Perception Analysis and Drinking Behavior of Alcoholic Beverages in Students of Class 1 of Secondary School in Toianas District of Timor Tengah Selatan Regency
The main factor of alcohol drinking behavior occurs because of various factors that can plunge teenagers in consuming alcoholic beverages that those are factors of self and environment. The purpose of this research is to know the correlation of perception on alcohol drinking behavior in Class 1 of Secondary school students in Toianas Subdistrict, Timor Tengah Selatan Regency.
The study design was cross sectional. The population of all Secondary school students in Toianas Subdistrict, 150 people with sample 109 was taken by proportional cluster random sampling technique. Independent variables of perception and attached to drinking behavior of alcoholic bevearages, collected data with questionnaire and analyzed by Spearman Correlation test.
The result of this research showed that almost half of respondents had perception about alcoholic drink with neutral category of 48 respondents (44%), most of respondents had alcohol drinking behavior with normal category 68 respondents (62,4%) and there was perception correlation to alcohol drinking behavior at students of class I secondary school in Toianas Subdistrict, Timor Tengah Selatan Regency.
It was concluded that perception of alcoholic beverages became one of the factors that triggered the behavior of consuming alcoholic beverages. It is expected that the school (SMP) establish hard regulations and harsh penalties for students who are known to consume alcoholic beverages to cause a deterrent effect for others.