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The influence of school culture on smoking among pupils.

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School factors and not solely pupil composition probably cause variation in smoking prevalence amongst schools, but there are no theoretical models to explain why. In this paper we propose a hypothesis to explain schools' influence on pupils' smoking and test this using an existing cross-sectional survey of 23,282 pupils from 166 secondary schools in the West Midlands, UK. We hypothesise that school-level educational achievement scores would not be associated with smoking prevalence, but scho...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Primary Care Health Sciences
Markham, WA More by this author
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Journal:
Social science and medicine (1982)
Volume:
58
Issue:
9
Pages:
1767-1780
Publication date:
2004-05-05
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EISSN:
1873-5347
ISSN:
0277-9536
URN:
uuid:6bf3533e-b79b-4bc2-bbe7-23c857a7bcf6
Source identifiers:
351570
Local pid:
pubs:351570

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