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ERIC Number: EJ1153942
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1059-8405
Psychosocial Factors Associated with Smoking Intention in Korean Male Middle School Students
Ra, Jin Suk; Cho, Yoon Hee
Journal of School Nursing, v33 n5 p355-363 Oct 2017
This study examined psychosocial factors influencing smoking intention in Korean male middle school students. We used a descriptive cross-sectional design, based on the biopsychosocial model, to analyze data from 309 male adolescents aged 14-16 years in middle school. Of the psychological factors examined, stress and risk-taking tendency were significantly associated with smoking intention. Of the social factors examined, social normative beliefs, close friends' and siblings' smoking, and low socioeconomic status were significant factors in smoking intention. The explanatory power of these variables in the predictive model was 23.1%. In conclusion, the unique psychological and social characteristics of adolescents should be reflected in interventions for smoking prevention.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Childrens Depression Inventory
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