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ERIC Number: EJ823642
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
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ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Social Network Positions and Smoking Experimentation among Chinese Adolescents
Fang, Xiaoyi; Li, Xiaoming; Stanton, Bonita; Dong, Qi
American Journal of Health Behavior, v27 n3 p257-267 2003
Objective: To explore the relationship between peer social network positions and smoking experimentation among Chinese adolescents. Methods: Self-administered questionnaires were administered to 1040 adolescents in grades 6, 8, and 10. Paired-friendship linkages were used to assign participants into 3 mutually exclusive social network positions. Results: Overall isolates were more likely to have experimented with cigarettes than were group members or liaisons. However, among male 10th graders, more group members or liaisons had smoked than isolates. Conclusion: Smoking experimentation differs by social position, particularly among older adolescents. The association of social position with smoking experimentation could not be explained completely by traditional peer-related variables.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: China