Modeling drivers’ scrambling behavior in China : An application of theory of planned behavior

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Qi, Weiwei, Shen, Bin, Yang, Ying and Qu, Xiaobo. (2021). Modeling drivers’ scrambling behavior in China : An application of theory of planned behavior. Travel Behaviour and Society. 24, pp. 164-171. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2021.03.008
AuthorsQi, Weiwei, Shen, Bin, Yang, Ying and Qu, Xiaobo
Abstract

Scrambling behavior is one of the main causes of road traffic accidents in China. This study aimed to investigate the characteristics of drivers’ scrambling behavior and its influencing factors based on the theory of planned behavior. A total of 388 drivers answered the questionnaire and 359 provided valid data. The structure equation model of scrambling behavior showed that positive attitudes towards scrambling behavior, subjective norms and perceived behavior control increased the intention of scrambling behavior. Furthermore, the path coefficient of the structural equation model for the scrambling behavior revealed that attitude was the most important factor influencing scrambling behavior. Thus, to prevent drivers from scrambling, traffic regulators should focus on improving drivers’ attitude towards this behavior, while auxiliary measures should be enacted to regulate drivers' subjective norms and perceptual behavior control. Implications on intervention strategy and policy to reduce scrambling behavior are discussed.

Keywordsscrambling behavior; the theory of planned behavior; structural equation model; intervention methods
Year2021
JournalTravel Behaviour and Society
Journal citation24, pp. 164-171
PublisherElsevier Ltd
ISSN2214-367X
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1016/j.tbs.2021.03.008
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85103966679
Research or scholarlyScholarly
Page range164-171
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Online10 Apr 2021
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Accepted26 Mar 2021
Deposited03 Sep 2021
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