Motivational interviewing for smoking cessation among college students

TitleMotivational interviewing for smoking cessation among college students
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2010
AuthorsBolger, K, Carter, K, Curtin, L, Martz, DM, Gagnon, SG, Michael, KD
JournalJournal of College Student Psychotherapy
PublisherTaylor & Francis
Place PublishedUnited Kingdom
Publication Languageeng
ISBN Number8756-82251540-4730
Accession Number2010-07071-005. First Author & Affiliation: Bolger, Kelly
KeywordsCollege students, Intervention, motivational interviewing, Smoking Cessation, Tobacco Smoking

Motivational interviewing has shown some success as an intervention for college student cigarette smokers. We tested the efficacy and process of a two session motivational-interviewing-based smoking intervention compared to an assessment/information session. College student participants assigned to the motivational interviewing condition did not differ significantly from participants in the assessment/information condition on smoking outcome variables one month later. However, both groups reported significant decreases in self-reported smoking over time, suggesting that brief interventions for college student smoking can be efficacious. Consistent with theory, the motivational interviewing group reported a significant increase in self-efficacy over time and reported stronger perceptions of the therapeutic alliance after the first session compared to assessment/information participants. (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2010 APA, all rights reserved) (journal abstract)

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