J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2011 Mar;20(1):1-12. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2011.20.1.1.

Effects of a Smoking Cessation Program using Self-regulated Learning Strategy for Middle School Boys

  • 1College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea. haejung@pusan.ac.kr


The purpose
of this study was to examine the effects of a smoking cessation program using self-regulated learning strategy as an approach for middle-school boys to stop smoking.
A one group time series study was utilized for the purpose
of this study. A five-week smoking cessation program, based on the self-regulated learning strategy of Zimmerman (1989), was provided to 15 middle-school boys who were smokers. Data were collected from July to September, 2008 and analyzed using descriptive statistics, repeated measures ANOVA, and nonparametric test, Friedman, 2 related samples with SPSS/WIN 14.0 program.
Following the intervention, the participants showed significant differences on self-regulatory efficacy, cons of smoking, stage of smoking behavior change, nicotine dependency, urine cotinine levels, and CO expiration levels compared to those at pretest and those differences remained at 5 months after the intervention, except cons of smoking.
This study suggest that the smoking cessation program using self-regulated learning strategy is effective for smoking cessation in middle-school boys and those smoking cessation behaviors remained for up to 5 months after the completion of the intervention. Broad application of the program would be beneficial for teenagers who smoke.


Smoking cessation; Nicotine; Adolescent
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