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Development and Validation of the Smoking Expectancy Scale for Adolescents


Hine, DW and Honan, CA and Marks, ADG and Brettschneider, K, Development and Validation of the Smoking Expectancy Scale for Adolescents, Psychological Assessment, 19, (3) pp. 347-355. ISSN 1040-3590 (2007) [Refereed Article]

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DOI: doi:10.1037/1040-3590.19.3.347


This study assessed the factor structure, internal consistency, and concurrent validity of the Smoking Expectancies Scale for Adolescents (SESA) using 717 Australian adolescents (87% nonsmokers, 11% current smokers, and 2% ex-smokers). Exploratory factor analysis of SESA yielded 8 factors. Confirmatory factor analysis indicated that the 8-factor model, and also a 2nd-order cost– benefit model, fit the data significantly better than 4 alternatives. Validation analyses revealed the 8-factor model explained 26% to 32% of the variance in adolescent cigarette use, smoking intentions, smoking subjective norms, and peer smoking. The 2nd-order model explained 12% to 17% of the variance in these same variables.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Research Division:Psychology
Research Group:Clinical and health psychology
Research Field:Health psychology
Objective Division:Health
Objective Group:Public health (excl. specific population health)
Objective Field:Public health (excl. specific population health) not elsewhere classified
UTAS Author:Honan, CA (Dr Cynthia Honan)
ID Code:104550
Year Published:2007
Web of Science® Times Cited:30
Deposited By:Psychology
Deposited On:2015-11-16
Last Modified:2015-12-23

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