Predictors of smoking and alcohol use in Japanese and Japanese-American college students

dc.contributor.author Tomioka, Michiyo en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-07-22T00:13:20Z
dc.date.available 2011-07-22T00:13:20Z
dc.date.issued 2006 en_US
dc.description Thesis (M.S.)--University of Hawaii at Manoa, 2006. en_US
dc.description Includes bibliographical references (leaves 64-70). en_US
dc.description viii, 70 leaves, bound ill. 29 cm en_US
dc.description.abstract This study investigates and identifies the predictors of cigarette smoking and alcohol use and acculturation of Japanese and Japanese American students in Hawaii. The Transtheroetica1 Model was applied to investigate smoking and alcohol behavior and attitudes. A cross-sectional self-report survey was conducted through convenience sampling and the snowball sampling technique. The total 92 participants (Japanese 69.6%; Japanese Americans 30.4%) completed either English version or Japanese version of survey. Data were analyzed using Analysis of Variance, Chi-square, and Regression to test the significance. These analyses indicate that onset of smoking and drinking is associated with Japanese culture. Some extent acculturation is influential factor in both smoking and alcohol behavior. However, the nationality and education have stronger associations with smoking; education is stronger factor to predict alcohol use than acculturation among Japanese and Japanese American students. Results indicate a need for cultural-specific interventions for Japanese and Japanese Americans. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10125/20877
dc.language.iso en-US en_US
dc.relation Theses for the degree of Master of Science (University of Hawaii at Manoa). Public Health; no. 4109 en_US
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dc.subject Japanese students -- Alcohol use -- Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Japanese American college students -- Alcohol use -- Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Japanese students -- Tobacco use -- Hawaii en_US
dc.subject Japanese American college students -- Tobacco use -- Hawaii en_US
dc.title Predictors of smoking and alcohol use in Japanese and Japanese-American college students en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.type.dcmi Text en_US
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