Psychosocial factors significantly predict driving self-regulation in Australian older adults
Wong, Ides Y., Smith, Simon S., & Sullivan, Karen A. (2016) Psychosocial factors significantly predict driving self-regulation in Australian older adults. Australasian Journal On Ageing, 35(2), pp. 133-138.
This study aimed to investigate:
(i) whether attitudes and beliefs about driving predict older adults’ driving self-regulation, and how much variance in self-regulation can be explained by these factors, and;
(ii) if driving confidence is controlled, whether attitudes and beliefs remain significant independent predictors of driving self-regulation.
- The present study examined the psychosocial factors that underlie driving self-regulation in 277 older adults within Australia. Participants completed standardised questionnaires about their driving, attitudes, belief and use of driving self-regulation.
- Driving confidence, affective and instrumental attitude, and perceived behavioural control were all significant predictors of driving self-regulation. The combination of these factors accounted for 56% of the variance in driving self-regulation.
- Driving self-regulation is a complex behaviour influenced by a wide range of psychosocial factors. Improved understanding of these factors could inform strategies to improve older driver safety and influence the advice that people receive.
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