This study attempts to examine empirically the personality dimensions of neuroticism-extraversion as correlates of road accidents. The study was carried out on two groups each consisting of 20 drivers. The first group was called non-accident group (nag) and the second as accident group (ag). For purposes of further intensive analysis the ag was divided into two more groups - the single-accident group (sag) and multi-accident group (mag) having 14 and 6 drivers as sample units respectively. An Indian adaptation of Eysenck's Maudsley personality inventory was used to assess the neuroticism and extraversion dimensions of personality. Statistically significant differences were observed for nag vs mag and sag vs mag drivers on extraversion dimension but the differences were not significant in the case of other groups on this dimension. No differences were observed in case of the neuroticism dimension. (Author/TRRL)

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    Pergamon Press, Incorporated

    Headington Hill Hall
    Oxford OX30BW,    
  • Authors:
    • Pestonjee, D M
    • Singh, V B
  • Publication Date: 1980-9

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  • Accession Number: 00334113
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Transport Research Laboratory
  • Report/Paper Numbers: HS-030 544
  • Files: HSL, ITRD, TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 15 1983 12:00AM