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Stereotypes of smokers held by Hispanic and white non-Hispanic smokers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2793279     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A group of Hispanic and White non-Hispanic smokers were asked to report the stereotypes they hold of smokers in general. All respondents tended to think that smokers were Nervous, Friendly, and Sociable; although White non-Hispanics felt more certain than Hispanics that smokers were Friendly, Aggressive, Sociable, Attractive, and Feminine. Factor analyses of the responses showed three common (across ethnicity) factors: Sociability, Self-Presentation, and Nervousness. Only the Self-Presentation factor showed statistically significant differences between the two ethnic groups. The amount of cigarettes smoked had no effect on the stereotypes but the more highly acculturated Hispanics showed stereotypes that resembled those of the White non-Hispanics.
G Marín; E J Perez-Stable; R Otero-Sabogal; F Sabogal; B VanOss Marín
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The International journal of the addictions     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0020-773X     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J Addict     Publication Date:  1989 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1989-11-06     Completed Date:  1989-11-06     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0123640     Medline TA:  Int J Addict     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  203-13     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of San Francisco, California 94117-1080.
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MeSH Terms
Anxiety / psychology
European Continental Ancestry Group / psychology*
Hispanic Americans / psychology*
San Francisco
Smoking* / psychology
Social Behavior
Grant Support
1 R18 CA39260/CA/NCI NIH HHS

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