Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation Among College Students

ASU Author/Contributor (non-ASU co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Lisa Curtin Ph.D., Professor and Clinical M.A Program Director (Creator)
Sandra G. Gagnon Ph.D., Associate Professor (Creator)
Denise M. Martz Ph.D., Professor and Assistant Chair (Creator)
Kurt D. Michael Ph.D, Professor (Creator)
Appalachian State University (ASU )
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Abstract: Motivational interviewing has shown some success as an intervention for college student cigarette smokers. We tested the efficacy and process of a two session motivational-interviewing-based smoking intervention compared to an assessment/information session. College student participants assigned to the motivational interviewing condition did not differ significantly from participants in the assessment/information condition on smoking out-come variables one month later. However, both groups reported significant decreases in self-reported smoking over time, suggesting that brief interventions for college student smoking can be efficacious. Consistent with theory, the motivational interviewing group reported a significant increase in self-efficacy over time and reported stronger perceptions of the therapeutic alliance after the first session compared to assessment/information participants.

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Bolger, Kelly , Carter, Kimberly , Curtin, Lisa , Martz, Denise M. , Gagnon, Sandy G. and Michael, Kurt D.(2010) 'Motivational Interviewing for Smoking Cessation Among College Students', Journal of College Student Psychotherapy, 24: 2, 116 — 129 DOI: 10.1080/87568220903558661
Language: English
Date: 2010

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