Depressive symptoms in relation to alcohol and tobacco use in South African university students

SOURCE: Psychological Reports
OUTPUT TYPE: Journal Article
PUBLICATION YEAR: 2003
TITLE AUTHOR(S): K.Peltzer
KEYWORDS: ADOLESCENT BOYS, TOBACCO USE, UNIVERSITY STUDENTS
DEPARTMENT: Social Aspects of Public Health (SAPH)
Print: HSRC Library: shelf number 2644

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Abstract

A questionnaire was administered to 793 randomly chosen black university students whose ages ranged from 18 to 25 years. Analysis of variance suggested the association between depressive symptoms and alcohol use but not with tobacco use; however, alcohol and tobacco use were highly correlated. Regression analysis identified drinking status as predictor for depressive symptoms.