Smoking Behavior of Male Students in Islamic Boarding Schools: A Qualitative Study

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Suriah, Anugrahyanti, Indra Fajarwati


An Islamic boarding school is a place for the learning process for Muslim students. As a location for providing education, this place is one of the areas that apply no-smoking regulations. Male students who study at the Islamic boarding school faced obedience to the no-smoking area rules. This study used in-depth interviews and non-participant observation to track the smoking behavior of males aged 13-17 at Islamic boarding schools. In this study, nine male students and one teacher became the participants. Using a phenomenological design, traced the research subjects' values and self-control regarding their smoking behavior in the dormitory area. The values attached to smoking students are; want to look handsome, cool, macho, and accepted in the society. Meanwhile, self-control aspects include; doing candy-snacking distractions, interacting with non-smoking friends, and considering the sanctions that will be received if caught. The existence of violations committed by male students, who smoke in Islamic boarding schools with strict rules, requires an approach that understands their condition. Shifting smoking behavior can be replaced by providing literacy about life skills to increase male students' capacity to stop smoking in this area.

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Suriah, Anugrahyanti, Indra Fajarwati. (2023). Smoking Behavior of Male Students in Islamic Boarding Schools: A Qualitative Study. Journal for ReAttach Therapy and Developmental Diversities, 6(10s(2), 01–13. Retrieved from