Behavioral Health at School: Do Three Competences in Road Safety Education Impact the Protective Road Behaviors of Spanish Children?
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Behavioral Health at School: Do Three Competences in Road Safety Education Impact the Protective Road Behaviors of Spanish Children?

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dc.contributor.author Alonso Pla, Francisco M.
dc.contributor.author Gonzalez-Marin, Adela
dc.contributor.author Esteban Martínez, Cristina
dc.contributor.author Useche, Sergio A.
dc.date.accessioned 2020-03-04T09:00:34Z
dc.date.available 2020-03-04T09:00:34Z
dc.date.issued 2020
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10550/73407
dc.description.abstract Background: Education in road safety (also known as Road Safety Education¿RSE) constitutes, nowadays, an emergent approach for improving present and future road behaviors, aiming at taking action against the current, and concerning, state-of-affairs of traffic crashes, through a behavioral perspective. In the case of children, and despite their overrepresentation in traffic injury figures, RSE-based strategies for behavioral health in transportation remain a 'new' approach, whose impact still needs to be empirically tested. Objective: The aim of this study is to assess the impact of three key road safety skills of the Positive Attitudes, Risk perception and Knowledge of norms (PARK) model, addressed in RSE-based interventions, on the safe road behavior of Spanish children. Methods: For this cross-sectional study, a representative sample of 1930 (50.4% males and 49.6% females) Spanish children attending primary school, with a mean age of 10.1 (SD = 1.6) years, was gathered from 70 educational centers across all Spanish regions, through a national study on RSE and road safety. Results: Road safety skills show a positive relationship with children's self-reported safe behaviors on the road. However, the knowledge of traffic norms alone does not predict safe behaviors: it needs to be combined with risk perception and positive attitudes towards road safety. Furthermore, the degree of exposure to previous RSE interventions was shown to have an effect on the score obtained by children in each road safety skill; on the other hand, road misbehaviors observed in parents and peers had a negative impact on them. Conclusion: The outcomes of this study suggest that education in road safety is still a key process for the acquisition of safe habits, patterns and behaviors among young road users
dc.language.iso eng
dc.relation.ispartof International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health, 2020, vol. 17, p. 935
dc.rights.uri info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
dc.source Alonso Pla, Francisco M. Gonzalez-Marin, Adela Esteban Martínez, Cristina Useche, Sergio A. 2020 Behavioral Health at School: Do Three Competences in Road Safety Education Impact the Protective Road Behaviors of Spanish Children? International Journal Of Environmental Research And Public Health 17 935
dc.subject Conducta (Psicologia)
dc.subject Infants Psicologia
dc.subject Psicologia
dc.title Behavioral Health at School: Do Three Competences in Road Safety Education Impact the Protective Road Behaviors of Spanish Children?
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.date.updated 2020-03-04T09:00:35Z
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph17030935
dc.identifier.idgrec 136619

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