Stress, coping, and appraisal in a smoking cessation intervention

Susan Dvorak McMahon, Leonard A. Jason, Doreen Salina

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Stress, coping, and appraisal were explored in order to better understand the factors associated with smoking cessation. Employees from 61 worksites received one of three programs which incorporated the use of self-help manuals, incentives, social support groups, and cognitive-behavioral techniques. Results indicated successful quitters perceived less stress in their lives, used more problem-focused coping and less emotion-focused coping, and perceived more control over their stressors than participants who were not able to quit smoking.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)161-171
Number of pages11
JournalAnxiety, Stress, & Coping
Issue number2
StatePublished - Jul 1 1994


  • Stress
  • appraisal
  • coping
  • smoking cessation
  • support

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Developmental and Educational Psychology
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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