Smoking in teenage girls: an assessment of attitudes and the influence of family and peer smoking.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621155
Title:
Smoking in teenage girls: an assessment of attitudes and the influence of family and peer smoking.
Authors:
Law, N.; Haynes, Caroline Anne
Abstract:
The present study examine the influence of the smoking behaviour of family members and peers on the smoking behaviour of teenage girls. Attitudes towards smoking are also examined across three age groups. 130 Females from three age groups, 12/13 years, 15/16 years and 18/19 years competed a smoking questionnaire. Significant differences in smoking behaviour were found across age groups and indicate that the main period for transition from non-smoker to smoker occurs between the ages of 15/16 and 18/19. Examination of the influence of family and peer smoking indicated that having a father, older sister or best friend who smoked influenced smoking in teenage girls. The smoking behaviour of other family members was less important. Attitudes toward smoking were also found to vary across the age groups.
Affiliation:
University of Derby
Citation:
Law, N. and Haynes, C. A. (2000). Smoking in teenage girls: an assessment of attitudes and the influence of family and peer smoking. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society 8 (1), 17-18.
Publisher:
British Psychological Society
Journal:
Proceedings of the British Psychological Society
Issue Date:
2000
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10545/621155
Additional Links:
http://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/conf_abstracts
Type:
Meetings and Proceedings
Language:
en
Appears in Collections:
Centre for Psychological Research

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorLaw, N.en
dc.contributor.authorHaynes, Caroline Anneen
dc.date.accessioned2016-12-14T19:15:52Z-
dc.date.available2016-12-14T19:15:52Z-
dc.date.issued2000-
dc.identifier.citationLaw, N. and Haynes, C. A. (2000). Smoking in teenage girls: an assessment of attitudes and the influence of family and peer smoking. Proceedings of the British Psychological Society 8 (1), 17-18.en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621155-
dc.description.abstractThe present study examine the influence of the smoking behaviour of family members and peers on the smoking behaviour of teenage girls. Attitudes towards smoking are also examined across three age groups. 130 Females from three age groups, 12/13 years, 15/16 years and 18/19 years competed a smoking questionnaire. Significant differences in smoking behaviour were found across age groups and indicate that the main period for transition from non-smoker to smoker occurs between the ages of 15/16 and 18/19. Examination of the influence of family and peer smoking indicated that having a father, older sister or best friend who smoked influenced smoking in teenage girls. The smoking behaviour of other family members was less important. Attitudes toward smoking were also found to vary across the age groups.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherBritish Psychological Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.bps.org.uk/bpslegacy/conf_abstractsen
dc.subjectSmokingen
dc.subjectTeenage girlsen
dc.subjectFamily influenceen
dc.subjectPeersen
dc.titleSmoking in teenage girls: an assessment of attitudes and the influence of family and peer smoking.en
dc.typeMeetings and Proceedingsen
dc.contributor.departmentUniversity of Derbyen
dc.identifier.journalProceedings of the British Psychological Societyen
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