Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in an ethnically diverse sample of Southern California adolescents.

@article{Unger2006CulturalinterpersonalVA,
  title={Cultural/interpersonal values and smoking in an ethnically diverse sample of Southern California adolescents.},
  author={Jennifer B. Unger and Sohaila Shakib and Peggy Gallaher and Anamara Ritt-Olson and Michele Mouttapa and Paula Healani Palmer and C. Anderson Johnson},
  journal={Journal of cultural diversity},
  year={2006},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={55-63}
}
In ethnically diverse school contexts, values from multiple cultures might influence adolescents' attitudes and behaviors. This study developed scales to assess cultural values among Southern California 6'-grade adolescents (N=2281) and evaluated the associations between values and smoking. The scales assessed values salient in many Hispanic and Asian cultures: Respect for Adults (e.g., filial piety, respeto), Interpersonal Harmony (e.g., saving face, simpatia), and Differentiated Gender Roles… CONTINUE READING