UNCP Tobacco Use

UNCP Author/Contributor (non-UNCP co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Rachel Loflin (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Pembroke (UNCP )
Web Site: http://www.uncp.edu/academics/library
Sonia Tinsley

Abstract: The purpose of this study was to better describe the rates of tobacco use at UNCP, major groups using tobacco, familiarity with and use of tobacco cessation, perceived tobacco use rates, and attitudes and knowledge about tobacco. In addition, the survey was used to appropriate stage (using the Transtheoretical model, which will be describe later) those having used tobacco more than 100 time and determine when/where tobacco was being used the most.Surveys were distributed to 39 randomly selected classes with 451 returned by students. The response rate was approximately fifty-five percent. The demographics of survey respondents generally reflected those of UNCP students as a whole.A number of trends were found as a result of the survey including those based on age/year in school, gender, race, marital status, academic major, campus activities and priorities, alcohol use, residential status (on campus or commute), and tobacco use and attitudes of friends and family. The results indicated the need for more prevention programs (particularly targeting freshmen) and better tobacco cessation programs.Applicability of the survey is limited by the small sample size and even smaller subgroups. Even though the response rate was fairly high, a greater number of returned surveys would have yielded better results. In addition, a couple of questions were either worded incorrectly or misunderstood by respondents. Despite these limitations, the results do indicate the need for tobacco programming at UNCP.

Additional Information

Honors Project
Language: English
Date: 2007
Tobacco, Tobacco Usage, University Students, Trends, Gender, Age, Marital Status, Tobacco Programming,

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