The effects of smoking norms and attitudes on quitting intentions in Malaysia, Thailand and four Western nations: A cross-cultural comparison

Authors Hosking, Warwick, Borland, Ron, Yong, Hua-Hie, Fong, Geoffrey, Zanna, Mark, Laux, Fritz, Thrasher, James, Lee,
Wonkyong Beth, Sirirassamee, Buppha and Omar, Maizurah
Date  January 2009
Publication
Link
 Psychology & Healthhttp://eprints.vu.edu.au/15489/1/The_effects_of_smoking.pdf
Research Category  Smoking Behaviors, Cessation
Country  Thailand, Malaysia
Citation Hosking, W., Borland, R., Yong, H.-H., Fong, G. T., Zanna, M. P., Laux, F. L., et al. (2009). The
effects of smoking norms and attitudes on quitting intentions in Malaysia, Thailand and four
Western nations: a cross-cultural comparison. Psychology & Health, 24(1), 95-107.
Retrieved from http://eprints.vu.edu.au/15489/1/The_effects_of_smoking.pdf.
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Abstract This research investigated the influence of smoking attitudes and norms on
quitting intentions in two predominantly collectivistic countries (Malaysia and
Thailand) and four predominantly individualistic Western countries (Canada,
USA, UK and Australia). Data from the International Tobacco Control Project
(N ¼ 13,062) revealed that higher odds of intending to quit were associated with
negative personal attitudes in Thailand and the Western countries, but not in
Malaysia; with norms against smoking from significant others in Malaysia and
the Western countries, but not in Thailand; and with societal norms against
smoking in all countries. Our findings indicate that normative factors are
important determinants of intentions, but they play a different role in different
cultural and/or tobacco control contexts. Interventions may be more effective if
they are designed with these different patterns of social influence in mind.

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