Risk Behaviors of Selected High School Students in Tabuk City

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Mary Grace Baddongen Malawis-Ignacio


Risk behaviors play a very significant role in health and social problems among adolescents. This study aimed at determining behaviors that contribute to unintentional injuries and violence; and alcohol and marijuana use among high school students in Tabuk City, Kalinga. The data on this were gathered from 133 randomly selected high school students in Tabuk City. It made use of descriptive research design where data was gathered through a questionnaire lifted from the 2017 Standard High School YRBS of the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. The result of the study revealed the following significant findings: 52.63% student-participants were physically attacked, most (55.71) of them were female; 44.36% student-participants were in physical fights, most (55.93%) of them were female; 33.08% student-participants were seriously injured, most (59.09%) of them, female; a very limited number of student-participants admitted having carried weapon, most were males; carrying a weapon on school property is also not common with 14.29% prevalence; students who had not gone to school because of safety concerns was low with 20.30% only, and there was 33.08% who dated or went out with someone who had been forced to do sexual things they did not want to by someone they were dating or going out. A minimal number of student-participants admitted using alcohol and marijuana.

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