THE BEHAVIOUR OF 4-9 YEAR OLD CHILDREN WHEN CROSSING THE ROAD

DAS VERHALTEN VON 4-9 JAEHRIGEN KINDERN BEI DER STRASSENUEBERQUERUNG

The report originates from a research project entitled "dimensions of a child's traffic world", in which a study was made of children crossing the road. The test group consisted of 150 children from Tuebingen aged between 4 and 9 years. Criteria for selection were age, sex, social status and place of residence. The task of each child was to cross a road to reach his or her waiting mother. The child was not told that it was a test. Behaviour was recorded by two observers. Results of the observations show that the greater number of the 4-5 year old children crossed the road quickly without looking beforehand. The 6-7 year olds usually looked quickly before crossing, but then ran across in the same way as the 4-5 year olds. On the other hand, most of the 8-9 year olds crossed the road at a normal walking pace and looked around them several times. /TRRL/

  • Corporate Authors:

    Verlag fuer, Psychologie

    Rohnsweg 25, Postfach
    2400 Goettingen,   Germany 
  • Authors:
    • Limbourg, M
  • Publication Date: 1976

Language

  • German

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  • Accession Number: 00179964
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport and Road Research Laboratory (TRRL)
  • Files: ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Sep 27 1978 12:00AM