Personality subtypes of young moped drivers, their relationship to risk-taking behavior and involvement in road crashes in an Austrian sample

This study aimed to identify subtypes of young moped drivers and analyze how these subtypes are involved in risk preferences and road crashes. A group of Austrian teenage moped drivers (213, 28% girls) completed an online questionnaire about moped usage, injuries, driving style, inattention, impulsivity, and personality according to the Five-Factor Model of Personality and Cloninger's model of personality. A cluster analysis yielded four types of moped drivers. One type was characterized by a high level of neuroticism; the second type was characterized by a risky personality and a risky driving style; the third type had a more cautious driving style; and the fourth type was characterized by a risky personality and high levels on inattention and impulsivity. Our conclusions suggest that young moped drivers should not be perceived as a homogenous group, according to measures of injury prevention and intervention.


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  • Accession Number: 01345837
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI
  • Created Date: Jul 15 2011 11:45AM