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Perceptions of smoking and nonsmoking peers: the value of smoker and nonsmoker prototypes in predicting smoking onset and regular smoking among adolescents.
Health Educ Behav. 2007 Dec; 34(6):897-910.HE

Abstract

Adolescents' perceptions of persons their age who smoke cigarettes (also known as prototypes of smoking peers) play a critical role in an adolescent's decision to start smoking. However, adolescents' perceptions of their peers who do not smoke (prototypes of nonsmoking peers) could be implicated in adolescents' smoking decisions as well. In the present study, the authors examined the additional role of nonsmoker prototypes in adolescents' smoking onset and regular smoking. At seven high schools, Dutch students (n = 1,035) between the ages of 12 and 15 years who were attending the eighth grade provided self-reported data on their smoker and nonsmoker prototypes and smoking behavior during a baseline and 6-month follow-up measurement. Logistic regression analyses showed that both smoker and nonsmoker prototypes assessed at Time 1 predicted smoking onset by Time 2 among nonsmoking adolescents. However, only nonsmoker prototypes predicted regular smoking among adolescents who smoked occasionally at baseline.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Behavioral Science Institute, Radboud University Nijmegen, The Netherlands. r.spijkerman@pwo.ru.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

17426189

Citation

Spijkerman, Renske, et al. "Perceptions of Smoking and Nonsmoking Peers: the Value of Smoker and Nonsmoker Prototypes in Predicting Smoking Onset and Regular Smoking Among Adolescents." Health Education & Behavior : the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, vol. 34, no. 6, 2007, pp. 897-910.
Spijkerman R, Van Den Eijnden RJ, Engels RC. Perceptions of smoking and nonsmoking peers: the value of smoker and nonsmoker prototypes in predicting smoking onset and regular smoking among adolescents. Health Educ Behav. 2007;34(6):897-910.
Spijkerman, R., Van Den Eijnden, R. J., & Engels, R. C. (2007). Perceptions of smoking and nonsmoking peers: the value of smoker and nonsmoker prototypes in predicting smoking onset and regular smoking among adolescents. Health Education & Behavior : the Official Publication of the Society for Public Health Education, 34(6), 897-910.
Spijkerman R, Van Den Eijnden RJ, Engels RC. Perceptions of Smoking and Nonsmoking Peers: the Value of Smoker and Nonsmoker Prototypes in Predicting Smoking Onset and Regular Smoking Among Adolescents. Health Educ Behav. 2007;34(6):897-910. PubMed PMID: 17426189.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Perceptions of smoking and nonsmoking peers: the value of smoker and nonsmoker prototypes in predicting smoking onset and regular smoking among adolescents. AU - Spijkerman,Renske, AU - Van Den Eijnden,Regina J J M, AU - Engels,Rutger C M E, Y1 - 2007/04/10/ PY - 2007/4/12/pubmed PY - 2008/3/12/medline PY - 2007/4/12/entrez SP - 897 EP - 910 JF - Health education & behavior : the official publication of the Society for Public Health Education JO - Health Educ Behav VL - 34 IS - 6 N2 - Adolescents' perceptions of persons their age who smoke cigarettes (also known as prototypes of smoking peers) play a critical role in an adolescent's decision to start smoking. However, adolescents' perceptions of their peers who do not smoke (prototypes of nonsmoking peers) could be implicated in adolescents' smoking decisions as well. In the present study, the authors examined the additional role of nonsmoker prototypes in adolescents' smoking onset and regular smoking. At seven high schools, Dutch students (n = 1,035) between the ages of 12 and 15 years who were attending the eighth grade provided self-reported data on their smoker and nonsmoker prototypes and smoking behavior during a baseline and 6-month follow-up measurement. Logistic regression analyses showed that both smoker and nonsmoker prototypes assessed at Time 1 predicted smoking onset by Time 2 among nonsmoking adolescents. However, only nonsmoker prototypes predicted regular smoking among adolescents who smoked occasionally at baseline. SN - 1090-1981 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/17426189/Perceptions_of_smoking_and_nonsmoking_peers:_the_value_of_smoker_and_nonsmoker_prototypes_in_predicting_smoking_onset_and_regular_smoking_among_adolescents_ L2 - https://journals.sagepub.com/doi/10.1177/1090198106294642?url_ver=Z39.88-2003&rfr_id=ori:rid:crossref.org&rfr_dat=cr_pub=pubmed DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -