A COMPARISON OF CHANGES IN KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDE BETWEEN PROBLEM DRINKERS AND NON-PROBLEM DRINKERS FOLLOWING A REEDUCATION PROGRAM

Although no problem drinkers seemed to show greater OS improvement than potential problem and definite problem drinkers combined, no relation was found between drinking problem classification (defined by AI) and knowledge and attitude change. The findings clearly suggest that those DWIs suffering more serious and pervasive problems with alcohol gain significntly in knowledge about DWI and to the saem extent as other DWIs. In so far as such change is deemed important, the Westchester County reeducation program is not lost upon them. In addition, the findings suggest that while DWIs with a potential or definite drinking problem improve significantly in attitude, the change is less than that shown for nin-problem drinkers. Perhaps the former group should be encouraged to become involved in follow-up experiences planned to produce additional attitudinal and behavioral change. /Author/

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 737-748

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  • Accession Number: 00132115
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: National Safety Council Safety Research Info Serv
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Proceeding
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 9 1977 12:00AM