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Différences de sexe et rôle de l’internalisation des règles sur la propension des enfants à prendre des risques à vélo

Recherche - Transports - Sécurité 04/2011; 27(1):34-41. DOI: 10.1007/s13547-010-0002-4

ABSTRACT L’objectif de cette étude est d’explorer les différences de sexe et l’effet de l’internalisation des règles routières sur
la propension des enfants à prendre des risques à vélo. La perception du risque accidentel pour soi, l’internalisation des
règles routières relatives aux comportements cyclistes et la propension à prendre des risques à vélo de 145 enfants (86 garçons
et 59 filles) de 9 à 12 ans ont été mesurées par un autoquestionnaire. Les résultats montrent des différences de sexe sur
l’internalisation des règles routières, la perception du risque et la propension à prendre des risques à vélo. De plus, les
résultats montrent que l’internalisation des règles routières est un meilleur prédicteur de la propension à prendre des risques
à vélo que le sexe biologique.

The objective of this study is to explore gender differences and effect of internalization of traffic rules on children’s
propensity to take risks as cyclists. Risk perception, internalization of traffic rules, and self-reported risk-taking propensity
as cyclist were measured in a questionnaire among 145 children (86 boys and 59 girls) aged 9 to 12. The results show gender
differences in cycling rules internalization, risk perception, and risk-taking propensity as cyclist. Furthermore, the results
show that internalizing traffic rules is a better predictor than biological sex of the propensity to take risks as cyclist.

Mots clésEnfant–Cycliste–Sexe–Internalisation–Propension à la prise de risque
KeywordsChildren–Cyclist–Gender–Internalization–Risk-taking propenstity

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