Effect of the Written and Combined Warnings on the Cigarette Pockets on University Students

GERÇEK C., Dogan N.

KURAM VE UYGULAMADA EGITIM BILIMLERI, vol.12, no.4, pp.2581-2584, 2012 (SSCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 12 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Journal Indexes: Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.2581-2584
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


The general aim of this study is to analyze the effects of the written and combined (written and pictures) warning statements on the cigarette pockets on university students. The sample of the study includes a total of 231 undergraduate students. The participants were divided into two groups: the first group was presented only written warnings, while the second group was presented combined warning statements. In order to analyze the effects of these warning statements, the protection motivation model developed by Arthur and Quester was employed. The study has relational model. It is found that the variable of "severity of harm" has effects on the category of "fear" both in the written warning statements and in the combined warning statements.