ERIC Number: EJ784881
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Reference Count: 0
Social, Attitudinal, and Demographic Correlates of Adolescent vs College-Age Tobacco Use Initiation
Stockdale, Margaret S.; Dawson-Owens, Hayley L.; Sagrestano, Lynda M.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v29 n4 p311-323 Jul-Aug 2005
Objective: To examine associations between social influences and smoking-related attitudes and age of cigarette use initiation among college students. Methods: Responses from 3 campus surveys (2 random, 1 convenience) were analyzed. The surveys were modeled from existing state or national tobacco surveys and other psychometrically valid surveys. Results: Social and attitudinal variables were associated with college-age initiation or college-age increases in smoking. Conclusion: This research has implications for tobacco control efforts aimed at reducing or preventing tobacco use on college campuses, such as restricting availability of tobacco products on campus and preventing smoking in all campus buildings including residence halls.
Descriptors: Campuses, Student Attitudes, Smoking, Social Influences, Age, College Students, Surveys, Psychometrics, Prevention
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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