Analysis of Factors Associated with Seatbelt Wearing Among Rear Passengers in Malaysia
- Published: International Journal of Injury Control and Safety Promotion (2011) Vol. 18. No. 1
- Authors: Mohamed, N., Yusoff, M., Isah, N., Othman, I., Rahim, S-A., and Paiman, N.
- Date Added: 01 Feb 2013
- Last Update: 01 Feb 2013
To explore factors associated with rear seatbelt wearing in order to inform future strategies
Questionnaire survey of rear passengers. Analysed using parametric and non-parametric statistics at the 0.05 level of significance.
22% of respondents reported ‘always’ wearing rear seatbelts.
History of being stopped by an enforcement officer and perception of being caught were significantly associated with rear seatbelt wearing.
History of being stopped by an enforcement officer and perception of being caught were categorised as “cues to action” or “reinforcing factors” for seatbelt wearing.
Factors which predispose individuals to wear seatbelts were: knowledge of the benefit of wearing a seatbelt, attitude and belief toward wearing a seatbelt.
Higher knowledge and positive attitude toward seatbelt wearing were significantly associated with rear seatbelt use.
Enforcement activities had the biggest impact on rear seatbelt wearing behaviour.
Recommends increasing the perception of being caught.Recommends addressing poor attitudes toward seatbelt wearing.