The Theory of Planned Behavior and Competitive Driving in China

The objective of this paper is to study the theory of planned behavior and competitive driving in China. There exists much research on aggressive driving behavior. However, competitive driving, a common phenomenon in China, has received considerably less attention. The present study aims to investigate the dimensionality of drivers’ behaviors and predict competitive driving behavior based on the Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Data were collected from a self-reported questionnaire completed by 225 drivers on the Internet in Beijing. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to analyze the underlying factor structure. Four latent factors were derived, including speed advantage, space occupation, contention over the right-of-way, and space advantage. Structural equation modeling was established. Results indicates that TPB is a good predictor of the intention of competitive behavior, and a high correlation between the dimensions of social environment and intention was observed. Gender differences in driver competition were observed. The study provides new insights into the linkage between competitive driving behavior and the theory of planned behavior.


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  • Accession Number: 01607516
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 5 2016 2:42PM