Judging Intentionality in Ambiguous Driving Scenarios: Did they do that to Me or just a Mistake?

Aggressive driving is a significant traffic safety issue. Some groups of drivers have been identified as the perpetrators and victims of aggressive driving: males, younger individuals, and individuals with high trait aggression. Even though many personal and contextual factors are relevant, the mechanisms behind the origin of aggressive driving are less defined. Judgment of intentionality, as part of an attributional process, has had some success in highlighting the connection among the cognitive, affective, and behavioral factors behind aggressive driving. This study focused on comparing gender-based attributions of ambiguous traffic situations and found that the affective component played a significant role in the judgment of intentionality. However, there were additional predictors for males. The findings highlight the importance of having a more forgiving attitude when interacting with other road users.


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  • Accession Number: 01768261
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 10 2021 3:22PM