Driving Requirements for Older People in Malaysia: A thematic analysis


  • Nurani Nordin Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Mohamad Ghazali Masuri Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Akehsan Dahlan Centre for Occupational Therapy Studies, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universiti Teknologi MARA (UiTM), Puncak Alam Campus, Selangor, Malaysia
  • Ninik Nurhidayah Department of Occupational Therapy, School of Health Polytechnics, Surakarta, Indonesia




Driving, Older people, Senior driver, Thematic analysis


Driving has been recognised as the primary form of personal transportation across the adult lifespan. This study explores the requirements needed for older people to drive in Malaysia. In-depth interviews were conducted with six participants. The interviews were digitally audio-recorded, transcribed verbatim, and analysed using the six steps of thematic analysis. Three main themes emerged from the data: "Good health," "Driving-specific skills," and "Positive driving style." To conclude, this study conveys a crucial subject matter to policymakers and healthcare professionals in highlighting the requirement older people need to drive safely and thus improve our country's elderly workforce.


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How to Cite

Nordin, N., Masuri , M. G., Dahlan , A., & Ninik Nurhidayah. (2024). Driving Requirements for Older People in Malaysia: A thematic analysis . Environment-Behaviour Proceedings Journal, 9(27), 265–271. https://doi.org/10.21834/e-bpj.v9i27.5607

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