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Smoking cessation: social comparison level predicts success for adult smokers.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16287409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The affiliation preferences of 151 adult heavy smokers who joined smoking cessation groups were assessed at the 1st group session and were then used to predict their smoking status 6 and 12 months later. Those who preferred to be in groups with other smokers who were having relatively little trouble quitting were more likely to be successful than were those who preferred others who were having more difficulty quitting. This prospective effect was mediated by psychological distancing from the image of the typical smoker: Preference for others who were doing well was associated with a decrease in perceived similarity to the typical smoker, which, in turn, was associated with successful cessation. Implications of these findings for cessation groups and social comparison theory are discussed.
Meg Gerrard; Frederick X Gibbons; David J Lane; Michelle L Stock
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health psychology : official journal of the Division of Health Psychology, American Psychological Association     Volume:  24     ISSN:  0278-6133     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Psychol     Publication Date:  2005 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-11-18     Completed Date:  2006-04-14     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8211523     Medline TA:  Health Psychol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  623-9     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, Iowa State University, Ames, IA 50011-3180, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Follow-Up Studies
Prospective Studies
Smoking / prevention & control*
Smoking Cessation / methods*,  statistics & numerical data*
Social Behavior*
Social Distance*
Treatment Outcome
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