Social Predictors of Driving Cessation Among Older Adults: Understanding the driving continuum

TitleSocial Predictors of Driving Cessation Among Older Adults: Understanding the driving continuum
Publication TypeThesis
Year of Publication2007
AuthorsMurtha, J
Date Published2007
UniversityUniversity of Massachusetts, Boston
KeywordsHealth Conditions and Status
Abstract

The purpose of this study was to understand the critical factors, both independently and jointly defined, that condition driving behavior among older persons. The sample was comprised of 6,623 respondents 70+, who completed driving questions for two waves of the Health and Retirement Study. The primary goal was to determine whether social engagement variables, both social involvements and obligations and access to alternative drivers, influence driving behavior. Results provide support showing that social involvements and obligations variables increase the likelihood of driving continuation, and that access to alternative drivers variables increase the likelihood of driving cessation.

Endnote Keywords

Social Interaction

Endnote ID

17880

Short TitleSocial Predictors of Driving Cessation Among Older Adults: Understanding the driving continuum
Citation Key6022