their children in relation to drug abuse matters.
Significantly more teenagers knew more of the causes of drug addiction, as well as places for treatment and rehabilitation.
Both teenagers and parents were also aware of reasons why drug addicts find it difficult to change their habits, mainly lacking motivation to stop taking drugs and that drug addicts do not have the power to control themselves.
Teenagers were significantly more aware of effects of negative parental attitudes contributing to drug abuse, apart from school factors.
Personal experiences before abusing drugs such as knowledge of pleasurable effects of drugs and where to obtain them has also a role to play in leading to drug abuse.
There was also agreement that unfulfilled needs such as'not being respected or recognised for ones capabilities'and'not being loved or treated fairly by parents'were causes of drug abuse.
Significantly more teenagers knew of the ways of abusing drugs, mainly by injection, smoking and sniffing, and also sources of information via the mass media, social clubs, rehabilitation centres and schools.
However, both the parents and teenagers were relatively ignorant of the long term effects of abusing drugs.
Mots-clés Pascal : Toxicomanie, Alcoolisme, Perception sociale, Attitude, Malaisie, Asie, Etude comparative, Parent, Adolescent, Homme, Connaissance, Enquête
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Drug addiction, Alcoholism, Social perception, Attitude, Malaysia, Asia, Comparative study, Parent, Adolescent, Human, Knowledge, Inquiry
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 96-0439385
Code Inist : 002B18H02. Création : 10/04/1997.