Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence.

  title={Hostility, depressive symptoms, and smoking in early adolescence.},
  author={Jie W. Weiss and Michele Mouttapa and Chih-Ping Chou and Elahe Nezami and C Anderson Johnson and Paula Healani Palmer and Steven Y. Cen and Peggy Gallaher and Anamara Ritt-Olson and Stanley Paul Azen and Jennifer B. Unger},
  journal={Journal of adolescence},
  volume={28 1},
Using logistic and multiple regression, we examined the association between hostility, level of depressive symptoms, and smoking in a sample of 1699 ethnically diverse students in California. Self-reports were collected twice from each student, at the beginning of the 6th and 7th grade years. Among 6th graders who had not smoked, depressive symptoms and hostility were associated with smoking initiation by the 7th grade. Among those students who had already tried smoking, increases in depressive… CONTINUE READING

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