Predictors of Cigarette Smoking Behavior Among Military University Students in Taiwan

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243203
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Predictors of Cigarette Smoking Behavior Among Military University Students in Taiwan
Author(s):
Wang, Kwua-Yun; Yang, Chia-Chen
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Beta Chapter-At-Large
Author Details:
Wang, Kwua-Yun, PhD, RN, w6688@ndmctsgh.edu.tw; Yang, Chia-Chen, RN, MS;
Abstract:
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and predictors of smoking behaviors among military university students in Taiwan.

Methods: Methods: Using a cross-sectional design, 2,477 students were recruited for this study from seven universities across Taiwan. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data covering demographics, family environment, school environment, cigarette smoking attitudes, self-efficacy, and cigarette smoking behaviors. Both descriptive statistics and logistic regression were for the data analysis. A probability threshold
of .05 was considered as statistically significant.

Results: The prevalence of smoking among students in Taiwan has been recently reported as 5.7%. Of this number, 12.8% started smoking after enrollment in school and 33.3% became regular smokers. The main reason for first contact with smoking was curiosity. Avoiding the stress and the difficulties of smoking cessation explained continuing smoking behaviors. Over 80% of smokers attempted to quit but could not decide when to start. Age, peer influence, and self-efficacy were major predictors of student smoking behaviors.

 Conclusion: Smoking prevalence was not high among these students. However, more than one in four smokers became regular smokers after enrollment at school. Tobacco control and prevention strategies proved to be of vital importance, as peer influence and self-efficacy represented
major predictors of smoking behaviors. 

Keywords:
cigarette smoking behavior; military university students; predictors
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePredictors of Cigarette Smoking Behavior Among Military University Students in Taiwanen
dc.contributor.authorWang, Kwua-Yunen
dc.contributor.authorYang, Chia-Chenen
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Beta Chapter-At-Largeen
dc.author.detailsWang, Kwua-Yun, PhD, RN, w6688@ndmctsgh.edu.tw; Yang, Chia-Chen, RN, MS;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243203-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b>The purpose of this study was to investigate the prevalence and predictors of smoking behaviors among military university students in Taiwan. <p><b>Methods: </b> Methods:&nbsp;Using a cross-sectional design, 2,477 students&nbsp;were recruited for this study from seven universities across Taiwan. Structured questionnaires were used to collect data covering demographics, family environment, school environment, cigarette smoking attitudes, self-efficacy, and cigarette smoking behaviors. Both descriptive statistics and logistic regression were for the data analysis. A probability threshold<br /="/">of .05 was considered as statistically significant. <p><b>Results: </b>The prevalence of smoking among students&nbsp;in Taiwan has been recently reported as 5.7%. Of this number, 12.8% started smoking after enrollment in school and 33.3% became regular smokers. The main reason for first contact with smoking was curiosity. Avoiding the stress and the difficulties of smoking cessation explained continuing smoking behaviors. Over 80% of smokers attempted to quit but could not decide when to start. Age, peer influence, and self-efficacy were major predictors of student smoking behaviors. <p>&nbsp;<b>Conclusion: </b>Smoking prevalence was not high among these students. However, more than one in four smokers became regular smokers after enrollment at school. Tobacco control and prevention strategies proved to be of vital importance, as peer influence and self-efficacy represented<br /="/">major predictors of smoking behaviors.&nbsp;en
dc.subjectcigarette smoking behavioren
dc.subjectmilitary university studentsen
dc.subjectpredictorsen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:18:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:18:56Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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