"Smoking is like..": high school students’ beliefs on cigarette smoke

Author/s Manuela Cantoia
Publishing Year 2013 Issue 2012/4
Language Italian Pages 16 P. 605-620 File size 223 KB
DOI 10.3280/RIP2012-004002
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The paper deals with the prevention of smoking habits in adolescence. A study on 439 high school students was carried out in order to analyse subjective representations of the smoking experience. Possible paths of intervention are discussed focusing on the importance of working on developing a sense of self-efficacy and self-image rather than on medical knowledge.

Il contributo affronta il tema della prevenzione del fumo giovanile presentando uno studio condotto con 439 studenti liceali allo scopo di indagare le rappresentazioni e i vissuti soggettivi legati all’esperienza del fumo. Vengono discusse possibili piste di intervento focalizzando la rilevanza di un lavoro orientato piu allo sviluppo di un senso di autoefficacia e dell’immagine di se, piuttosto che sul piano medico informativo.

Keywords: Tobacco addiction, adolescence, prevention

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Manuela Cantoia, "Fumare è come..": le credenze sul fumo degli studenti di scuola superiore in "RICERCHE DI PSICOLOGIA " 4/2012, pp 605-620, DOI: 10.3280/RIP2012-004002