Concepts from research literature and practical assessment of risk awareness: The Swedish driving test from the perspective of cognitive psychology
2010 (English)In: TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART F-TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR, ISSN 1369-8478, Vol. 13, no 6, 409-425 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The Swedish driving test (SDT) was compared to theoretical concepts found in research literature (CRLs) with respect to the rated importance of the CRLs for the overall assessment of risk awareness and the five specific assessment areas used in the SDT. 116 traffic inspectors responded to questionnaires. Results show that visual search was the CRL given the highest rating, and that the assessment of risk awareness can be conceptualised as assessment of lower-order and higher-order cognitive functions. The assessment areas taxing higher-order cognitive functions were rated as most important for risk awareness, and visual search behaviour can be regarded as the best indicator of higher-order cognitive skills.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Elsevier Science B.V., Amsterdam. , 2010. Vol. 13, no 6, 409-425 p.
Risk assessment, Risk awareness, Driving, Cognition, Visual search, Risk perception, Hazard perception
National CategorySocial Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-61174DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2010.06.004ISI: 000283265200006OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-61174DiVA: diva2:361044
Björn Lidestam, Anna Lundqvist and Jerker Rönnberg, Concepts from research literature and practical assessment of risk awareness: The Swedish driving test from the perspective of cognitive psychology, 2010, TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH PART F-TRAFFIC PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIOUR, (13), 6, 409-425.
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