Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/193268
Title:
Who Are the Cigarette Smokers in Arizona
Author:
Chen, Mei-Kuang
Issue Date:
2007
Publisher:
The University of Arizona.
Rights:
Copyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.
Abstract:
The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between cigarette smoking and socio-demographic variables based on the empirical literature and the primitive theories in the field. Two regression approaches, logistic regression and linear multiple regression, were conducted on the two most recent Arizona Adult Tobacco Surveys to test the hypothesized models. The results showed that cigarette smokers in Arizona are mainly residents who have not completed a four-year college degree, who are unemployed, White, non-Hispanic, or young to middle-aged adults. Among the socio-demographic predictors of interest, education is the most important variable in identifying cigarette smokers, even though the predictive power of these socio-demographic variables is small. Practical and methodological implications of these findings are discussed.
Type:
text; Electronic Thesis
Keywords:
tobacco; logistic regression; multiple regression; cigarette smoking; demographic variables; large sample size
Degree Name:
MA
Degree Level:
masters
Degree Program:
Psychology; Graduate College
Degree Grantor:
University of Arizona
Committee Chair:
Sechrest, Lee B.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoENen_US
dc.titleWho Are the Cigarette Smokers in Arizonaen_US
dc.creatorChen, Mei-Kuangen_US
dc.contributor.authorChen, Mei-Kuangen_US
dc.date.issued2007en_US
dc.publisherThe University of Arizona.en_US
dc.rightsCopyright © is held by the author. Digital access to this material is made possible by the University Libraries, University of Arizona. Further transmission, reproduction or presentation (such as public display or performance) of protected items is prohibited except with permission of the author.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between cigarette smoking and socio-demographic variables based on the empirical literature and the primitive theories in the field. Two regression approaches, logistic regression and linear multiple regression, were conducted on the two most recent Arizona Adult Tobacco Surveys to test the hypothesized models. The results showed that cigarette smokers in Arizona are mainly residents who have not completed a four-year college degree, who are unemployed, White, non-Hispanic, or young to middle-aged adults. Among the socio-demographic predictors of interest, education is the most important variable in identifying cigarette smokers, even though the predictive power of these socio-demographic variables is small. Practical and methodological implications of these findings are discussed.en_US
dc.typetexten_US
dc.typeElectronic Thesisen_US
dc.subjecttobaccoen_US
dc.subjectlogistic regressionen_US
dc.subjectmultiple regressionen_US
dc.subjectcigarette smokingen_US
dc.subjectdemographic variablesen_US
dc.subjectlarge sample sizeen_US
thesis.degree.nameMAen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineGraduate Collegeen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Arizonaen_US
dc.contributor.chairSechrest, Lee B.en_US
dc.identifier.proquest2286en_US
dc.identifier.oclc659748136en_US
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