Transport Psychology Unit at VMU
by Kristina ŽardeckaitėMatulaitienė | Jan 3, 2018
Name of the Organisation: Vytautas Magnus University
Organisation Short Name: VMU
Organisation Type: HES
ACTIVITYTopic(s) of interest from 2018-2019 Transport Work Programme:
Fields of Activity: The main topics that were addressed in former studies were personality differences, emotional difficulties, attitudes towards traffic safety, cognitive abilities, peer pressure as risk taking prerequisites in different groups: novice drivers, learner-drivers, occupational drivers.
Skills and Experise Offered: Researchers have experience in investigation of psychological correlates of risky behaviour on the road, using self-report measures, simulated driving devices, and objective measures of accident involvement. Experience in gender, development and occupational psychology area. The team members have high competency in research methodology and data analysis. Based on previous experience they can prove the expertise in planning and implementing research based on self-reported methodology and gathering cross-sectional and longitudinal data. Researchers have been applying experimental design in their studies, used simulated driving as risky driving measure. Recently they developed hazard perception test for Lithuanian settings. Some of team members have experience in conducting qualitative research. All members have proficient skills conducting statistical data analysis, they are able to perform multivariate data analysis, structural equation modelling, etc.
Keywords: Risky driving; Psychological correlates of driving behaviour; Personality of risky driver.
Previous FP Projects Participated: No previous FP projects.
Contact Person: Laura Šeibokaitė
Position in the Organisation: Associate Professor