Predictors of risk for different stages of adolescent smoking in a biracial sample

Leslie A. Robinson, Robert C. Klesges, Susan M. Zbikowski, Renita Glaser

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Abstract

This investigation was designed to identify the risk factors associated with different stages of cigarette use in a large biracial adolescent sample. A questionnaire assessing smoking habits and variables thought to be related to smoking was administered to 6,967 7th graders. Analysis revealed that the best predictor of experimentation with cigarettes was the perception that they were easily available. Regular smoking appeared to be heavily influenced by cost. Social influences contributed to both experimental end regular smoking, but the impact of social models varied with ethnicity and gender. Analysis further revealed that weight-related variables were closely tied to regular smoking. Implications of the findings for smoking prevention programs are discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)653-662
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology
Volume65
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 1997

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  • Clinical Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Predictors of risk for different stages of adolescent smoking in a biracial sample. / Robinson, Leslie A.; Klesges, Robert C.; Zbikowski, Susan M.; Glaser, Renita.

In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Vol. 65, No. 4, 01.08.1997, p. 653-662.

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Robinson, Leslie A. ; Klesges, Robert C. ; Zbikowski, Susan M. ; Glaser, Renita. / Predictors of risk for different stages of adolescent smoking in a biracial sample. In: Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology. 1997 ; Vol. 65, No. 4. pp. 653-662.
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