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Sekundäruppgifters påverkan på bilförare: En litteraturstudie angående upplevd mental belastning och körprestation
2012 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

Statistics show that as much as 20 percent of all traffic accidents involve some kind of driver distraction. At the same time there are no indications that secondary task involvement during driving is decreasing. In order to gain better understanding of drivers’ behavior the present thesis was made with the aim to study the relationship between perceived mental workload and actual impact on the driving performance during execution of a secondary task. To answer the aim a literature review was made. The analysis of included articles and their respective secondary tasks was based on the Multiple Resource Theory. The results show that drivers’ perceived mental workload increases during execution of secondary tasks in comparison to baseline drive. The effects of the secondary task execution on the driving performance indicate no difference regarding what parts of the Multiple Resource Theory that are involved. Instead, the results indicate that the secondary task’s difficulty level has greater impact on the driving performance than if primary task and secondary task involve the same resources. Higher mental workload can occur without any decrease in lateral control. However, a decrease in driving performance does not occur without the driver perceiving a higher mental workload, which indicates a deliberate risk-taking behavior by the driver when executing secondary tasks.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2012. , 22 p.
Keyword [en]
Social Behaviour Law
Keyword [sv]
Samhälls-, beteendevetenskap, juridik, Distraktion, körprestation, mental belastning, sekundäruppgift
URN: urn:nbn:se:ltu:diva-46929Local ID: 4888b313-4541-4f38-86f6-e65586cbe056OAI: diva2:1020245
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Student thesis, at least 15 credits
Educational program
Psychology, bachelor's level
Validerat; 20120904 (anonymous)Available from: 2016-10-04 Created: 2016-10-04Bibliographically approved

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