Psychological and related characteristics of smokers and nonsmokers

Joseph D. Matarazzo, George Saslow

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Abstract

The relatively few (44) studies available comparing smokers and nonsmokers on a variety of variables (e.g., age, sex, anxiety, alcohol consumption) reveal many statistically significant differences along with considerable overlap between the 2 groups. Variables such as divorce, anxiety, neuroticism, and high consumption of coffee or alcohol are a few of the factors found to be more characteristic of smokers. Variables such as race (white vs. negro), education, and IQ do not differentiate between smokers and nonsmokers. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2006 APA, all rights reserved).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)493-513
Number of pages21
JournalPsychological Bulletin
Volume57
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 1960

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Keywords

  • DYNAMICS)
  • PERSONALITY (STRUCTURE &
  • PERSONALITY, OF SMOKERS
  • SMOKER, CHARACTERISTICS OF

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychology(all)

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