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Associations And Predictors Of Depressive Symptoms And Smoking Among Adolescents In United States

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Associations And Predictors Of Depressive Symptoms And Smoking Among Adolescents In United States

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dc.contributor.author Mo, Bonnie Choi en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2008-04-22T02:41:26Z
dc.date.available 2008-04-22T02:41:26Z
dc.date.issued 2008-04-22T02:41:26Z
dc.date.submitted December 2007 en_US
dc.identifier.other DISS-1860 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10106/682
dc.description.abstract Studies done on the association of smoking and depression found inconclusive results in the direction of the association. The present study utilized public data from the Add Health to examine the associations between depressive symptoms and smoking concurrently and prospectively in adolescents, predictors of current smoking, and associations between concurrent depressive levels and smoking cessation status. The results indicate depressive symptoms promote concurrent and prospective smoking behavior. Higher levels of depressive symptoms at Wave I was characteristic of participants who smoked in the past and smoked regular. Higher depressive symptoms in Wave II were indicative of smoking initiation and regular smoking in Wave II. Also, depressive symptoms and age predicted current smoking status. Results did not find significant differences in depressive symptoms and smoking cessation. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.language.iso EN en_US
dc.publisher Social Work en_US
dc.title Associations And Predictors Of Depressive Symptoms And Smoking Among Adolescents In United States en_US
dc.type M.S.W. en_US
dc.contributor.committeeChair Moon, Sung Seek en_US
dc.degree.department Social Work en_US
dc.degree.discipline Social Work en_US
dc.degree.grantor University of Texas at Arlington en_US
dc.degree.level masters en_US
dc.degree.name M.S.W. en_US
dc.identifier.externalLink https://www.uta.edu/ra/real/editprofile.php?onlyview=1&pid=330
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