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  NCJ Number: NCJ 241876     Find in a Library
  Title: Associations Between School Perceptions and Tobacco Use in a Sample of Southern Middle School Students
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  Author(s): Willie H. Oglesby ; Sara J. Corwin ; Ruth P. Saunders ; Myriam E. Torres ; Donna L. Richter
  Journal: Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse  Volume:21  Issue:5  Dated:November - December 2012  Pages:414 to 426
  Date Published: 11/2012
  Page Count: 13
  Annotation: This study examined the relationship between school perceptions and tobacco use among a sample of middle school youth.
  Abstract: Cigarettes are responsible for nearly 443,000 deaths per year in the United States. Eighty percent of adult smokers began smoking before the age of 18. In 2009, 17.2 percent of high school and 5.2 percent of middle school youths reported being a smoker. Research on school perceptions suggests that “engaged” students get more from school on all levels, including reduced health risk behaviors. The purpose of this study was to identify which school perceptions are protective against tobacco use in a sample of middle school youths. Results conclude that high levels of educational attachment are significantly associated with low levels of tobacco use. Abstract published by arrangement with Taylor and Francis.
  Main Term(s): Youth (Under 15)
  Index Term(s): Perception ; Students ; Schools ; Tobacco use ; Prevention and Education (drug)
  Sponsoring Agency: John S. and James L. Knight Foundation
United States of America
  Type: Report (Study/Research)
  Country: United States of America
  Language: English
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