Publication Date

1968

Document Type

Dissertation/Thesis

First Advisor

Jesser, Clinton J.

Degree Name

M.A. (Master of Arts)

Department

Department of Sociology and Anthropology

LCSH

Smoking

Abstract

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.

Comments

Includes bibliographical references.

Extent

xvii, 125 pages

Language

eng

Publisher

Northern Illinois University

Rights Statement

In Copyright

Rights Statement 2

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Media Type

Text

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