Type D personality as a predictor of smoking cessation failure in smoking high school adolescents

Sung Reul Kim, Hye Young Kim, Ji Young Kim, Hyun Kyung Kim

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Abstract

The aim of this study was to identify the association between type D personality and smoking cessation among high school students who had participated in a stop smoking program. From 27 high schools, we recruited 279 smoking students who had participated in a stop smoking program between May 29, 2015, and January 25, 2016. About 26.5% of participants had a type D personality. A logistic regression analysis revealed that initiating smoking before or during 5th grade, smoking 21 or more cigarettes daily, and having a type D personality were significantly related to smoking cessation failure. Type D personality was significantly associated with social nicotine dependency and was a predictor of smoking cessation failure after a stop smoking program. Accordingly, type D personality should be considered along with other smoking-related factors when attempting to promote smoking cessation among high school adolescents.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)79-91
Number of pages13
JournalPsychology in the Schools
Volume56
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1

Keywords

  • adolescent
  • smoking cessation
  • type D personality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Education
  • Developmental and Educational Psychology

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