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Personality predictors of smoking behavior in a sample of physicians

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Smith, RH; Dahlstrom, WG; Williams, RB
Published in: Psychology & Health
January 1, 1989

The smoking status of 239 physicians was obtained from a mail survey in 1981. MMPI data, which had been obtained from these men 25 years earlier, was used to prospectively predict smoking status at follow-up. Those who never smoked had scores indicative of social conventionality (low scores on L, Pd, and Schubert scales; high scores on Ego-control). A similar pattern was found among smokers who quit after a relatively short smoking history. Compared to ex-smokers, those who continued to smoke at the time of follow-up were characterized by high scores on the Pd and Ma scales. These results were discussed in terms of a multi-stage conceptualization of the smoking cessation process. © 1989, Taylor & Francis Group, LLC. All rights reserved.

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Psychology & Health

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1476-8321

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0887-0446

Publication Date

January 1, 1989

Volume

3

Issue

1

Start / End Page

37 / 43

Related Subject Headings

  • Clinical Psychology
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy
 

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Smith, R. H., Dahlstrom, W. G., & Williams, R. B. (1989). Personality predictors of smoking behavior in a sample of physicians. Psychology & Health, 3(1), 37–43. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870448908400364
Smith, R. H., W. G. Dahlstrom, and R. B. Williams. “Personality predictors of smoking behavior in a sample of physicians.” Psychology & Health 3, no. 1 (January 1, 1989): 37–43. https://doi.org/10.1080/08870448908400364.
Smith RH, Dahlstrom WG, Williams RB. Personality predictors of smoking behavior in a sample of physicians. Psychology & Health. 1989 Jan 1;3(1):37–43.
Smith, R. H., et al. “Personality predictors of smoking behavior in a sample of physicians.” Psychology & Health, vol. 3, no. 1, Jan. 1989, pp. 37–43. Scopus, doi:10.1080/08870448908400364.
Smith RH, Dahlstrom WG, Williams RB. Personality predictors of smoking behavior in a sample of physicians. Psychology & Health. 1989 Jan 1;3(1):37–43.

Published In

Psychology & Health

DOI

EISSN

1476-8321

ISSN

0887-0446

Publication Date

January 1, 1989

Volume

3

Issue

1

Start / End Page

37 / 43

Related Subject Headings

  • Clinical Psychology
  • 1701 Psychology
  • 1302 Curriculum and Pedagogy