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Attityd, sociala normer och regelefterlevnad i trafiken - en rättssociologisk studie om varför cyklister bryter mot trafikregler i högre grad än bilister

Holgersson, Carl LU (2011) RÄSK01 20111
Department of Sociology of Law
Abstract
This study aims to examine what it is that makes that cyclist do not follow the traffic rules as much as motorists. It also aims to try to find different aspects of cyclists and motorists which can influence their behavior in traffic. In this study it has been used a qualitative research method and focus groups interviews. The theoretical framework is based on Ajzens, Theory of planned behavior (TPB) and social norms. To examine differences between cyclists and motorists behavior in traffic, two traffic rules, traffic lights and negligence to respect a stop sign, has particularly been studied and the road user's attitude to these and the social norm around these rules. The result shows that cyclists attitude to traffic rules are... (More)
This study aims to examine what it is that makes that cyclist do not follow the traffic rules as much as motorists. It also aims to try to find different aspects of cyclists and motorists which can influence their behavior in traffic. In this study it has been used a qualitative research method and focus groups interviews. The theoretical framework is based on Ajzens, Theory of planned behavior (TPB) and social norms. To examine differences between cyclists and motorists behavior in traffic, two traffic rules, traffic lights and negligence to respect a stop sign, has particularly been studied and the road user's attitude to these and the social norm around these rules. The result shows that cyclists attitude to traffic rules are considerably more negative than motorists' attitude to the same rules. Motorists also feel that they have more to lose by breaking the traffic rules when they can lose their license. The results also show that the social norm around cyclists’ traffic behavior is weak, which may be because there is no expectation that the police care about cyclists in traffic as much as on the motorists. (Less)
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author
Holgersson, Carl LU
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RÄSK01 20111
year
type
M2 - Bachelor Degree
subject
keywords
Attityd, Bilister, Cyklister, Handlingssystem, Sociala normer, TPB
language
Swedish
id
1978153
date added to LUP
2011-06-16 14:14:08
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2011-06-16 14:14:08
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  abstract     = {This study aims to examine what it is that makes that cyclist do not follow the traffic rules as much as motorists. It also aims to try to find different aspects of cyclists and motorists which can influence their behavior in traffic. In this study it has been used a qualitative research method and focus groups interviews. The theoretical framework is based on Ajzens, Theory of planned behavior (TPB) and social norms. To examine differences between cyclists and motorists behavior in traffic, two traffic rules, traffic lights and negligence to respect a stop sign, has particularly been studied and the road user's attitude to these and the social norm around these rules. The result shows that cyclists attitude to traffic rules are considerably more negative than motorists' attitude to the same rules. Motorists also feel that they have more to lose by breaking the traffic rules when they can lose their license. The results also show that the social norm around cyclists’ traffic behavior is weak, which may be because there is no expectation that the police care about cyclists in traffic as much as on the motorists.},
  author       = {Holgersson, Carl},
  keyword      = {Attityd,Bilister,Cyklister,Handlingssystem,Sociala normer,TPB},
  language     = {swe},
  note         = {Student Paper},
  title        = {Attityd, sociala normer och regelefterlevnad i trafiken - en rättssociologisk studie om varför cyklister bryter mot trafikregler i högre grad än bilister},
  year         = {2011},
}