Enacting risk reduction: An examination of the volitional stages of smoking cessation within Scotland

J.A. Thomson, L.M. Hassan, E.M.K. Shiu, D. Shaw

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

1 Citation (Scopus)

Abstract

This study examines an extended version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) in the context of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as an aid to smoking cessation. An attempt is made to address the intention-behaviour gap identified in the literature by specifically focusing on the role and interrelationships of volitional stages, namely intention, planning and anticipated effort. A convenience sample of 207 female smokers, aged 16-36, provided information about their views, attitudes and volitional behaviour regarding the use of NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Results of this study show the TPB to be pertinent, accounting for 41% of the variance in intention to use NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Furthermore, behavioural intention is found to mediate the relationship between the TPB antecedents (attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control) and each of the two volitional elements, planning and anticipated effort. The implications of these findings are discussed.
LanguageEnglish
Pages256-270
Number of pages14
JournalInternational Journal of Consumer Studies
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2006

Fingerprint

Scotland
Smoking Cessation
Risk Reduction Behavior
Nicotine
Therapeutics
Risk reduction
Theory of planned behavior
Therapy
Smoking cessation
Replacement
Planning

Keywords

  • females
  • nicotine replacement therapy
  • smoking
  • theory of planned behaviour
  • volition

Cite this

Thomson, J.A. ; Hassan, L.M. ; Shiu, E.M.K. ; Shaw, D. / Enacting risk reduction: An examination of the volitional stages of smoking cessation within Scotland. In: International Journal of Consumer Studies. 2006 ; Vol. 30, No. 3. pp. 256-270.
@article{3879f6e5646348029ee56aa2f00b80a4,
title = "Enacting risk reduction: An examination of the volitional stages of smoking cessation within Scotland",
abstract = "This study examines an extended version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) in the context of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as an aid to smoking cessation. An attempt is made to address the intention-behaviour gap identified in the literature by specifically focusing on the role and interrelationships of volitional stages, namely intention, planning and anticipated effort. A convenience sample of 207 female smokers, aged 16-36, provided information about their views, attitudes and volitional behaviour regarding the use of NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Results of this study show the TPB to be pertinent, accounting for 41{\%} of the variance in intention to use NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Furthermore, behavioural intention is found to mediate the relationship between the TPB antecedents (attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control) and each of the two volitional elements, planning and anticipated effort. The implications of these findings are discussed.",
keywords = "females, nicotine replacement therapy, smoking, theory of planned behaviour, volition",
author = "J.A. Thomson and L.M. Hassan and E.M.K. Shiu and D. Shaw",
year = "2006",
doi = "10.1111/j.1470-6431.2006.00507.x",
language = "English",
volume = "30",
pages = "256--270",
journal = "International Journal of Consumer Studies",
issn = "1470-6423",
number = "3",

}

Enacting risk reduction: An examination of the volitional stages of smoking cessation within Scotland. / Thomson, J.A.; Hassan, L.M.; Shiu, E.M.K.; Shaw, D.

In: International Journal of Consumer Studies, Vol. 30, No. 3, 2006, p. 256-270.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Enacting risk reduction: An examination of the volitional stages of smoking cessation within Scotland

AU - Thomson, J.A.

AU - Hassan, L.M.

AU - Shiu, E.M.K.

AU - Shaw, D.

PY - 2006

Y1 - 2006

N2 - This study examines an extended version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) in the context of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as an aid to smoking cessation. An attempt is made to address the intention-behaviour gap identified in the literature by specifically focusing on the role and interrelationships of volitional stages, namely intention, planning and anticipated effort. A convenience sample of 207 female smokers, aged 16-36, provided information about their views, attitudes and volitional behaviour regarding the use of NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Results of this study show the TPB to be pertinent, accounting for 41% of the variance in intention to use NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Furthermore, behavioural intention is found to mediate the relationship between the TPB antecedents (attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control) and each of the two volitional elements, planning and anticipated effort. The implications of these findings are discussed.

AB - This study examines an extended version of the Theory of Planned Behaviour (TPB) in the context of nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) as an aid to smoking cessation. An attempt is made to address the intention-behaviour gap identified in the literature by specifically focusing on the role and interrelationships of volitional stages, namely intention, planning and anticipated effort. A convenience sample of 207 female smokers, aged 16-36, provided information about their views, attitudes and volitional behaviour regarding the use of NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Results of this study show the TPB to be pertinent, accounting for 41% of the variance in intention to use NRT as an aid to smoking cessation. Furthermore, behavioural intention is found to mediate the relationship between the TPB antecedents (attitude, subjective norm and perceived behavioural control) and each of the two volitional elements, planning and anticipated effort. The implications of these findings are discussed.

KW - females

KW - nicotine replacement therapy

KW - smoking

KW - theory of planned behaviour

KW - volition

UR - http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1470-6431.2006.00507.x

U2 - 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2006.00507.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1470-6431.2006.00507.x

M3 - Article

VL - 30

SP - 256

EP - 270

JO - International Journal of Consumer Studies

T2 - International Journal of Consumer Studies

JF - International Journal of Consumer Studies

SN - 1470-6423

IS - 3

ER -