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Calling, texting, and searching for information while riding a motorcycle: A study of university students in Vietnam

Overview of attention for article published in Traffic Injury Prevention, April 2017
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Title
Calling, texting, and searching for information while riding a motorcycle: A study of university students in Vietnam
Published in
Traffic Injury Prevention, April 2017
DOI 10.1080/15389588.2017.1283490
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Authors

Long T. Truong, Chris De Gruyter, Hang T. T. Nguyen

Abstract

To investigate the prevalence of calling, texting, and searching information while riding a motorcycle among university students and the influences of sociodemographic characteristics, social norms, and risk perceptions on these behaviours. Students at two university campuses in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, the two largest cities of Vietnam, were invited to participate in an anonymous online survey. Data collection was conducted during March and May 2016. There were 741 respondents, of which nearly 90% of students (665) were motorcycle riders. Overall prevalence of mobile phone use while riding is 80.9% (95% CI: 77.9-83.9%) with calling having a higher level of prevalence than texting or searching information while riding: 74% (95% CI: 70.7-77.3%) vs. 51.7% (95% CI: 47.9-55.5%) and 49.9% (95% CI: 46.1-53.7%) respectively. Random parameter ordered probit modelling results indicate that mobile phone use while riding is associated with gender, motorcycle licence duration, perceived crash risk, perceived risk of mobile phone snatching, and perceptions of friends' mobile phone use while riding. Mobile phone use while riding a motorcycle is highly prevalent among university students. Educational programs should focus on the crash and economic risk of all types of mobile phone use while riding, including calling, texting, and searching information. In addition, they should consider targeting the influence of social norms and peers on mobile phone use while riding.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 31 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 5 16%
Student > Master 5 16%
Student > Bachelor 4 13%
Lecturer 3 10%
Researcher 2 6%
Other 8 26%
Unknown 4 13%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Engineering 11 35%
Medicine and Dentistry 4 13%
Nursing and Health Professions 4 13%
Psychology 4 13%
Computer Science 1 3%
Other 3 10%
Unknown 4 13%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 2. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 24 August 2017.
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#6,265,045
of 11,653,629 outputs
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#307
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#115,148
of 259,711 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Traffic Injury Prevention
#5
of 23 outputs
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