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Girls, pecking order and smoking.
Michell L, Amos A. Michell L, et al. Among authors: amos a. Soc Sci Med. 1997 Jun;44(12):1861-9. doi: 10.1016/s0277-9536(96)00295-x. Soc Sci Med. 1997. PMID: 9194247
Against a background of growing concern about the failure to reduce cigarette smoking amongst young people, particularly girls, this paper attempts to unravel the complex interrelationships between smoking, peer group structure and gender. We were particularly intrigued to …
Against a background of growing concern about the failure to reduce cigarette smoking amongst young people, particularly girls, this …
Continuities and changes: teenage smoking and occupational transition.
Bell R, Pavis S, Amos A, Cunningham-Burley S. Bell R, et al. Among authors: amos a. J Adolesc. 1999 Oct;22(5):683-94. doi: 10.1006/jado.1999.0263. J Adolesc. 1999. PMID: 10527539
Using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods, the study shows that this is a period of considerable flux in smoking behaviour. Becoming a regular smoker is not a straightforward progressive process. The role of friendship groups and social c …
Using a mixture of qualitative and quantitative methods, the study shows that this is a period of considerable flux in smoking …
Health related behavioural change in context: young people in transition.
Pavis S, Cunningham-Burley S, Amos A. Pavis S, et al. Among authors: amos a. Soc Sci Med. 1998 Nov;47(10):1407-18. doi: 10.1016/s0277-9536(98)00257-3. Soc Sci Med. 1998. PMID: 9823037
Agency is prioritised and structural disembeddedness increasingly assumed: people are held to construct their identities and biographies reflexively from a diverse range of experiences and opportunities. ...We provide a situated account of health related behaviours …
Agency is prioritised and structural disembeddedness increasingly assumed: people are held to construct their identities and biographies ref …
Healthy or druggy? Self-image, ideal image and smoking behaviour among young people.
Amos A, Gray D, Currie C, Elton R. Amos A, et al. Soc Sci Med. 1997 Sep;45(6):847-58. doi: 10.1016/s0277-9536(96)00425-x. Soc Sci Med. 1997. PMID: 9255917
These attributes were incorporated into a self-completion questionnaire which was administered to 897 young people from three age groups (12-13 years, 15-16 years and 18-19 years). ...
These attributes were incorporated into a self-completion questionnaire which was administered to 897 young people from three age gro …
Implementation of a peer-led school based smoking prevention programme: a mixed methods process evaluation.
Dobbie F, Purves R, McKell J, Dougall N, Campbell R, White J, Amos A, Moore L, Bauld L. Dobbie F, et al. Among authors: amos a. BMC Public Health. 2019 Jun 13;19(1):742. doi: 10.1186/s12889-019-7112-7. BMC Public Health. 2019. PMID: 31196124 Free PMC article.
ASSIST is a school-based, peer-led smoking prevention programme that encourages the diffusion of non-smoking norms among secondary school students (aged 12-13), and was shown in a randomised control trial (conducted 2001-2004) to reduce the prevalence of weekly smok …
ASSIST is a school-based, peer-led smoking prevention programme that encourages the diffusion of non-smoking norms among secondary sc …
The social context of change in tobacco consumption following the introduction of 'smokefree' England legislation: a qualitative, longitudinal study.
Hargreaves K, Amos A, Highet G, Martin C, Platt S, Ritchie D, White M. Hargreaves K, et al. Among authors: amos a. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Aug;71(3):459-466. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.04.025. Epub 2010 May 12. Soc Sci Med. 2010. PMID: 20621745
Using a multi-level longitudinal case study design, we collected data at community and individual levels, from three months prior to the legislation to a year after its enactment through a range of methods, including semi-structured interviews with panel info …
Using a multi-level longitudinal case study design, we collected data at community and individual levels, from three months prior to …
'Waiting until they got home': gender, smoking and tobacco exposure in households in Scotland.
Robinson J, Ritchie D, Amos A, Cunningham-Burley S, Greaves L, Martin C. Robinson J, et al. Among authors: amos a. Soc Sci Med. 2010 Sep;71(5):884-90. doi: 10.1016/j.socscimed.2010.04.031. Epub 2010 May 20. Soc Sci Med. 2010. PMID: 20580143
Also, because of the changing social environment of smoking, and other life circumstances, a minority of women had increased their levels of home smoking. ...Although home smoking was linked to gendered caring responsibilities, other issues associated with being a s …
Also, because of the changing social environment of smoking, and other life circumstances, a minority of women had increased their le …
Young people, smoking and gender--a qualitative exploration.
Amos A, Bostock Y. Amos A, et al. Health Educ Res. 2007 Dec;22(6):770-81. doi: 10.1093/her/cyl075. Epub 2006 Aug 14. Health Educ Res. 2007. PMID: 16908497
However, we have only a limited understanding of the reasons behind these gender patterns. This paper reports the findings from a qualitative study which used single-sex focus groups to explore the gendered nature of the meaning and function of smoking among Scottis …
However, we have only a limited understanding of the reasons behind these gender patterns. This paper reports the findings from a
"It's like an addiction first thing...afterwards it's like a habit": daily smoking behaviour among people living in areas of deprivation.
Bancroft A, Wiltshire S, Parry O, Amos A. Bancroft A, et al. Among authors: amos a. Soc Sci Med. 2003 Mar;56(6):1261-7. doi: 10.1016/s0277-9536(02)00124-7. Soc Sci Med. 2003. PMID: 12600363
The paper shows how smokers have a sophisticated understanding of these concepts and the way in which they affected their smoking behaviour across the course of a 'typical' day. The paper argues that daily contexts which smokers inhabit either constrain or facilitat …
The paper shows how smokers have a sophisticated understanding of these concepts and the way in which they affected their smoking beh …
Adolescent smoking and family structure in Europe.
Griesbach D, Amos A, Currie C. Griesbach D, et al. Among authors: amos a. Soc Sci Med. 2003 Jan;56(1):41-52. doi: 10.1016/s0277-9536(02)00014-x. Soc Sci Med. 2003. PMID: 12435550
It also investigates the association between family structure and a number of known smoking risk factors including family socio-economic status, the adolescent's disposable income, parental smoking and the presence of other smokers in the adolescent's home. Findings are ba …
It also investigates the association between family structure and a number of known smoking risk factors including family socio-econo …
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