SAFETY RESEARCH UNIT


Türker Özkan (Prof. Dr.)

 

türker özkan resmi

 

 

 

Office: B123

Phone: +90 312 210 5118

E-mail: ozturker@metu.edu.tr

ResearchGate: Türker Özkan


 

 

 

Biography


Ph.D., University of Helsinki, 2006.
M.S., Middle East Technical University, 2002.

 

 

 

Research Interests


Driver behavior and traffic psychology, safety culture.

 

 

 

Representative Publications

 

Bıçaksız, P., Öztürk, İ., & Özkan, T. (2019). The differential associations of functional and dysfunctional impulsivity with driving style: A simulator study. Traffic and Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 63, 1-11. doi: 10.1016/j.trf.2019.02.011

 

Chu, W., Wu, C., Atombo, C., Zhang, H., & Özkan, T. (2019). Traffic Climate, Driver Behaviour, and Accidents Involvement in China. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 122, 119–126. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2018.09.007.

 

Papadakaki, M., Tsalkanis, A., Sarris, M., Pierrakos, G., Ferraro, O. E., Stamouli, M. A., …Özkan, T., …Chliaoutakis, J. (in press). Physical, psychological and economic burden of two-wheel users after a road traffic injury: Evidence from intensive care units of three EU countries. Journal of Safety Research. DOI: 10.1016/j.jsr.2018.10.005

 

Wu, C., Chu, W., Zhang, H., & Özkan, T. (2018). Interactions between Driving Skills on Aggressive Driving: Study among Chinese Drivers. Transportation Research Record, 0 (0), 1–11. doi: 10.1177/0361198118755683

 

Tekeş, B., Üzümcüoğlu, Y., Hoe, C., & Özkan, T. (2018). The Relationship Between Hofstede’s Cultural Dimensions, Schwartz’s Cultural Values, and Obesity. Psychological Reports. 0(0), 1–20. DOI: 10.1177/0033294118777965

 

Lajunen, T., Özkan, T., & Porter, B. E. (2018). …End of Chapter 2. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 52, A1–A2. DOI:10.1016/j.trf.2017.12.003

 

Bıçaksız, P., Harma, M., Doğruyol, B., Lajunen, T., & Özkan, T. (2018). Implicit evaluations about driving skills predicting driving performance. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 54, 357–366. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.02.022

 

Demir, S., Demir, B., Özkan, T. (2018). When do drivers conform? When do they deviate? Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 54, 299–310. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.02.021

 

Özbozdağlı, S., Misirlisoy, M., Özkan, T., & Atalay, N. B. (2018). Effects of primary task predictability and secondary task modality on lane maintenance. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 57, 97–107. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2017.10.005

 

Üzümcüoğlu, Y., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2018). The relationships between cultural variables, law enforcements and driver behaviours across 37 nations. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 58, 743–753. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2018.07.009

 

Bener, A., Yildirim, E., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2017). Driver sleepiness, fatigue, careless behavior and risk of motor vehicle crash and injury: Population based case and control study. Journal of Traffic and Transportation Engineering (English Edition), 4(5), 496–502. DOI:10.1016/j.jtte.2017.07.005

 

Papadakaki, M., Ferraro, O. E., Orsi, C., Otte, D., Tzamalouka, G., …Özkan, T., …Chliaoutakis, J. (2017). Psychological distress and physical disability in patients sustaining severe injuries in road traffic crashes: Results from a one-year cohort study from three European countries. Injury, 48(2), 297–306. doi:10.1016/j.injury.2016.11.011

 

Yalçındağ, B., Özkan, T., Cesur, S., Yilmaz, O., Tepe, B., Piyale, E., Biten, A. F., & Sunar, D. (2017). An Investigation of Moral Foundations Theory in Turkey Using Different Measures. Current Psychology, 1–18. doi:10.1007/s12144-017-9618-4.

