An examination of the relationship between cycle training, cycle accidents, attitudes and cycling behaviour among children

Colwell, J. and Culverwell, A. 2002. An examination of the relationship between cycle training, cycle accidents, attitudes and cycling behaviour among children. Ergonomics. 45 (9), pp. 640-648.

TitleAn examination of the relationship between cycle training, cycle accidents, attitudes and cycling behaviour among children
AuthorsColwell, J. and Culverwell, A.
Abstract

Around 40% of 10--11-year-old children receive cycle training every year in the UK, but concern has been expressed over the efficacy of training courses. One argument is that accidents occur too infrequently to be a viable evaluative criterion, and attitudes and behaviour have been suggested as alternatives. A questionnaire that measured a number of variables including accidents, attitudes, and behaviour was completed by 336 participants from two schools in the London Borough of Bromley. At least one cycling injury had been sustained by 58.3% of respondents, requiring hospital treatment in 19.1% of cases. Girls reported fewer accidents than boys. No relationship between training and accidents was found. A principal components analysis (PCA) of the attitudes items produced a 'safe attitudes' factor. Girls displayed 'safer' attitudes, but there was no evidence that training produced safer attitudes. A PCA of the cycling behaviour scales produced two factors, 'safe cycling' and 'showing off'. Safe cyclists who obeyed basic safety rules were less likely to sustain cycle injuries, but showing off was not related to accidents. Girls were less likely to show off, but the safe behaviour gender difference did not reach significance. Training did not relate to either factor.

JournalErgonomics
Journal citation45 (9), pp. 640-648
ISSN0014-0139
YearJul 2002
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)doi:10.1080/00140130210156303
Web address (URL)http://www.journalsonline.tandf.co.uk/openurl.asp?genre=article&issn=0014-0139&volume=45&issue=9&spage=640
Publication dates
PublishedJul 2002

Related outputs

A Meaner, More Callous Digital World for Youth? The Relationship Between Violent Digital Games, Motivation, Bullying and Civic Behavior amongst Children
Ferguson, C.J. and Colwell, J. 2018. A Meaner, More Callous Digital World for Youth? The Relationship Between Violent Digital Games, Motivation, Bullying and Civic Behavior amongst Children. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. 7 (3), pp. 202-215.

Understanding Why Scholars Hold Different Views on the Influences of Video Games on Public Health
Ferguson, C.J. and Colwell, J. 2017. Understanding Why Scholars Hold Different Views on the Influences of Video Games on Public Health. Journal of Communication. 67 (3), pp. 305-327.

Manufacturing consensus in a diverse field of scholarly opinions: a comment on Bushman, Gollwitzer, and Cruz
Ivory, J. D., Markey, P. M., Elson, M., Colwell, J., Ferguson, C.J., Savage, J., Griffiths, M. D. and Williams, K. D. 2015. Manufacturing consensus in a diverse field of scholarly opinions: a comment on Bushman, Gollwitzer, and Cruz. Psychology of Popular Media Culture. 4 (3), pp. 222-229.

A work placement year for psychology undergraduates: Challenges and how students change
Ryder, K., Colwell, J. and Borrill, J. 2012. A work placement year for psychology undergraduates: Challenges and how students change. Europlat 2012. Vilnius, Lithuania 28 - 30 Jun 2012

Personality and media influences on violence and depression in a cross-national sample of young adults: data from Mexican-Americans, English and Croatians
Ferguson, C.J., Colwell, J., Mlačić, B., Milas, G. and Mikloušić, I. 2011. Personality and media influences on violence and depression in a cross-national sample of young adults: data from Mexican-Americans, English and Croatians. Computers in Human Behavior. 27 (3), pp. 1195-1200.

Not 'just a student': a qualitative exploration of business, psychology and law students' accounts of their placement experience
Ryder, K., Borrill, J., Powell-Williams, K. and Colwell, J. 2011. Not 'just a student': a qualitative exploration of business, psychology and law students' accounts of their placement experience. The Journal of Vocational Education and Training Ninth International Conference. Worcester College, Oxford 08 - 10 Jul

The experience of implementing a Psychology Work Placement year
Dewart, H., Colwell, J. and Borrill, J. 2011. The experience of implementing a Psychology Work Placement year. International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Vancouver 29 - 31 Jul 2011

Needs met through computer game play among adolescents
Colwell, J. 2007. Needs met through computer game play among adolescents. Personality and Individual Differences. 43 (8), pp. 2072-2082.

