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The effect locus of control on driving behaviour among Malaysian young drivers

Ambak, Kamarudin and David, Basil Daniel and Mamat, Zaharah and Prasetijo, Joewono and Md Rohani, Munzilah (2014) The effect locus of control on driving behaviour among Malaysian young drivers. In: International Integrated Engineering Summit (IIES 2014), 1-4 December 2014, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia, Johor.

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In Malaysia, road accidents are major concern that needs to be resolved by the related authorities. The human is the most significant factor in road accidents especially among young driver. This study was conducted to investigate the characteristics, effectiveness and relationship between locus of control and human factors. Self-administered questionnaires were distributed to 247 young drivers in Batu Pahat, Kluang and Johor Bharu. Results show that more than 60% of the respondents’ ages are between 24 and 29 years old. From correlation analyses, it was found that there were moderately positive relationships between internality and dissociation while external showed moderately positive relationship between careful and distress reduction. A multiple regression analysis demonstrated that internality had a strong relationship with dissociation and anxiety. Also, the externality is statistically significant with speeding and patience. In addition, the externality and internality showed a significant realtionship to driver behaviour. Therefore, it can be concluded that Locus of Control is useful model for understanding the human behavior in relation to road accidents

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uncontrolled Keywords: MDSI factor; locus of control; young driver; behaviour
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HE Transportation and Communications
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics > TL1-484 Motor vehicles. Cycles
Divisions: Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering > Department of Infrastructure and Geomatic Engineering
Depositing User: Mrs. Nurhayati Ali
Date Deposited: 28 Jun 2015 08:44
Last Modified: 28 Jun 2015 08:44
URI: http://eprints.uthm.edu.my/id/eprint/6523
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