Identifying principal risk factors for the initiation of adolescent smoking behaviors: the significance of psychological reactance.

@article{Miller2006IdentifyingPR,
  title={Identifying principal risk factors for the initiation of adolescent smoking behaviors: the significance of psychological reactance.},
  author={Claude H. Miller and Michael Burgoon and Joseph Roy Grandpre and Eusebio Martins Alvaro},
  journal={Health communication},
  year={2006},
  volume={19 3},
  pages={
          241-52
        }
}
An in-school youth survey for a major state anti-tobacco media campaign was conducted with 1,831 students (Grades 6-12) from 70 randomly selected classrooms throughout the state. Tobacco users accounted for nearly 25% of the sample. Pretest questionnaires assessed demographic variables, tobacco use, and various other risk factors. Several predictors of adolescents' susceptibility to tobacco use, including prior experimentation with tobacco, school performance, parental smoking status, parents… CONTINUE READING
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