PERSONAL INTERVENTION AND DRIVING UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL AMONG JUNIOR STUDENTS

This descriptive research study was made to determine the rates and influences of personal interventions in a situation where a person is intent on driving under the influence of alcohol (DUI). A decision-making model developed by Latane and Darley was used as a guideline to assess the decision whether or not to intervene. An inventory previously used at the University of California at Los Angeles was adapted and utilized. The inventory was administered to 200 students attending Long Beach City College and Cerritos Community College in Orange County. The findings revealed that intervention rates did not increase with respect to the Latane-Darley decision-making model. However, individuals were most likely to stop another from driving whom they perceived to be intoxicated if they felt: responsible for the safety of the driver; that there was danger in the situation; that they were able to prevent the person from driving.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California State University, Long Beach

    1250 Bellflower Boulevard
    Long Beach, CA  United States  90840
  • Publication Date: 1990

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  • Pagination: 113 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00615156
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: M.S. Thesis, AAD13-40926
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 30 1991 12:00AM