Psychosocial function of driving as redictor of risk-taking behaviour

Mette Møller, Nils Petter Gregersen

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    Abstract

    This study examined the relation between risk-taking behaviour while driving, the psychosocial function of driving, leisure time activities, car oriented peer group interaction and educational attainment. Two thousand four hundred seventeen drivers aged 18-25, randomly selected from the Danish Driving Licence Register, participated in the study. Data was colleted through a mail survey. The response rate was 60,4%. A positive significant effect on risk-taking behaviour based on the score on the psychosocial function of driving was found (p
    Original languageEnglish
    JournalAccident Analysis & Prevention
    Volume40
    Issue number1
    Pages (from-to)209-215
    ISSN0001-4575
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2008

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