Cognitive and attitudinal factors in the analysis of alternatives to drunk driving

R. Turrisi, J. Jaccard

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Abstract

The present study examined cognitive and attitudinal factors relevant to drunk-driving tendencies in individuals having zero, one and multiple drunk- driving convictions. Results indicate that the awareness of consequences of being in an accident was related to driving record but not to drunk-driving tendencies. In contrast, the awareness of consequences of being arrested for drunk driving (e.g., receiving fines, having one's name appear in the news and having a criminal record) was negatively related to drunk-driving tendencies. Attitudes toward alternatives to drunk driving (e.g., take a taxi, call a friend) were also negatively related to drunk-driving tendencies. The findings are discussed with respect to developing prevention programs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)405-414
Number of pages10
JournalJournal of Studies on Alcohol
Volume53
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1992

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  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Psychology(all)

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