ERIC Number: EJ1170913
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Abstractor: As Provided
Clearing the Air: American Indian Tribal College Students' Exposure to Second Hand Smoke & Attitudes towards Smoke Free Campus Policies
Pacheco, Christina M.; Wellever, Anthony; Nazir, Niaman; Pacheco, Joseph; Berryhil, Kelly; Faseru, Babalola; Barnes, Charles; Daley, Christine M.; Choi, Won S.
Journal of American College Health, v66 n2 p133-140 2018
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine knowledge, awareness, and support for campus smoke-free policies. Participants: 1,256 American Indian tribal college students from three tribal colleges in the Midwest and Northern Plains. Methods: Data are from an observational cross-sectional study of American Indian tribal college students, collected through a web-based survey. Results: Only 40% of tribal college students reported not being exposed to second hand smoke in the past 7 days. A majority of nonsmokers (66%) agreed or strongly agreed with having a smoke-free campus, while 34.2% of smokers also agreed or strongly agreed. Overall, more than a third (36.6%) of tribal college students were not aware of their campus smoking policies. Conclusions: Tribal campuses serving American Indian students have been much slower in adopting smoke-free campus policies. Our findings show that tribal college students would support a smoke-free campus policy.
Descriptors: Smoking, Health Behavior, College Students, American Indian Students, Tribally Controlled Education, Behavior Change, Social Attitudes, Student Attitudes, School Policy, At Risk Students, Case Studies, Tribes, Prevention, Health Promotion
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Sponsor: National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) (DHHS/NIH)
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Kansas (Kansas City)
Grant or Contract Numbers: P20MD004805; RWJF72086; U54CA154253