Dale H, Peden C & Ozakinci G (2013) Risky driving in young people: The effect a driving intervention on driving behaviour its determinants. "Well-being, Quality of Life and Caregiving” : 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Bordeaux. Psychology and Health, 28 (Supplement 1), pp. 197-198.
Background: Young drivers are greatly overrepresented in road traffic accidents in the UK. Interventions such as Safe Drive Stay Alive (SDSA) aim to alter risky driving behaviour but are often not evaluated. We evaluated the Fife SDSA programme for effectiveness and for determinants of risky behaviour.
Methods: A pre-post design recruited 16-18 year old intervention participants from schools. 87 participants completed both baseline and 3- month follow-up evaluations, with an additional 451 participants completing the evaluation either at baseline or follow-up. Participants completed evaluation questions based on the Health Action Process Approach (HAPA) model.
Results: No overall intervention effects were found. There was a significant increase in self-efficacy among females (p=0·03) and risk takers (p=0·014). The HAPA model predicted driving intentions.
Conclusions: There is no significant overall effect of SDSA, however some small effects in sub-analyses. The study gives promise to the application of the HAPA model to driving behaviour.
Psychology and Health: Volume 28, Issue Supplement 1
|Publication date online||02/08/2013|
|Date accepted by journal||01/11/2013|
|Conference||"Well-being, Quality of Life and Caregiving” : 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society|