A test of metacognitive model of smoking dependency in a Turkish sample

Alma Uzuntuna, Leyla
Yılmaz Samancı, Adviye Esin
During the last decade, a number of studies have suggested that metacognitions may play a central role in the mechanisms of addictive behavior. According to the metacognitive model of smoking dependency, negative and positive metacognitions become activated during and following a smoking episode, and thereby triggering negative emotional states that force a smoker to use more and more (Nikčević & Spada, 2010; NikcevicCaselli, Wells, Spada, 2014). The aim of the present study is to test a model in which negative and positive metacognitions about smoking mediate the relationships between smoking dependency and depression-anxiety symptomatology in a Turkish sample. A total of 500 adult smokers completed the following questionnaires via web-survey: Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), Fagerström Test of Nicotine Dependency (FTND) and Metacognitions about Smoking Questionnaire (MSQ). The preliminary results of the path analysis with observed variables using AMOS indicated that metacognitive factors about smoking have mediator roles between negative affect and smoking dependency Outcomes of the current study suggested the idea that metacognitive components of smoking dependency may facilitate our understanding about what lies behind the smoking phenomena. In addition to this, our study supported the validity of the basic components of the metacognitive model of smoking dependency in a Turkish sample.
The 46th European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Congress


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L. Alma Uzuntuna and A. E. Yılmaz Samancı, “A test of metacognitive model of smoking dependency in a Turkish sample,” presented at the The 46th European Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Congress, Stockholm, İsveç, 2016, Accessed: 00, 2022. [Online]. Available: http://www.cskbt.cz/aktuality/46_EABCT_kongres_Stockholm_2016_Abstract_Book.pdf.