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Perceived risk, feelings of safety and worry associated with different travel modes.
Linköping University, Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Linköping University, Department of Behavioural Sciences.
2000 (English)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

The main objective was to study how perceived accident risk and risk of violence are related to feelings of safety and worry associated with different transport modes (car, taxi, city bus, regional bus, train, ferry and aeroplane). Another aim was to study how individual differences (such as age, sex, the extent to which individuals use different travel modes, personal experience of accidents and violence situations and how individuals perceive themselves) might affect these relationships. A questionnaire was constructed for these purposes and was filled out by 100 respondents. The results showed that there were differences between the respondents' perceptions of accident risk, risk of violence and feelings of safety, as well as differences between the different transport modes. Car received higher ratings of accident risk than the remaining transport modes, whereas city bus and ferry received the highest ratings of risk of violence. The participants seemed to have a fairly good idea of the internal rank order of the transport modes with respect to accident risk, whereas they seemed less aware of the actual size of the differences between the different transport modes. The ratings of feelings of safety and worry were found to be quite similar. Finally, individual differences, such as age and sex, seemed to have some effects on the perceptions of risk and feelings of safety.

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Stockholm: Kommunikationsforskningsberedningen , 2000.
, KFB-meddelande, 7
National Category
Social Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-24425Local ID: 6531OAI: diva2:244743
Available from: 2009-10-07 Created: 2009-10-07

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