Locus of control and smokeless tobacco use among adolescents.

M. Dignan, G. Block, A. Steckler, G. Howard, M. Cosby

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Abstract

Seventh-grade students from two school districts in rural North Carolina were surveyed to determine the prevalence and correlates of smokeless tobacco use. The survey was carried out as part of a larger project intended to study prevalence of "risky" behaviors, specifically alcohol and tobacco use. Data were collected from 322 students: 49% male, 36.6% nonwhite. Of those reporting use of smokeless tobacco (11.4%), virtually all were male; most reported weekly use, with a small proportion (1.3%) reporting daily use. Locus of control of "occasional" users was significantly more internal than those reporting "regular" use (p less than .05).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)377-381
Number of pages5
JournalAdolescence
Volume21
Issue number82
StatePublished - Jun 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)

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