The relationship between cognitive ability, insight and self-regulatory behaviors: findings from the older driver population

Wong, Ides Y., Smith, Simon S. and Sullivan, Karen A. (2012) The relationship between cognitive ability, insight and self-regulatory behaviors: findings from the older driver population. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 49 316-321. doi:10.1016/j.aap.2012.05.031


Author Wong, Ides Y.
Smith, Simon S.
Sullivan, Karen A.
Title The relationship between cognitive ability, insight and self-regulatory behaviors: findings from the older driver population
Journal name Accident Analysis and Prevention   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0001-4575
1879-2057
Publication date 2012-11-01
Year available 2012
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.aap.2012.05.031
Open Access Status Not yet assessed
Volume 49
Start page 316
End page 321
Total pages 6
Place of publication Oxford, United Kingdom
Publisher Elsevier
Language eng
Abstract Self-regulation is often promoted as a coping strategy that may allow older drivers to drive safely for longer. Self-regulation depends upon drivers making an accurate assessment of their own ability and having a willingness to practice self-regulatory behaviors to compensate for changes in ability. The current study explored the relationship between older drivers’ cognitive ability, their driving confidence and their use of self-regulation. An additional study aim was to explore the relationship between these factors and older drivers’ interest in driving programs. Seventy Australian drivers aged 65 years and over completed a questionnaire about their driving and a brief screening measure of cognitive ability (an untimed Clock Drawing Test). While all participants reported high levels of confidence regarding their driving ability, and agreed that they would continue driving in the foreseeable future, a notable proportion performed poorly on the Clock Drawing Test. Compared to older drivers who successfully completed the Clock Drawing Test, those who failed the cognitive test were significantly less likely to report driving self-regulation, and showed significantly less interest in being involved in driving programs. Older drivers with declining cognitive abilities may not be self-regulating their driving. This group also appears to be unlikely to self-refer to driving programs.
Keyword Driving
Older adults
Driving self-regulation
Insight
Cognitive ability
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: Institute for Social Science Research - Publications
 
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