Intention to use bicycle helmet as explained by the Health Belief Model, comparative optimism and risk perception in an Iranian sample

Intention to use bicycle helmet as explained by the Health Belief Model, comparative optimism and... •Underlying factors explaining intention to wear bicycle helmet were examined.•HBM was combined with risk theories to test mechanisms underlying risk perception.•Risk perception, perceived exemption from harm and perceived barriers were significant.•Comparative optimism was shown as an underlying mechanism explaining risk perception.•Gender and cycling experience were found significant in explaining comparative optimism. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour Elsevier

Intention to use bicycle helmet as explained by the Health Belief Model, comparative optimism and risk perception in an Iranian sample

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Publisher
Elsevier
Copyright
Copyright © 2018 Elsevier Ltd
ISSN
1369-8478
eISSN
1873-5517
D.O.I.
10.1016/j.trf.2018.02.003
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Abstract

•Underlying factors explaining intention to wear bicycle helmet were examined.•HBM was combined with risk theories to test mechanisms underlying risk perception.•Risk perception, perceived exemption from harm and perceived barriers were significant.•Comparative optimism was shown as an underlying mechanism explaining risk perception.•Gender and cycling experience were found significant in explaining comparative optimism.

Journal

Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and BehaviourElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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