The effect of selected characteristics of family environment on the risk behavior of 15-year-old adolescents

Jan Sebastian Novotný, Petr Okrajek


The report presents partial results of analysis of risk behaviour in adolescents. It focuses on the effect of selected characteristics of the family environment, such as conflicts with parents, addictive behaviour of the parents and family dysfunctions, on the development of risk behaviour. 1635 adolescents were included in the study. The results confirm the influence of some characteristics of the family environment on the development of risk behaviour, in particular direct influence of parental smoking on the child’s smoking behaviour. Indirect influences with the most distinct impact on risk behaviour include conflicts with parents and certain conditions that negatively influence opportunities for contacts of the child with the mother due to employment or hospitalisation.

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risk behavior, parents, family social environment, adolescence


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