Comparison of influential variables for smoking temptation between adolescent and adult smokers

Sung Ok Chang, Eun Ju Kim, Gyeong Ae Seomun, Su Jeong Lee, Chang Seung Park

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Abstract

PURPOSE: This study attempted to identify influential variables on smoking temptation between groups: adolescent smokers and adult smokers. METHOD: A survey was conducted with 376 adolescent smokers in 4 high schools and 451 adult smokers in community settings in South Korea. Univariate statistics and regression were used for data analysis. RESULT: The most powerful predictor of smoking temptation for adolescent smokers was nicotine dependency. On the other hand, the most powerful predictor of smoking temptation for adult smokers was self-efficacy for smoking abstinence. In the high smoking temptation group, depression and nicotine dependency were the predictors for smoking temptation for adolescent smokers and nicotine dependency and pros for smoking were the predictors for smoking temptation for adult smokers. In the low smoking temptation group, cons for smoking and process of change for smoking abstinence were the predictors on smoking temptation for adolescent smokers and self-efficacy for smoking abstention and pros for smoking were the predictors on smoking temptation for adult smokers. CONCLUSION: There were different influential variables on smoking temptation according to age groups and level of smoking temptation. Smoking-cessation interventions should be tailored to the level of smoking temptation of the individual smokers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)561-570
Number of pages10
JournalTaehan Kanho Hakhoe chi
Volume36
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006 Jun

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