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

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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  • Authors:
    • THOMSON, J A
    • AMPOFO-BOATENG, K
    • Pitcairn, T
    • GRIEVE, R
    • LEE, D N
    • DEMETRE, J D
  • Publication Date: 1992

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  • English

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  • Accession Number: 00625948
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Dec 29 1993 12:00AM