ERIC Number: EJ943218
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jun
Abstractor: As Provided
Relationship of Acculturation and Family Functioning to Smoking Attitudes and Behaviors among Asian-American Adolescents
Weiss, JieWu; Garbanati, James A.
Journal of Child and Family Studies, v13 n2 p193-204 Jun 2004
The primary objective of this study was to examine the combination of acculturation, family functioning, and parental smoking as predictors of smoking attitudes and behaviors among Asian-American adolescents. The participants were 106 Asian-American high school students whose ages ranged from 15 to 19 (51 male and 55 female, mean age = 16.30 years). Of the sample, 49% reported having tried smoking, and 27% identified themselves as "regular" smokers. The results indicated that smoking attitudes were significantly associated with smoking behaviors. Compared to nonsmokers, adolescent regular smokers had more positive smoking attitudes, lower acculturation, poorer family functioning and were more likely to have a father who smoked.
Descriptors: Smoking, Acculturation, Adolescents, Family Relationship, Adolescent Attitudes, Asian Americans, Predictor Variables, High School Students, Correlation, Fathers, Health Behavior
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools
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