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Title: Spirituality within the family and the prevention of health risk behavior among adolescents in Bangkok, Thailand
Authors: Aphichat Chamratrithirong
Brenda A. Miller
Hilary F. Byrnes
Orratai Rhucharoenpornpanich
Pamela K. Cupp
Michael J. Rosati
Warunee Fongkaew
Katharine A. Atwood
Warunee Chookhare
Keywords: Arts and Humanities
Social Sciences
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2010
Abstract: This study investigates the influences of a family's spiritual beliefs and practices on substance use and sexual risk behaviors among young adolescents 13-14 years old in Bangkok, Thailand. Independent predictor variables are the parents' and teens' spiritual beliefs and practices in Buddhism and parental monitoring behaviors. The study uses data from the 2007 Baseline Survey of the Thai Family Matters Project, which adapted a U.S. based family prevention program for Thai culture. A representative sample of 420 pairs of parents and teens from the Bangkok metropolitan area was recruited to participate in the study. Structural equation models indicate that positive direct and indirect associations of the spirituality of parents and teens within a family and the prevention of adolescent risk behaviors are significant and consistent. © 2010 Elsevier Ltd.
ISSN: 02779536
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