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"I Think I Can": The Relation of Self-efficacy to Cessation and Relapse

Abstract When people pick up the phone to call a telephone quitline, they are taking an important step towards changing their smoking behavior. The current study investigated the role of a critical cognition in the cessation process--self-efficacy. Self-efficacy is thought to be influential in behavior change processes including those involved in the challenging process of stopping tobacco use. By applying basic principles of self-efficacy theory to smokers utilizing a telephone quitline, this study advanced our understanding of the nature of self-efficacy in a "real-world" cessation setting. Participants received between one and four intervention calls aimed at supporting them through their quit attempt. Concurrent with the initiation of ... (more)
Created Date 2011
Contributor Goesling, Jenna (Author) / Barrera, Manuel (Advisor) / Shiota, Lani (Committee member) / Enders, Craig (Committee member) / Presson, Clark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Psychology / Relapse / Self-efficacy / Smoking / Stress
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 101 pages
Language English
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Note Ph.D. Psychology 2011
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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