BEHAVIORAL AND DEMOGRAPHIC CORRELATES OF RESPONSES TO A DRIVING QUESTIONNAIRE

A DRIVING QUESTIONNAIRE WAS ADMINISTERED TO 1,080 STUDENTS (ALMOST ALL 15 YEARS OLD) ENROLLED IN DRIVER EDUCATION CLASSES, ONE CLASS FROM EACH OF THE 40 REGULAR LOS ANGELES CITY HIGH SCHOOLS. THE QUESTIONNAIRE, IN EFFECT, CONSISTED OF 220 ITEMS, AND ITEMS WERE GROUPED INTO FIVE RESPONSE CATEGORIES BY A METHOD WHICH ANALYZED THE CORRELATIONS BETWEEN ITEMS. DIFFERENCES IN CATEGORY RESPONSES WERE REFERRED TO THE 0.01 LEVEL. THE RESULTS ARE AS FOLLOWS: (1) RESPONSE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN MALES AND FEMALES WERE SIGNIFICANT FOR 4 RESPONSE CATEGORIES, (2) RESPONSE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN DRIVERS AND PRE-DRIVERS WERE SIGNIFICANT FOR 2 RESPONSE CATEGORIES, (3) RESPONSE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STUDENTS IN HIGHER AND LOWER SOCIAL AREAS (AS BASED ON U. S. CENSUS FIGURES) WERE SIGNIFICANT FOR 3 RESPONSE AREAS, (4) RESPONSE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STUDENTS WITH AND WITHOUT PENAL CODE VIOLATIONS WERE SIGNIFICANT FOR 1 RESPONSE DIMENSION, AND (5) THERE WERE NO SIGNIFICANT RESPONSE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN STUDENTS WITH AND WITHOUT VEHICLE CODE VIOLATIONS. /AUTHOR/

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Vol 40, pp 582-592, 4 TAB, 5 REF
  • Authors:
    • Levonian, E
    • Case, H W
  • Publication Date: 1961

Media Info

  • Monograph Title: Proceedings of the Fortieth Annual Meeting of the Highway Research Board, Washington, D.C., January 9-13, 1961.
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  • Accession Number: 00223543
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Jun 5 1972 12:00AM