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Social Psychology and Society

Publisher: Moscow State University of Psychology and Education

ISSN (printed version): 2221-1527

ISSN (online): 2311-7052

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/sps

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Pregnant women’s perception of themselves and other drivers as road users

Ershova O.A., M.Sc., Moscow, Russia, Olga_people@mail.ru
Abstract
The article presents the results of a study devoted to the study of the perception of pregnant women — drivers of the road transport environment, its participants and themselves as a driver. The study was conducted on the basis of women’s consultations in Moscow, the respondents were 30 pregnant women drivers and 30 non — pregnant women drivers as a control group. The main purpose of the study was to identify the features of the perception of pregnant and non-pregnant women drivers themselves as a driver, road transport environment and its participants. To analyze the peculiarities of emotional and semantic representations of pregnant and non-pregnant women drivers, the following methods were used: “Personal differential”; “Unfinished sentences”; projective technique “I am a driver”. T student t — test was used to assess the differences between the perception of the driver by pregnant women drivers and non — pregnant women drivers. The results of the study suggest that there are significant differences between the perception of pregnant women as drivers and non — pregnant women drivers. To a greater extent, they are expressed in the increased emotionality of pregnant women, their immersion in their own condition and a more negative assessment of their driving skills.

Keywords: road transport environment, pregnancy, emotional and semantic representations, social perception

Column: Empirical Research

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.17759/sps.2018090406

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