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Keywords

adolescent, current smoking, experimental smoking, risk-taking tendency

 

Authors

  1. Lee, Haein MSN, RN
  2. Park, Sunhee PhD, MPH, RN

Abstract

Abstract: This study aimed to investigate the effects of risk-taking tendency on experimental smoking and current smoking among male high school students in the Republic of Korea (N = 295). A multinomial logistic regression was used to examine their relationship. After adjustment for other covariates, risk-taking tendency showed no significant association with experimental smoking but did show a statistically significant association with current smoking. In addition, other factors significantly related to cigarette use differed depending on the type of smoking behavior. Social factors were significantly associated with experimental smoking, whereas personal attributes were significantly linked to current smoking.