TITLE

PREVALENCE AND SOCIAL NORMS ASSOCIATED WITH CIGARETTE SMOKING AMONG STUDENTS ATTENDING HISTORICALLY BLACK COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

AUTHOR(S)
Laws, Michelle A.; Holliday, Rhonda Conerly; Huang, Chien Ju
PUB. DATE
June 2007
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2007, Vol. 22 Issue 2, p96
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
A substantial amount of the research on tobacco use among college students has used data collected from colleges and universities with relatively small racial and ethnic minority populations. The current study investigates the prevalence and social norms associated with tobacco use among students attending Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The study includes a random sample of 2533 undergraduate college students attending nine HBCUs in North Carolina. Eighty-six percent of the respondents were non-smokers compared to 14% smokers. In general, smoking was discouraged (82%) among the student population. Smokers were more likely to experience feelings of depression, anxiety, low morale, lack of motivation and anger compared to non-smokers.
ACCESSION #
26967113

 

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