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Alcohol Use and Drink Driving Amongst Wellington Secondary School Students

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dc.contributor.author Campbell, Mia
dc.date.accessioned 2009-04-14T22:08:40Z
dc.date.accessioned 2022-10-11T22:37:25Z
dc.date.available 2009-04-14T22:08:40Z
dc.date.available 2022-10-11T22:37:25Z
dc.date.copyright 1998
dc.date.issued 1998
dc.identifier.uri https://ir.wgtn.ac.nz/handle/123456789/21755
dc.description.abstract This research surveyed a sample of N=324 high school students aged 15-18 years of age in the Wellington region during 1997, and examined issues of alcohol consumption, driving practices and alcohol and drug impaired driving. Attitudes and behaviour toward both the usage of alcohol and marijuana prior to motor vehicle operation and the effectiveness of police enforcement and drink drive publicity campaigns were also explored. The findings of this research indicate that the drink driving practices of secondary school students in New Zealand have undergone significant change since previous research by Archer (1990) was undertaken, with a reduction in self-reported drink drive incidences. Furthermore, previous gender differentials appear to have diminished with similar proportions of male and female respondents reporting partaking in alcohol and drug impaired driving. Student alcohol consumption was found to be related to risky driving practices. In particular, heavy drinkers; were more likely to engage in a number of risky driving practices, including driving after drinking alcohol. Although it appears that the threat of police enforcement isn't sufficient to deter young motorists from driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, recent publicity campaigns seem to be an effective method of addressing such issues. en_NZ
dc.format pdf en_NZ
dc.language en_NZ
dc.language.iso en_NZ
dc.publisher Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
dc.title Alcohol Use and Drink Driving Amongst Wellington Secondary School Students en_NZ
dc.type Text en_NZ
vuwschema.type.vuw Awarded Research Masters Thesis en_NZ
thesis.degree.discipline Criminology en_NZ
thesis.degree.grantor Te Herenga Waka—Victoria University of Wellington en_NZ
thesis.degree.level Masters en_NZ
thesis.degree.name Master of Arts en_NZ

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