Social network positions and smoking experimentation among Chinese adolescents.

@article{Fang2003SocialNP,
  title={Social network positions and smoking experimentation among Chinese adolescents.},
  author={Xiao-Yi Fang and Xiaoming Li and Bonita Stanton and Qi Dong},
  journal={American journal of health behavior},
  year={2003},
  volume={27 3},
  pages={257-67}
}
OBJECTIVE To explore the relationship between peer social network positions and smoking experimentation among Chinese adolescents. METHODS Self-administered questionnaires were administered to 1040 adolescents in grades 6, 8, and 10. Paired-friendship linkages were used to assign participants into 3 mutually exclusive social network positions. RESULTS Overall isolates were more likely to have experimented with cigarettes than were group members or liaisons. However, among male 10th graders… CONTINUE READING

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