STRUCTURING SWEDISH CAR DRIVERS' ATTITUDES TO TRAFFIC AND TRAFFIC SAFETY: AN ATTEMPT TO USE THE LISREL TECHNIQUE ON THE SARTRE DATA

ETT FOERSOEK TILL STRUKTURERING AV SVENSKA TRAFIK- OCH SAEKERHETSATTITYDER: EN LISREL-ANALYS AV SARTRE-MATERIALET

In the multinational Sartre project a vast number of interviews were conducted with European drivers to study their attitudes to traffic safety. The Swedish contribution consisted of 1266 interviews of about 200 questions each. In an attempt to summarize and give some kind of structure to, at least part of the material, the LISREL technique was tried on about 60 of the 200 interview variables. LISREL analyses on these subsets of variables, single or in various combinations, showed: (1) which variables that could not be fitted to any more general models; (2) those combinations of variables that had so strong intercorrelations that they could be interpreted as indicators of mutual latent variables; and (3) the connections between the latent variables. All analyses were made separately for men and women because of the suspicion that the structures and patterns of attitudes might vary between the sexes. The results indicate that it seems both possible and useful to break down an all-inclusive attitude to "traffic safety" into a set of component attitudes in order to study both the contents of these subattitudes as well as their interrelations. The results also confirmed that there seems to be some notable differences between the attitudes of men and women. (A) See also VTI Meddelande 748 (IRRD 881516).

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  • Swedish

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 38P+A p.
  • Serial:
    • VTI MEDDELANDE
    • Issue Number: 749
    • Publisher: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
    • ISSN: 0347-6049

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00725267
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Swedish National Road and Transport Research Institute (VTI)
  • Files: ITRD
  • Created Date: Sep 26 1996 12:00AM