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Research Question - Psychology 313 Correlations Among...

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Psychology 313 February 18, 2008 Correlations Among Self-Esteem, Stress and Smoking Tobacco smoking is a prevalent habit among college students and young adults. Whether it is during a study break, on the way to class, or in the middle of a bar, it seems there is always someone with a cigarette. Tobacco usage is a growing health concern, and awareness initiatives have increased recently in forms such as television commercials. Yet, many people continue smoking and many also begin smoking. With information about the detriments of smoking so readily available, it seems likely there are underlying psychological motives associated with smoking. Two such possibilities which I have chosen to explore are self-esteem and stress. During the college years, individuals develop lifestyle patterns to which they will likely adhere for the remainder of their adult lives. One’s choice as a young adult to be either a smoker or a non-smoker is important. Although this choice can potentially be
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