標題: Beyond general behavioral theories: Structural discrepancy in young motorcyclist's risky driving behavior and its policy implications
作者: Chung, Yi-Shih
Wong, Jinn-Tsai
運輸與物流管理系 註:原交通所+運管所
Department of Transportation and Logistics Management
關鍵字: Motorcyclist;Risky behavior;Structural discrepancy;Structural equation modeling;Demographic factor
公開日期: 1-十一月-2012
摘要: While many studies examine the mean score differences of psychological determinants between heterogeneous driver groups, this study reveals a structural discrepancy in a causal behavioral framework. Using young motorcyclists (ages 18-28) as subjects, this study investigates the various roles of key influential factors in determining risky driving behavior. Multi-group analysis of structural equation modeling shows that age and gender are two factors that can effectively distinguish heterogeneous driver groups exhibiting different decision-making mechanisms in shaping their risky driving behaviors. When encountering undesirable traffic conditions, road rage can immediately increase male motorcyclists' intentions to engage in risky driving behaviors; on the other hand, young female motorcyclists further calculate their perceived risk to determine whether to engage in risky driving behaviors. This result shows that there is a significant link between risk perception and traffic condition awareness for experienced drivers (ages 25-28), but not for younger drivers (ages 18-24). This finding shows that while well-developed theories such as planned behavior and risk homeostasis provide general frameworks to explain risky driving behavior, heterogeneous driver groups may exhibit structural discrepancies that reflect their various decision-making mechanisms. This suggests that, in addition to mean differences, understanding structural discrepancies among heterogeneous groups could help researchers identify effective intervention strategies. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reserved.
URI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.aap.2011.04.021
http://hdl.handle.net/11536/20940
ISSN: 0001-4575
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2011.04.021
期刊: ACCIDENT ANALYSIS AND PREVENTION
Volume: 49
Issue: 
起始頁: 165
結束頁: 176
顯示於類別:期刊論文


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