An impact to the head when it is not protected by a helmet generally results in brain injury and may result in death. The current study aimed to identify the psychosocial factors that play a role in helmet wearing behavior among motorcyclists. A mixed-method approach was used on a sample of active motorcycle riders in Depok area who are in early and middle adulthood. Data were collected using a questionnaire and a Focused Group Discussion. The results showed a difference between adults under 25 years and adults over 25 years in their attitude towards helmet use. Level of education and attitude were also both found to be significant predictors of helmet use. Findings of the study imply the need for a more structured effort to build a positive attitude towards helmet use, especially among younger motorcycle riders.
|Journal||Journal of Indonesia Road Safety|
|Publication status||Published - 2018|