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Addict Behav. 2008 Feb;33(2):354-8. Epub 2007 Sep 8.

Sociodemographic and smoking-related psychosocial predictors of smoking behavior change among high school smokers.

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Graduate School of Public Health, San Diego State University, San Diego, CA 92123, USA. swoodruff@projects.sdsu.edu

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to explore whether sociodemographic characteristics and baseline psychosocial factors were related to short-term smoking cessation and reduction, after controlling for the effects of participating in a virtual world, Internet chat room intervention. Results indicate that smoking-related psychosocial factors are important predictors of adolescent smoking cessation and reduction, independent of the effects of participating in the intervention. Self-efficacy for quitting, social support, and perceived benefits of quitting was related to positive short-term changes in smoking behavior.

PMID:
17900818
DOI:
10.1016/j.addbeh.2007.09.012
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