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Title: The association of normative perceptions with adolescent smoking intentions
Authors: Brown, Abraham
Moodie, Crawford
Hastings, Gerard
MacKintosh, Anne Marie
Hassan, Louise
Thrasher, James F
Contact Email: gerard.hastings@stir.ac.uk
Keywords: Social norms
Smoking intentions
Adolescent smokers
Never smokers
Issue Date: Oct-2010
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Brown A, Moodie C, Hastings G, MacKintosh AM, Hassan L & Thrasher JF (2010) The association of normative perceptions with adolescent smoking intentions, Journal of Adolescence, 33 (5), pp. 603-614.
Abstract: The social norms approach suggests that tobacco use among a referent population will reduce provided they are presented with accurate information about the perceived norms of that behaviour. This study investigated adolescents' perceived tobacco-related norms on future smoking intentions, using a sample of 11-16 year olds (n = 804) from wave two of the Youth Tobacco Policy Survey. Structural equation modelling was used to analyse, simultaneously, the hypothesized normative model on future smoking intentions among both adolescent smokers and never smokers. While among adolescent smokers perceived prevalence, perceptions of the tobacco industry and risk from smoking were associated with future smoking intentions, among never smokers only perceived sibling approval was associated with future smoking intentions. The research highlights the need for more comprehensive anti-tobacco related campaigns that incorporate messages and stimuli relevant to behaviour reflecting these normative types.
Type: Journal Article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1893/11030
DOI Link: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.adolescence.2009.12.003
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