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Behavior change among agents of a community safety program: pizza deliverers advocate community safety belt use.

Authors
Ludwig-TD; Geller-ES
Source
J Organ Behav Manage 1999 Apr; 19(2):3-24
NIOSHTIC No.
20024576
Abstract
Pizza deliverers served as intervention agents for a community safety belt campaign sponsored by their store. The program consisted of local radio and newspaper promotions, safety belt reminder cards pasted to the boxtops of each pizza sold, free pizza giveaways to customers who displayed safety belt reminder cards (from the boxtop) on their rearview mirror, and dollar-off coupons to patrons who asked the dispatcher to remind the deliverer to buckle up when delivering their pizza. Safety belt use among deliverers rose 32% over baseline during the intervention. Turn signal use among the same deliverers increased 41% over baseline suggesting response generalization. Increases in safety belt and turn signal use were maintained up to 24 weeks after the conclusion of the intervention. Deliverers at a control site did not show concomitant increases in safety belt or turn signal use. Social validity interviews indicated that 58% of the general public contacted by phone would be more likely to use their safety belt because of the community program.
Keywords
Behavior; Behavior-patterns; Safety-belts; Safety-practices; Safety-research; Drivers; Occupational-safety-programs
Contact
Timothy D. Ludwig, Department of Psychology, Appalachian State University, 114 Smith-Wright Hall, Boone, NC 28608
CODEN
JOBMF7
Publication Date
19990401
Document Type
Journal Article
Email Address
LUDWIGTD@APPSTATE.EDU
Funding Amount
349293
Funding Type
Grant
Fiscal Year
1999
NTIS Accession No.
NTIS Price
Identifying No.
Grant-Number-R01-OH-003397
Issue of Publication
2
ISSN
0160-8061
Priority Area
Research Tools and Approaches: Intervention Effectiveness Research
Source Name
Journal of Organizational Behavior Management
State
VA; NC
Performing Organization
Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Department of Psychology, Center for Applied Behavior Systems, Blacksburg, Virginia
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