The perceived causal structures of smoking: Smoker and non-smoker comparisons.

  title={The perceived causal structures of smoking: Smoker and non-smoker comparisons.},
  author={David M Lydon and Matt C. Howard and Stephen J. Wilson and Charles F. Geier},
  journal={Journal of health psychology},
  volume={21 9},
Despite the detrimental impact of smoking on health, its prevalence remains high. Empirical research has provided insight into the many causes and effects of smoking, yet lay perceptions of smoking remain relatively understudied. This study used a form of network analysis to gain insight into the causal attributions for smoking of both smoking and non-smoking college students. The analyses resulted in highly endorsed, complex network diagrams that conveyed the perceived causal structures of… CONTINUE READING

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