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dc.contributor.advisorCatley, Delwyn, advisoren
dc.contributor.authorJacobson, John David
dc.date.issued2012-04-16
dc.date.submitted2012 Springen
dc.descriptionTitle from PDF of title page, viewed on April 16, 2012en
dc.descriptionVitaen
dc.descriptionThesis advisor: Delwyn Catleyen
dc.descriptionIncludes bibliographical references (p. 28-22)en
dc.descriptionThesis (M.A.)--Dept. of Psychology. University of Missouri--Kansas City, 2012en
dc.description.abstractThe role of health risk perception in smoking behavior was prospectively evaluated in a cluster-randomized trial for smoking cessation in college students. Optimistic bias, future precaution effectiveness, perceived vulnerability, and smoking behavior measures (quit attempts and cessation) were assessed in 302 college-aged student smokers at baseline, end of treatment (3 months), and follow-up (6 months). Logistic regression analyses that controlled for level of smoking were used to examine risk perception variables as predictor of smoking outcomes. Results revealed that higher baseline future precaution effectiveness predicted a greater likelihood of quit attempts at end of treatment [OR = 1.11 (1.001, 1.24)] and a greater likelihood of cessation [OR = 1.14 (1.01, 1.29)] at follow-up. Unexpectedly, higher baseline levels of perceived vulnerability predicted a reduced likelihood of cessation at end of treatment [OR = .67 (.55, .83)] and follow-up [OR = .78 (.63, .97)]. As expected, however increases in perceived vulnerability from baseline to end of treatment predicted a greater likelihood of quit attempts at end of treatment [OR = 1.57 (1.24, 1.98)] and follow-up (OR = 1.62 (1.25, 2.08)] and cessation at end of treatment [OR = 1.27 (1.01, 1.62)]. Taken as a whole, results suggest that perceived vulnerability was the best predictor of smoking behavior change and supports further examination of the role of risk perceptions in promoting smoking cessation among college smokers.en_US
dc.description.tableofcontentsIntroduction -- Method -- Results -- Discussion -- Appendixen
dc.format.extentviii, 29 pagesen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10355/13874
dc.publisherUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
dc.subject.lcshCigarette smokers -- Health risk assessmenten
dc.subject.lcshRisk perceptionen
dc.subject.lcshCollege students -- Tobacco useen
dc.subject.otherThesis -- University of Missouri--Kansas City -- Psychologyen
dc.titleThe role of health risk perception variables on smoking-related outcomes in a motivational interviewing-based intervention for college studentsen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
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thesis.degree.disciplinePsychologyen
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Missouri--Kansas Cityen
thesis.degree.levelMastersen
thesis.degree.nameM.A.en


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