International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy
  

Volume 17 Num. 1 - March 2017

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Variables Related to Success in Smoking Self-quitting

Volume 17 Num. 1 - March 2017 - Pages 87-95

Authors:

Bartolomé Marín Romero , Jesús Gil Roales-Nieto , Emilio Moreno San Pedro

Abstract:

Smoking Self-quitting is the most commonly used tool for smokers who wish to quit smoking. The aim of this study is to analyze the relationship between habits related to smoking and some personal regulation variables and succesful self-quitting from smoking. 137 participants who had attempted to quit smoking on their own (99 remained abstinent and 38 still smoking) provided information on their smoking history, quit attempts, nicotine dependence, self-control and psychological flexibility. Differences between succesful quiters and smokers who failed in cessation found that age at wich cessation begins (p= .01), and psychological flexibility (p= .001) were related with succesful quiting. In addittion, a logistic regresion model to estimate the influence of all variables on success in quitting showed that flexibility was related to successful self-quiting (p <.05). These results show evidence that psychological flexibility is associated to successful self-quitting, and suggest that this variable could facilitate success in attempts to stop smoking without professional help. Limitations and implications of this study for smoking treatment are discussed.

Key words:

self-quitting, tobacco use, self-control, psychological flexibility

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