Collins, Patricia, Maguire, Moira and O'Dell, Lindsay (2002) Smokers' representations of their own smoking: a Q-methodological study Journal of Health Psychology, 7 (6). pp. 641-652. ISSN 1359-1053Full text not available from this repository.
Little work has addressed how smokers represent their own smoking rather than smoking in general. Research has identified a huge number of variables that contribute to smoking, yet not much is known about how smokers 'make sense' of these and construct explanations of the factors that contribute to their own smoking. This study used Q-methodology to investigate smokers' own representations of their smoking behaviour. Analysis revealed four main factors: smoking as a social tool; the dual identity smoker; reactionary smoking; and smoking as a social event. We argue that an understanding of the diversity of smokers' representations and explanations of their own smoking could play a useful role in developing more effective targeted interventions.
|Item Type:||Journal article|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||own smoking, Q-methodology, representations, smokers|
|Subjects:||L000 Social Sciences|
|DOI (a stable link to the resource):||DOI: 10.1177/1359105302007006868|
|Faculties:||Faculty of Health and Social Sciences > School of Applied Social Science|
|Depositing User:||editor sass|
|Date Deposited:||28 Jan 2009|
|Last Modified:||18 Jun 2010 11:28|
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