The relations of school staff smokers'attitudes about modeling smoking behavior in students and their receptivity to no-smoking policy.
This study examined school personnel smokers'reports regarding how they would feel if a no-smoking ban was instituted on school premises.
Demographics, smoking history, interest in quitting, and perception of school staff as role models for student smoking behaviors were examined as concurrent predictors of personnel attitudes toward a school-wide no-smoking policy.
Generally, the fifty-nine respondents, sampled from fourteen schools, were interested in quitting smoking, but they did not favor a policy prohibiting smoking on campus.
A staff role model index was a significant predictor of support for a no-smoking policy ; the stronger the belief that staff influence their students'smoking, the greater the desire for a smoking ban at school.
Compliance by school staff to future regulations that schools become smokefree environments may be improved if staff believe or are taught that they can directly affect students'smoking behaviors.
Mots-clés Pascal : Enseignant, Personnel, Milieu scolaire, Fumeur, Perception sociale, Attitude, Réglementation, Motivation, Sevrage toxique, Interdiction
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Teacher, Personnel, School environment, Smoker, Social perception, Attitude, Regulation, Motivation, Poison withdrawal
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0185705
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 21/05/1997.