The role of family towards current adolescence challenges: Drug prevention and living without drugs

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Current trends and lifestyles of young adolescents have become a great challenge to the family institution to form an excellent adolescents and free from the influence of drugs. Thus, the main objective of this study was therefore to determine the level of the family relationships with an adolescences who have been involved in drugs. This research used quantitative method particularly cross sectional survey. A representative sample of 200 male adolescents, age between 13-21 years from Henry Gurney School was selected as respondents by using stratified random sampling. The results of the survey indicated 195 (97.5%) respondents participated in this study showed a moderate to a higher level of family relationship. Whereas, 5 (2.8%) respondents indicated lower relationships with their families. The findings has contributed a new empirical data compared with previous research that frequently tended to relate the poor relationship, lack of parental support, weak monitoring and conflict with adolescents involvement in negative activities which contributed to the collapse of morality, values and identity of younger generation. Findings suggest that family institutions should stressed the needs of the young generation today's to ensure that they are always on the right track to become a successful and free from drugs.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)341-345
Number of pages5
JournalSocial Sciences
Volume7
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Drugs
  • Family roles
  • Human capital development
  • Identity
  • Malaysia

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