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Am J Health Behav. 2013 Sep;37(5):599-609. doi: 10.5993/AJHB.37.5.3.

Antecedents of university students' hookah smoking intention.

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University of Tampa, Tampa, FL, USA. MMartinasek@ut.edu

Abstract

OBJECTIVES:

To examine antecedents of university students' intention to smoke hookah using the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) as a conceptual framework.

METHODS:

We sampled students at a US university using 3 strategies: intercept interviews (N = 62) with hookah smokers and nonsmokers; 3 focus groups (smokers only N = 21); and online survey (N = 369). We evaluated TRA constructs regarding intention to smoke hookah and used factor analysis to identify antecedent domains concerning attitudes toward hookah smoking.

RESULTS:

Three domains emerged: benefits, negative health effects, meeting expectations. Attitudes toward hookah smoking were more positively correlated with intention than was subjective norm.

CONCLUSIONS:

Benefits and attitudes were strong determinants of future intention.

PMID:
23985282
DOI:
10.5993/AJHB.37.5.3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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