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Ranking the Tendency to Risky Behaviors of Adolescents in Karaj Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP)
Zohreh Mahmoodi , Mohamad Solimannejad , Mohsen Niazi , Nooshin Ghavidel , Tahereh Solimannejad
Social Determinants of Health Research Center, Alborz University of Medical Sciences, Karaj, IRAN
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Introduction: The issue of social harms and their prevalence among adolescents has become one of the main concerns of families, health system, education and society. The aim of this study was to identify and rank the relationship to high-risk behaviors among students based on the method of hierarchical analysis.
Materials and Methods: This research was conducted in a survey method on 60 adolescents aged 19-14 years and 60 knowledgeable people in the field of social injuries, including (principals, counselors and teachers) in secondary schools in the 4th district of Karaj in 1399. Is. Sampling was a multi-stage method and data were collected using a pairwise comparison questionnaire and a checklist of demographic-social characteristics and analyzed using Excel software.
Results: Respondents were equally 50% male and 50% female. Male adolescents are exposed to high-risk party and friendship behaviors with 34%, movies and cyberspace with 19%, industrial drug addiction with 18%, light drug addiction with 17% and violence with 12%, respectively. Female adolescents are also exposed to high-risk party and friendship behaviors with 43%, movies and cyberspace with 25%, industrial drug addiction with 17%, light drug addiction with 10% and violence with 5%, respectively. Also, based on gender, the vulnerability of girls is 12% higher than boys.
Conclusion: The results of pairwise analysis of the findings indicate that the prevalence of high-risk behaviors among girls and boys follows a similar pattern and the priority of injuries is the same, but the prevalence of each injury is based on gender. Is different. Therefore, planning to prevent social harm is considered an important necessity for people exposed to high-risk behaviors.
Keywords: Social harms, Adolescents, Substance abuse, Violence, Cyberspace, Teacher, Analytical Hierarchy process.
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2022/05/11 | Accepted: 2022/07/01 | Published: 2022/07/01
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Mahmoodi Z, Solimannejad M, Niazi M, Ghavidel N, Solimannejad T. Ranking the Tendency to Risky Behaviors of Adolescents in Karaj Based on Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP). aumj. 2022; 11 (3) :365-374
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