Title

A study on smoking attitude of selected third year and fourth year nursing students of De La Salle - Health Sciences Campus

Date of Completion

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Students, Nursing, Smoking

Abstract

The quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive method was used in this study. Fifty (50) respondents from third and fourth year levels were selected using convenience sampling. The research instrument was a modified 25-item questionnaire. The statistical tools employed for the analysis and interpretation of the data were frequency and percentage, mean, standard deviation and t-test. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of the respondents who smoked were 16-20 years old, male and light smokers; 2) There were more pleasure and occasional smokers than habitual smokers; 3) The respondents were undecided in their smoking attitude in terms of cognitive, effective and behavioral aspects; 4) Respondents who were 21 years old and above had higher smoking attitude that those who were 16-20 years old; 5) Third year and fourth year nursing students had the same level of smoking attitude; 6) There was a higher level of smoking attitude for moderate smokers that light smokers; 7) In terms of the type of smokers, habitual smokers had higher level of smoking attitude than pleasure and occasional smokers; 8) There was a significant difference in the smoking attitude when the respondents were grouped by age, classification of smokers and type of smokers; 9) There was no significant difference in the smoking attitude when the respondents were grouped by gender and year level.

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