The perception of selected nursing students batch 2009 and 2010 of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute on the factors influencing their cigarette smoking habit

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Bachelor of Science in Nursing


Smoking, College Students


The research utilized the quantitative, non-experimental, descriptive type of research. Respondents included the selected De La Salle Health Sciences Institute nursing students and chosen using snowball sampling. The researchers adopted and modified a checklist type of questionnaire from the study of Dionisio et al. (1998) entitled “The Factors that Influence the Smoking Behavior of Second Year Medical Students of De La Salle University-College of Medicine.” Data was subjected to statistical treatments such as percentage, mean, analysis of variance via F-test and t-test. The study concluded that, 1) Majority of selected De La Salle Health Sciences Institute nursing students Batch 2009 and 2010 who currently smoke were male, fourth year students, Catholic, started smoking at the age of 13 to 18 years old, had a monthly family income of P30,001 and above, and were living with parents, 2) The respondents strongly agree that the emotional and psychological factors influenced their cigarette smoking habit while undecided in the sociological factors, 3) There is no significant difference when grouped according to socioenomic and residency.

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