Relative Contribution of Social Factors to University Students’ Compliance with Traffic Rules: The Case of Al-Ahsa Province, Saudi Arabia

Authors

  • Ahmed R. Elsayed Professor of Special Education, Faculty of Education, King Faisal University, Saudi Arabia
  • Abdullah M. Alharbi Professor of Foundations of Education, Faculty of Education, University of Hafr Al Batin, Hafar Al Batin 39524, Saudi Arabia
  • Gamal A. Adam Assistant Professor of Anthropology, Department of Social Work, Faculty of Arts, University of Hafr Al Batin, Hafar Al Batin 39524, Saudi Arabia Corresponding Author

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0091

Keywords:

social factors, compliance with traffic rules, university students

Abstract

This study aimed to reveal the relative contribution of social factors to compliance of university students with traffic rules at King Faisal University for Males in Al-Ahsa governorate, Saudi Arabia, and to reveal the differences in compliance with traffic rules between students of sciences and humanities. The sample of the study consisted of 874 students and it was conducted during the second semester of the academic year 2017-18. The participants were 381 from sciences and 493 from humanities. The authors used social factors and compliance with traffic rules as measurement tools and found out that three models of factors, including family, education and community to be statistically significant to the compliance of university students who drive with traffic rules. The results further showed that there are statistically significant differences in average scoring between students of sciences and students of humanities regarding the social factors that make them comply with traffic rules with science students complying more with traffic rules than their counterparts in humanities.

 

Received: 21 March 2021 / Accepted: 22 May 2021 / Published: 8 July 2021

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Published

2021-07-08

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Elsayed, A. R. ., M. Alharbi, A. ., & A. Adam, G. . (2021). Relative Contribution of Social Factors to University Students’ Compliance with Traffic Rules: The Case of Al-Ahsa Province, Saudi Arabia. Journal of Educational and Social Research, 11(4), 235. https://doi.org/10.36941/jesr-2021-0091

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