IS EARLY SMOKING A FASHION TREND OR A DEFENSIVE MECHANISM? – STUDY ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS

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Title: IS EARLY SMOKING A FASHION TREND OR A DEFENSIVE MECHANISM? – STUDY ON CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR AMONG STUDENTS
Issue: Vol. 7, No 1, 2014
Published date: 20-05-2014 (print) / 20-05-2014 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: Péter Huszka
László Józsa
Ida Ercsey
Keywords: adolescents, health behaviour, smoking, consumer behaviour
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2014/7-1/13
DOAJ: https://doaj.org/article/9399dfa7d5424403a963db15da2825bf
Language: English
Pages: 142-156 (15)
JEL classification: P36
Website: https://www.economics-sociology.eu/?248,en_is-early-smoking-a-fashion-trend-or-a-defensive-mechanism-%E2%80%93-study-on-consumer-behaviour-among-students
File https://www.economics-sociology.eu/files/17_26_Huszka_Jozsa_Ercsey.pdf
Abstract

Health status in Hungary has been deteriorating since the mid-1960s, resulting that Hungary is behind the developed health cultures - mainly Western European – countries. Considering these facts, our scientific interest turned to the examination of health awareness, drinking and smoking habits, healthy lifestyles, state of health and environmental awareness of adolescents and youngsters. To realize these tasks, during the set-up of the sample our aim was to provide representativeness and randomness. The research found that those pupils, who had a harmonious relationship with their parents, maintained a lower level (substance use) smoking and smoking frequency characteristic. No less important is the observation that youngsters try the cigarettes more and more early, but they are far too optimistic in assessing their own health.