A cross-cultural analysis of aggressive driving: Evidence from Serbia and Romania

Using data from more than 700 drivers from Serbia and Romania, this study verified the dimensionality of aggressive driving in two countries from Eastern Europe. Specifically, the psychometric properties and invariance of the Romanian Driving Anger Expression Inventory (DAX; Deffenbacher, Lynch, Oetting, & Swaim, 2002; Sârbescu, 2012) were verified. Secondary aspects, such as differences in aggressive driving between countries or gender differences within countries, were also investigated. Findings support the appropriateness of the three-factor structure in both countries, through the configural invariance of the DAX. Also, males report slightly higher levels of aggressive driving than women (small effect sizes), while Serbian drivers report higher levels of aggressive driving than Romanian drivers (strong effect sizes). Being the first research that verified the invariance of the DAX across two cultures, this study opens new paths and questions for research concerning aggressive driving.


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  • Accession Number: 01531125
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 24 2014 3:18PM