Risky Behaviours of Working Adolescents in Turkey
Keywords:working adolescent, risky behaviors, risk-taking-behaviour scale (RTBSA), social positions, traffic, substance abuse.
In this study it was aimed to determine the concrete effects of risky behaviors due to the frequency of especially adolescent employeesâ€™ risky behaviors and to create the basis of the education program, which is planned to be done.
All adolescents at the vocational training center between 16-18 years constitute the research sample. Adolescent Risk Taking Questionnaire and Adolescent Identifying Form was applied to the research volunteers.
It was also determined that risk taking status of female adolescents is lower than male adolescents. Difference between female and male adolescents concerning risk taking behaviors was statistically significant (p<0.01).
As a result; according to the applied ARTQ evaluation, it was seen that risk taking averages regarding substance use is higher than social position and traffic. Especially to the adolescents working in the industrial region more consulting and support must be provided as they create a risk group regarding substance use.
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