Peer attitudes, sex, and the effects of alcohol on simulated driving performance

Oei, Tian, P. S. and Kerschbaumer, D. M. (1990) Peer attitudes, sex, and the effects of alcohol on simulated driving performance. American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse, 16 1-2: 135-146. doi:10.3109/00952999009001578


Author Oei, Tian, P. S.
Kerschbaumer, D. M.
Title Peer attitudes, sex, and the effects of alcohol on simulated driving performance
Journal name American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0095-2990
1097-9891
Publication date 1990-01-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3109/00952999009001578
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 16
Issue 1-2
Start page 135
End page 146
Total pages 12
Place of publication Philadelphia, PA, United States
Publisher Taylor & Francis
Language eng
Abstract This study presents an investigation of the effects of peer attitude, gender, and blood alcohol level on driving performance using a driving simulator. The subjects were 18 male and 18 female social drinkers from the general population, aged 18-25, and holding a current drivers' licence. Subjects were randomly assigned to pro or against drinking driving conditions and tested at different blood alcohol levels. The results revealed that subjects in the for drinking driving condition perceived themselves to be more capable than they actually were and drove increasingly faster and made more mistakes than subjects in the against drinking driving condition when under the influence of alcohol. Significant sex differences were observed only for performance on the driving simulator. Males, in the main, engaged in more dangerous driving and risk taking in simulated driving conditions than females.
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Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Psychology Publications
 
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