Psychometric properties of brief indexes designed to measure social-cognitive predictors of smoking initiation.

@article{Hansen2007PsychometricPO,
  title={Psychometric properties of brief indexes designed to measure social-cognitive predictors of smoking initiation.},
  author={Pernille Envold Hansen and Volkert D Siersma and Lone Ross and Erik Lykke Mortensen and Mette Riegels and T Tj\ornh\oj-Thomsen and Christoffer Johansen},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={2007},
  volume={88 1},
  pages={64-74}
}
BACKGROUND Constructing indexes which measure factors that may predict smoking initiation is essential for planning prevention programs. Our aim was to examine the criterion-related construct validity of brief psychological indexes of attitude, social influence and self-efficacy to be used in future studies for predicting smoking initiation in adolescents. METHODS Five indexes were evaluated using cross-sectional data on 4819 adolescents age 13 in a random sample of schools in six Danish… CONTINUE READING