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ERIC Number: ED435685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Pages: 9
Abstractor: N/A
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Evaluating the Utility of a Self-Assessment Profile for Use with Problem Driver Populations.
Race, Kathryn E. H.
The importance of reassessing the psychometric properties of an existing scale is highlighted. The construct validity of a driver attitude scale was not confirmed by factor analysis and the original scale scores were shown to have poor to moderate internal reliability. On the basis of a re-analysis of data from 1,059 repeat traffic offenders, 39 of the original 47 profile items were retained to form a total score. The computation of a total profile score for these items resulted in marked improvement of the profile's internal reliability (alpha=.89). Total scores were significantly different based on sex (p<.01), age, and education level of these drivers (p<.001). Total profile scores were significantly related to past accident and violation experience, with negative attitudes increasing as the number of self-reported incidents decreased (p<.001). Instructional and evaluation implications are discussed. (Contains 1 table and 12 references.) (Author/SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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