Borders of subjective anti-smoking preventive space in older adolescents



Comparative analysis of results of preventive activities in the sphere of tobacco smoking prophylaxis among the students revealed significant lag of Russian scientific thought from contemporary practice demands. The article describes the research aimed at investigation of adolescents’ subjective representations of basic values of health that develop in the conditions free from smoking. The sample included older adolescents, secondary school pupils. Parameters of subjective preventive anti-smoking space are figured out. The research methods included questionnaire with scale-designed answers. The scales regarded personal and social factors of representations of the problem of smoking in educational environment and family. It was determined that the borders of subjective anti-smoking preventive space in older adolescents are drawn up according to the scheme of primary, secondary and tertiary preventive interventions that are being implemented out or planned for the future. The patterns of connections between the scaled factors, revealed in the research, allow to suggest the algorithm of organization of systemic preventive work among adolescents at schools.

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Keywords: adolescent, tobacco smoking, experience of smoking, educational environment, preventive space, scaling, types of preventive work, family, algorithm of organization of systemic preventive work.

Journal rubric: Juridical Psychology

Article type: scientific article

For citation: Arshinova V.V., Bartsalkina V.V., Dmitrieva N.G., Florova N.B., Borisov E.P. Borders of subjective anti-smoking preventive space in older adolescents [Elektronnyi resurs]. Psikhologicheskaya nauka i obrazovanie [Psychological Science and Education], 2011. Vol. 3, no. 2 (In Russ., аbstr. in Engl.)


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Information About the Authors

Viktotria V. Arshinova, PhD in Psychology, Senior Researcher, Laboratory of Medical and Psychological Rehabilitation, Moscow State University of psychology and education (MSUPE), Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Victoria V. Bartsalkina, PhD in Psychology, Assistant Professor, Academic title Senior Researcher, Distant Learning, Moscow State University of Psychology & Education, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Natalya G. Dmitrieva, research fellow at the “Medico-psychological rehabilitation” laboratory of the Moscow State University of Psychology and Education, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:

Nina B. Florova, PhD in Biology, Moscow, Russia, ORCID:, e-mail:

Egor P. Borisov, education contents specialist at the Center for psychological, medical and social support “South-West”, Moscow, Russia, e-mail:



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