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Profiling student smokers:a behavioral approach


  • Theofanides, Faidon
  • Makri, Vasiliki
  • Mavroeidis, Vasileios
  • Iliopoulos, Dimitrios


The aim of the present study is to construct a coherent profile of student smokers in Greece, based on their behavioral and demographic characteristics. In this context, we collected data by administrating an anonymous self-completed questionnaire, which was answered by students of University and Technological Educational Institute (T.E.I.) of Patras. The final sample consists of 1,190 student smokers. For the purposes of the present study, principal component analysis was utilized to explore and detect the demographic and behavioral profiles of Greek student smokers. The factor solution identified 5 demographic factors and 14 behavioral factors. All factors were labeled, interpreted and discussed in the light of existing knowledge in order to understand better the consumer behavior of student smokers.

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  • Theofanides, Faidon & Makri, Vasiliki & Mavroeidis, Vasileios & Iliopoulos, Dimitrios, 2011. "Profiling student smokers:a behavioral approach," MPRA Paper 35511, University Library of Munich, Germany.
  • Handle: RePEc:pra:mprapa:35511

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    Student Smoking; factor analysis; consumer behavior;

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    • M31 - Business Administration and Business Economics; Marketing; Accounting; Personnel Economics - - Marketing and Advertising - - - Marketing
    • I18 - Health, Education, and Welfare - - Health - - - Government Policy; Regulation; Public Health
    • C30 - Mathematical and Quantitative Methods - - Multiple or Simultaneous Equation Models; Multiple Variables - - - General

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