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ERIC Number: EJ790890
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 18
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 61
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0143-0343
Predicting Cigarette Use among Hawai'i Adolescents
Else, Iwalani R. N.; Hishinuma, Earl S.; Goebert, Deborah A.; Nishimura, Stephanie T.; Baker, Suzanne
School Psychology International, v29 n2 p230-247 2008
The aim of the study was to determine rates and correlates and to predict cigarette use for Hawaiian and non-Hawaiian adolescents in Hawai'i. Data were collected on a multi-ethnic adolescent sample of 7,317 students in five high schools from three islands in the state of Hawai'i from 1992-1996. Psychopathology symptoms, school measures, environment and suicide/self injury accounted for the most variance in cigarette use. Non-Hawaiians (especially immigrant groups), females, speaking non-standard English, lower socioeconomic status and higher rates of suicide/self injury were related to cigarette use. Hawaiian culture was a small, but significant risk factor. For adolescents, psychopathology, school, environmental factors, the role of culture and the growing ethnic diversity of youth should be considered in smoking prevention and cessation interventions.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii