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|Brief Description:||The FAHQ is based on the theory of planned behavior (Ajzen, 1985) and includes questions that measure the belief-based measures of attitude, subjective norm, and perceived behavioral control (i.e., self-efficacy). This measure includes a total of 40 items rated on 7-point Likert scales. 24 items focus on attitudes toward smoking, 10 items on subjective norms regarding smoking, and 6 items on perceived behavioral control.
The Smoking Attitudes Scale contains 12 behavioral belief statements with response choices ranging from "likely" to "unlikely", and 12 corresponding outcome evaluation statements with response choices ranging from "bad" to "good".
The Subjective Norms Scale consists of five referent statements with response choices ranging from "approve" to "disapprove", and five corresponding motivation to comply statements with response choices ranging from "agree" to "disagree".
The Perceived Behavioral Control Scale consists of three control items related to facilitating smoking with response choices ranging from "frequently" to "never", and three corresponding perceived power statements with response choices ranging from "agree" to "disagree".
|Target Population:||Adolescent smokers and non-smokers, ages 13-19 years.|
|Administrative Issues:||Self-report, paper and pencil. Training for administration of instrument not described.|
|Scoring Information:||Responses are scored on +3 to -3 bipolar scales for behavioral beliefs, outcome evaluations, normative beliefs, control beliefs, and perceived power, and unipolar scoring ranging from +1 to +7 are used for motivations to comply.|
|Psychometrics:||Psychometric evaluation based on N=430 females from three different ethnic groups (141 African Americans, 146 Puerto Ricans, and 143 non-Hispanic Whites).
Content validity: conducted through small focus groups of 20 participants and an open-ended questionnaire administered to 80 participants to identify salient beliefs, referents, and control beliefs. Modal responses given by greater than 10 percent of the participants were used to develop the FAHQ items.
Internal consistency (Cronbach's Alpha):
Evidence of Concurrent validity (logistic regression used to predict smoking behavior in the previous 30 days):
|Clinical Utility of Instrument:||The FAHQ can serve as a guide in the development of culture/population-specific smoking prevention programs.|
|Research Applicability:||The FAHQ can be used to investigate any potential differences in smoking-related beliefs among participants of varying cultural backgrounds. This type of data can be particularly informative considering the disparate age of smoking onset among different ethnic groups.|
|Copyright, Cost, and Source Issues:||No charge for use.|
|Source Reference:||Hanson, M.S. (1999). Cross-cultural study of beliefs about smoking among teenaged females. Western Journal of Nursing Research, 21(5), 635-651.|
|Author:||Mary Jane S. Hanson, Ph.D., C.R.N.P.
Assistant Professor and Director of Graduate Program
|Contact Information:||University of Scranton
Department of Nursing
Scranton, PA 18510
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September 24, 2020