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Investigators from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Release New Data on Risk Management (The relationship between social capital and traffic...

September 12, 2014



Investigators from Technion-Israel Institute of Technology Release New Data on Risk Management (The relationship between social capital and traffic law violations: Israeli Arabs as a case study)

By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Insurance Weekly News -- Researchers detail new data in Risk Management. According to news reporting from Haifa, Israel, by VerticalNews journalists, research stated, "Social aspects of a community may be correlated with driver's involvement in road traffic accidents. This study focused on examining this association in the context of the social capital theory."

The news correspondents obtained a quote from the research from the Technion-Israel Institute of Technology, "A survey of 600 Arab drivers living in 19 towns and villages was conducted using a face-to-face interview. Structural equation modeling was applied to explore paths of associations between the model components. Most of the proposed relationships in the path model were found to be significant, where the model explained 37% of the variation. The results indicate that only volunteering and reciprocity have direct correlations with traffic law violations. While the other correlations (except political involvement), were mediated by attitudes toward traffic laws violation."

According to the news reporters, the research concluded: "Hence, it can be concluded that it is not always possible to generalize the positive mechanisms of the social capital theory, and in certain populations such as the Arab minority it can give undesirable results."

For more information on this research see: The relationship between social capital and traffic law violations: Israeli Arabs as a case study. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 2014;71():273-285. Accident Analysis and Prevention can be contacted at: Pergamon-Elsevier Science Ltd, The Boulevard, Langford Lane, Kidlington, Oxford OX5 1GB, England. (Elsevier - www.elsevier.com; Accident Analysis and Prevention - www.elsevier.com/wps/product/cws_home/336)

Our news journalists report that additional information may be obtained by contacting S. Obeid, Technion Israel Inst Technol, Ran Naor Rd Safety Res Center, IL-32000 Haifa, Israel. Additional authors for this research include V. Gitelman and O. Baron-Epel.

Keywords for this news article include: Haifa, Israel, Asia, Risk Management

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