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Rajabi S, Dashtinejad S B. Predict group membership of smokers and nonsmokers students Based on coping styles, mental health and Sensation. Iran South Med J 2016; 19 (1) :63-76
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1- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran , soranrajabi@gmail.com
2- Department of Psychology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, Persian Gulf University, Bushehr, Iran
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Background: The main purpose of this research is to survey relation between mental health, sensation seeking and coping style with cigarette smoking.

Material and Methods: Sample of this study were 312 boy students, who selected by simple randomly among total boys of Mohaghegh Ardabili university in 2013-14. This study is a correlation study. Data were collected with using the demographic characteristics Questionnaire, mental health of Goldberg, sensation-seeking of Arnet and Lazarus's & Folkman coping style Questionnaires.

Results: The result showed that %37.8(n=118) of samples were cigarette smoker and %62.2 (n=194) were non cigarette smokers. The results of discriminant analysis showed that among variables, seeking social support, avoid, the high sensation seeking, coping confrontation, somatization symptoms, responsibility and depression can predict to join the group of male students smokers and nonsmokers.  Seeking social support was the best predictor to be in group of cigarette smoker and non-smoker boy student.

Conclusion: This study showed the sensation seeking, coping styles and mental health are effective in approach to cigarette smoking. 

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Type of Study: Original | Subject: Public Health
Received: 2015/01/10 | Accepted: 2015/02/25 | Published: 2016/02/25

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