An integrated framework for the analysis of adolescent cigarette smoking in middle school latino youth

Journal Article (Journal Article)

A framework based on five major theories of health behavior was used to identify the correlates of adolescent cigarette smoking. The framework emphasizes intentions to smoke cigarettes, factors that influence these intentions, and factors that moderate the intention-behavior relationship. Five hundred sixteen randomly selected Latino middle school youth in New York completed self-administered questionnaires. Adolescents reported their intentions to smoke, smoking-related expectancies, normative pressures to smoke, image implications of smoking, emotional reactions to smoking, and self-efficacy with respect to smoking. The framework yielded high levels of association with intentions to smoke. Specific smoking-related emotions, norms, and expectancies were associated with the likelihood of smoking. The framework can help guide the development of effective interventions tailored to specific populations. © 2011 SAGE Publications.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guilamo-Ramos, V; Dittus, P; Holloway, I; Bouris, A; Crossett, L

Published Date

  • March 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 43 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 193 - 224

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1552-8499

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0044-118X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1177/0044118X09358312

Citation Source

  • Scopus