PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS ON DRIVERS PRONE TO DRINKING ALCOHOL

THE TEST EFFICIENCY AND ANAMNESTIC FINDINGS OF TWO GROUPS OF PEOPLE SUBJECTED TO PSYCHOLOGICAL TESTS WERE EXAMINED FOR STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES. THE FIRST GROUP CONSISTED OF DRIVERS WHO HAD THEIR LICENCES WITHDRAWN BECAUSE OF DRIVING WHILE UNDER THE INFLUENCE OF ALCOHOL, AND COULD POSSIBLY HAVE THEM REISSUED, DEPENDING ON THE RESULTS OF THE TEST. THE SECOND GROUP WAS FORMED OF APPLICANTS FOR LICENCES TO DRIVE BUSES AND TANKERS. APART FROM SOME DIFFERENCES IN BIOGRAPHIC VARIABLES, THERE WERE STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICANT DIFFERENCES BETWEEN THE GROUPS IN 21 OF THE 36 TEST VARIABLES. AN ASSOCIATED DISCRIMINATE ANALYSIS CARRIED OUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH CATTELL AND RAO WITH FIVE DIFFERENT COMBINATIONS OF FACTORS SHOWS THAT 78 PERCENT OF THE SUBJECTS IN THE FIRST GROUP AND 86 PERCENT IN THE SECOND GROUP CAN BE CORRECTLY CLASSIFIED ON THE BASIS OF THE CAPACITY AND PERSONALITY FACTORS TESTED. THE FINDINGS ARE DISCUSSED IN THE LIGHT OF RESULTS OBTAINED BY OTHER AUTHORS. /TRRL/

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    Road Safety Board /Austria

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  • Authors:
    • Fuhrmann, J
  • Publication Date: 1972-9

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  • Features: References; Tables;
  • Pagination: p. 5-18
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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00224661
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Textbook
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 16 1974 12:00AM