ERIC Number: EJ785395
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 0
Smoking and Quitting History Correlates of Readiness to Quit in Multiethnic Adolescents
Woodruff, Susan I.; Lee, Joann; Conway, Terry L.
American Journal of Health Behavior, v30 n6 p663-674 Nov-Dec 2006
Objectives: To describe smoking and quitting history among multiethnic adolescent smokers and examine these as correlates of readiness to quit. Methods: Data were analyzed from 121 high school smokers. Sociodemographic characteristics, self-reported smoking history, number and duration of recent quit attempts, attitudes toward smoking/quitting, and readiness to quit were included. Results: Smoking and quitting history variables were associated with adolescents' stage of readiness to quit. A reasonably consistent pattern emerged in which those in the preparation stage were significantly different from the precontemplators and contemplators. Conclusions: Results are discussed in terms of interventions matched to individuals' readiness to quit.
Descriptors: Smoking, Adolescents, Correlation, High School Students, Student Characteristics, Student Attitudes, Attitude Measures, Developmental Stages, Health Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: High Schools
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