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ERIC Number: EJ881279
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 64
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Examination of a Process Model of Adolescent Smoking Self-Change Efforts in Relation to Gender
MacPherson, Laura; Myers, Mark G.
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v19 n1 p48-65 2010
Little information describes how adolescents change their smoking behavior. This study investigated the role of gender in the relationship of motivation and cognitive variables with adolescent smoking self-change efforts. Self-report and semi-structured interview data from a prospective study of smoking self-change efforts were examined among 98 adolescent smokers ages 14 to 18 (55% female). Social disapproval motives and short-term consequence reasons for quitting, quit self-efficacy, and intentions to quit were modeled in relation to prospective self-quit attempts assessed at a six-month follow-up, separately by gender. Hypothesized mediating relationships were not supported although gender differences were noted. Social influence motives related to intention to quit and prospective self-quit attempts among girls. For boys, intention to quit predicted making a self-quit attempt. Findings emphasize the importance of examining adolescent models separately by gender and contribute to understanding of mechanisms involved in adolescent smoking change efforts. (Contains 2 tables and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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