Acculturation, health locus of control, and smoking tobacco in Cuban-American, Puerto Rican and Mexican-American youth in the United States
Stoyanova, Neli Vladimirova
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The purpose of the proposed study is to examine the relation between acculturation strategy, health locus of control, and smoking tobacco among ethnic subgroups of Hispanic youth in the United States. The sample includes 213 Cuban-American, 1350 Mexican-American, and 632 Puerto Rican adolescents 12-19 years of age. The data are collected as part of a national Hispanic Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (HHANES) conducted from 1982 to 1984. Analysis is conducted to assess whether smoking tobacco can be accurately predicted by acculturation strategy and/or health locus of control.