Neighborhood Vigilance, Health Locus of Control, and Smoking Abstinence
Published Date:May 2013
Source:Am J Health Behav. 37(3):334-341.
Pubmed Central ID:PMC3761415
Funding:CA016672/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
K01DP000086/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
P30 CA016672/CA/NCI NIH HHS/United States
To examine whether health locus of control mediated relations of self-reported neighborhood vigilance and biochemically verified, continuous short-term smoking abstinence among 200 smokers enrolled in a cohort study.
A nonparametric bootstrapping procedure was used to assess mediation.
Health locus of control-chance mediated relations between neighborhood vigilance and smoking abstinence in analyses adjusted for sociodemographics and tobacco dependence (p < .05). Greater vigilance was associated with greater attributions that health was affected by chance, which was associated with a lower likelihood of smoking abstinence.
Results suggest that neighborhood perceptions influence residents’ attributions for health outcomes, which can affect smoking abstinence.
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