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Type of publication: Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Psichologija / Psychology (S006)
Author(s): Žardeckaitė-Matulaitienė, Kristina;Endriulaitienė, Auksė;Arlauskienė, Renata;Šeibokaitė, Laura;Markšaitytė, Rasa
Title: Driving fear, self-efficacy, and attitudes towards road risk as risky driving antecedents among novice drivers
Is part of: EHPS 2018 : 32nd conference of Health psychology across the lifespan: uniting research, practice and policy, 21-25 August 2018, Galway, Ireland: conference abstracts. Galway : National University of Ireland, 2018
Extent: p. 722-722
Date: 2018
Keywords: Driving fear;Risky driving;Novice driver
Abstract: Driving fear, self-efficacy, and attitudes towards road risk might be the risk or protective factors for risky driving of diverse groups of traffic users. Still research results do not provide the answer if it is possible to predict future driving style of novice drivers from these psychological features at the beginning of their driving classes. The purpose of this study was to explore relationship between driving fear, self-efficacy and attitudes towards road risk at the beginning of driving training and risky driving behaviour after one year of licenced driving. 175 novice drivers participated in the study. They filled in self-reported questionnaires that consisted of Driving Cognitions Questionnaire, Adelaide Driving Self-Efficacy Scale, and Attitudes towards Risky Driving Questionnaire at the beginning of their driving training (Time 1). After 12 months of their independent driving they answered the Driving Behaviour Questionnaire assessing driving errors and intentional violations of novice driver (Time 2). SEM revealed that riskier attitudes and lower self-efficacy at the beginning of driving training predict higher levels of driving errors after one year, whereas only riskier attitudes predicted more intentional violations after one year of independent driving. Fear of driving had no statistically significant explanatory value. Three mentioned psychological variables at Time 1 explained 22 percent of driving errors and 25 percent of intentional violations at Time 2. It is useful to address attitudes and beliefs of drivers learners at the beginning of driving classes, as they might be the antecedents of later involvement in risky behaviour on the road
Affiliation(s): Psichologijos katedra
Socialinių mokslų fakultetas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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