ERIC Number: EJ1050685
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 26
Factors Affecting High School Baseball Coaches' Enforcement of School Tobacco Policy
Eaves, Ted; Strack, Robert W.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v24 n2 p125-130 2015
In spite of policy bans and recommendations against spit tobacco (ST) use, baseball athletes have demonstrated ST prevalence rates ranging from 34% to 50% in high school, 42% in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), and 50% in the professional ranks. To evaluate enforcement of ST bans, high school baseball coaches in North Carolina (N = 93) completed a survey about ST attitudes, behaviors, and intentions to use and enforce tobacco use policies. Findings revealed that coaches who were current ST users, considered ST pleasant, did not value health impacts, and stated the baseball environment influenced their ST use were less likely to enforce school ST policy with their players.
Descriptors: High School Students, Athletic Coaches, Team Sports, Smoking, School Policy, Incidence, Surveys, Attitudes, Beliefs, Health Behavior, Athletes, Attitude Measures, Intention, Influences, Questionnaires, Individual Characteristics
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina