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ERIC Number: EJ825263
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Association of Various Components of Media Literacy and Adolescent Smoking
Primack, Brian A.; Hobbs, Renee
American Journal of Health Behavior, v33 n2 p192-201 Mar-Apr 2009
Objective: To determine which specific aspects of media literacy were most strongly associated with smoking outcomes. Methods: Students at a public high school responded to cross-sectional survey items measuring smoking outcomes, components of media literacy, and other variables. Results: Of the 1211 participants, 19% were current smokers (N = 216) and 40% of the nonsmokers (N = 342) were susceptible to smoking. In the adjusted models, current smoking was most strongly related to representation-reality domain items, but susceptibility to smoking was associated with each of the media literacy domains. Conclusion: Varied relationships exist between individual facets of media literacy and smoking outcomes.
Descriptors: Smoking, Media Literacy
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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