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Author: Leena, Koivusilta; Tomi, Lintonen; Arja, Rimpela
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CMCH Synopsis: A group of teens in Finland were surveyed about their use of tobacco, alcohol and cell phones. Girls tended to drink more alcohol and smoke more than boys. For both boys and girls, cell phone use and smoking and drinking tended to go together. The amount of spending money they had was also related to how much they smoked and drank. The authors discuss the fact that culture could have affected the results, but it seems like unhealthy behaviors are related to cell phone use in adolescents. Center on Media and Child Health
Year: 2005
Article Title: Intensity of mobile phone use and health compromising behaviours -- How is information and communication technology connected to health-related lifestyle in adolescence?
Journal: Journal of Adolescence
Volume: 28
Issue: 28
Pages: 35-47
ISSN: 0140-1971
Source of Funding: Ministry of Social Affairs and Health in Finland; Juhn Vainio Foundation; Health Promotion Research Programme of the Academy of Finland
Study Design: Correlational Study
Publication Type: Journal Article
Age Group: Adolescence (13-17 yrs)
Keywords: Adolescent Attitudes
Antisocial Behavior
Cell Phones
Health Behavior
Peer Group
Prosocial Behavior
Social isolation
Socioeconomic Differences



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