A Thematic Analysis of Children and Young Adults' Perceptions of Roadway Risk

The current study whose focus is on pedestrian perception of risk, is an extension of an earlier study. The key questions here were whether there were identifiable developmental trends in the perception of road risk assessment., and whether there were discernible sex differences in the reading of the road . The sample consisted of 120 participants, of which 80 were school children, and 40 were young university undergraduates in Nottingham, England. The obtained data confirm not only developmental trends on how risk is perceived but also some strong sex differences in how participants read the road scenes. It also confirms that for the younger age groups, task instructions significantly change children's responses to the task in hand.


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  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 37-48
  • Monograph Title: Traffic and Transport Psychology: Theory and Application. Proceedings of the ICTTP 2004

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  • Accession Number: 01004350
  • Record Type: Publication
  • ISBN: 0080443796
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 12 2005 4:22PM