Rygestopkursus som sundhedsfremmende setting - en kvalitativ undersøgelse af motivationens betydning for rygestopprocessen

Ida Kopart Timm & Stine Vork Rosenwein

Studenteropgave: Speciale


Abstract The aim of this thesis is to investigate in which ways motivation can be health promoting according to an individual smoking cessasion. Despite the results of different studies showing that most smokers who wish to quit smoking also wish to be helped in this process, there seems to be an ambivalence according to the fact that there has not been a decline in the number of daily smokers in the last couple of years. This suggests that having a wish to quit smoking is inadequate. The underlying argument of the present thesis is to uncover the meaning of how motivation influates the smoking cessation process, and look into the importance of a smoking cessation course being a setting of health promotion in relation to the participants’ motivation to quit smoking. In order to make an insight in the motivation of smoking cessation, it seems relevant/necessary to make participant observation on/in a municipal smoking cessation course consisting six sessions. Our participation is furthermore founded in a preunderstanding that voluntarily participation implies a motivation within smokers. From a desire to nuance the understanding of the meaning of motivation according to smoking cessation, the empirical data further consists of individual interviews with three of the participants. The theoretical framework is made by the predominantely behaviouristical motivation P.R.I.M.E theory by West, combined with Green and Tones whose theory includes the meaning of social sourroundings according to motivation. Also Wackerhausen’s open health concept is included in order to relate motivation to health and thereby uncover how goals as motivation can promote the smoking cessation process. Given the generally vague definition of motivation, Ahl’s questioning of the motivation concept is included to discuss its utility. The analysis basically shows the complexity related to the smoking cessation process as well as the decision dealing with quitting. Furthermore the analysis states that both health, economy and social relations are important motivators in smoking cessation process. The thesis concludes that the informants’ motivation for smoking cessation, combined with consultancy and exchange of experience within the smoking cessation course, increase their contextual capacity of acting. Thus, their individual motivation and readiness is health promoting to their smoking cessation process.

UddannelserSundhedsfremme og Sundhedsstrategier, (Bachelor/kandidatuddannelse) Kandidat
Udgivelsesdato28 jan. 2016
VejledereKatia Dupret


  • smoking cessation
  • health promoting setting
  • motivation
  • rygestop
  • sundhedsfremmende setting
  • smoking interventions