Adolescent Cigarette Smoking: Health-Related Behavior or Normative Transgression?

  title={Adolescent Cigarette Smoking: Health-Related Behavior or Normative Transgression?},
  author={Mark S. Turbin and Richard Jessor and Frances M. Costa},
  journal={Prevention Science},
Relations among measures of adolescent behavior were examined to determine whether cigarette smoking fits into a structure of problem behaviors—behaviors that involve normative transgression—or a structure of health-related behaviors, or both. In an ethnically and socioeconomically diverse sample of 1782 male and female high school adolescents, four first-order problem behavior latent variables—sexual intercourse experience, alcohol abuse, illicit drug use, and delinquency—were established and… CONTINUE READING
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