The Resource Characteristics of college social smokers, by Kimberly J. Waters

Characteristics of college social smokers, by Kimberly J. Waters

Label
Characteristics of college social smokers
Title
Characteristics of college social smokers
Statement of responsibility
by Kimberly J. Waters
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Social smoking is a phenomenon in the young adult population, one that is poorly understood. This study was a secondary analysis of data from a cross-sectional survey of a random sample of college smokers. The study investigated differences in undergraduate college smoking groups (social smoking versus non-social smoking) with regard to motivation to quit, rate of smoking, and perceived smoking status. This study also investigated the utility of seven predictors in classifying smoking groups. These predictors included depression, social support, self-esteem, neuroticism anxiety, impulsive sensation seeking, physical and psychological dependence. Results revealed that 71% of 353 current (past 30-day) smokers reported social smoking. The study provided the following results to the research questions: (a) no significant difference was found in motivation to quit between smoking groups (social smoking versus non-social smoking; (b) a significant difference was found in the number of days smoked, and the number of cigarettes smoked on those days between smoking groups; (c) there was a significant difference in perceived smoking status (smoker versus not a smoker) between smoking groups, more social smokers than expected did not perceive themselves as smokers; (d) logistic regression analysis revealed that physical dependence, psychological dependence, and social support were significant predictors in correctly classifying individuals into smoking groups (74.3%). The study used cognitive dissonance theory to explain the results. This exploratory study took a step toward developing a further understanding of social smoking in college. This may help college health officials develop targeted interventions for this group
Additional physical form
Also available on the Internet.
Cataloging source
MUU
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1975-
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Waters, Kimberly J.
Degree
Ph. D.
Dissertation year
2004.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Granting institution
University of Missouri-Columbia
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • bibliography
  • theses
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  • College students
  • College students
  • Tobacco
  • Depression, Mental
  • Impulsive personality
Target audience
specialized
Label
Characteristics of college social smokers, by Kimberly J. Waters
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-86)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57480810
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 123 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Characteristics of college social smokers, by Kimberly J. Waters
Publication
Note
  • Typescript
  • Vita
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (leaves 78-86)
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
57480810
Dimensions
29 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
x, 123 leaves
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
c
Specific material designation
remote

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