 

Papadakaki, M., Stamouli, M. A., Ferraro, O. E., Orsi, C., Otte, D., Tzamalouka, G., …Özkan, T., …Chliaotakis, J. (2017). Hospitalization costs and estimates of direct and indirect economic losses due to injury sustained in road traffic crashes: Results from a one-year cohort study in three European countries (The REHABILAID project). Trauma, 19(4), 264–276. DOI: 10.1177/1460408616677564

 

Gupta, S., Hoe, C., Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Vursavas, F., Sener, S., Hyder, A. A. (2017). Evaluation of a five-year Bloomberg Global Road Safety Program in Turkey, Public Health, 144, S45-S56.DOI: 10.1016/j.puhe.2017.01.013

 

Papadakaki, M., Ferraro, O.E., Orsi, C., Otte, D., Tzamalouka, G.,  von-der-Geest, M.,  Lajunen, T.,  Özkan, T.,  Morandi, A.,  Sarris, M.,  Pierrakos, G.,  & Chliaoutakis, J. (2017). Psychological distress and physical disability in patients sustaining severe injuries in road traffic crashes: Results from a one-year cohort study from three European countries. Injury, 48(2), 297-306. DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2016.11.011

 

Bıçaksız, P., & Özkan, T. (2016). Developing the Impulsive Driver Behavior Scale. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 43, 339-356. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.09.005

 

Demir, B., Demir, S., & Özkan, T. (2016). A contextual model of driving anger: a meta-analysis. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 42, 332-349. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.09.020

 

Yıldırım-Yenier, Z., Lajunen, T., & Özkan, T. (2016). Driving in the fasting month of Ramadan: an observational study on speeding, horn honking, and using seat belts. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 42, 562-568. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2015.05.001

 
Üzümcüoğlu, Y., Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Morandi, A., Orsi, C., Papadakaki, M., & Chliaoutakis, J. (2016). Life quality and rehabilitation after a road traffic crash: A literature review. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 40, 1-13.  DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.02.002
 
Bıçaksız, P., & Özkan, T. (2016). Impulsivity and driver behaviors, offences and accident involvement: A systematic review. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 38, 194-223. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2015.06.001
 
Solmazer, G., Üzümcüoğlu, Y., & Özkan, T. (2016). The role of traffic law enforcements in the relationship between cultural variables and traffic fatality rates across some countries of the world. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 38, 137-150. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.01.001
 
Alper, S., & Özkan, T. (2015). Do internals speed less and externals speed more to cope with the death anxiety?. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 32, 68-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2015.05.002
 
Öz, B., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2014). Trip-focused organizational safety climate: investigating the relationships with errors, violations and positive driver behaviours in professional driving. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 26, 361-369.  DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2014.03.004
 
Gehlert, T., Hagemeister, C., & Özkan, T. (2014). Traffic safety climate attitudes of road users in Germany. Transportation research part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 26, 326-336. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2013.12.011
 
Milder, C. M., Gupta, S., Özkan, T., Hoe, C., & Lajunen, T. (2013). Predictors of intrinsic motivation behind seatbelt use in a country where current use is low. Injury, 44 (Supp 4), S57-S63. DOI: 10.1016/S0020-1383(13)70214-6
 
Warner, H. W., Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., & Tzamaloukas, G. S. (2013). Cross-cultural comparison of driving skills among students in four different countries. Safety science, 57, 69-74. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2013.01.003
 
Martinussen, L. M., Hakamies-Blomqvist, L., Møller, M., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2013). Age, gender, mileage and the DBQ: The validity of the Driver Behavior Questionnaire in different driver groups. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 52, 228-236. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.12.036
 
Martinussen, L. M., Lajunen, T., Møller, M., & Özkan, T. (2013). Short and user-friendly: The development and validation of the Mini-DBQ. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 50, 1259-1265. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.09.030
 
Öz, B., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2013). An investigation of professional drivers: Organizational safety climate, driver behaviours and performance. Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 16, 81-91. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2012.08.005
 
Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Doğruyol, B., Yıldırım, Z., & Çoymak, A. (2012). Motorcycle accidents, rider behaviour, and psychological models. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 49, 124-132. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2011.03.009
 
Özkan, T., Puvanachandra, P., Lajunen, T., Hoe, C., & Hyder, A. (2012). The validity of self-reported seatbelt use in a country where levels of use are low. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 47, 75-77. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2012.01.015
 
