ERIC Number: EJ924122
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
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The Pedestrian Behaviour of Spanish Adolescents
Sullman, M. J. M.; Gras, M. E.; Font-Mayolas, S.; Masferrer, L.; Cunill, M.; Planes, M.
Journal of Adolescence, v34 n3 p531-539 Jun 2011
Adolescent pedestrians are a particularly vulnerable group of road users. This research tested the applicability of the recently developed Adolescent Road user Behaviour Questionnaire (ARBQ) amongst a sample of 2006 Spanish adolescents. Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the full scale found that the original three factors did not adequately fit the data, but an acceptable fit was obtained for the shortened 21-item version of the scale. In line with research from the UK, the present study found that males reported more unsafe road crossing behaviour and playing on the roads, but there was no gender difference for engaging in planned protective behaviour. This research also confirmed that unsafe road crossing behaviour increased with age, while dangerous playing on the road and planned protective behaviours both decreased with age. The present study also confirmed that the ARBQ is a useful tool for investigating the safety-related behaviour of adolescents on the road.
Descriptors: College Students, Adolescents, Measures (Individuals), Factor Analysis, Gender Differences, Traffic Safety, Foreign Countries, Age Differences, Play, Pedestrian Traffic
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Spain