Andrea Cecilia Serge

Andrea Cecilia Serge
University of Valencia | UV · INTRAS, University Research Institute on Traffic and Road Safety

PhD(c) Research in Psychology, Universitat de Valencia

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Introduction
Researcher at the Development and Consulting Traffic and Road Safety Group of the Institute of Traffic and Road Safety INTRAS. Also working on the Processes and Methods in Social Psychology Group of the Laboratory of Legal Psychology at the National University of Colombia. And member of the Colombian Association of Criminology.
Additional affiliations
March 2015 - February 2017
University of Valencia
Position
  • Researcher
March 2015 - April 2017
University of Valencia
Position
  • Researcher
April 2014 - April 2015
National University of Colombia
Position
  • Research Assistant
Education
October 2015 - October 2018
University of Valencia
Field of study
  • Research in psychology
February 2014 - November 2015
February 2013 - November 2014

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Publications (27)
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The aim of this investigation is to show the relationships between the use of Mobile Driving Applications and Devices (mdad) with self-reported road accidents, anger, physical health, and subjective wellbeing, in three types of Colombian drivers. The sample is non-randomized (n = 1149) and 93.2% are male drivers. Results showed that (a) for profess...
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Este trabajo se plantea el problema del estudio de los fenómenos sociales a partir de disciplinas aisladas, y más bien reconoce la importancia de la interdisciplinariedad en la construcción de conocimiento en las ciencias sociales. Para ello, se plantean una serie de problemas asociados a los límites del conocimiento y de las convergencias discipli...
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The social determinants of health influence both psychosocial risks and protective factors, especially in high-demanding contexts, such as the mobility of drivers and non-drivers. Recent evidence suggests that exploring socioeconomic status (SES), health and lifestyle-related factors might contribute to a better understanding of road traffic crashe...
Experiment Findings
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"Una imagen vale más que mil palabras", pues bueno, en esta nube hay aproximadamente 9200 palabras relacionadas con la situación actual del mundo frente al SARS-CoV-2 causante de la enfermedad COVID-19 alias Coronavirus. Me he dado a la tarea de chismosear para poder entender qué piensa la gente sobre este tema. Mediante encuesta virtual se pregunt...
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Social and health problems imply an impact on society. The main objective of this study is to provide an overview of how Spanish people perceive cancer, terrorism, cardiovascular diseases, crime, AIDS, drugs, and traffic accidents, finding out whether they assess the importance of these issues in correspondence with their actual severity. The study...
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Las motocicletas y los ciclomotores son un medio de transporte cada vez más utilizado en todo el mundo. Al mismo tiempo, las motocicletas son un medio de trasporte menos seguro, ya que se enfrenta a circunstancias que pueden resultar adversas, tales como el estado de la carretera y el clima. Este hecho, unido a la menor protección que ofrece a sus...
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Research on traffic safety has highlighted the importance of studying and intervening in aggressive driving in order to reduce crashes and accidents. The main objective of this work is to describe the perception of what people consider an aggressive behavior, and their perception of which are the most aggressive acts performed when driving. The sam...
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A pesar de que los accidentes de tráfico son reconocidos mundialmente como un problema de salud pública y que en Colombia representan la segunda causa de muerte violenta, hay una falta de investigación en torno al tema, hecho que señala la importancia de iniciar acciones concretas. En consonancia con lo anterior, el objetivo de la presente investig...
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Objective: The aim of this study was to describe the prevalence of two addictive behaviours (regular alcohol consumption and smoking) among professional drivers and its relationship to Job Strain (job stress indicator of the Demand-Control model) and self-reported road safety outcomes. Methods: The study sample was composed by 2445 Colombian profes...
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Los cambios recientes de las diferentes manifestaciones de la criminalidad, resultado de la interacción de cuatro variables principales en el comportamiento criminal: la víctima, el criminal, el delito y el control social, han impulsado a los profesionales que trabajan para la justicia y/o son responsables de la persecución judicial y penal, a desa...
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One of the objectives of the driver selection system in Spain is to determine if drivers have any psychophysical disorders that may impair their driving, in order to show the psychophysical aptitudes of people when obtaining or renewing a driving license. The general objective of this research was to understand drivers' opinions on the reliability...
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Professional driving is a very demanding task. According to the recent scientific evidence, Bus drivers tend to report high levels of occupational stress, burnout and occupational traffic accidents. With the implementation of new transportation modes, some substantial benefits and adverse circumstances for public transport operators have been docum...
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Driving task requires the joint performance of many abilities which can be altered by several psychophysical conditions. Furthermore, a large number of recent studies on driving has found that there are several conditions that may affect the ability to operate safely motor vehicles and to prevent road crashes. The objective of this study was to des...
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Traffic accidents are a major cause of death and injury in the world. Generally speaking about aggression, evidence has shown that drivers who usually express aggressive behaviors more frequently tend, at the same time, to have higher rates of road crashes or traffic incidents. Furthermore, in most cases, the situations in which aggressive behavior...
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Introduction: The widely documented relationship between psychosocial work factors and occupational accidents has not been translated into intervention strategies in some high-risk occupational groups, such as public transport drivers. According to the recent scientific evidence, city bus drivers tend to present high levels of occupational stress,...
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Satisfaction with life is a wide studied component of well-being, largely documented along the recent decades. Also, it constitutes one of the most relevant variables within the positive and social psychology to study outcomes in different spheres of the life. Regarding the scholar context, it has been documented through several research experience...
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El sector del automóvil concentra la mayoría de casos de fraude a los seguros, siete de cada 10 en el caso español, incrementándose los casos en época de crisis económica (Arroyo, 2016). En el presente capítulo, se encuentran los resultados del análisis cualitativo y cuantitativo de 116 declaraciones de asegurados con reclamaciones por hurto o pérd...
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Study of drug dependence in Colombian women from a criminological engineering perspective. Abstractions to represent assumptions about the system and the design of a solution on space-time situations. This work builds and reflects system dynamics. They emerge from feedback structures to systematically understand criminological phenomena, propose sc...
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¿Cuál es el estado de salud mental de los conductores colombianos?; ¿El estado de salud mental de los conductores colombianos tiene relación con la accidentalidad vial en Colombia?; ¿Explican estas variables teóricamente asociadas a los accidentes de tránsito (e.g. salud general, estrés, fatiga, agresividad, dificultades percibidas en la conducción...
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Currently traffic accidents are a health problem in Colombia. The accident rates generated different concerns including issues about the factors that influence their occurrence, the role of drivers, and which is the reciprocal impact of road accidents on health of the population. In order to identify the relationship between health and road acciden...
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La accidentalidad vial es una problemática de salud pública reconocida por diferentes organismos a nivel mundial como la Organización de las Naciones Unidas y la Organización Mundial de la Salud, ya que constituye en una de las principales causas de muerte no natural, explicando alrededor de 1,24 millones de muertes anuales y 40 millones de persona...
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Background: Road accidents are a serious public health problem and one of the leading causes of unnatural death. This study aimed to compare the incidence of physiological and representational indicators of stress and risky behaviors while driving, in a sample of drivers in an advanced stage of the learning process in driving schools, with respect...
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La situación carcelaria actual de Colombia, genera diferentes inquietudes en torno al tema penitenciario y a la situación de las personas privadas de la libertad. Con el objetivo de identificar los imaginarios sociales del recluso, sobre quién es una persona que comete un delito, y cuál es el tratamiento penitenciario que se le brinda, se propone e...
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Esta publicación tiene como objetivo exponer la temática de la Psicología Penitenciaria, en particular a la labor desarrollada en este campo a través del programa Tejiendo Libertad. Se presenta entonces el siguiente documento que ilustra la labor que éste grupo ha desarrollado en diferentes establecimientos carcelarios y penitenciarios, con el aval...
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Extortion is classified as one of the crimes or threats that affect and alter the quality of life of citizens. This crime is characterized as "a way used by organizations outside the law to exert political influence". Finally, it should be noted that the increase of extorsions is related with the displacement of crime and the decline of illicit cro...

