Using the Theory of Planned Behaviour to Predict Observed Driving Behaviour

This article reports on a study undertaken to test the ability of psychosocial variables to predict driver behavior, using the theory of planned behavior (TPB) as a framework. At baseline, participants (n = 150) completed questionnaire measures of TPB variables. One week later, participants' behavior was assessed using both self-reports and observations of driving speed derived from a high-fidelity driving simulator. Analyses showed that TPB was indeed a strong predictor of drivers' intentions and self-reported driving behavior. Intention was the sole predictor of observed speeding behavior. Intention also predicted the maintenance of drivers' compliance with speed limits. The authors discuss the TPB's relationships with observed and self-reported behavior, and the implications for designing interventions.

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  • Authors:
    • Elliott, Mark A
    • Armitage, Christopher J
    • Baughan, Christopher J
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


  • English

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  • Accession Number: 01055921
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 28 2007 10:10AM