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A Protection Motivation Theory-Based Scale for Tobacco Research among Chinese Youth.
J Addict Res Ther 2013; 4:154JA

Abstract

Rates of tobacco use among adolescents in China and other lower and middle-income countries remain high despite notable prevention and intervention programs. One reason for this may be the lack of theory-based research in tobacco use prevention in these countries. In the current study, a culturally appropriate 21-item measurement scale for cigarette smoking was developed based on the core constructs of Protection Motivation Theory (PMT). The scale was assessed among a sample of 553 Chinese vocational high school students. Results from correlational and measurement modeling analysis indicated adequate measurement reliability for the proposed PMT scale structure. The two PMT Pathways and the seven PMT constructs were significantly correlated with adolescent intention to smoke and actual smoking behavior. This study is the first to evaluate a PMT scale for cigarette smoking among Chinese adolescents. The scale provides a potential tool for assessing social cognitive processes underlying tobacco use. This is essential for understanding smoking behavior among Chinese youth and to support more effective tobacco use prevention efforts. Additional studies are needed to assess its utility for use with Chinese youth in other settings.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Wuhan, China.Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Wuhan, China.Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Wuhan, China.Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Wuhan, China.Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Wuhan, China.Wuhan Centers for Disease Prevention and Control, Wuhan, China.Department of Pediatrics, Wayne State University, Detroit, MI, USA.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

24478933

Citation

Macdonell, Karen, et al. "A Protection Motivation Theory-Based Scale for Tobacco Research Among Chinese Youth." Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, vol. 4, 2013, p. 154.
Macdonell K, Chen X, Yan Y, et al. A Protection Motivation Theory-Based Scale for Tobacco Research among Chinese Youth. J Addict Res Ther. 2013;4:154.
Macdonell, K., Chen, X., Yan, Y., Li, F., Gong, J., Sun, H., ... Stanton, B. (2013). A Protection Motivation Theory-Based Scale for Tobacco Research among Chinese Youth. Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy, 4, p. 154.
Macdonell K, et al. A Protection Motivation Theory-Based Scale for Tobacco Research Among Chinese Youth. J Addict Res Ther. 2013 Jul 8;4:154. PubMed PMID: 24478933.
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TY - JOUR T1 - A Protection Motivation Theory-Based Scale for Tobacco Research among Chinese Youth. AU - Macdonell,Karen, AU - Chen,Xinguang, AU - Yan,Yaqiong, AU - Li,Fang, AU - Gong,Jie, AU - Sun,Huiling, AU - Li,Xiaoming, AU - Stanton,Bonita, PY - 2014/1/31/entrez PY - 2014/1/31/pubmed PY - 2014/1/31/medline KW - Adolescents KW - Cigarette smoking KW - Protection Motivation Theory (PMT) SP - 154 EP - 154 JF - Journal of addiction research & therapy JO - J Addict Res Ther VL - 4 N2 - Rates of tobacco use among adolescents in China and other lower and middle-income countries remain high despite notable prevention and intervention programs. One reason for this may be the lack of theory-based research in tobacco use prevention in these countries. In the current study, a culturally appropriate 21-item measurement scale for cigarette smoking was developed based on the core constructs of Protection Motivation Theory (PMT). The scale was assessed among a sample of 553 Chinese vocational high school students. Results from correlational and measurement modeling analysis indicated adequate measurement reliability for the proposed PMT scale structure. The two PMT Pathways and the seven PMT constructs were significantly correlated with adolescent intention to smoke and actual smoking behavior. This study is the first to evaluate a PMT scale for cigarette smoking among Chinese adolescents. The scale provides a potential tool for assessing social cognitive processes underlying tobacco use. This is essential for understanding smoking behavior among Chinese youth and to support more effective tobacco use prevention efforts. Additional studies are needed to assess its utility for use with Chinese youth in other settings. SN - 2155-6105 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/24478933/A_Protection_Motivation_Theory_Based_Scale_for_Tobacco_Research_among_Chinese_Youth_ L2 - https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/pmid/24478933/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -