A fine-grained analysis of the role of self-efficacy in self-initiated attempts to quit smoking
Department of Psychiatry
Medical Subject Headings
Adaptation, Psychological; Adolescent; Adult; Female; Humans; Internal-External Control; Male; *Motivation; *Self Concept; Smoking
Behavioral Disciplines and Activities | Mental and Social Health | Psychiatric and Mental Health | Psychiatry and Psychology | Psychology | Substance Abuse and Addiction
The relation between self-efficacy ratings and smoking behavior was explored among 36 people who were trying to quit smoking on their own. Self-efficacy was predictive of smoking outcome, but there was considerable intersubject variability in the strength of the relation between efficacy and smoking behavior. Both efficacy and previous smoking behavior predicted smoking outcome equally well, however.
Garcia, Manual E.; Schmitz, Joy M.; and Doerfler, Leonard A., "A fine-grained analysis of the role of self-efficacy in self-initiated attempts to quit smoking" (1990). Systems and Psychosocial Advances Research Center Publications and Presentations. 591.