ERIC Number: EJ257286
Record Type: CIJE
Publication Date: 1981-Oct
Reference Count: 0
Adolescents' Perceptions of the Costs and Benefits Associated with Cigarette Smoking: Sex Differences and Peer Influence.
Urberg, Kathryn; Robbins, Rochelle L.
Journal of Youth and Adolescence, v10 n5 p353-61 Oct 1981
Cigarette smoking habits among adolescents were examined. The girls viewed smoking as a sign of rebellion or autonomy, while boys viewed smoking as a social coping mechanism. Boys were more influenced than girls by their friends who smoke. The implications for smoking education and intervention were discussed. (Author/DWH)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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