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Measuring risky adolescent cycling behaviour

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Adolescents are at a greater risk of being involved in traffic accidents than most other age groups, even before they start driving cars. This article aims to determine the factor structure of a self-report questionnaire measuring adolescent risky cycling behaviour, the ACBQ (Adolescent Cycling Behaviour Questionnaire). The questionnaire's structure was based on the widely used Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ). A sample of secondary school students (N = 1749; age range: 13-18 years) filled out the questionnaire. Factor analysis revealed a three-factor structure underlying the questionnaire, which was confirmed on two equally large portions of the entire sample. These three underlying factors were identified as errors, common violations and exceptional violations. The ACBQ is a useful instrument for measuring adolescents' risky cycling behaviour.

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  • driving-behaviour, risk-taking, adolescents, bicycle, DBQ, ACCIDENT INVOLVEMENT, DRIVING SITUATIONS, VIOLATIONS, QUESTIONNAIRE, ERRORS
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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)181-187
Number of pages7
JournalInternational Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion
Volume18
Issue number3
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Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2011