O'Toole, Terrence P.; Torabi, Mohammad R.
January 2001
American Journal of Health Studies;2001, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p20
Academic Journal
Abstract: Tobacco-related health problems are due, in part, to the outcome of the personal choice of the individual. This study investigated the relationship betmeenpsychological types, as determined by the MyersBriggs Type Indicator (MBTI), and tobacco use among young adults. A cross-sectional survey of 1,029 university students using the MBTI and the Tobacco Use Inventory yielded psychological type and tobacco use data. Results suggest there exist several psychological types that have a higher than expected association with tobacco use than other types. Use of the MBTI may provide insight into disease prevention efforts regarding the impact of personality on tobacco use prevention.


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