Electronic nicotine delivery system (ENDS) devices are battery-powered products that produce a vapor the user inhales. Deficits in executive function have been found to predict conventional cigarette use and recently found to predict electronic cigarette use in adolescents. The purpose of the current study was to extend previous research and examine the association of executive function deficits and ENDS use in young adults, using a more comprehensive measure of ENDS devices. Participants included a convenience sample ( n = 522) of young adults from two universities in the Southwestern United States who were surveyed with a self-report measure of executive function, the Behavior Rating Inventory of Executive Function (BRIEF), and a survey that asked about use of various ENDS devices such as cigalikes, electronic hookahs, vape pens, and mods. A series of logistic and linear regressions were conducted to determine whether executive function deficits predicted conventional cigarette use, ENDS use, risk perceptions of ENDS products, susceptibility to ENDS use, and marijuana use in ENDS devices. Executive function deficits predicted conventional cigarette use, harm perceptions of ENDS devices, and susceptibility to ENDS use. However, executive function deficits did not predict ENDS use, perceptions of addictiveness of ENDS devices, or marijuana use in ENDS devices.
|Advisor:||Sydeman, Sumner J.|
|Commitee:||Houser, John J., Woodruff, Christopher C.|
|School:||Northern Arizona University|
|School Location:||United States -- Arizona|
|Source:||MAI 55/05M(E), Masters Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Neurosciences, Public health, Cognitive psychology|
|Keywords:||Conventional cigarettes, Electronic cigarettes, Electronic nicotine delivery systems, Executive function, Marijuana|
Copyright in each Dissertation and Thesis is retained by the author. All Rights Reserved
The supplemental file or files you are about to download were provided to ProQuest by the author as part of a
dissertation or thesis. The supplemental files are provided "AS IS" without warranty. ProQuest is not responsible for the
content, format or impact on the supplemental file(s) on our system. in some cases, the file type may be unknown or
may be a .exe file. We recommend caution as you open such files.
Copyright of the original materials contained in the supplemental file is retained by the author and your access to the
supplemental files is subject to the ProQuest Terms and Conditions of use.
Depending on the size of the file(s) you are downloading, the system may take some time to download them. Please be