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BEHAVIORAL GROUP TRAINING OF CHILDREN TO FIND SAFE ROUTES TO CROSS THE ROAD

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Dr. James A. Thomson

Department of Psychology, University of Strathclyde Alexander Turnbull Building 155 George Street
Glasgow G1 1RD, ZZ Scotland

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Order URL: http://worldcat.org/issn/00070998

Abstract:

This study examined the effectiveness of two practical training programmes in improving the judgements of 5-year-olds. Children were trained in small groups either in the real road environment or using simulations set up on a table-top model. A series of pre- and post-tests allowed the effectiveness of training to be assessed. Significant improvements relative to controls were found in both groups following training. There were no differences between the two training methods. Improvements were robust and no deterioration was observed two months after the programme ended. However, the benefits of group training were less marked than in an earlier study in which children were trained individually. The implications for road safety education are discussed.

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English

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N/A

Authors:

THOMSON, J A
AMPOFO-BOATENG, K
Pitcairn, T
GRIEVE, R
LEE, D N
DEMETRE, J D

Pagination:

p. 173-183

Publication Date:

1992

Serial:

British Journal of Educational Psychology

Volume: 62
Publisher: Scottish Academic Press
ISSN: 0007-0998

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Figures (1) ; References; Tables

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Subject Areas:

Education and Training; Highways; Research; Safety and Human Factors; I83: Accidents and the Human Factor

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Dec 29 1993 12:00AM