Educators, psychologists and sociologists are stressing the problem of attitudes in many recent writings and those interested in safety feel it is one of the most fruitful approaches to successful accident prevention. Before the effects of training can be ascertained measuring instruments must be perfected and standardized. A review of recent literature on safety reveals that writers frequently refer to the attitudes of drivers as factors considered important in relation to general driving ability (Stack and Siebrecht, 1945) (Hubert, 1940). For present purpose, an attitude has been defined as the "acceptance value of a belief". It follows from this definition that no assumption is made of the resultant behavior of the individual. Ferguson (1939) further points out that, "whether or not a person acts in accordance with his attitude is a question quite apart from a definition or measurement of it ... The series of acceptance values, complete acceptance to complete rejection, constitutes the attitude continuum."
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science
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Conover, Donald W.
"A Preliminary Analysis of Attitudes Related to Driving,"
Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Science, 54(1), 227-229.
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