Jesser, Clinton J.
M.A. (Master of Arts)
Department of Sociology and Anthropology
This is a study of the influence of selected group and category affiliations and credible communications on smoking behavior. The data, computed from a sample of 120 senior high school students at Freeport High School in Freeport, Illinois, was obtained by means of a questionnaire which was developed by the researcher. Chi-square analysis was used wherever possible to test relationships. Some of the findings of this research included the following: (1) Cigarette smoking behavior of high school seniors is influenced by their friends. (2) Communication linking smoking with lung disease had little or no affect in influencing cigarette smoking behavior of the respondents. (3) Acceptance or rejection of information linking cigarette smoking to lung diseases by respondents was affected by the respondent's friends acceptance or rejection of this information.
Biestek, Paul J., "An exploratory study of the influence of selected social factors on smoking behavior" (1968). Graduate Research Theses & Dissertations. 1310.
xvii, 125 pages
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