Women as motivators in the use of safety belts.

G. L. Martin, Ian M Newman

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A sample of rural and urban women was interviewed using a questionnaire based on Fishbein's and Ajzen's Theory of Reasoned Action. Two hundred women were asked about their intentions to use safety-belts and to encourage others to use safety-belts. Both intent and nonintent women highly valued saving lives, feeling safer, and reducing the likelihood of injuries, but they differed markedly in their beliefs that using safety-belts would necessarily save life, enhance their feeling of safety, and reduce the likelihood of injuries. Intent and nonintent users differed least in their beliefs that safety-belts would reduce injuries. Women who intended to use their safety-belts felt their action would encourage others to use belts and believed that they should encourage others to use their safety-belts. These intent safety-belt users did not see a strong social support for encouraging others to use safety belts and therefore were unlikely to do so. Programs to promote safety-belt use would capture the generally supportive attitudes of women if they could assist women to develop skills and confidence to express effectively their existing predisposition for safety-belt use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)37-47
Number of pages11
JournalHealth values
Volume14
Issue number6
StatePublished - Jan 1 1990

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Martin, G. L., & Newman, I. M. (1990). Women as motivators in the use of safety belts. Health values, 14(6), 37-47.

Women as motivators in the use of safety belts. / Martin, G. L.; Newman, Ian M.

In: Health values, Vol. 14, No. 6, 01.01.1990, p. 37-47.

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Martin, GL & Newman, IM 1990, 'Women as motivators in the use of safety belts.', Health values, vol. 14, no. 6, pp. 37-47.
Martin GL, Newman IM. Women as motivators in the use of safety belts. Health values. 1990 Jan 1;14(6):37-47.
Martin, G. L. ; Newman, Ian M. / Women as motivators in the use of safety belts. In: Health values. 1990 ; Vol. 14, No. 6. pp. 37-47.
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