School context variables and students' smoking. Testing a mediation model through multilevel analysis.

@article{Piontek2008SchoolCV,
  title={School context variables and students' smoking. Testing a mediation model through multilevel analysis.},
  author={Daniela Piontek and Anneke Buehler and Carolin Donath and Stephanie Floeter and Udo Rudolph and Karin Metz and Sabine Gradl and Christoph Kroeger},
  journal={European addiction research},
  year={2008},
  volume={14 1},
  pages={53-60}
}
BACKGROUND/AIMS This study applied a multilevel approach to examine the associations between school smoking policy and student smoking. It was tested whether individual characteristics are mediators of school policy effects. METHODS On the basis of cross-sectional data from 3,364 students and school principals from 40 schools in Germany, two multilevel nonlinear regression models were computed for current smoking. RESULTS In the first model, controlling for individual factors not influenced… CONTINUE READING