Title

Improving understanding of the quitting process: psychological predictors of quit attempts versus smoking cessation maintenance among college students

Publication Date

8-1-2014

Document Type

Article

Abstract

This study examined motivation, positive and negative outcome expectations of quitting, and self-efficacy as predictors of quit attempts and cessation maintenance in a smoking cessation intervention for college students (N = 303). Psychological measures assessed at baseline were used to predict smoking behavior outcomes. Analysis of variance (ANOVA) and logistic regression analysis revealed that motivation and self-efficacy were strong, differential predictors of quit attempts and cessation maintenance, respectively. This study extends the previous findings regarding psychological predictors of quitting processes to college students, and suggests the need for interventions tailored according to phases of quitting processes.

Publication Title

Substance Use & Misuse

Volume

49

Issue

10

First Page

1332

Last Page

1339

DOI

10.3109/10826084.2014.901386

Version

open access