Document Type

Article

Publication Title

Journal of Health Psychology

Publisher

Sage Publications

Publication Date

5-2012

Abstract

This study compared autonomous self-regulation and negative self-evaluative emotions as predictors of smoking behavior change in college student smokers (N=303) in a smoking cessation intervention study. Although the two constructs were moderately correlated, latent growth curve modeling revealed that only autonomous regulation, but not negative self-evaluative emotions, was negatively related to the number of days smoked. Results suggest that the two variables tap different aspects of motivation to change smoking behaviors, and that autonomous regulation predicts smoking behavior change better than negative self-evaluative emotions.

DOI

10.1177/1359105311419542

Comments

The publisher's final edited version of this article is available at Journal of Health Psychology

Rights

©2012 Hyoung S. Lee, Delwyn Catley, Kari Jo Harris

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