Determinants of adolescents' smoking behaviour: a literature review

Geckova, A., van Dijk, J. P., van Ittersum-Gritter, T., Groothoff, J. W. & Post, D., Sep-2002, In : Central European Journal of Public Health. 10, 3, p. 79-87 9 p.

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A review of studies focused on determinants of adolescents' smoking behaviour (ASB) published between 1990-2000 is presented. Determinants were divided into three groups: individual factors, social factors and societal factors. Individual factors include knowledge, intentions, attitudes, health-related behaviour, personality characteristics and school-related variables. Social factors include smoking behaviour of parents, siblings, peers and significant adults, but also family characteristics, social support, and socio-economic status. Societal factors include restrictions on smoking, tobacco advertisement, and smoking behaviour of adolescents' role model.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-87
Number of pages9
JournalCentral European Journal of Public Health
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Sep-2002


  • Adolescent, Adolescent Behavior, Advertising as Topic, Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice, Humans, Mass Media, Nuclear Family, Peer Group, Risk Factors, Smoking, Social Environment, Socioeconomic Factors

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