Date of Award


Degree Type


Degree Name

Master of Science


Health and Rehabilitation Sciences


Dr. Don Morrow

Second Advisor

Dr. Jennifer Irwin


The purpose of this demonstration study involving adults aged 19-29 was to assess Co-

Active Life Coaching (CALC) compared to a control condition on facilitating smoking cessation utilizing various constructs linked with cessation. The study also qualitatively explore smoking triggers and obstacles to cessation, and participants’ coaching experiences. In this repeated measures, between groups design 20 participants were randomly assigned to either the CALC or control group. Between groups there was a statistically significant difference in group retention (90% CALC versus 30% control group,/) < .05). Across time, statistically significant differences were observed in smoking cessation; decrease in number of cigarettes smoked per day and cigarette dependency; and increases in both internal and external self-efficacy. Qualitatively, stress and social situations were identified as triggers; the main cessation obstacle was the control and cigarette relationship; and only the CALC group found coaching to aid in cessation



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