Blair, Earl H.; Watts, Graham F.; Torabi, Mohammad R.; Seo, Dong-Chul
March 2004
American Journal of Health Studies;2004, Vol. 19 Issue 1, p11
Academic Journal
This study seeks to develop a brief instrument with validity and reliability to measure college students 'attitudes and behavior with regard to motor vehicle safety. The scale was administered to a sample of 158 undergraduate students. Item analysis showed high discriminative power of items and adequate internal consistency of each subscale and the total scale. Factor analysis led to retaining five components on which 17 items were loaded. The five components accounted for 70.8% of the total variance of the motor vehicle safety, and each component demonstrated adequate internal consistency. This study has launched a solid step in the validation process of the motor vehicle safety scale for young drivers.


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