Internality and externality correlates of potential drivers among high school pupils in Holon (Israel)

U. Brook, A. Weitzman

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Abstract

Car accidents are the leading causes of death and handicap among adolescents and young adults. Thirty-six pupils from the last class in high school (in the age group 17–18 years) have attended lectures with explanations concerning the consequences of car accidents by physicians of rehabilitation centers. They also were taken on a one-day visit to such a center. They have seen and talked with persons who were severely handicapped because of car accidents, and have followed the physical therapists and occupational healing therapists throughout their work day. The pupils completed the Rotter and Montag Internality-Externality Scale questionnaire before and after the meeting and staging with the handicaps, and the results showed an increase of 10.28% in their Internal focus of control. The conclusion is that confrontation of young future drivers with handicaps as a result of car accidents in rehabilitation centers should be a routine and regular habit during the last classes of high school.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-228
Number of pages6
JournalInternational Journal of Risk and Safety in Medicine
Volume4
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 1994
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Car accidents
  • Focus of control
  • High school pupils
  • Prevention

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