PhD Title: Estimating Factors Influencing Intention to Smoke and Smoking Initiation Among Adolescent Males in Brunei Darussalam: A Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) Approach
About the PhD:
Despite the increasing effort made in recent years to reduce the consumption of tobacco products in Brunei, the prevalence of adolescent smoking cigarette has increased alarmingly from 8.9% in 2013 to 11.4% in 2014, with higher prevalence found in male (17.8%) than in female (4.8%). In response to the need for more effective smoking prevention programmes in Brunei, this study therefore sought to identify and develop a comprehensive model which estimates and evaluates the overall relations among the factors associated with smoking intention and initiation among Bruneian adolescent males, aged 13-16 years, by using structural equation modelling. This will in turn help us to gain a more comprehensive picture of smoking behavior among Bruneian adolescent males.
Prizes & Awards
- 2017 - Outstanding Oral Presentation at the 8th International Graduate Students Conference on Population and Public Health Sciences (IGSCPP), Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
- 2015 - University Book Prize for outstanding academic performance in Master of Public Health programme
- 2013 - University Book Prize for Level 3000 and Level 4000 modules in Bachelor of Health Sciences (Biomedical Sciences) programme
- 2011 - University Book Prize for Level 1000 and Level 2000 modules in Bachelor of Health Sciences (Biomedical Sciences) programme
Conferences & Meetings
- 2017 - 8th International Graduate Students Conference on Population and Public Health Sciences (IGSCPP), Thailand
- 2016 - 2nd Nursing and Midwifery Student Research Conference “Impact of Research Culture in Quality Care”, Brunei
- 2015 - 9th Malaysia Indonesia Brunei (MIB) Medical Sciences Conferences “Transdisciplinary Approach in Healthcare Research”, Brunei
- 2015 - 3rd International Neuroscience Symposium, Brunei
- 2015 - Healthy Life Symposium "Innovations in Obesity & Diabetes Prevention and Control", Brunei
- 2014 - 10th International Nursing and Midwifery Conference “Advancing Education and Practice to Global Health Challenges”, Brunei
2015 - Master of Public Health (By Coursework), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
2013 - Bachelor of Health Science (Biomedical Sciences), Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei
Siti Tajidah completed a Bachelor of Health Science in Biomedical Sciences from Universiti Brunei Darussalam in 2013 with a First Class Degree. She then continued her studies with a Master in Public Health at Universiti Brunei Darussalam the following year. She is currently doing her PhD in Public Health at Universiti Brunei Darussalam, under the Graduate Research Scholarship (GRS). She is due to complete her studies in April 2018. Her research interests include non-communicable diseases, obesity prevention, tobacco control, health statistics, health policy and global health. She aims to carry out more studies involving public health issues in Brunei Darussalam as the focus of her research career in UBD.
- Talip, T., Kifli, N., & Naing, L. (2017) Reliability and Validity of the Malay Version of a Modified Smoking Self-Efficacy Questionnaire among Bruneian Secondary Students. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 18(6), 1499-1505.
- Talip, T., Serudin, R., Noor, S., & Tuah, N. (2017). Qualitative study of eating habits in Bruneian primary school children. Asia Pacific Journal of Clinical Nutrition, 26(6), 1113-1118.
- Talip, T., Murang, Z., Kifli, N., & Naing, L. (2016). Smoking initiation and continuation: A qualitative study among Bruneian male adolescents. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 17(7), 3533-3540.
- Talip, T., Murang, Z., Kifli, N., & Naing, L (2016). A systematic Review of Factors Influencing Smoking Initiation among ASIAN Adolescents, 2005-2015: Utilizing the Frameworks of Triadic Influence and Planned Behavior. Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention, 17(7), 3341-3355.