The Substance Use Profile And The Psychological Situations Of Working Youth Who Are Continuing Apprenticeship Training According To The General Health Questionnaire

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Güler N. , Kelleci M. , Kocataş S.

International Social Sciences Studies Journal, vol.4, no.28, pp.6222-6227, 2018 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 4 Issue: 28
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.26449/sssj.1094
  • Title of Journal : International Social Sciences Studies Journal
  • Page Numbers: pp.6222-6227


ABSTRACT Background: Working adolescents is a risk group open to every kind of exploitation in their work lives as they have not completed their development period yet. Inappropriate working conditions cause permanent physical and mental problems in adolescents. Objectives: This study was done with purpose to determine psychological situations and substance use profile of working youth who continuing for apprentceship training. Methods: The young (N=250) that are continuing to a apprenticeship training center being in center of Sivas formed universe of this study. 189 young people who accepted to participate in the study and to fill in the forms were taken. Datas of research were collected with questionnaire form and General Health Questionnaire-28 (GHQ-28) that formed by researchers. Five and more points show the risk with respect to mental health in GHQ-28. In statistical analyses, it was used frequency distribution, average, t test, Kruskall Wallis and Mann Whitney U test. Results: It indicated that %61.4 of adults have smoked cigarette, %16.9 have consumed alcohol, %4.8 have used thinner and %3.7 extasy. It was determined that GHQ point average of teenagers was 5.92±6.72 and %42.3 of them had risk with respect to mental health, GHQ points of woman and users of any substance were high statistically significant (p<0.05). Conclusion: In study, it was seen that in working young people who continuing for vocational training, use of substance was more than average of community, and nearly half of them had risk with respect to mental health in level what will requiring psychiatric. Keywords: Working youth, the use of substance, mental disorders