Pengaruh Media Audio Visual pada Sikap Remaja tentang Bahaya Merokok

  • Sarmaida Siregar STIKes Imelda Medan
  • Tri Widya Sandika STIKes Imelda Medan
Keywords: Audio Visual Media, Attitude, Danger of smoking


Smoking is a form of bad behavior that can pose a danger to health. At this time smoking has become a habit since adolescence. In terms of preventing smoking behavior in adolescents, promotive actions can be carried out through health education by using audio visual media that provide information and education to improve knowledge and good attitudes towards smoking prevention. The research problem is how the influence of audio-visual media on the level of attitudes of adolescents. The aim of the study was to analyze the effect of audio visual media on the level attitudes of adolescents about the dangers of smoking in State Middle School 2 in East Halongonan Subdistrict, North Padang Lawas Regency in the year. This type of research is a quasi experiment with pretest and posttest design. The study was conducted in State Middle School 2 of East Halongonan Subdistrict, North Padang Lawas Regency. The sample was all male students of class VII and VIII with 84 people divided into 2 groups, namely the intervention and control groups. The data collection tool uses a questionnaire. The test used was Pairet T Test and Independent T Test. The results showed that audio visual media significantly (p <0.05) had an influence on the level of attitudes of adolescents, compared to adolescents who were not intervened with audio visual media. The conclusion of the study is that audio visual media is more effective in increasing adolescent attitudes about the dangers of smoking. It is recommended for parents to avoid smoking behavior in front of children, the school increases collaboration with parents to discuss academic development and student behavior, the nearest health care provider improves health education programs about the dangers of smoking.


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