Distinctive role of opinion leaders in the social networks of school adolescents: an investigation of e-cigarette use

Gentina E., Kilic D., Dancoine P. -.

PUBLIC HEALTH, vol.144, pp.109-116, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 144
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.puhe.2016.11.020
  • Journal Name: PUBLIC HEALTH
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.109-116
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: This study examines a diverse set of social motives (e.g. peer support, peer pressure, social loneliness) for e-cigarette use, through the mediating effects of opinion leadership, among both male and female adolescents.