versão impressa ISSN 1413-8271
NASCIMENTO, Andréa dos Santos et al. Vida Urgente Program, alcohol and driving: young volunteers' view. Psico-USF (Impr.) [online]. 2011, vol.16, n.2, pp. 233-240. ISSN 1413-8271. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-82712011000200012.
This study's goal is to analyze the social representations of the young volunteers of Vida Urgente Program of Espírito Santo about the work developed by them. 20 interviews were carried out using a semi-structured questionnaire with the objective to know the opinion about the effects of their performance and the vision they possess about the program. For such, 20 participants of both sexes with ages from 15 to 26 years were interviewed, subsequently divided into two groups according to the time of participation in the Program: G1 - 06 to 12 months and G2 - above 12 months. Using content analysis, it was verified that the affinity with the program's proposal of volunteer work and valorization of the speech of awareness are some of the reasons to enter the program. The respondents informed having identified larger receptivity from the target-public, which is perceived by them as a positive change on approached drivers.
Palavras-chave : Alcohol; Social representations; Social psychology.