Adolescent tobacco-related associative memory: a cross-sectional and contextual analysis

Kelly, Adrian B., Masterman, Paul and Marlatt, G. Alan (2006) Adolescent tobacco-related associative memory: a cross-sectional and contextual analysis. Nicotine and Tobacco Research, 8 1: 49-55.


Author Kelly, Adrian B.
Masterman, Paul
Marlatt, G. Alan
Title Adolescent tobacco-related associative memory: a cross-sectional and contextual analysis
Journal name Nicotine and Tobacco Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1462-2203
1469-994X
Publication date 2006-02
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1080/14622200500431676
Volume 8
Issue 1
Start page 49
End page 55
Total pages 7
Place of publication Abington, Oxfordshire, UK
Publisher Oxford University Press
Collection year 2006
Language eng
Subject C1
380107 Health, Clinical and Counselling Psychology
730205 Substance abuse
730219 Behaviour and health
Abstract Tobacco use is prevalent in adolescents, and understanding factors that contribute to its uptake and early development remains a critical public health priority. Implicit drug-related memory associations (DMAs) are predictive of drug use in older samples, but such models have little application to adolescent tobacco use. Moreover, extant research on memory associations yields little information on contextual factors that may be instrumental in the development of DMAs. The present study examined (a) the degree to which tobacco-related memory associations (TMAs) were associated with concurrent tobacco use and (b) the extent to which TMAs mediated the association of peer and self-use. A sample of 210 Australian high school students was recruited. Participants completed TMA tasks and behavioral checklists designed to obscure the tobacco-related focus of the study. Results showed that TMAs were associated with peer use, and TMAs predicted self-use. We found no evidence that TMAs mediated the association of peer and self-use. Future research might examine the emotive valence of implicit nodes and drinking behavior. The results have implications for testing the efficacy of consciousness-raising interventions for adolescents at risk of tobacco experimentation or regular use.
Keyword Public, environmental and occupational health
Alcohol
Expectancy
Smoking
Outcomes
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

 
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