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Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking.
Addict Behav. 2007 May; 32(5):1066-81.AB

Abstract

One third of smokers worldwide live in China. Identifying predictors of smoking is important for prevention program development. This study explored whether the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) predict adolescent smoking in China. Data were obtained from 14,434 middle and high school students (48.6% boys, 51.4% girls) in seven geographically varied cities in China. TRA and TPB were tested by multilevel mediation modeling, and compared by multilevel analyses and likelihood ratio tests. Perceived behavioral control was tested as a main effect in TPB and a moderation effect in TRA. The mediation effects of smoking intention were supported in both models (p<0.001). TPB accounted for significantly more variance than TRA (p<0.001). Perceived behavioral control significantly interacted with attitudes and social norms in TRA (p<0.001). Therefore, TRA and TPB are applicable to China to predict adolescent smoking. TPB is superior to TRA for the prediction and TRA can better predict smoking among students with lower than higher perceived behavioral control.

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Institute for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention Research, Keck School of Medicine, University of Southern California, Alhambra, CA 91803, USA. qianguo@usc.eduNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Comparative Study
Journal Article
Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

16934414

Citation

Guo, Qian, et al. "Utility of the Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behavior for Predicting Chinese Adolescent Smoking." Addictive Behaviors, vol. 32, no. 5, 2007, pp. 1066-81.
Guo Q, Johnson CA, Unger JB, et al. Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking. Addict Behav. 2007;32(5):1066-81.
Guo, Q., Johnson, C. A., Unger, J. B., Lee, L., Xie, B., Chou, C. P., Palmer, P. H., Sun, P., Gallaher, P., & Pentz, M. (2007). Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking. Addictive Behaviors, 32(5), 1066-81.
Guo Q, et al. Utility of the Theory of Reasoned Action and Theory of Planned Behavior for Predicting Chinese Adolescent Smoking. Addict Behav. 2007;32(5):1066-81. PubMed PMID: 16934414.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Utility of the theory of reasoned action and theory of planned behavior for predicting Chinese adolescent smoking. AU - Guo,Qian, AU - Johnson,C Anderson, AU - Unger,Jennifer B, AU - Lee,Liming, AU - Xie,Bin, AU - Chou,Chih-Ping, AU - Palmer,Paula H, AU - Sun,Ping, AU - Gallaher,Peggy, AU - Pentz,MaryAnn, Y1 - 2006/08/23/ PY - 2006/04/25/received PY - 2006/07/08/revised PY - 2006/07/13/accepted PY - 2006/8/29/pubmed PY - 2007/11/7/medline PY - 2006/8/29/entrez SP - 1066 EP - 81 JF - Addictive behaviors JO - Addict Behav VL - 32 IS - 5 N2 - One third of smokers worldwide live in China. Identifying predictors of smoking is important for prevention program development. This study explored whether the Theory of Reasoned Action (TRA) and Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) predict adolescent smoking in China. Data were obtained from 14,434 middle and high school students (48.6% boys, 51.4% girls) in seven geographically varied cities in China. TRA and TPB were tested by multilevel mediation modeling, and compared by multilevel analyses and likelihood ratio tests. Perceived behavioral control was tested as a main effect in TPB and a moderation effect in TRA. The mediation effects of smoking intention were supported in both models (p<0.001). TPB accounted for significantly more variance than TRA (p<0.001). Perceived behavioral control significantly interacted with attitudes and social norms in TRA (p<0.001). Therefore, TRA and TPB are applicable to China to predict adolescent smoking. TPB is superior to TRA for the prediction and TRA can better predict smoking among students with lower than higher perceived behavioral control. SN - 0306-4603 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/16934414/Utility_of_the_theory_of_reasoned_action_and_theory_of_planned_behavior_for_predicting_Chinese_adolescent_smoking_ L2 - https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S0306-4603(06)00254-1 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -