The role of supervisors in ensuring learner driver compliance with road laws: An application of Akers' Social Learning Theory

Bates, Lyndel, Watson, Barry, & King, Mark J. (2016) The role of supervisors in ensuring learner driver compliance with road laws: An application of Akers' Social Learning Theory. In 2016 Australasian Road Safety Conference, 6-8 September 2016, Canberra, A.C.T.


This paper uses Akers’ social learning theory as a framework to explore the extent to which supervisors encourage their learner drivers’ to comply with road laws. The sample consisted of 552 individuals from Queensland and New South Wales who had supervised a learner driver in the 12 months prior to completing the online survey. The results suggest that Akers’ social learning theory variables provide additional explanation over and above socio-demographic variables and perceptions of risk associated with driving. This suggests that there may be benefits in providing additional support to parents and other supervisors of learner drivers.

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ID Code: 98861
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > PSYCHOLOGY AND COGNITIVE SCIENCES (170000) > PSYCHOLOGY (170100) > Psychology not elsewhere classified (170199)
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 2016 [Please consult the author]
Deposited On: 15 Sep 2016 23:15
Last Modified: 24 Sep 2016 06:05

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