Predictors of Driving Cessation among Older Adults in Korea-Using a Comprehensive Framework for Mobility-
포괄적 이동성 모델을 적용한 노인운전자의 운전중단 예측요인 연구

Sungeun Lee
2015 Korean Journal of Human Ecology  
This study aims to identify predictors of driving cessation among Korean elderly. Data from 2011 Elderly Survey conducted by Ministry of Health and Welfare and Korea Institute for Health and Social Affairs were used for the analysis. Based on Webber, Porter, Menec(2010)'s comprehensive theoretical framework for mobility, the model of this study tests five major determinants of driving cessation including financial, psychosocial, environmental, physical and cognitive factors. Results of logistic
more » ... regression analysis showed that economic status, marital status, contacts with relatives and friends, residential location, taking medication, muscle strength, age, gender, and job were significant predictors of driving cessation of older drivers. Specifically, lower economic status, unmarried status, less contacts with relatives and friends, living in the city, taking medication, weaker muscle strength, older age, female, non-working status were significant risk factors for driving cessation. Practical implications in light of study findings were discussed.
doi:10.5934/kjhe.2015.24.3.358 fatcat:4qsyswcjarfifd6caouqsu5uli