A psychosocial model of young adult passengers’ intervening in unsafe driving of their friends

Buckley, Lisa & Davidson, Cathy (2013) A psychosocial model of young adult passengers’ intervening in unsafe driving of their friends. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 51, pp. 98-103.

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Young adults are over-represented in motor vehicle crashes and the carrying of same passengers puts them at greater risk of crashing. The current study examined characteristics of the passengers who might play a positive role in reducing friends’ crashes by actively engaging in strategies to protect such friends. A psychosocial theoretical model of prosocial behavior including self-process and contextual cues explained intervening behavior among primarily novice driver college students (n=242) with the exception of the self-process, perspective taking. The results of this study provide support for countermeasure development that accounts for the positive role of peers to increase road safety, and reduce the incidence of crashes, among young adults.

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ID Code: 56004
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: college student, positive behavior, passenger, motor vehicle crashes
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.10.015
ISSN: 00014575
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100)
Divisions: Current > Research Centres > Centre for Accident Research & Road Safety - Qld (CARRS-Q)
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Psychology & Counselling
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2012 Elsevier Ltd.
Copyright Statement: This is the author’s version of a work that was accepted for publication in Accident Analysis & Prevention. Changes resulting from the publishing process, such as peer review, editing, corrections, structural formatting, and other quality control mechanisms may not be reflected in this document. Changes may have been made to this work since it was submitted for publication. A definitive version was subsequently published in Accident Analysis & Prevention, Volume 51, March 2013, Pages 98–103. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.10.015
Deposited On: 02 Jan 2013 04:43
Last Modified: 02 Apr 2016 19:09

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