AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS IN THE YEAR FOLLOWING HIGH SCHOOL: THE PREDICTIVE VALUE OF 377 UNOBTRUSIVE VARIABLES

AUTOMOBILE ACCIDENTS IN THE POST HIGH SCHOOL YEAR WERE STUDIED FOR 377 SOCIAL-PSYCHOLOGICAL VARIABLES ON A U. S. SAMPLE OF 7,996. FORTY OF THESE VARIABLES FOR THE MALES AND 34 FOR THE FEMALES WERE FOUND TO BE PREDICTORS OF ACCIDENTS. THESE TENDED TO BE VARIABLES CORRELATED WITH THE SOCIO-ECONOMIC-EDUCATION DIMENSION, HIGH ACCESS TO CARS, AND POOR ACCLIMATIZATION IN SCHOOL. DRIVER TRAINING COURSES DO NOT REDUCE ACCIDENTS. HIGHER SOCIO-ECONOMIC-EDUCATION STUDENTS TAKE DRIVER TRAINING. INDIANA'S HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS ARE VERY SIMILAR TO THE STUDENTS IN THE REST OF THE UNITED STATES. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • No 33, 25 pP
  • Corporate Authors:

    Purdue University/Indiana Department of Transportation JHRP

    Purdue University, School of Civil Engineering
    West Lafayette, IN  USA  47907-1284
  • Authors:
    • Asher, W
    • DODSON, B
  • Publication Date: 1969-11

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  • Accession Number: 00220788
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 15 1970 12:00AM