Puvanachandra, P., Hoe, C., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2012). Burden of road traffic injuries in Turkey. Traffic injury prevention, 13(sup1), 64-75. 
DOI: 10.1080/15389588.2011.633135
 
Orsi, C., Stendardoa, A., Marinonia, A., Gilchrist, M.D., Otte, D., Chliaoutakis, J., Lajunen, T., Özkan, T., Dias Pereira, D., Tzamalouka, G., Morandia, A. (2011). Motorcycle riders’ perception of helmet use: Complaints and dissatisfaction. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 44(1), 111-117. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2010.12.029
 
Warner, H.W., Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., & Tzamalouka, G. (2011). Cross-cultural comparison of drivers’ tendency to commit different aberrant driving behaviours.  Transportation Research Part F, 14, 390-399. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2011.04.006
 
Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Parker, D., Sümer, N., & Summala, H. (2011). Aggressive driving among British, Dutch, Finnish, and Turkish drivers. International Journal of Crashworthiness, 16(3), 233-238. DOI: 10.1080/13588265.2010.536687
 
Gaygısız, Ü., Gaygısız, E., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2011). Why were Turks unwilling to accept the A/H1N1 influenza-pandemic vaccination? People’s beliefs and perceptions about the swine flu outbreak and vaccine in the later stage of the epidemic. Vaccine, 29, 329-33. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.vaccine.2010.10.030
 
Öz, B., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2010). An investigation of the relationship between organizational climate and professional drivers’ driver behaviours. Safety Science, 48, 1484-1489. DOI: 10.1016/j.ssci.2010.07.009
 
Warner, H. W., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2010). Can the traffic locus of control (T-LOC) scale be successfully used to predict Swedish drivers’ speeding behaviour? Accident Analysis & Prevention, 42, 1113-1117. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2009.12.025
 
Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Parker, D., Sümer, N., & Summala, H. (2010). Symmetric relationship between self and others in aggressive driving across gender and countries. Traffic Injury Prevention, 11(3), 228-239. 
DOI: 10.1080/15389581003788864 
 
Warner, H. W., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2010). Drivers’ propensity to install different types of intelligent speed adaptation systems in their cars. Transportation Research Part F – Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 13(3), 206-214. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2010.04.005 
 
Bener, A., Crundall, D., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2010). Mobile phone use while driving: a major public health problem in an Arabian society, State of Qatar—mobile phone use and the risk of motor vehicle crashes. Journal of Public Health, 18(2), 123-129. DOI: 10.1007/s10389-009-0286-1
 
Öz, B., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2010). Professional and non-professional drivers’ stress reactions and risky driving. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 13(1), 32-40. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2009.10.001
 
Warner, H. W., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2009). Cross-cultural differences in drivers’ speed choice. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 41(4), 816-819. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2009.04.004
 
Bener, A., AL Maadid, M.G.A., Özkan, T., Al-Bast, D.A.E., Diyab, K.N., & Lajunen, T. (2008). The impact of four-wheel drive on risky driver behaviour and road traffic accidents. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 11, 324-333. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2008.02.001
 
Bener, A., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2008). The Driver Behaviour Questionnaire in Arab Gulf countries: United Arab Emirates and Qatar. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 40, 1411-1417. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2008.03.003
 
Özkan, T. & Lajunen, T. (2007). The role of personality, culture, and economy in unintentional injuries: An aggregated level analysis. Personality and Individual Differences, 43, 519-530. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2006.12.020
 
Bener, A., Lajunen, T., Özkan, T., & Haigney, D. (2006). The effect of mobile phone use upon driver attention and the risk of road traffic crashes. International Journal of Crashworthiness, 11(5), 459-465. DOI: 10.1533/ijcr.2005.0116
 
Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Chliaoutakis, J., Parker, D., & Summala, H.  (2006). Cross-cultural differences in driving skills: a comparison of six countries. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 38, 1011-1018. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2006.04.006
 
Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2006). What causes the differences in driving between young men and women? The effects of gender roles and sex on young drivers’ driving behaviour and self-assessment of skills. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 9, 269-277. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2006.01.005
 
Sümer, N., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2006). Asymmetric relationship between driving and safety skills. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 38, 703-711.
 
Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Chliaoutakis, J., Parker, D., & Summala, H. (2006). Cross-cultural differences in driving behaviours: a comparison of six countries. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 9, 227-242. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2006.01.002
 
Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., & Summala, H. (2006). Driver Behaviour Questionnaire: A follow-up study. Accident Analysis & Prevention, 38, 386-395. DOI: 10.1016/j.aap.2005.10.012
 
Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2005). Why are there sex differences in risky driving? The relationship between sex and gender-role on aggressive driving, traffic offences, and accident involvement among young Turkish drivers. Aggressive Behavior, 31(6), 547-558. 
DOI: 10.1002/ab.20062
 
Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2005). A new addition to DBQ: Positive Driver Behaviour Scale. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 8, 355-368. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2005.04.018
 
Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2005). Multidimensional Traffic Locus of Control Scale (T-LOC): Factor structure and relationship to risky driving. Personality and Individual Differences, 38, 533-545. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.paid.2004.05.007
 
Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2005). Masculinity, femininity, and the Bem Sex Role Inventory in Turkey.  Sex Roles, 52, 103-110. 
DOI: 10.1007/s11199-005-1197-4
 
Gaygısız Ü., Gaygısız, E., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2012).  Individual differences in behavioral reactions to H1N1 during a later stage of the epidemic. Journal of Infection and Public Health, 5(1), 9-21. DOI: 10.1016/j.jiph.2011.09.008
 
Özkan, T., Porter, B. E., & Lajunen, T. (2016-Editorial). Field studies in traffic safety behavior. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 42(3), 423-424. 
DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.09.030
 
Lajunen, T., Özkan, T., & Porter, B. E. (2016-Editorial). Bicycle safety. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 41, 179-181. DOI: 10.1016/j.trf.2016.07.013
Ward, N. J., & Özkan, T. (2014-Editorial). In consideration of traffic safety culture. Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 26, 291-292. 
 
Bener, A., Dafeeah, E. E., Verjee, M., Yousafzai, M. T., Al-Khatib, H., Nema, N., Mari, S., Choi, M. K., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2013). Gender and age differences in risk taking behaviour in road traffic crashes. Advances in Transportation Studies, 31, 53-62. 
 
Bener, A., Verjee, M., Dafeeah, E. E., Yousafzai, M. T., Mari, S., Hassib, A., Al-Khatib, H., Choi, M. K., Nema, N., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2013). A Cross “Ethnical” Comparison of the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) in an Economically Fast Developing Country. Global journal of health science, 5(4), 165. PubMed ID: 23777732
 
Lajunen, T., Özkan, T., & Porter, B. E. (2012-Editorial). The next chapter... Transportation Research Part F - Traffic Psychology and Behaviour, 15(1), III-IV. DOI:10.1016/S1369-8478(11)00130-6
 
Porter, B. E., Lajunen, T., Özkan, T., & Will, K. E. (2010). A behavioral observation study of Turkish drivers’ and children's safety belt use. Procedia-Social and Behavioral Sciences, 5, 1607-1609. DOI: 10.1016/j.sbspro.2010.07.333
 
Lajunen, T., Sümer, N., & Özkan, T. (2001). Do symptoms of psychopathology predict a professional driver’s involvement in traffic accidents? Journal of Traffic Medicine, 29(1-2), 32-35 
 
Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2011). Person, environment, and roadway culture. B. Porter, (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology in (Chapter 14). London: Elsevier Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-381984-0.10014-1
 
Lajunen, T., & Özkan, T. (2011). Self-report instrument and methods. B. Porter, (Ed.), Handbook of Traffic Psychology in (Chapter 4). London: Elsevier Ltd.: Elsevier Ltd.
DOI: 10.1016/B978-0-12-381984-0.10004-9
 
Sümer, N., Lajunen, T., & Özkan, T. (2005). Big five personality traits as the distal predictors of road accident involvement. G. Underwood, (Ed.), Traffic and Transport Psychology in (215-227). London: Elsevier Ltd.
 
