Ongoing research by Drs. Jewell and Hupp of Southern Illinois University Edwardsville continues to examine the psychometric properties of the BADDS in various populations. If your organization is interested in joining a study or would like more information on current research on the BADDS, please contact Dr. Jeremy Jewell or Dr. Stephen Hupp at research@theBADDS.com.
Sensitivity to Change
Drs. Jewell and Hupp have conducted multiple studies to test sensitivity to change after an intervention. In these studies, the BADDS was used to examine the effects of various tools for preventing drinking and driving on attitudes and behaviors related to impaired driving. The BADDS proved to be highly sensitive to change using even the briefest prevention program tools.
Future research will investigate the long term predictive validity of the instrument with DUI offenders. Further research is being conducted to determine the BADDS’ sensitivity to change with other prevention program tools, such as ‘shock’ videos. Additional research using the BADDS with a teenage population is being planned as well.
While research continues to determine the BADDS’ predictive validity, current findings indicate strong associations between scores on the attitudes scales and impaired driving behaviors. Findings indicate that higher Rationalizations for Drinking and Driving, Lenient Attitudes toward Drinking and Driving, and Likelihood of Drinking and Driving scale scores are predictive of increased incidence of future drinking and driving and riding behaviors with an impaired driver.
Hupp, S.D.A., & Jewell, J.D. (2008). Evaluating programs for impaired driving: More effective tools are arriving to measure change in the DWI population. Addiction Professional, 6(2), 29-31.
Jewell, J. D., Hupp, S. D. A., Lazowski, L.E., & Miller, G.A. (2007). Reliability and validity summary of the BADDS. Springville, IN: The SASSI Institute. Download >
Jewell, J. D., Hupp, S. D. A., & Segrist, D. (2008). Assessing DUI risk: Examination of the Behaviors & Attitudes Drinking & Driving Scale (BADDS). Addictive Behaviors, 33, 853-865.
Jewell, J., & Hupp, S. (2005) Examining the effects of fatal vision goggles on changing attitudes and behaviors related to drinking and driving. The Journal of Primary Prevention, 26, 553-565.
Jewell, J. D., Hupp, S. D. A., & Luttrell, G. (2004). The effectiveness of Fatal Vision goggles: Disentangling experiential versus onlooker effects. Journal of Alcohol and Drug Education, 48, 63-84.