AN ANALYSIS OF PIE EFFORTS ASSOCIATED WITH AIRMAN ORIENTATION AT MACDILL AFB. TAMPA ASAP ANALYTIC STUDY NUMBER 7
This report provides a detailed evaluation of an ASAP briefing which was included in the on-going Airman's Orientation Program for military personnel newly assigned to MacDill Air Force Base. ASAP briefing sessions were conducted from May 31, 1976 through December of 1976, and represent a major component of the ASAP's Public Information and Education (PIE) efforts during the final year of operations. Questionnaires were sent to all Airmen attending the Orientation Program between 5/31/76 and 6/28/76 (experimental group) and to all Airmen attending between 4/29/76 and 5/24/76, prior to the inclusion of ASAP materials (control group). The questionnaires were mailed six months after the dates of attendance. Profile comparisons indicated that both experimental and control group subjects had similar personal/demographic characteristics. The questionnaires assessed changes in knowledge and behavior resulting from the ASAP briefing, and attitudes toward life on MacDill AFB and the Orientation Program in general. Of the 197 questionnaires sent out, 52% were returned (54 experimentals and 49 controls). All 197 subjects were tracked for six months subsequent to the Orientation Program, and DWI arrest rates were estimated for each group. Analysis of questionnaire responses provided no evidence that the ASAP briefing resulted in an increase in the participants' knowledge of drinking and DWI laws. Reported drinking-driving behaviors were used to identify targets for future PIE efforts.
- Prepared in cooperation with University of South Florida, Tampa. Dept. of Criminal Justice.
Texas A&M University, College StationDepartment of Aerospace Engineering
College Station, TX United States 77843
University of South Florida, TampaCenter for Urban Transportation Research, 4202 East Fowler Avenue
Tampa, FL United States 33620-5375
Washington, DC United States 20590
- Reis, REJ
- Publication Date: 1977-5
- Pagination: 78 p.
- TRT Terms: Alcoholic beverages; Attitudes; Behavior; Flight crews; Military facilities; Military personnel; Prevention; Questionnaires; Safety; Traffic crashes; Traffic safety
- Uncontrolled Terms: Motor vehicle accidents; Profiles
- Subject Areas: Aviation; Safety and Human Factors; Security and Emergencies; Terminals and Facilities;
- Accession Number: 00197413
- Record Type: Publication
- Source Agency: National Technical Information Service
- Report/Paper Numbers: 052577/PIE, DOT-HS-804-024
- Contract Numbers: DOT-HS-062-1-080
- Files: NTIS, USDOT
- Created Date: Jul 31 2002 12:00AM