Public bus passenger safety evaluations in Ghana: A phenomenological constructivist exploration

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dc.contributor.author Sam, E.F.
dc.contributor.author Brijs, K.
dc.contributor.author Daniels, S.
dc.contributor.author Brijs, T.
dc.contributor.author Wets, G.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-11-27T15:45:41Z
dc.date.available 2019-11-27T15:45:41Z
dc.date.issued 2018
dc.identifier.other 10.1016/j.trf.2018.06.031
dc.identifier.uri http://ir.uew.edu.gh/xmlui/handle/123456789/313
dc.description Published in Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour en_US
dc.description.abstract Notwithstanding the growing body of literature that recognises the importance of personal safety to public transport (PT) users, it remains unclear what PT users consider regarding their safety. In this study, we explore the criteria PT users in Ghana use to assess bus safety. This knowledge will afford a better understanding of PT users? risk perceptions and assessments which may contribute to theoretical models of PT risk perceptions. We utilised phenomenological research methodology, with data drawn from 61 purposively sampled participants. Data collection (through focus group discussions and in-depth interviews) and analyses were done concurrently to the point of saturation. Our inductive data coding and analyses through the constant comparison and content analytic techniques resulted in 4 code categories (conceptual dimensions), 27 codes (safety items/criteria), and 100 quotations (data segments). The vehicle condition, driver's marital status and transport operator's safety records were the most important criteria participants use in assessing bus safety. These findings imply that investment in, and maintenance of safer vehicles, and responsible and safety-conscious drivers, and prioritisation of passengers? safety are key-targets for public bus/minibus operators in Ghana. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher Elsevier Ltd en_US
dc.subject Ghana en_US
dc.subject Passengers en_US
dc.subject Phenomenology en_US
dc.subject Public en_US
dc.title Public bus passenger safety evaluations in Ghana: A phenomenological constructivist exploration en_US
dc.type Article en_US

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