The study intends to investigate an almost unexplored side of the drink and drive problem: the motivational factors of the intention to perform a risky behavior such as getting into a car with a drunk friend. According to literature, our findings seem to confirm that social pressures influence the tendency in undervalue risks: the importance of peer norms in determining young adults intentions to get into a car with a drunk driver emerge as a crucial determinant. Risk perception and self-esteem also seem to be important variables to consider in interventions to prevent the behavior.

To drink and to drive: the passenger’s perspective / C. Stefanile; A. Nerini; F. Nocchi. - In: PSYCHOLOGY & HEALTH. - ISSN 0887-0446. - STAMPA. - 20(1)(2005), pp. 257-257. [10.1080/14768320500221275]

To drink and to drive: the passenger’s perspective

STEFANILE, CRISTINA;NERINI, AMANDA;
2005

Abstract

The study intends to investigate an almost unexplored side of the drink and drive problem: the motivational factors of the intention to perform a risky behavior such as getting into a car with a drunk friend. According to literature, our findings seem to confirm that social pressures influence the tendency in undervalue risks: the importance of peer norms in determining young adults intentions to get into a car with a drunk driver emerge as a crucial determinant. Risk perception and self-esteem also seem to be important variables to consider in interventions to prevent the behavior.
C. Stefanile; A. Nerini; F. Nocchi
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