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Measuring the perception of men and women drivers among young adults

Authors
  • PRAVOSSOUDOVITCH, Karyn
  • DEGRAEVE, Béatrice
  • CURY, François
  • GRANIE, Marie-Axelle
  • MARTHA, Cécile
Publication Date
Jan 01, 2014
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Portail Documentaire MADIS
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Abstract

Gender differences in driving accidentology are actually particularly explained in the literature by the conformity to gender stereotypes, notably the association of risk-taking with social expectations concerning masculinity. To date, no research was interested in the effect of the perception of men and women drivers (PMWD) on driving behaviors. The aim of this research was to create a questionnaire measuring PMWD among young French adults. The PMWD was measured on 108 participants (33 men and 75 women), from 18 to 29 years old. Principal component analyses indicated that the organization and content of the perception of men drivers differed from the organization of the perception of women driver. The results are discussed in terms of in-group/out-group relations in the PMWD.

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