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Clinton Layne, Harry Robe, Karlene Bell


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Department of Psychology

Degree Type

Master of Arts


The Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test (MAST) and the Sixteen Personality Factor Questionnaire (16PF) were utilized in an effort to assess the personality characteristics of people who were arrested for drunk driving. Subjects were 100 first offender DUI's, who participated in an education class sponsored by the Barren river Comprehensive Care Center in Bowling Green, Kentucky.

Results of a regression analysis and subsequent T-tests indicated that variables age, 16 PF Factor 0, and Factor Q2 could predict, with some degree of accuracy, how an individual would score on the MAST. Additional analyses indicated that many subjects could be classified as chemically dependent. Further research in this area should address the issues of DUI subtypes and the efficacy of educational programs established for these individuals.


Psychology | Social and Behavioral Sciences