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Motivational stages of adolescent smoking initiation: predictive validity and predictors of transitions.
Addict Behav. 2004 Jun; 29(4):781-9.AB

Abstract

The present study tested the use and validity of a stage model of adolescent smoking initiation. The model aims to identify adolescents who are currently not smoking, but who are cognitively predisposed to start smoking in the future. Research on subtypes within the precontemplation stage of adolescent smoking initiation and the concept of susceptibility to smoking led to the construction of a motivational stage model of four distinct stages: committer, immotive, progressive, and contemplator. Using longitudinal data on a large international sample of European adolescents (n=7117), the model proved to have value in predicting smoking initiation at 12 months follow up. The odds ratio to take up regular smoking behavior appeared to double with each forward stage transition. Although effect sizes were small to moderate, unique predictors of transitions from the various stages were identified. Implications of the findings are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Health Education and Health Promotion, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiteit Maastricht, P.O. Box 616, 6200 MD Maastricht, The Netherlands. s.kremers@gvo.unimaas.nlNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15135561

Citation

Kremers, S P J., et al. "Motivational Stages of Adolescent Smoking Initiation: Predictive Validity and Predictors of Transitions." Addictive Behaviors, vol. 29, no. 4, 2004, pp. 781-9.
Kremers SP, de Vries H, Mudde AN, et al. Motivational stages of adolescent smoking initiation: predictive validity and predictors of transitions. Addict Behav. 2004;29(4):781-9.
Kremers, S. P., de Vries, H., Mudde, A. N., & Candel, M. (2004). Motivational stages of adolescent smoking initiation: predictive validity and predictors of transitions. Addictive Behaviors, 29(4), 781-9.
Kremers SP, et al. Motivational Stages of Adolescent Smoking Initiation: Predictive Validity and Predictors of Transitions. Addict Behav. 2004;29(4):781-9. PubMed PMID: 15135561.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Motivational stages of adolescent smoking initiation: predictive validity and predictors of transitions. AU - Kremers,S P J, AU - de Vries,H, AU - Mudde,A N, AU - Candel,M, PY - 2004/5/12/pubmed PY - 2004/10/1/medline PY - 2004/5/12/entrez SP - 781 EP - 9 JF - Addictive behaviors JO - Addict Behav VL - 29 IS - 4 N2 - The present study tested the use and validity of a stage model of adolescent smoking initiation. The model aims to identify adolescents who are currently not smoking, but who are cognitively predisposed to start smoking in the future. Research on subtypes within the precontemplation stage of adolescent smoking initiation and the concept of susceptibility to smoking led to the construction of a motivational stage model of four distinct stages: committer, immotive, progressive, and contemplator. Using longitudinal data on a large international sample of European adolescents (n=7117), the model proved to have value in predicting smoking initiation at 12 months follow up. The odds ratio to take up regular smoking behavior appeared to double with each forward stage transition. Although effect sizes were small to moderate, unique predictors of transitions from the various stages were identified. Implications of the findings are discussed. SN - 0306-4603 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15135561/Motivational_stages_of_adolescent_smoking_initiation:_predictive_validity_and_predictors_of_transitions_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306460304000140 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -