EFFECTS OF VIEWING A ROAD TRAUMA FILM ON EMOTIONAL AND MOTIVATIONAL FACTORS

The eight state questionnaire (8sq) and the motivation analysis test (mat) were administered to 58 college students before and after viewing a five-minute film segment, portraying graphic documentary scenes of automobile accident victims, and part of a pathologist's autopsy of a road victim. Presentation of this high-threat stimulus induced an intense elevation in several emotional and motivational states. Most changes implied a generalised psychological disorientation and concomitant diminution in motor skills. In accord with previous evidence, the present findings suggested that fear appeals are probably ineffective in augmenting safer driving behaviors. (Author/TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Boyle, G J
  • Publication Date: 1984-10-11

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  • Accession Number: 00399832
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-038 769
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jan 31 1986 12:00AM