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A longitudinal study exploring Liverpool primary schoolchildren's perspectives on smoking

Porcellato, L, Dugdill, L and Springett, J 2005, 'A longitudinal study exploring Liverpool primary schoolchildren's perspectives on smoking' , Childhood, 12 (4) , pp. 425-443.

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Abstract

A cohort study was designed to explore over 200 primary schoolchildren's (ages 4–7) perspectives on smoking in the context of their own lives and subsequently, to assess any changes in these perspectives over time. Results showed that, in general, the children had a negative disposition about the habit, which did not dissipate over the 3-year study period. They had a fairly substantive understanding of smoking, in particular of the consequences to health, which increased in breadth and depth over time and they acknowledged the central role that the family played within the 'culture' of smoking. Such results have implications for the development of effective school-based smoking prevention strategies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Children, longitudinal study, perspectives, smoking
Themes: Subjects / Themes > H Social Sciences > HQ The family. Marriage. Woman > HQ503 The family. Marriage. Home > HQ0767 Children. Child development
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > RA0421 Public health. Hygiene. Preventive Medicine
Subjects / Themes > R Medicine > RJ Pediatrics > RJ101 Child Health. Child health services
Health and Wellbeing
Subjects outside of the University Themes
Schools: Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Health Sciences > Centre for Health Sciences Research
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care
Colleges and Schools > College of Health & Social Care > School of Nursing, Midwifery, Social Work & Social Sciences > Centre for Social Justice Research
Journal or Publication Title: Childhood
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 09075682
Depositing User: H Kenna
Date Deposited: 02 Aug 2007 12:09
Last Modified: 20 Aug 2013 16:44
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/35

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