To report or not to report: applying the theory of planned behavior to understand the intentions to report cycling incidents by young adults

Kaplan, Sigal, Janstrup, Kira H. and Prato, Carlo Giacomo (2016). To report or not to report: applying the theory of planned behavior to understand the intentions to report cycling incidents by young adults. In: Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting. Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting, Washington, DC, United States, (). 10-14 January 2016.

Author Kaplan, Sigal
Janstrup, Kira H.
Prato, Carlo Giacomo
Title of paper To report or not to report: applying the theory of planned behavior to understand the intentions to report cycling incidents by young adults
Conference name Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting
Conference location Washington, DC, United States
Conference dates 10-14 January 2016
Proceedings title Transportation Research Board (TRB) 95th Annual Meeting
Publication Year 2016
Sub-type Fully published paper
Total pages 19
Language eng
Abstract/Summary This study explores the behavioral factors underlying the reporting intentions of cycling accidents. The proposed analytical framework is an adapted version of the Theory of Planned Behavior accounting for the linkage between attitudes and the perceived difficulties, in order to understand the barriers impeding cycling accident reporting intentions. The barriers consist of attitudes that accident reporting is useless, preference to allocate time to other activities, concerns about family distress and social image, distrust in the police, and medical consultation aversion. The framework was validated by means of a survey, which yielded 1,512 complete responses from cyclists. The estimated structural equation model revealed: (i) the perceived difficulties are related to reporting intentions, attitudes that accident reporting is useless, and the preference to allocate time to other activities; (ii) medical consultation aversion has a higher weight than distrust in the police in demotivating cycling accident reporting intentions; (iii) the latent factors are mainly related to socio-economic characteristics and last cycling accident characteristics; (iv) information provision regarding the societal benefits of accident reporting is important for increasing the reporting rate.
Q-Index Code E1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ
Additional Notes Transportation Research Board Annual Meeting 2016 Paper #16-2220

Document type: Conference Paper
Collection: School of Civil Engineering Publications
 
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Created: Mon, 18 Apr 2016, 18:48:36 EST by Carlo Prato on behalf of School of Civil Engineering