Improving measurement of normative beliefs involving smoking among adolescents.

  title={Improving measurement of normative beliefs involving smoking among adolescents.},
  author={Brian A. Primack and Galen E Switzer and Madeline A. Dalton},
  journal={Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine},
  volume={161 5},
OBJECTIVES To identify different components of smoking normative beliefs and determine if each component is independently associated with 2 clinically relevant measures of smoking in adolescents. DESIGN Cross-sectional survey. SETTING One large suburban high school. PARTICIPANTS A total of 1211 high school students aged 14 to 18 years. OUTCOME MEASURES Current smoking and susceptibility to smoking. RESULTS Of the 1138 students with data on current smoking, 216 (19.0%) reported current… CONTINUE READING

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