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Parental concern about children's traffic safety in residential neighborhoods
Luleå tekniska universitet.
Luleå tekniska universitet.
1984 (English)In: Journal of Environmental Psychology, ISSN 0272-4944, E-ISSN 1522-9610, Vol. 4, no 3, p. 235-252Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

One hundred and five parents and nonparents responded to a questionnaire consisting of evaluative ratings (general evaluation, social status and safety concern) of six familiar residential neighborhoods; ratings of the traffic accident risk children in the age ranges 2-4, 5-6, 7-9 and 10-12 years run in these neighborhoods; and, finally, ratings of the strengths attributed to factors as causes of traffic accidents (environment, children, parents, drivers and chance). Across neighborhoods and age ranges of children, risk perceptions were found to be related to the rated strengths of the causes. Low-traffic volume neighborhoods were perceived as less risky and were attributed as less strong causes than high-traffic volume neighborhoods were. Perceived risk increased with age of child to a maximum, then decreased. The same relationship with age was found for the attributed causes environment and drivers. The strength of parents as cause was rated to decrease while the strength of child as cause was rated to increase with age. Chance was rated as the weakest cause and the rated strength did not vary across neighborhoods or age. Neither parentship nor gender, singly or in combination, had any clear effects. For parents and nonparents alike the general evaluation of the neighborhoods was influenced by safety concern but not by the particular aspect investigated, i.e. perceived traffic accident risk to children.

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1984. Vol. 4, no 3, p. 235-252
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Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics
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Engineering Psychology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-5867DOI: 10.1016/S0272-4944(84)80045-6Local ID: 40efc7d0-2890-11dc-b6d3-000ea68e967bOAI: oai:DiVA.org:ltu-5867DiVA, id: diva2:978743
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Upprättat; 1984; 20070702 (biem)Available from: 2016-09-29 Created: 2016-09-29 Last updated: 2017-11-24Bibliographically approved

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