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Questions (4)
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Hello,
I am facing some doubts with recoding a factor in R. For example, if I have a categoric variable: do you eat at night? Yes, No, Other (people can write their own answer), so I get a lot of answers: some times, just in weekends, etc for "Other".
So I want to recode it in R such as an "ifelse" function. Something like that:
data$eat <- factor(data$eat,
levels=c("No","Yes", ifelse== the rest of the data),
labels=c("No","Yes", "Other"))
Is it possible?, which is the correct way to introduce the if else function?, or what can I do in order to get the same result i am expecting for?
I already tried with dyplr mutate.
Thanks in advance
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I am currently facing a problem trying to merge and analyze two different datasets. I am confused about some points (maybe they could be really obvious, but those are giving me terrible headache). 1) When you merged two datasets (from same population collected at different times), how can I put together the variables?
For example, dataset1 n=100, dataset2 n=150; They have in commun variables "Age" and "Perception_index". In dataset3 (the new one), I am supossed to create the variable "Merged", where 0=dataset1, and 1=dataset2, now how should I ensamble age?, Do I need to put values in the same column (dataset1 up, and dataset2 down= 250 observations?), or on the contrary do I need to create two age variables (one variable with 100 data filled and 150 lost? and backwards).
2) when you finally have the variables, how could I compare them?, for instance, is "perception_index" higher on dataset1 or on dataset2?
Thanks a lot in advance
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No normality, no homocedasticity. U Mann-whitney no significant differences, t-test significant differences, which test should I trust?
I am trying to compare categorical (male-female) on a Likert variable (0-10). I checked normality and homocedasticity assumptions, which were not achieved. Thus, I choose U Mann-Whitney nonparametric test, rejecting Ha (there are no significant differences).Nevertheles, it is supposed that t-test is potent enough to go on even if assumptions are not assumed, so I did it to compare, obtaining significant differences (same results conducting ANOVA 1-factor).Which test should I trust?
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I am trying to compare categorical (male-female) on a Likert variable (0-10). I checked normality and homocedasticity assumptions, which were not achieved. Thus, I choose U Mann-Whitney nonparametric test, rejecting Ha (there are no significant differences).
Nevertheles, it is supposed that t-test is potent enough to go on even if assumptions are not assumed, so I did it to compare, obtaining significant differences (same results conducting ANOVA 1-factor).
Which test should I trust?

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Know about social representation of abandonment, their legal, social and emotional repercussions, and protection systems available for people who end an unconsolidated (no legal) relationship. Two questions addressed this research: 1) What is the experience in the workplace, affective, emotional and cognitive fields, of people that have experienced a break-down of non-marital partnerships? 2) Which perception of social and legal protection they have or receive?