A three year outcome evaluation of a theory based drink driving education program

Sheehan, Mary C., Schonfeld, Cynthia C., Ballard, Rod, Schofield, Frank, Najman, Jackob M., & Siskind, Victor (1996) A three year outcome evaluation of a theory based drink driving education program. Journal of Drug Education, 26(3), pp. 295-312.

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This study reports on the impact of a "drink driving education program" taught to grade ten high school students. The program which involves twelve lessons uses strategies based on the Ajzen and Madden theory of planned behavior. Students were trained to use alternatives to drink driving and passenger behaviors. One thousand seven hundred and seventy-four students who had been taught the program in randomly assigned control and intervention schools were followed up three years later. There had been a major reduction in drink driving behaviors in both intervention and control students. In addition to this cohort change there was a trend toward reduced drink driving in the intervention group and a significant reduction in passenger behavior in this group. Readiness to use alternatives suggested that the major impact of the program was on students who were experimenting with the behavior at the time the program was taught. The program seems to have optimized concurrent social attitude and behavior change.

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ID Code: 39168
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: drink driving, impaired driving, road crashes, intervention, driver education
DOI: 10.2190/RPRV-7GP1-XH7F-3LHN
ISSN: 0047-2379
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > COMMERCE MANAGEMENT TOURISM AND SERVICES (150000) > TRANSPORTATION AND FREIGHT SERVICES (150700) > Road Transportation and Freight Services (150703)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 1996 Baywood Publishing Co.
Deposited On: 14 Dec 2010 01:43
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2013 18:33

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