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Self-reported motivations to change and self-efficacy levels for a group of recidivist drink drivers

Freeman, James E., Liossis, Poppy, Schonfeld, Cynthia C., Sheehan, Mary C., Siskind, Victor, & Watson, Barry C. (2005) Self-reported motivations to change and self-efficacy levels for a group of recidivist drink drivers. Addictive Behaviors, 30(6), pp. 1230-1235.

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Abstract

The present study reports on a group of 132 recidivist offenders’ stages of change and self-efficacy levels for changing and controlling both their drinking and drink driving behaviours. As expected, the majority of the sample reported being motivated to change their drink driving, but not their drinking behaviours. The sample also indicated high self-efficacy levels for the two behaviours, although a notable finding was that participants reported higher levels of control over their drinking rather than drink driving behaviours. Examination of the self-reported frequency of drink driving revealed that both motivations and self-efficacy levels were predictors of past offences and future intentions to drink and drive. The findings have direct implications for the management of repeat offenders, such as the inclusion of rehabilitation and alcohol treatment programs in sentencing outcomes for individuals who appear resistant to change.

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ID Code: 5949
Item Type: Journal Article
DOI: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2004.10.007
ISSN: 0306-4603
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
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
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2005 Elsevier
Copyright Statement: Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2007
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 23:12

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