Factors Associated With Intention to Quit Smoking Among Korean Male Smokers, Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior

Seongho Kim, Fordham University

Abstract

This study used the theory of planned behavior to examine predictors of intention to quit smoking among Korean male smokers. The study also examined how theoretical variables of the TPB, such as attitudes, social norms, and self-efficacy, affected smokers' intention to quit smoking. ^ 156 male smokers from one company in Korea completed the self-administered questionnaire. The main measurements were the Fagerström Test for Nicotine Dependence, the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test, the Familism Scale, the Quitting Attitude Scale, the Perceived Social Norm Index, the Self-Efficacy in Smoking Cessation Scale, and the Behavioral Intention Index. The results demonstrated the level of nicotine dependency, having previous cessation attempts, and all of the theoretical variables had significant correlations with intention to quit. The findings from this study also support the general validity of the TPB by showing that friend norms, family norms, and self-efficacy were significantly associated with intention to quit smoking.^

Subject Area

Social Work|Health Sciences, Public Health

Recommended Citation

Kim, Seongho, "Factors Associated With Intention to Quit Smoking Among Korean Male Smokers, Based on the Theory of Planned Behavior" (2012). ETD Collection for Fordham University. AAI3544985.
https://fordham.bepress.com/dissertations/AAI3544985

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