M.A. in Mental Health Counseling and Applied Psychology
College of Science & Mathematics
Kerwin, Mary Louise E.
College students--Health and hygiene; Smoking cessation
The purpose of this study was to examine smoking cessation using different criteria for delivery of monetary reinforcement for college students from Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ. Participants participated in a 4 week study using a single subject reversal design (ABAC) in which baseline phases were alternated with either fixed criterion or shaping using an escalating schedule of reinforcement. The order of administration of intervention phases was determined randomly. Each intervention phase lasted 5 days (Monday-Friday). Results showed that contingent reinforcement for reduced carbon monoxide levels was effective in reducing smoking. However, additional studies need to be completed for longer periods of time.
Athey, Laurie, "Contingency management techniques and smoking cessation in college students" (2006). Theses and Dissertations. 878.