ERIC Number: EJ1024719
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 58
Cigarette Smoking among Korean International College Students in the United States
Sa, Jaesin; Seo, Dong-Chul; Nelson, Toben F.; Lohrmann, David K.
Journal of American College Health, v61 n8 p454-467 2013
Objective and Participants: This study explored (1) the prevalence of cigarette smoking among South Korean international college students in the United States, (2) differences in smoking between on- and off-campus living arrangements, and (3) predictors of an increase in smoking over time in the United States Methods: An online survey was completed by 1,201 students at 52 4-year US universities (34% response rate). Results: The overall smoking prevalence was 43.5%. The smoking rate (29.0%) of female students was higher than that (4%) of female college students in South Korea. Sex, living place, living situation, length of stay as a student in the United States, home smoking rules, campus-wide tobacco-free policies, and levels of acculturative stress, anxiety, and depression were significantly associated with an increase in smoking ("p" < 0.05). Conclusions: Given the high smoking prevalence among the South Korean students on US college campuses, targeted prevention efforts for these students may be warranted.
Descriptors: Smoking, College Students, Foreign Students, Asians, Incidence, On Campus Students, Place of Residence, Online Surveys, Cross Cultural Studies, Predictor Variables, Questionnaires, Acculturation, Multivariate Analysis, Comparative Analysis, Attitude Change, Stress Variables, Health Behavior, Foreign Countries
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: Postsecondary Education; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: South Korea; United States
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System