The association of media exposure and media literacy with adolescent alcohol and tobacco use

Fong Ching Chang, Nae Fang Miao, Ching Mei Lee, Ping Hung Chen, Chiung Hui Chiu, Shu Ching Lee

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Abstract

This study examined the relationship of media exposure and media literacy to alcohol and tobacco use among adolescents in Taiwan. A total of 2992 10th-grade students recruited from 26 high schools in Taipei, Taiwan, completed a questionnaire in 2010. The multivariable analysis results indicated that the students with higher alcohol and tobacco media exposure were more likely to use alcohol and tobacco and have intentions to drink and smoke, while students with higher media literacy were less likely to use alcohol and have intentions to drink and smoke.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)513-525
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Health Psychology
Volume21
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2016 Jan 1

Keywords

  • Taiwan
  • alcohol
  • media exposure
  • media literacy
  • tobacco

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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