Conference Papers

Otte, D., Jänsch, M., Chliaoutakis, J., Gilchrist, M.D., Lajunen, T., Morandi, A., Özkan, T., Pereira, J., Stendardo A., Tzamalouka, G. A. (July, 2008). A European Perspective of In-Depth Data Sampling on Cognitive Aspects of Motorcycle Helmets within COST 357. 3th International Conference on Expert Symposium on Accident Research (ESAR), Hannover, Germany (http://www.esar-hannover.de/ ).

Özkan, T., Lajunen, T., Kaistinen, J. (2005). Traffic Locus of control, driving skills, and attitudes towards in-vehicle technologies (ISA and ACC). 18th International Co-operation on Theories and Concepts in Traffic Safety (ICTCT), Helsinki, Finland (http://www.ictct.org/). 
 
Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2004, May). Professional Driver Groups (Taxi, minibus-dolmus, heavy vehicles). In Proceedings of 2nd International Traffic and Road Safety Congress (pp. 232-239). TRAFFIC 2004 International Congress on Traffic and Road Safety, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
 
Özkan, T. & Lajunen, T., & Sümer, N. (2004, May). Attitudes, Driver Behaviours, and Traffic Accidents. In Proceedings of 2nd International Traffic and Road Safety Congress (pp. 383-390). TRAFFIC 2004 International Congress on Traffic and Road Safety, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey. 
 
Şimşekoğlu, Ö., Özkan, T., & Lajunen, T. (2004, May). Terror Management Theory and Attitudes towards speeding. In Proceedings of 2nd International Traffic and Road Safety Congress (pp. 100-108). TRAFFIC 2004 International Congress on Traffic and Road Safety, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
 
Özkan, T., Sümer, N., Ayvaşık, B., & Er, N. (2002, May). Personality characteristics, coordination skills, driver behaviours and traffic accidents. In Proceedings of 1st International Traffic and Road Safety Congress (pp. 327-336). TRAFFIC 2002 International Congress on Traffic and Road Safety, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
 
Sümer, N., Lajunen, T., & Özkan, T. (2002, May). The role of driving behaviours in accident risk: Violations and errors. In Proceedings of 1st International Traffic and Road Safety Congress (pp. 305-313). TRAFFIC 2002 International Congress on Traffic and Road Safety, Gazi University, Ankara, Turkey.
 
Sümer, N., Ayvaşık, B., Er, N., & Özkan, T. (2001, August). Role of monotonous attention in traffic violations, errors, and accidents. Proceedings of the 1st International Driving Symposium on Human Factors in Driver Assessment, Training and Vehicle Design (pp. 167-173). Aspen, Colorado, USA.
 
Bener, A., Yıldırım, E., Bolat, E., Lajunen, T., & Özkan, T. (August 2016). A cross geographical comparison of the Driver Behaviour Questionnaire (DBQ) from selected countries: A global public health problem (Oral Presentation). 6th International Conference on Traffic and Transport Psychology (ICTTP2016), Brisbane, Australia. 
 
Solmazer, G., Lajunen, T., Öz, Bahar., & Özkan, T. (July 2015). Burnout, work stress, job satisfaction, and accidents among driving instructors: The mediating role of driver behaviors (Oral Presentation). 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy. 
 
Alper, S., & Özkan, T. (July 2015). Coping with the death anxiety behind the wheels: desirability of control moderates the effect of mortality salience on speeding (Oral Presentation).  14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.
 
Üzümcüoğlu, Y., Lajunen, T., Öz, Bahar., & Özkan, T. (July 2015). What about driver instructors' accidents, driver behaviors, and attitudes? (Oral Presentation). 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.
 
Koçak, A., & Özkan, T. (July 2015). A study of cultural dimensions: Rate of marriage, divorce, cohabitation and per capita income among nations (Poster presentation). 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.
 
Papadakaki, M., Orsi, C., Otte, D., Morandi, A., Tzamalouka, G., von derGeest, M., Lajunen, T., Özkan, T., Anipsitaki, E., Maragkaki, P., & Chliaoutakis, J. (July, 2015).  Psychological sequel of injury sustained in road traffic crashes: Initial results from a cohort study in 3 european countries (Poster presentation). 14th European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy.