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Utvärdering av instrument för upplevd teoretisk och praktisk kompetens: Ett försök med en ny förarprovsmodell
Umeå University, Faculty of Social Sciences, Department of Educational Measurement.
2007 (Swedish)Report (Other academic)
Abstract [sv]

Self-assessment of driver competence is a new part of the curriculum for driver education in Sweden. In order to assess the goals about self-assessment, an instrument for perceived driver competence was developed. Together with a new driving license test, this instrument was used in a project conducted by the Swedish Road Administration. The purpose of this study was threefold. First, the purpose was to analyze the psychometric properties of the instrument for perceived driver competence. Second, the purpose was to examine the relationship between test-takers self-assessment and their performance on the theory and practical driving license test. Third, the purpose was to examine if there were any differences in self-assessment between different groups of test-takers. There were 2254 test-takers at three driving test centers in Sweden that completed the self-assessment.

The results indicated that the instrument had good psychometric properties. However, the labels on the scale were revised in order to provide a scale that harmonizes better with scales used in other studies. The results from the revised scale indicated that the psychometric properties remained good. Moreover, the results indicated that there was a weak relationship between test-takers’ selfassessment and their performance on the theory and practical test. Furthermore, the results indicated that a larger proportion of driving school students had realistic self-assessment compared to privately trained students and that a larger proportion of those who passed the test had a realistic self-assessment, compared to those who failed. The weak relationship between self-assessment and test performance was remarkable, as a strong relationship were found in the pilot study. Interviews with four test-takers that participated in the project indicated that the purpose and the use of the self-assessment were ambiguous for the test-takers and that this might have affected their ratings. Thus, the results indicated that the instructions about the instrument required improvement and that more detailed instructions might result in a better agreement between selfassessment and test performance.

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Umeå: Institutionen för beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, Umeå universitet , 2007. , 59 p.
, BVM : Beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, ISSN 1652-7313 ; 26
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-14607OAI: diva2:154279
Beteendevetenskapliga mätningar, 90187, Umeå
Available from: 2007-06-11 Created: 2007-06-11 Last updated: 2009-11-03Bibliographically approved

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