Journal article

Testing the transtheoretical model for smoking change: Victorian data

R Borland, C Segan, WF Velicer

AUSTRALIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY | AUSTRALIAN PSYCHOLOGICAL SOC | Published : 2000

Abstract

The transtheoretical model (TTM) is an important theory of behaviour change, and one that has been applied extensively to smoking cessation. This paper explores the internal validity of the model by exploring relationships between key TTM variables across four of its proposed stages of change. It utilises a community sample of 304 smokers and recent quitters. Respondents were administered the short-form of the TTM inventory, which included measures of stage of change, pros and cons of smoking, 3 temptation subscales, and the 10 processes of change scales. The results generally replicate earlier findings and extend them by demonstrating predicted declines in the processes of consciousness rai..

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