High Risk Behaviors among Iranian Adolescents: Evaluating the Proportion of Family Factors
Objectives: This survey aimed at studying the effects of socio-economic and family factors in adolescents' tendency towards smoking, alcohol consumption, and drug abuse. Method: Using multistage sampling, 3530 high school students were selected from Tehran, they completed the Iranian Adolescents Risk Behavior Scale questionnaire (IARS) and demographic questionnaire with main focus on their parents’ situation. Results: The results indicate that adolescents` tendency towards high risk behaviors are significantly related with family factors. Conclusion: The existence of high risk behaviors among family members can positively predict adolescents' risky behaviors.