SRS Member Clark J. Lee, JD, defended his Master of Public Health thesis - Intention and Willingness to Drive While Drowsy in a Population of University Students in Maryland: An Application of an Extended Theory of Planned Behavior Model - on September 18 at the University of Maryland School of Public Health in College Park, MD.
For his thesis, Mr. Lee conducted a questionnaire-based descriptive study to examine the utility of a model based on constructs from the Theory of Planned Behavior and the Prototype Willingness Model to predict intentions and willingness to engage in drowsy driving behavior in a population of university students in Maryland.
In general, students who reported more favorable attitudes and subjective norm and greater perceived control and willingness in relation to drowsy driving behavior were more likely to report stronger intentions to engage in drowsy driving. Together, these constructs significantly explained an additional ~50 percent of the variance in intention to engage in drowsy driving behavior after taking into account personal variables.
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