TITLE

HISPANIC ADOLESCENTS' BEHAVIORAL INTENTIONS TO AVOID TEXTING WHILE DRIVING

AUTHOR(S)
West, Joshua H.; Hall, P. Cougar; Thygerson, Steven M.; Edwards, Eric S.; Bennion, Stephanie R.; Bennet, Carrie
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2011, Vol. 26 Issue 1, p37
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to identify factors associated with Hispanic adolescents' intentions to avoid texting while driving. Data for this study came from 135 Hispanic adolescents attending high school. Participants completed a survey based on the Theory of Planned Behavior. After controlling for gender and age, behavioral attitudes, subjective norms and perceived behavioral control were all significantly related to intentions to avoid texting while driving. Comprehensive prevention efforts targeting Hispanic adolescents should utilize accurate and relevant content knowledge to shape attitudes, while also helping adolescents to understand and appropriately address perceived social pressures to engage in texting while driving.
ACCESSION #
67311176

 

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