The Theory of Planned Behavior, Past Behavior, and the Decision to Text while Driving among Young Adults

Published: 21 August 2017| Version 1 | DOI: 10.17632/smzt8b34kc.1
Blair Shevlin,


The data contain responses to items related to young adults’ beliefs surrounding the decision to text while driving. The data were collected via a Qualtrics survey administered in a lab. Participants were a diverse sample of 259 undergraduates from a medium-sized university in the United States. The data presents age, sex, GPA, distracted driving exposure, and variables related to the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB).


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A total of 259 undergraduate students at a medium-sized university the mid-Atlantic region of the United States participated in this study. Volunteers received Psychology course credits for their participation. Participants were tested individually at computers in groups of up to six students per session. Participants responded to a questionnaire inquiring about their perceptions of the risks associated with distracted driving, including a section on key variables related to the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB).


Towson University


Surveys, Traffic Safety