School dropouts’ attitudes and beliefs about smoking

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
James M. Eddy, Department Head and Professor (Creator)
Eugene C. Fitzhugh (Contributor)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to examine the association of beliefs and attitude related to smoking and smoking behavior among school dropouts in a national sample (weighted N= 492,352). The self-reported smoking rate for school dropouts was 58.3%. Those who were most positive about smoking (such as smoking helps people reduce stress and relax, reduce boredom) were more likely to be smokers (p < .051). Smoking programs targeting this population should provide coping skills and an environment with options for relaxing, managing stress, and safe weight control.

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Psychological Reports, 82, 984-986
Language: English
Date: 1998
Smoking, School dropouts

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