This study examined the relationship between school performance, smoking, and quitting attempts among teenagers.
A logistic regression model was used to predict the probability of being a current smoker or a former smoker.
Date were derived from the 1990 California Youth Tobacco Survey.
Students'school performance was a key factor in predicting smoking and quitting attempts when other sociodemograhic and family income factors were controlled.
Developing academic or remedial classes designed to improve students'school performance may lead to a reduction in smoking rates among teenagers while simultaneously providing a human capital investment in their futures.
Mots-clés Pascal : Tabagisme, Réussite scolaire, Corrélation, Adolescent, Homme, Milieu scolaire, Californie, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Education santé
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Tobacco smoking, Academic achievement, Correlation, Adolescent, Human, School environment, California, United States, North America, America, Health education
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0290430
Code Inist : 002B18C05C. Création : 27/11/1998.