Setting up and Assessing a Commitment Procedure in Rehabilitation Training Courses for Traffic Regulation Offenders in France

Both theoretical and empirical studies have shown that there are two strategies to lead people to modify their behavior with the idea that the initiative of change must come from them: one to directly influence attitudes towards the target behavior; and to act directly on the targeted behavior in leading people to undertake involving acts which prepare them to produce the target behavior in the future. These involving acts can also modify attitudes or reinforce them in favor of targeted behavior according to whether or not their attitudes were against the targeted behavior. This research chose the second strategy. Intervention in rehabilitation training courses were set up to lead the participants to publicly commit themselves to observing speed limits. The effect of this intervention was tested on self reported behavior.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 539-548
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2004

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  • Accession Number: 01006707
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080443796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 3 2005 8:12AM