A Theoretical Examination of Waterpipe Smoking in College Students


Journal Article

The purpose of this study was to identify variables associated with waterpipe smoking in college students using the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA). Of the sample (N = 104), 50% had ever smoked a waterpipe, while 43% reported ever smoking a cigarette. Examined individually, intention, attitudes, and subjective norms were each significantly associated with waterpipe smoking controlling for demographics and tobacco use. When the variables were entered into the model simultaneously, the overall model was significant, with an area under the receiver operating characteristic curve (AUC) of 0.869, indicating the model has good to excellent discrimination between smokers and nonsmokers. Attitude remained significantly associated with future waterpipe smoking. © 2014 Copyright Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Noonan, D; Yan, G; Kulbok, P

Published Date

  • January 1, 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 23 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 224 - 229

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1547-0652

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 1067-828X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1080/1067828X.2013.786931

Citation Source

  • Scopus