Jaye L. Derrick, Maggie Britton, Zachary G. Baker, Sana Haddad
Addictive Behaviors,2018,ISSN 0306-4603,https://doi.org/10.1016/j.addbeh.2018.01.026.
People attempting to stop smoking cigarettes (quitters) hold expectations about the extent to which their partner will provide helpful support during a quit attempt. However, these expectations may not align with their perceptions of the helpfulness of the support they receive. We examine expected and received helpful support during a quit attempt. We hypothesized that receiving less helpful support than expected (i.e., creating an expectancy violation) would be associated with the greatest return to smoking.