COMPARISON OF RECOVERED ALCOHOLIC AND NON-ALCOHOLIC COMMUNICATOR IN ALCOHOL EDUCATION
The study was designed to test one aspect of presenting alcohol information to high school students, namely does a recovered alcoholic have more influence on attitudes and knowledge about alcohol than a non-alcoholic. Three groups of high school students were given knowledge and attitude pretest. Material was presented to Group A by a person introduced as a recovered alcoholic. Group B's material was presented by the same person, but who was not introduced as recovered alcoholic. Group C had no information presented, and it acted as a control. Analysis of variance indicated a significant increase in knowledge in the experimental groups, but the characteristic, recovered alcoholic, was not influential. Attitudes changed only slightly, but in the direction opposite of that predicted. Policy implications for alcohol education programs were discussed.
- Sponsored in part by the Virginia Highway Safety Division.
Virginia Alcohol Safety Action Project3251 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax, VA United States 22030
Washington, DC United States 20590
Virginia Department of HighwaysTraffic and Planning Division, 1221 East Broad Street
Richmond, VA United States 23219
- Clark, S G
- Porter, J A
- Publication Date: 1977-4
- Pagination: 16 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcohols; Attitudes; Control groups; Drivers; Drug abuse; Education; Instructors; Policy; Social psychology; Students; Testing
- Identifier Terms: Alcohol Safety Action Program
- Uncontrolled Terms: Characteristics
- Geographic Terms: Virginia
- Old TRIS Terms: Asap (Alcohol safety action program)
- Subject Areas: Education and Training; Highways; Policy; Safety and Human Factors;
- Accession Number: 00192210
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: DOT-HS-803-975 Final Rpt.
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-067-1-087
- Files: NTIS, TRIS, USDOT, STATEDOT
- Created Date: Jul 11 1979 12:00AM