An empirical test of sex differences in the emphasis on physical attractiveness in mate selection
Colwell, J. 2007. An empirical test of sex differences in the emphasis on physical attractiveness in mate selection. Perceptual and Motor Skills. 105 (1), pp. 326-338.

Video games: issues in research and learning, part 2
Crookall, D., Myers, D. and Colwell, J. 2006. Video games: issues in research and learning, part 2. Simulation & Gaming.

Video games: issues in research and learning, part 1
Crookall, D., Myers, D. and Colwell, J. 2005. Video games: issues in research and learning, part 1. Simulation & Gaming.

Video game play in British and Japanese adolescents
Colwell, J. and Kato, M. 2005. Video game play in British and Japanese adolescents. Simulation & Gaming. 36 (4), pp. 518-530.

Nurture groups: theoretical background and research on their effectiveness
Colwell, J. and O'Connor, T. 2004. Nurture groups: theoretical background and research on their effectiveness. Education and Health. 22 (2), pp. 24-27.

Understanding nurturing practices: a comparison of the use of strategies likely to enhance self-esteem in nurture groups and normal classrooms
Colwell, J. and O'Connor, T. 2003. Understanding nurturing practices: a comparison of the use of strategies likely to enhance self-esteem in nurture groups and normal classrooms. British Journal of Special Education. 30 (3), pp. 119-124.

Investigation of the relationship between social isolation, self-esteem, aggression and computer game play in Japanese adolescents
Colwell, J. and Kato, M. 2003. Investigation of the relationship between social isolation, self-esteem, aggression and computer game play in Japanese adolescents. Asian Journal of Social Psychology. 6 (2), pp. 149-158.

A comparison of negative correlates of computer game play in the UK and Japanese adolescents
Colwell, J. and Kato, M. 2003. A comparison of negative correlates of computer game play in the UK and Japanese adolescents. in: Arai, K. (ed.) Proceedings of ISAGA 2003 - 34th Annual Conference of the International Simulation and Gaming Association, Kazusa Academic Park, Chiba, Japan, August 2003 Japan ISAGA.

The effectiveness and rationale of the 'nurture group' approach to helping children with emotional and behavioural difficulties remain within mainstream education
O'Connor, T. and Colwell, J. 2002. The effectiveness and rationale of the 'nurture group' approach to helping children with emotional and behavioural difficulties remain within mainstream education. British Journal of Special Education. 29 (2), pp. 96-100.

Aspects of children's road crossing behaviour
Lupton, K., Colwell, J. and Bailey, M. 2002. Aspects of children's road crossing behaviour. Municipal Engineer. 151 (2), pp. 151-157.

Sometimes they don't stop, they just slow down
Lupton, K. and Colwell, J. 2001. Sometimes they don't stop, they just slow down. InRoads: Journal of the Institute of Road Safety Engineers. 21 (6).

Fooling and falling into the feeling of being stared at
Marks, D.F. and Colwell, J. 2001. Fooling and falling into the feeling of being stared at. Skeptical Inquirer. 25 (2), pp. 62-63.

Negative correlates of computer game play in adolescents
Colwell, J. and Payne, J. 2000. Negative correlates of computer game play in adolescents. British Journal of Psychology. 91 (3), pp. 295-310.

The ability to detect unseen staring: a literature review and empirical tests
Colwell, J., Schroder, S. and Sladen, D. 2000. The ability to detect unseen staring: a literature review and empirical tests. British Journal of Psychology. 91 (1), pp. 71-85.

The psychic staring effect
Marks, D.F. and Colwell, J. 2000. The psychic staring effect. Skeptical Inquirer. 24 (5), pp. 41-49.

What teachers need to know about child pedestrian safety: pointers for your next lesson
Colwell, J. and Cockerton, T. 2000. What teachers need to know about child pedestrian safety: pointers for your next lesson. Education and Health. 18 (4), pp. 75-78.

Permalink - https://westminsterresearch.westminster.ac.uk/item/93qw9/an-examination-of-the-relationship-between-cycle-training-cycle-accidents-attitudes-and-cycling-behaviour-among-children


Share this
Tweet
Email