The following statements represent different opinions about smoking. Please rate HOW IMPORTANT each statement is to your decision to smoke according to the following five point scale.
1 = Not important
2 = Slightly important
3 = Moderately important
4 = Very important
5 = Extremely important
|1.||Smoking cigarettes relieves tension.
|2.||I’m embarrassed to have to smoke.
|3.||Smoking helps me concentrate and do better work.
|4.||My cigarette smoking bothers other people.
|5.||I am relaxed and therefore more pleasant when smoking.|
|6.||People think I’m foolish for ignoring the warnings about cigarette smoking.|
|PROS||1, 3, 5|
|CONS||2, 4, 6|
Velicer, W.F., DiClemente, C.C., Prochaska, J.O., & Brandenberg, N. (1985). A decisional balance measure for assessing and predicting smoking status. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 48, 1279-1289.