ResearchBib Share Your Research, Maximize Your Social Impacts
Sign for Notice Everyday Sign up >> Login

Comparison of Smokers Employment Status in Retention Behavior among Community in Terengganu

Journal: International Journal of Mechanical and Production Engineering Research and Development (IJMPERD ) (Vol.10, No. 3)

Publication Date:

Authors : ; ;

Page : 14715-14720

Keywords : Smoking; Working Status; Youth;

Source : Downloadexternal Find it from : Google Scholarexternal


Smoking is one of the behaviors that violates the norms of life because it causes harm to oneself and to the environment. Smoking problems are no longer an unfamiliar behavior for working and non-working people where they have easy access to the material. The purpose of this study was to identify comparisons between working smokers and non-smokers in maintaining smoking behavior. This study uses quantitative techniques for the purpose of obtaining accurate answers from respondents. The respondents of this study were 437 male respondents living in Terengganu state. The analysis used in this study was discriminant analysis. This discriminant analysis aims to control for variables that separate between three or more clusters that are clearly joined. Discriminant Analysis (DA) uses misclassified modes, backward stepwise, and forward stepwise. Standard mode reported 95.88% gain with 21 variables while backward stepwise and forward stepwise recorded 95.19% with 10 variables for backward stepwise and 7 variables for stepwise forward. Some of the significant questions with the number 0.0001 were S1, S2, S4, S6, S9, S13, and S18. The government should play a role in drafting strategies for law enforcement to combat the growing prevalence of smoking.

Last modified: 2020-09-29 21:11:06