CAR AVAILABILITY AND THE DAILY LIFE OF THE TEENAGE MALE

The relationship between driving a car and the adolescent male's daily life was examined. Drivers with unrestricted access to a car (N=11), drivers with limited car access (N=10), and non-drivers (N=7) completed behavioral diaries and were then interviewed regarding changes in their life associated with driving. Drivers (compared to non-drivers) manifested more discrete and varied environmental visits, more time with friends and in teenage settings, more freedom from parental control, and more socially responsible behaviors. Driving appeared to have a positive impact upon teenagers' behavior and experience. The relationship between driving (including its concomitants) and themes of adolescent development is discussed.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Libra Publishers, Incorporated

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    Roslyn Heights, NY  United States  11577
  • Authors:
    • Shlechter, T M
    • Gump, P V
  • Publication Date: 1983

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 101-113
  • Serial:
    • Adolescence
    • Volume: 18
    • Issue Number: 69
    • Publisher: Libra Publishers, Incorporated

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00394712
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-037 806
  • Files: HSL, USDOT
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1985 12:00AM