TYPES OF DRUNK-DRIVING INTERVENTION: PREVALENCE, SUCCESS AND GENDER

This study examined the frequency and success rate of several different types of informal drunk-driving intervention for women and men. Students (N=388) at a major West Coast university completed a drinking and driving questionnaire. Of these subjects 303 (78 percent) reported having been in a DUI situation within the last year, and 68 percent of these students (N=206) who reported having intervened at least once in the past year were used in this study. The resulting data indicate that there are few gender differences in the use and success rate of different types of informal drunk-driving intervention. However, since the interventions examined in this study were determined a priori, gender differences may still be operative. There is some evidence that suggests that men and women approach potential drunk drivers differently.

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    Alcohol Research Documentation, Incorporated

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  • Authors:
    • Hernandez, A C
    • Newcomb, M D
    • Rabow, J
  • Publication Date: 1995-7

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  • English

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  • Pagination: p. 408-413
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  • Accession Number: 00730117
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 4 1997 12:00AM