Searchable Title

Social Facilitation Expectancies (SFE) Scale (appears in: Social Facilitation Expectancies for Smoking: Psychometric Properties of a New Measure.) Copyright: either Taylor & Francis or the authors themselves.

Searchable Authors

C A. Schweizer
N A Doran
M G. Myers

Reference Type

Journal Article

Authors, Section

Schweizer, C. A.; Doran, N.; Myers, M. G.

Title, Section

Social Facilitation Expectancies (SFE) Scale (appears in: Social Facilitation Expectancies for Smoking: Psychometric Properties of a New Measure.) Copyright: either Taylor & Francis or the authors themselves.

Publication Year

2014

Journal Title

Journal of American College Health

Volume

62

Issue

2

Pages

136-44

Availability

online

PMID

PMID: 24456515

DOI

10.1080/07448481.2013.856313

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Expectancies about social outcomes for smoking are relevant to college student smokers, who frequently report "social smoking." A new measure, the Social Facilitation Expectancies (SFE) scale, was developed to assess these beliefs. PARTICIPANTS: The SFE was administered to undergraduate college student smokers (N = 1,096; study completed in May 2011). METHODS: Items were scored on a 5-point scale with a summed total score. The sample was randomly split and principle axis factoring and confirmatory factor analysis applied to determine scale structure. The structure was tested across sex and smoking groups and validation analyses were conducted. RESULTS: A 9-item, 1-factor scale was replicated within each group. Higher SFE scores were observed among those with greater smoking experience and higher scores were associated with greater endorsement of other smoking-related beliefs. CONCLUSIONS: These preliminary findings provide support for the sound psychometric properties of this measure for use with young adult college students.

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