2004
Volume 39, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 1384-6930
  • E-ISSN: 1875-7286

Abstract

Media use and adolescents’ risk taking in traffic: a literature review

Media use and adolescents’ risk taking in traffic: a literature review

The aim of this article is to provide an overview of the research on the relationship between media use and adolescents’ risk taking in traffic. In sum, two main approaches on this issue can be found in the literature. First, following Cultivation Theory and the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB) media use can be seen as a predictor of people’s perceptions of and attitudes towards risky driving (cultivation) and of people’s intentions to take risks in traffic and their actual risky driving behavior (TPB). Second, following the Problem Behavior Theory certain types of media use and risky driving can be considered to be part of a cluster of problem behavior. This study explores the theoretical foundations of these two main research perspectives on media use and risk taking in traffic and discusses the research results in both traditions. Although more research is needed to examine the relationship between media use and risky driving, the literature suggests that media and risky driving are indeed related and that media use primarily seems to be a predictor of risk taking in traffic.

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