Gender Roles and the Expression of Driving Anger Among Ukrainian Drivers

This article reports on a study undertaken to validate the revised driving anger expression inventory (DAX) with a sample of Ukrainian drivers (n = 385). This 25-question version of the DAX is a refined, shorter version of the main instrument. The authors also investigated the roles of sex and gender in relation to self-reported aggressive tendencies. The DAX has a four-factor structure: adaptive/constructive expression; use of the vehicle to express anger; verbal aggressive expression; and personal physical aggressive expression. The researchers found that the three aggressive factors have positive relationships with trait anger and driving anger; the fourth factor, adaptive/constructive expression, is negatively related to trait and driving anger. Drivers who reported crash-related conditions, such as recent near-misses or loss of concentration, scored higher on verbal aggressive expression. Those who had recently received a traffic ticket also reported higher levels of all three types of aggressive anger expression. The authors discuss their findings regarding gender role, noting that the presence of feminine traits, but not sex, predicted more adaptive/constructive behaviors and lower scores for verbal aggressive expression, personal physical aggressive expression, and total aggressive expression. The authors conclude that the revised DAX is a valid tool to measure the expression of driving anger.


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  • Accession Number: 01641254
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 19 2017 3:43PM