The purpose of this study was to see if there is a co relational relationship between an individual’s smoking habits and the smoking habits of his/her family. There were hopes of finding a relationship between people’s habits and whether their smoking relative is biologically related or not. The hypothesis seeks to find a relationship between an individual’s smoking habits and the smoking habits of their family. There were seventy-eight undergraduate students from Lindenwood University surveyed and only eight were smokers. Thirty-seven point five percent, or three out of eight, smokers in the study had a mom that smoked, and the same percentage goes for smokers who had a dad that smoked. Only one out of eight smokers had a biological brother, sister, or step parent that smoked which is twelve point five percent. The implications of the findings of the smokers’ surveys found no statistical significance for any of the categories. What was found is that more smokers have family members that do not smoke, which is the opposite of the hypothesis stated.
"Relationship of Cigarette Smoking and the Habits of a Smoker’s Family,"
Undergraduate Psychology Research Methods Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 6.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.lindenwood.edu/psych_journals/vol1/iss10/6
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